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Jan
19
Sat
Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective Receptions @ Zenith Gallery
Jan 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective

Paintings by Bradley Stevens

Exhibit Dates: December 7, 2018 –  February 2 At 1429 Iris St NW Washington DC 20012
In this new series of paintings, Bradley Stevens honors the artists who have influenced him and the museum-goers––in this case, all women––whom he sees as the vanguard of art, culture, and progress in these times.
By returning to his theme of museum interiors, Stevens relives his student years copying Master paintings at the National Gallery of Art and implements the lessons these artists have taught him. With his mastery of color, composition, and gesture, he lures us into the gallery and creates the intimacy of experiencing art.
Inspired by the resurgence of the women’s movement, he has chosen to feature women as advocates of these hallowed museum spaces.  Their poses and expressions reveal complete captivation with and immersion in the art, such that the physical and psychological act of “looking” is the subject.
Stevens’ introspective museum studies are a meditation on the enduring power of art to educate, inspire, and transcend, and on women’s leadership to protect its place in our society.
Jan
21
Mon
Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective Receptions @ Zenith Gallery
Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective

Paintings by Bradley Stevens

Exhibit Dates: December 7, 2018 –  February 2 At 1429 Iris St NW Washington DC 20012
In this new series of paintings, Bradley Stevens honors the artists who have influenced him and the museum-goers––in this case, all women––whom he sees as the vanguard of art, culture, and progress in these times.
By returning to his theme of museum interiors, Stevens relives his student years copying Master paintings at the National Gallery of Art and implements the lessons these artists have taught him. With his mastery of color, composition, and gesture, he lures us into the gallery and creates the intimacy of experiencing art.
Inspired by the resurgence of the women’s movement, he has chosen to feature women as advocates of these hallowed museum spaces.  Their poses and expressions reveal complete captivation with and immersion in the art, such that the physical and psychological act of “looking” is the subject.
Stevens’ introspective museum studies are a meditation on the enduring power of art to educate, inspire, and transcend, and on women’s leadership to protect its place in our society.
Jan
22
Tue
Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective Receptions @ Zenith Gallery
Jan 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective

Paintings by Bradley Stevens

Exhibit Dates: December 7, 2018 –  February 2 At 1429 Iris St NW Washington DC 20012
In this new series of paintings, Bradley Stevens honors the artists who have influenced him and the museum-goers––in this case, all women––whom he sees as the vanguard of art, culture, and progress in these times.
By returning to his theme of museum interiors, Stevens relives his student years copying Master paintings at the National Gallery of Art and implements the lessons these artists have taught him. With his mastery of color, composition, and gesture, he lures us into the gallery and creates the intimacy of experiencing art.
Inspired by the resurgence of the women’s movement, he has chosen to feature women as advocates of these hallowed museum spaces.  Their poses and expressions reveal complete captivation with and immersion in the art, such that the physical and psychological act of “looking” is the subject.
Stevens’ introspective museum studies are a meditation on the enduring power of art to educate, inspire, and transcend, and on women’s leadership to protect its place in our society.
Jan
23
Wed
Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective Receptions @ Zenith Gallery
Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective

Paintings by Bradley Stevens

Exhibit Dates: December 7, 2018 –  February 2 At 1429 Iris St NW Washington DC 20012
In this new series of paintings, Bradley Stevens honors the artists who have influenced him and the museum-goers––in this case, all women––whom he sees as the vanguard of art, culture, and progress in these times.
By returning to his theme of museum interiors, Stevens relives his student years copying Master paintings at the National Gallery of Art and implements the lessons these artists have taught him. With his mastery of color, composition, and gesture, he lures us into the gallery and creates the intimacy of experiencing art.
Inspired by the resurgence of the women’s movement, he has chosen to feature women as advocates of these hallowed museum spaces.  Their poses and expressions reveal complete captivation with and immersion in the art, such that the physical and psychological act of “looking” is the subject.
Stevens’ introspective museum studies are a meditation on the enduring power of art to educate, inspire, and transcend, and on women’s leadership to protect its place in our society.
Cultural Fusion: The Gamelan Experience @ The Washington National Cathedral
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm

