A George Washington Today blog based on the fantastic Boston Globe blog, The Big Picture (and thus, by extension, The Atlantic's In Focus). This blog displays the photos of Jessica McConnell, university photographer, and William Atkins, photo editor. Please direct feedback or usage requests to Menachem Wecker. More info on GW Today here.


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Spot The Shuttle

The space shuttle Discovery flew past Washington, DC on its way to the National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, as seen from 1959 E street NW a GW residence hall. Check out additional photos on our Flickr page, and the article in Untrodden Ground, GW's Research Blog.

Michael Craig-Martin's "Drawings": Installation Timelapse

George Washington's Luther W. Brady Art Gallery will present the Washington debut of "Michael Craig-Martin: Drawings." The center piece of the exhibition is a large 5-by-4 foot wall drawing created on site especially for the gallery, and the exhibit includes more than 30 drawings of subjects drawn from ordinary life, which Mr. Craig-Martin portrays using a mechanical line.

"Michael Craig-Martin: Drawings" was selected from a recent exhibition organized by Alan Cristea Gallery, London, and is the artist's first-ever exhibition in Washington, D.C. His work is in the collections of the MoMA in New York City and the Tate Gallery in London. He was recently commissioned to create a poster for the 2012 London Olympics.

The exhibition is free and open to the public from Jan.11 through Feb. 17. The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Going, Going, Gone

A view from GW’s Academic Center of the space where the University Parking Garage once stood.

Turf replaced on Mount Vernon athletic field

Over the course of two weeks, GW replaced the turf on Mount Vernon Athletic Field, home to GW's lacrosse and soccer teams. This video is a compilation of still images shot at regular intervals over a two week period.

An afternoon at Gelman

"Walking past Gelman Library one day, I noticed how the afternoon light created an interesting blend of texture and pattern," says Jessica

Solar thermal water heating system

"I really like the way the light hits the tubes," says Jessica. "It looks like they are smiling."

More info on the system in the GW Today story, Three Solar Thermal Systems In Place at GW.

Professor Who?

For more information on the sculpture, check out the GW Today story Steel-sculpted Squirrel.

Moonrise over Nationals Park

William, who says last night's alumni event at Nationals Park was the first baseball game he ever attended, was tipped off about the visible moon by Brad Bower, director of sports information.

"Anytime I see a moon over stuff, I kind of think of the Ansel Adams photo Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico," says William. "There's a legend that he made the exposure, because he knew exactly the candlepower of the moon. I didn't. I just took the picture."

A pre-graduation (equestrian) walk through

Jessica McConell Burt snapped this photo of mounted police officers riding past the platform on the National Mall (where GW commencement will take place) on her iPhone.