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Oliver Lee Jackson Paintings at NGA

April 22, 2019

The National Gallery of Art (NGA) is hosting an exhibition of Oliver Lee Jackson paintings in the East Building, mezzanine level through September 15, 2019.

 

American painter, printmaker, and sculptor Oliver Lee Jackson (b. 1935) has created a complex body of work which masterfully weaves together visual influences ranging from the Renaissance to modernism with principles of rhythm and improvisation drawn from his study of African cultures and American jazz.

Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings presents 18 paintings created over the past 15 years, many of which will be shown publicly for the first time. Jackson’s often large-scale paintings blend figural elements of bodies pointing, kneeling, drawing, and playing instruments with colorful abstract compositions and vigorously worked surfaces.

 

Each painting creates a space and world of its own, captivating viewers and challenging them to spend time with the mesmerizing works. Born in St. Louis, Jackson taught at California State University, Sacramento, for many years and now lives and works in Oakland, California.


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WFP Lists Stunning Tudor Mansion

March 5, 2019

Margot Wilson of Washington Fine Properties has listed a magnificent Massachusetts Avenue Heights residence offered at $5,375,000.

 

Massachusetts Avenue Heights is a small residential enclave bordered by Cleveland Avenue and Normanstone Park known for its grand homes of varying architectural styles with large lots and privacy unavailable elsewhere in the heart of the city.

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While its sylvan, winding streets offer a quiet respite from urban life, the location also offers unexpected convenience with many schools, shops,

and restaurants just minutes away. 

 

Easy access to the Rock Creek Parkway and Massachusetts Avenue make for quick commutes to downtown Washington and other metropolitan destinations.

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2718 32nd Street sits among and is the first built of five ornate Tudor mansions on 32nd Street between Woodland Drive and Fulton Street built between 1925 and 1934.

 

With no houses on the opposite side of the street and leafy vistas of Normanstone Park from the rear, the location is among the most private and admired within this sought-after neighborhood.

 

This 11,415 square foot, five bedroom, eight full baths and one half bath home is a perfect template for gracious city living, embodying both old world elegance and modern comfort. 

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The exterior of the stone and stucco residence is surrounded by a large cobblestone courtyard and features many Tudor hallmarks including a steeply pitched tiled roof with two side gables, decorative half timbering and medallions, large casement windows, and an embellished entryway with an arched doorway. The interior is characterized by large windows, soaring ceilings with exquisite molding, millwork, and intricate architectural details throughout.

 

With grandly proportioned public rooms and a seamless flow to the rear deck, patio, and swimming pool, the home is equally perfect for large-scale formal entertaining or causal family time.

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Upstairs, the lavish master suite with two en suite bathrooms, sitting room, and office, and four additional well proportioned bedrooms each with en suite bathrooms and large closets allow for maximum comfort.

 

The bright and airy lower level is notable for its tall ceilings, and features a large laundry/catering prep room, wine cellar, nanny suite and level walkout to the rear patio.

 

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For more information, contact Margot Wilson 202.549.2100 or margot.wilson@wfp.com


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Wild Women of Georgetown Walking Tour

February 21, 2019

Stroll through our historic neighborhood focusing on the stories of the women who helped build it, run it, and celebrate it. Women from all centuries and from all walks of life.

 

This women's history tour, held Sunday, March 23rd and 31st from 4:30 – 6:30 pm, is being offered through a partnership between A Tour Of Her Own and DC By Foot in celebration of Women's History Month.
 
This tour runs on a name your own price basis. You decide how much the tour is worth at the end of the tour. However, to ensure a suitable group size, there is a $3 non-refundable booking fee. All booking fees received from this special Women’s History tour will be donated to The National Women's Party at the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument.

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