CULTURAL FUSION: The Gamelan Experience Wednesday, January 23, at 7:30 pm

The Washington National Cathedral

Benjamin Pasternack and Wan-Chi Su, pianos Netanel Draiblate, violin Indonesian Embassy Balinese and Javanese gamelans and dancers PCE conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez Commentary by Bill Alves and Joe Horowitz PROGRAM Javanese gamelan with dancers Welcome Dance Debussy Pagodas Balinese gamelan Tabuh Telu Colin McPhee Ceremonial Dances (two pianos) Maurice Ravel Vallee des cloches (solo piano) Francis Poulenc Sonata for Two Pianos (movement one) Olivier Messiaen Vision de l’amen (movement one) (two pianos) Bill Alves Black Toccata (piano duet) (DC premiere) Interval — Balinese Gamelan Lou Harrison Suite for violin, piano, and chamber orchestra Lou Harrison Concerto for Piano and Orchestra This unique immersion experience, which will transform the Great Nave into an exotic cultural kaleidoscope, includes both Javanese and Balinese gamelan with dancers, archival films, and much more.

We’ll tell the story of the 1889 Paris Exposition (the one with the Eiffel Tower), which introduced Claude Debussy to the hypnotic fragrance of Indonesian music and dance – an introduction that transformed Western music via Debussy and countless other composers.

Audiences will experience the sights, sounds, and even tastes of Indonesia, through an evening blending traditional Indonesian Gamelan and our Western Classical Orchestra, concluding with a reception of Indonesian cuisine. This immersion experience will be broadcast live on WWFM The Classical Network and will be available for listeners internationally. “But my poor friend! Do you remember the Javanese music, able to express every shade of meaning, even unmentionable shades which make our tonic and dominant seem like ghosts?. . . Their school consists of the eternal rhythm of the sea, the wind in the leaves, and a thousand other tiny noises . . . that force one to admit that our own music is not much more than a barbarous kind of noise more fit for a traveling circus.” – Claude Debussy

CULTURAL FUSION: The Gamelan Experience is presented with the participation of the Embassy of The Republic of Indonesia in Washington, DC.

Jan
24
Thu
Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective Receptions @ Zenith Gallery
Jan 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective

Paintings by Bradley Stevens

Exhibit Dates: December 7, 2018 –  February 2 At 1429 Iris St NW Washington DC 20012
In this new series of paintings, Bradley Stevens honors the artists who have influenced him and the museum-goers––in this case, all women––whom he sees as the vanguard of art, culture, and progress in these times.
By returning to his theme of museum interiors, Stevens relives his student years copying Master paintings at the National Gallery of Art and implements the lessons these artists have taught him. With his mastery of color, composition, and gesture, he lures us into the gallery and creates the intimacy of experiencing art.
Inspired by the resurgence of the women’s movement, he has chosen to feature women as advocates of these hallowed museum spaces.  Their poses and expressions reveal complete captivation with and immersion in the art, such that the physical and psychological act of “looking” is the subject.
Stevens’ introspective museum studies are a meditation on the enduring power of art to educate, inspire, and transcend, and on women’s leadership to protect its place in our society.
Talk: Mapping Eviction @ National Building Museum
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn about Princeton University’s Eviction Lab, which has produced the first nationwide database of evictions, and discover how this powerful tool can help us gain a better understanding about the eviction crisis in America. Eviction Lab research specialists James Hendrickson and Lavar Edmonds present data on national eviction rates as well as for select metropolitan regions and discuss, with Evicted curator Sarah Leavitt, how this data can be used in developing solutions. This talk compliments the exhibition Evicted, which is open before the program.

