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Fabergé Time at Hillwood

June 14, 2018

Now through January 13, 2019 visit Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens to see treasures created by the firm of Carl Fabergé.

Featuring over 100 objects, Fabergé Rediscovered unveils new discoveries relating to Hillwood’s own collection of Fabergé imperial Easter eggs and other famed works, highlighting new attributions and provenances and providing a new framework to study and understand 19th- and 20th-century jewelry and goldsmithing. 

 

From Hillwood's Fabergé Collection (Photo by: Alex Braun/hillwoodmuseum.org) From Hillwood's Fabergé Collection

The special exhibition displays the greatest examples from Hillwood’s Fabergé collection, left by Marjorie Merriweather Post for the benefit of future generations, along with important loans from other museums and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Musée d’Orsay, the McFerrin Collection, the Edouard and Maurice Sandoz Foundation, and His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.

 

"Marjorie Post was a serious collector and approached the collecting of Fabergé as she did her important collection of French 18th-century and Russian imperial art, as an avid student and connoisseur. As a result, she assembled an important and impressive collection of these intriguing works,” explained Hilwood executive director, Kate Markert. “Since it’s been over 22 years since Hillwood’s Fabergé collection was last examined in a book or exhibition, this fresh look at the works of Fabergé, revealing new information, attributions, and provenances for Hillwood’s objects, is long overdue.”

 

Hillwood Estare, Museum and Gardens is located at 4155 Linnean Avenue NW.


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Roy Hargrove Live at Blues Alley June 5-10

June 4, 2018

As part of the 2018 DC JazzFest, with more than 125 performances in 40+ venues, Roy Hargrove will be performing live at Blues Alley June 5-10th.

 

The Dallas born trumpeter has never been short of hipness. Mentored as a teenager by Wynton Marsalis, he has a flaring tone and a lyrical warmth; his fusing of traditional and contemporary music turns his gigs into exuberant jazz history lessons.  Hargrove has firmly established himself as among the premier players in jazz and beyond. Ever-stretching into more challenging and colorful ways to flex his musical chops, Hargrove has left indelible imprints in a vast array of artful settings.  With a band including the formidable young drummer Quincy Phillips. Hargrove's snappy phrase turns and vibrato-laden long notes, pared with alto saxophonist Justin Robinson's fluent improvisations, embellish his usual selection of swingers and Latin shuffles.  The Grammy Award–winning trumpeter  has firmly established himself as among the premier players in jazz and beyond. 

Grammy Award–winning trumpeter Roy Hargrove has firmly established himself as among the premier players in jazz and beyond. The New York Times calls him an "often dazzling trumpeter with a gift for pithy soul."

 

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An Evening in Paris June 1

May 23, 2018

The Embassy of France invites you to an evening in the City of Lights June 1, 2018. 

From the elegance of classical French culture to the most celebrated European nightlife of the 21st century, experience a special evening of fantastic French food (buffet-style) and wines, live French music played by a French band, late night DJ and a nightclub experience that will turn the venue into “The Embassy of Lights”, with a spectacular Parisian ambiance, as well as attractions and shows.

Dress Code: Cocktail attire. French accents (bleu, blanc, rouge) welcome.

 

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The Embassy of France is located at 4101 Reservoir Road NW.

 


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