A TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP GREETS GUESTS UPON ARRIVAL AT THE MGM NATIONAL HARBOR.
The MGM National Harbor opened to great fanfare this winter, with the resort boasting a Vegas-worthy casino, an intensely packed lineup of entertainment in its stateof-the-art theater, and worldclass restaurants helmed by local chefs. But beyond the glitz and glamour and good eats, more DC love brews in the form of locally sourced art displayed throughout the property. One of the biggest works—literally—in the
$1.5 billion space is Margaret Boozer’s 21-by-33-foot topographical map of the surrounding Potomac River area, created from Boozer’s medium of choice: earth (hence the name of her studio, Red Dirt Studios, in Prince George’s County).
The stunning sculpture, made of 10,000 pounds of soil from the resort’s construction site, greets visitors in the hotel lobby. Check in and check it out! 7100 Oxon Hill Road,
Oxon Hill, 844-346-4664; mgmnationalharbor.com
Breaking new ground: Local artist Margaret Boozer’s topographical map of the Potomac and National Harbor hangs over the reception area of the new MGM National Harbor. It uses clay from the construction site of the recently opened resort.