Jan
25
Fri
Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective Receptions @ Zenith Gallery
Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective

Paintings by Bradley Stevens

Exhibit Dates: December 7, 2018 –  February 2 At 1429 Iris St NW Washington DC 20012
In this new series of paintings, Bradley Stevens honors the artists who have influenced him and the museum-goers––in this case, all women––whom he sees as the vanguard of art, culture, and progress in these times.
By returning to his theme of museum interiors, Stevens relives his student years copying Master paintings at the National Gallery of Art and implements the lessons these artists have taught him. With his mastery of color, composition, and gesture, he lures us into the gallery and creates the intimacy of experiencing art.
Inspired by the resurgence of the women’s movement, he has chosen to feature women as advocates of these hallowed museum spaces.  Their poses and expressions reveal complete captivation with and immersion in the art, such that the physical and psychological act of “looking” is the subject.
Stevens’ introspective museum studies are a meditation on the enduring power of art to educate, inspire, and transcend, and on women’s leadership to protect its place in our society.
Animezing!: Fireworks || ‎打ち上げ花火、下から見るか? 横から見るか? @ Japan Information & Culture Center
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Animezing!: Fireworks || ‎打ち上げ花火、下から見るか? 横から見るか?

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan

Producer Genki Kawamura follows up his mega-hit Your Name with another tale of star-crossed teenage lovers with a sci-fi fantasy twist.

Shy Norimichi and fast-taking Yusuke, are goo-goo-eyed over the same elusive classmate, Nazuna. But Nazuna, unhappy over her mother’s decision to remarry and leave their countryside town, plans to run away and has secretly chosen Norimichi to accompany her. When things don’t go as planned, Norimichi discovers that a glowing multi-color ball found in the sea has the power to reset the clock and give them a second chance to be together. But each reset adds new complications and takes them farther and farther away from the real world – until they risk losing sight of reality altogether.

Fireworks tells a simple story of adolescent longing that taps deep wells of emotion. It is a tale of youthful wistfulness, missed opportunities, and long-ago dreams, of the urgency of young lovers, and the desire to create a separate universe, a magic place outside of time, where they can be together.

 

In Japanese with English subtitles || PG || 2017 || 90 min || Directed by Akiyuki Shinbo & Nobuyuki Takeuchi

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for security purposes. Program begins at 6:30PM. Doors open 30 minutes prior. No admittance after 7:00 PM or once seating is full. Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.
Jan
26
Sat
Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective Receptions @ Zenith Gallery
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective

Paintings by Bradley Stevens

Exhibit Dates: December 7, 2018 –  February 2 At 1429 Iris St NW Washington DC 20012
In this new series of paintings, Bradley Stevens honors the artists who have influenced him and the museum-goers––in this case, all women––whom he sees as the vanguard of art, culture, and progress in these times.
By returning to his theme of museum interiors, Stevens relives his student years copying Master paintings at the National Gallery of Art and implements the lessons these artists have taught him. With his mastery of color, composition, and gesture, he lures us into the gallery and creates the intimacy of experiencing art.
Inspired by the resurgence of the women’s movement, he has chosen to feature women as advocates of these hallowed museum spaces.  Their poses and expressions reveal complete captivation with and immersion in the art, such that the physical and psychological act of “looking” is the subject.
Stevens’ introspective museum studies are a meditation on the enduring power of art to educate, inspire, and transcend, and on women’s leadership to protect its place in our society.
Jan
28
Mon
Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective Receptions @ Zenith Gallery
Jan 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective

Paintings by Bradley Stevens

Exhibit Dates: December 7, 2018 –  February 2 At 1429 Iris St NW Washington DC 20012
In this new series of paintings, Bradley Stevens honors the artists who have influenced him and the museum-goers––in this case, all women––whom he sees as the vanguard of art, culture, and progress in these times.
By returning to his theme of museum interiors, Stevens relives his student years copying Master paintings at the National Gallery of Art and implements the lessons these artists have taught him. With his mastery of color, composition, and gesture, he lures us into the gallery and creates the intimacy of experiencing art.
Inspired by the resurgence of the women’s movement, he has chosen to feature women as advocates of these hallowed museum spaces.  Their poses and expressions reveal complete captivation with and immersion in the art, such that the physical and psychological act of “looking” is the subject.
Stevens’ introspective museum studies are a meditation on the enduring power of art to educate, inspire, and transcend, and on women’s leadership to protect its place in our society.
Spotlight on Design: ZGF Architects @ National Building Museum
Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

