U Street Sound

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1997
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This phenomenal work of art, entitled “U Street Sound” and created by renowned artist Walter Kravitz, was commissioned by the DCCAH in 1997. “U Street Sound,” which hangs in the lobby of the Reeves Municipal Center, is a vibrant and colorful semi-kinetic structure, and the theme draws on the rich history of U Street.

It features a group of 16 musicians that are 8 feet tall. As jazz is a vital part of the history of U Street, Kravitz stated that he “wanted to use the idea of jazz music to inspire me to make a work.” His work truly transformed the Reeves Municipal Center into a brilliant visual representation of the area’s history and culture.

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DCArts
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Look for it inside the giant glass windows of the Reeves Municipal Center at 1402 U Street, NW (intersection of U and 14).

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