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Nordic Edge at Phillips After 5 Nov. 1

October 29, 2018

Experience Nordic Edge, featuring all five Nordic countries (Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden) at The Phillips Collection on November 1, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:30 pm.

Groove to the beats of DJ Silia Glommi from Iceleand. Sample Nordic bites and Aquavit (a distlled spirit from Scandinavia) and grab a chilled Carlsberg or glass of wine. Build somethinf fantastic with Legos and catch a few short films from each of the Nordic countries.

Make sure to check out the Nordic Impressions exhibition.

The Phillips Collection is located at 1600 21st Street NW.

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NEW DATE: Stroud Foundation’s 5th Annual 'Hoedown' in Georgetown Oct. 27

September 13, 2018

Brooke and Stephane Carnot will once again host a western themed “Hoedown” at their home in Georgetown on October 27, 2018 from 7:30 to 11:30 pm for dinner and danceing. This special event benefits the Stroud Foundation, named for Mrs. Carnot’s late father, pediatrician Dr. Frank Stroud.

The Stroud Foundation is a tax exempt public charity established in 2008 dedicated to improving the lives of children with learning differences and their families in the DC area with a particular focus on children with ADD/ADHD. The Stroud Foundation was established to honor the memory of Washington DC’s beloved pediatrician Dr. Frank Stroud. Dr. Stroud cared for tens of thousands of children but he was particularly devoted to children with learning differences and their families. He consulted with Psychologists and Psychiatrists who specialized in Learning Disabilities, including ADD and ADHD; he consulted with schools, their nurses and teachers on behalf of the children he treated; and he advocated for children who needed someone that believed in them. He often said, “No child wants to fail.”

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Martha Jackson Jarvis at Dumbarton Oaks

August 15, 2018

Extended until September 2, 2018, Dumbarton Oaks's installation of mixed media sculpture and works on paper, all inspired by natural forms and materials, by noted Washington artist Martha Jackson Jarvis.


The project bridges the institution’s historic gardens and museum collections, and features works in stone, wood, and mosaic; assemblages made of sticks and vines; and paintings on paper combining plant imagery with gestural abstraction. The title, Outside/IN, refers to the fact that the exhibition spans both outdoor and indoor spaces. It also suggests how the artist, like many before her, brings together in the studio materials and images often initially encountered and collected outdoors.


In an unusual collaboration between the artist and curators, Jackson Jarvis’s work is juxtaposed with objects from the museum collections. Like the peoples of past cultures, including Byzantium and the ancient Americas, Martha Jackson Jarvis is inspired by the belief that everything animate and inanimate possesses a life force.  


Martha Jackson Jarvis grew up in Lynchburg and Philadelphia, studied at Howard University, and received a BFA from the Tyler School of Art and an MFA from Antioch University. She taught for many years at Maryland Institute College of Art and was the visual artist consultant to Julie Dash’s 1991 film Daughters of the Dust, about an African American family on Georgia’s Sea Islands in the early twentieth century. Jackson Jarvis’s own experience as a child growing up in the segregated South continues to inform her work, especially her early attachment to rural life and her experience of nature, as well as her understanding of the distinctive patterns of African and African American culture.


Dumbarton Oaks is located at 1703 32d Street in Georgetown.

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