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Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection Through Sept. 4

June 4, 2017

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is hosting an exhibition of its masterworks through September 4, 2017.


Joseph Hirshhorn, whose 1966 gift to the nation of nearly six thousand works led to the creation of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, was a passionate and knowledgeable collector. He amassed art by some of the greatest figures of modernism, such as Auguste Rodin and Willem de Kooning, and took risks by supporting emerging artists. Since its opening in 1974, the Hirshhorn has carried on its founder’s legacy through an active and ambitious program of acquisitions. Its highly regarded collection charts the development of modern and contemporary art from the late nineteenth century to the present, across the world, and across media.


“Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection,” a new rehanging of the third-level permanent collection galleries, features highlights of Joseph Hirshhorn’s original gift alongside some of the newest additions to the collection. Featuring more than 75 works in virtually all media, the exhibition includes several major artworks returning to view after more than a decade, such as Jean-Paul Riopelle’s 1964 Large Triptych, as well as in-depth installations devoted to some of the most important artists in the collection.


More than a dozen paintings and works on paper by Willem de Kooning are exhibited alongside sculptures by Alberto Giacometti, creating a riveting conversation between two of the 20th century’s greatest figurative artists. Other cornerstones of the collection on view are Constantin Brancusi’s Sleeping Muse I (1909–10), Edward Hopper’s Eleven A.M. (1926), Ed Ruscha’s The Los Angeles County Museum on Fire (1965–68), Louise Bourgeois’ Legs (1986/cast 2008) and Ron Mueck’s Untitled (Big Man) (2000).


The exhibition is augmented by a special loan of Peter Doig’s painting Spearfishing (2013), which hangs alongside richly colored canvases by Francis Bacon, Richard Diebenkorn and Wifredo Lam.

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34th Annual Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk June 3 & 4

May 29, 2017

The Dupont-Kalorama Museums Consortium is hosting its 34th Annual Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk June 3 and 4, 2017. 


Five diverse museums will open their doors free of charge for this weekend long celebration in one of Washington, D.C.’s most beautiful neighborhoods. Discover Anderson HouseDumbarton HouseNational Museum of American Jewish Military HistoryThe Phillips Collection, and the President Woodrow Wilson House free of charge.


Dumbarton House is celebrating its grand reopening after completing a major construction project this past winter. Visitors are invited to tour the newly reinterpreted museum and explore an exciting new exhibit, The Exchange, featuring a rarely exhibited original printing of the Articles of Confederation (1777) and a 2nd edition of The Federalist [Papers] (1818). Visitors will look back at some of our nation’s early debates around establishing a democratic republic and then be asked to reflect on current democratic principles of America. Enjoy light refreshments throughout the weekend and participate in the democratic process by sending postcards to your elected officials in support of an issue they care about.


Continue the celebration on Sunday, with the seasonal kick off of Sunday Serenity Yoga at 10:00 am in the tranquil East Park.

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Joan Belmar at Addison/Ripley Fine Art

May 8, 2017

Through May 27th, Addison/Ripley Fine Art  is hosting an exhibition of recent work by Chilean born artist Joan Belmar. Cartographer, political commentator, musicologist, passionate observer, Joan Belmar exemplifies these skills in addition to his proven mastery art. That cosmology comes together in his 3rd exhibition at A/R in bold 2 & 3-D compositions which strongly align with current events.


Joan Belmar came to Washington, D.C. in 1999, and was granted permanent residency in the U.S. based on extraordinary artistic merit in 2003, and became a citizen in 2010. He was a Mayor’s Award Finalist in 2007 as an outstanding emerging artist in Washington, D.C. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities awarded him an artist fellowship grant in 2009, and in 2011, the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County gave him an Individual Artist Grant. The Maryland Arts Council awarded Belmar Individual Artist grants in Visual Arts: Painting, in 2010 and 2013. Additionally, He was one of eight finalists for the 2013 Bethesda Painting Awards. In 2016, he was recognized as, FIRST AWARD, for Original Artwork. Biennial of Drawing, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.


Addison/Ripley Fine Art is located at 1670 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.

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