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'Markus Lüpertz: Threads of History' at Hirshhorn

May 9, 2017

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is celebrating the pioneering early works of Markus Lüpertz from May 24 through September 10, 2017. 

 

One of the most influential contemporary German artists, Lüpertz is internationally recognized as a leading figure in Neo-Expressionism, a movement that emerged as a major force in the late 1970s and 1980s.

 

Markus Lüpertz: Threads of History focuses on the early years of the artist’s mature practice, reflecting his unique reconsideration of painting through the lenses of Abstract Expressionism, Pop art, and, more broadly, German postwar culture. Lüpertz, like many artists who came of age in the shadow of World War II, grappled with how he should engage with this recent past and, in particular, what he should paint. The artworks from this seminal period reveal how Lüpertz deftly challenged the limits of painting as he struggled to reconcile the weight of history with his desire to be what he has described as “a painter without responsibilities.”

 

Featuring large-scale works—such as the 40-foot long Westwall (Siegfried Line), on view for the first time in the US—this exhibition brings more than thirty paintings to the National Mall in a striking exploration of one artist’s response to a uniquely charged cultural moment.

 


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Georgetown French Market April 29

April 3, 2017

The Georgetown French Market returns Friday through Sunday, April 28-30, 2017. 

 

The Georgetown French Market, one of the District's most anticipated shopping weekends, marks the triumphant return of the spring season. Georgetown's Book Hill neighborhood will transform into an inviting open-air market as the over 40 locally-owned merchants, restaurants, salons and galleries display discounted items and unique finds. Check out Georgetown French Market for full event details.

 

Friday & Saturday, April 28-29, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 

Sunday, April 30, Noon to 5:00 pm

 

The three-day event will feature live entertainment and children's activities, evoking the outdoor markets of Paris where guests wander between shops and galleries tempted by the aroma of fresh coffee and croissants. 


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Discovery Artists in the KC Jazz Club

February 28, 2017

Enjoy an evening with Elena and Samora Pinderhughes Friday, March 10, 2017 in the Terrace Gallery at The Kennedy Center.

 

Pinderhughes siblings Elena (flutist and vocalist) and Samora (pianist and composer) are on respective musical trajectories worthy of note. Together, they showcase a family dynamic which highlights their varied musical background. 

 

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