About the Gallery
Lee Rubenstein, together with his children Beth Rubenstein ‘77, Barton Rubenstein ‘81, and Amy Rubenstein ’84, are the benefactors of the annual Daryl Reich Rubenstein Guest Artist program to honor the memory of Lee's late wife, Daryl.
Daryl was passionate about the arts, curated many exhibits at Sidwell Friends and other galleries and museums, including "Max Weber: Prints and Color Variations" at the Smithsonian Institution. Daryl also wrote many articles for art magazines. Her catalogue raisonné of Max Weber's graphic prints was published by the University of Chicago Press and later reissued in digital format.
This program was established in 1981 by Lee Rubenstein, who was a member of the Sidwell Friends Board of Trustees. Since its inception, more than 30 nationally recognized guest artists have exhibited at Sidwell Friends and shared their life's work and talents with students, faculty, and other art lovers.
Shootback: Photos by Kids from Nairobi and DC
February 2 - March 13, 2015
Shootback empowers young people to tell their own stories and express their creative voices through photography, writing, and critical thinking about the world around them. Founded in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1997 by American photographer Lana Wong, Shootback started by putting cameras in the hands of teens in Mathare–one of Africa's largest slums–and culminated in the publication of Shootback: Photos by Kids from the Nairobi Slums, a documentary film, and an international traveling exhibition. Eighteen years on, Shootback continues to train a new generation of young photographers in Mathare; eight of the original Shootback students are now professional photographers and filmmakers.
In Washington, DC, Shootback is helping to bring photography and writing programs to DC public schools and at-risk youth in collaboration with various nonprofit education organizations.