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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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Georgetown Village Party on Potomac

April 24, 2017

On May 4th, Georgetown Village will host their annual Spring Party on the Potomac.  The event will take place high above the Potomac on the rooftop above the Washington Harbour.  This year’s honoree is Tom Birch who recently stepped down after 14 years in elected public office on the Advisory Neighborhood Commission.  Tom was the 2016 Georgetowner of the Year and is a member of the board of Georgetown Village, in addition to many other interests.

Refreshments will be provided by Leopold’s Kafe and the fabulous venue is donated by Foley & Lardner LLP.  Nancy Taylor Bubes, chair of the event, is donating the wine. For the first time there will be a silent auction featuring some wonderful items such as vacation house rentals and tempting catered dinners.  Proceeds from the evening will enable Georgetown Village to continue to provide services and activities to help residents 55 years and over to live longer and better in their homes in Georgetown, Burleith and nearby areas, and to provide subsidized memberships to those with limited incomes.


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