$12 Member | Free Student | $20 Non-member

Learn how ZGF Architects, founded in Portland, Oregon, has contributed to architecture and urban design that honors civic responsibility, craft, and resource stewardship. Explore a generation of work designed by Robert J. Frasca, FAIA, (1933-2018), Brooks Gunsul, and Norm Zimmer, and hear from firm partners Jan Willemse, AIA, Kathy Berg, AIA, and Gene Sandoval, AIA, on how the firm is building on its legacy and into the future with projects that include University of Oregon, John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes in La Jolla, California. Spotlight on Design is supported by The Revada Foundation of the Logan Family.

Jan
29
Tue
Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective Receptions @ Zenith Gallery
Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective

Paintings by Bradley Stevens

Exhibit Dates: December 7, 2018 –  February 2 At 1429 Iris St NW Washington DC 20012
In this new series of paintings, Bradley Stevens honors the artists who have influenced him and the museum-goers––in this case, all women––whom he sees as the vanguard of art, culture, and progress in these times.
By returning to his theme of museum interiors, Stevens relives his student years copying Master paintings at the National Gallery of Art and implements the lessons these artists have taught him. With his mastery of color, composition, and gesture, he lures us into the gallery and creates the intimacy of experiencing art.
Inspired by the resurgence of the women’s movement, he has chosen to feature women as advocates of these hallowed museum spaces.  Their poses and expressions reveal complete captivation with and immersion in the art, such that the physical and psychological act of “looking” is the subject.
Stevens’ introspective museum studies are a meditation on the enduring power of art to educate, inspire, and transcend, and on women’s leadership to protect its place in our society.
Jan
30
Wed
Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective Receptions @ Zenith Gallery
Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective

Paintings by Bradley Stevens

Exhibit Dates: December 7, 2018 –  February 2 At 1429 Iris St NW Washington DC 20012
In this new series of paintings, Bradley Stevens honors the artists who have influenced him and the museum-goers––in this case, all women––whom he sees as the vanguard of art, culture, and progress in these times.
By returning to his theme of museum interiors, Stevens relives his student years copying Master paintings at the National Gallery of Art and implements the lessons these artists have taught him. With his mastery of color, composition, and gesture, he lures us into the gallery and creates the intimacy of experiencing art.
Inspired by the resurgence of the women’s movement, he has chosen to feature women as advocates of these hallowed museum spaces.  Their poses and expressions reveal complete captivation with and immersion in the art, such that the physical and psychological act of “looking” is the subject.
Stevens’ introspective museum studies are a meditation on the enduring power of art to educate, inspire, and transcend, and on women’s leadership to protect its place in our society.
Jan
31
Thu
Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective Receptions @ Zenith Gallery
Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective

Paintings by Bradley Stevens

Exhibit Dates: December 7, 2018 –  February 2 At 1429 Iris St NW Washington DC 20012
In this new series of paintings, Bradley Stevens honors the artists who have influenced him and the museum-goers––in this case, all women––whom he sees as the vanguard of art, culture, and progress in these times.
By returning to his theme of museum interiors, Stevens relives his student years copying Master paintings at the National Gallery of Art and implements the lessons these artists have taught him. With his mastery of color, composition, and gesture, he lures us into the gallery and creates the intimacy of experiencing art.
Inspired by the resurgence of the women’s movement, he has chosen to feature women as advocates of these hallowed museum spaces.  Their poses and expressions reveal complete captivation with and immersion in the art, such that the physical and psychological act of “looking” is the subject.
Stevens’ introspective museum studies are a meditation on the enduring power of art to educate, inspire, and transcend, and on women’s leadership to protect its place in our society.
Feb
1
Fri
Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective Receptions @ Zenith Gallery
Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective

