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MoMA doesn’t want your plastic Easter-egg sculpture? Well, “1460 Wall Mountables,” the District of Columbia Arts Center’s annual fundraising exhibition, portions out 2-foot-by-2-foot squares of hip-gallery wall space to anyone with a fiver. With art stacked floor to ceiling, crowded conditions make strange neighbors: High school art projects hang beside Rape Series #5, a slashed-canvas painting by Manon Cleary, whose work hangs in the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The crush also forces the issue of placement, sometimes (however unintentionally) to the artists’ benefit: Kelly Posey’s handmade Mary Tyler Moore paper dolls shimmy in an air-vent breeze, and Rebecca Lowery’s acrylic-on-wood depiction of a snow-bleached Minnesota landscape is its own quiet world at the bottom of a jammed wall. The exhibition runs to Sunday, Aug. 4, and today is open from 2 to 7 p.m. at the District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. Free. (202) 462-7833. (Shauna Miller)