Paintings by Bradley Stevens

Exhibit Dates: December 7, 2018 –  February 2 At 1429 Iris St NW Washington DC 20012
In this new series of paintings, Bradley Stevens honors the artists who have influenced him and the museum-goers––in this case, all women––whom he sees as the vanguard of art, culture, and progress in these times.
By returning to his theme of museum interiors, Stevens relives his student years copying Master paintings at the National Gallery of Art and implements the lessons these artists have taught him. With his mastery of color, composition, and gesture, he lures us into the gallery and creates the intimacy of experiencing art.
Inspired by the resurgence of the women’s movement, he has chosen to feature women as advocates of these hallowed museum spaces.  Their poses and expressions reveal complete captivation with and immersion in the art, such that the physical and psychological act of “looking” is the subject.
Stevens’ introspective museum studies are a meditation on the enduring power of art to educate, inspire, and transcend, and on women’s leadership to protect its place in our society.
Feb
2
Sat
Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective Receptions @ Zenith Gallery
Feb 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective

Paintings by Bradley Stevens

Exhibit Dates: December 7, 2018 –  February 2 At 1429 Iris St NW Washington DC 20012
In this new series of paintings, Bradley Stevens honors the artists who have influenced him and the museum-goers––in this case, all women––whom he sees as the vanguard of art, culture, and progress in these times.
By returning to his theme of museum interiors, Stevens relives his student years copying Master paintings at the National Gallery of Art and implements the lessons these artists have taught him. With his mastery of color, composition, and gesture, he lures us into the gallery and creates the intimacy of experiencing art.
Inspired by the resurgence of the women’s movement, he has chosen to feature women as advocates of these hallowed museum spaces.  Their poses and expressions reveal complete captivation with and immersion in the art, such that the physical and psychological act of “looking” is the subject.
Stevens’ introspective museum studies are a meditation on the enduring power of art to educate, inspire, and transcend, and on women’s leadership to protect its place in our society.
Feb
6
Wed
From Spoil to Splendor: A Story of Chesapeake Bay Island Restoration at Poplar Island @ U.S. Department of the Interior
Feb 6 @ 2:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Join Peter McGowan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Wildlife Biologist to learn more about the Paul S. Sarbanes Ecosystem Restoration Project at Poplar Island.  This restoration project uses clean dredged material from the shipping channels near Baltimore, Maryland, to create remote island habitat in the Chesapeake Bay for the benefit of wildlife. The presentation will also highlight the role the USFWS plays in wildlife management at the site.

Special Assistance – For those in need of special assistance (such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired) or inquiries regarding the accessible entrance, please notify museum staff at (202) 208-4743 in advance of the program. Special needs will be accommodated whenever possible.

Building Access – All adults must present a valid photo ID to enter the building. All visitors will be subject to security screenings, including bag and parcel checks.

Location – The Rachel Carson Room is located next to the basement cafeteria of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC, 20240.

Feb
9
Sat
Truffle Making Class @ Willard
Feb 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

February 9, 2019

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Bring your friends or your sweetheart to create exceptional hand-made truffles at the Willard InterContinental. Your truffles will be crafted from fine cacao hand-picked at the chocolatiers’ farm in the Dominican Republic, then roasted and refined in Maryland. Crisoire – Master Chocolatier from SPAGnVOLA will guide you through the process, while sharing their knowledge of cacao growing, chocolate history and truffle making.

The 2-hour class includes making a chocolate ganache, tempering chocolate and hand-rolling your own truffles. Guest will take home their creations for Valentine’s Day!

Tickets required. 
$65 per person / $100 per couple

PURCHASE TICKETS

Feb
13
Wed
<3 Our Collections Tour @ National Building Museum
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn about the artifacts under the National Building Museum’s care, some we collect— such as the Washington National Cathedral Construction Archives Collection, the Raymond Kaskey Monumental Art Collection, and the Architectural Toy Collection—and some we borrow, including the artifacts seen in the Museum’s latest exhibition, Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters. Enjoy this behind-the-scenes tour, get a sneak peek at our newest acquisitions, and love our collection as much as we do. Space is limited to 45 people.