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Jean Meisel at Addison/Ripley

September 12, 2017

Addison/Ripley Fine Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition of acrylic works on masonite by Jean Meisel from September 16 

 

Opening reception for Jean Meisel: the elements is Saturday, September 16th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in conjunction with the Art Walk for the Galleries of Book Hill. 

 

Jean Meisel has been painting and exhibiting her work in the Washington area, where she has lived, for the last fifty-five years. A diverse artist, she paints not only seascapes and landscapes, but abstract works as well all of which are in a wide and varied range of sizes. The simplicity of her current seascape series demonstrates her love for the forms and color.

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


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Dinner with The Godfather

August 16, 2017

It's dinner with The Godfather Part III on August 30th as Via Umbria continues to transport Italian culture straight to Georgetown.

 

Pull up a seat in their cafe and join them for the third and final installment of The Godfather Series as Michael Corleone battles with the idea of taking his family out of the Mafia.

 

Enjoy a three course pasta dinner and watch this legendary trilogy come to an end.

 

Dinner is served at 7:30 pm and the movie starts at 7:40 pm.

 

For reservations, click here.

 

Via Umbria is located at 1525 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.


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Spectacular Jewelry on Display at Hillwood

July 27, 2017

Through January 7, 2018, visit Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens for Spectacular Gems and Jewelry and discover exquisite examples of historic gems and the most beautiful jewelry of the twentieth century.

 

Left by Marjorie Merriweather Post for the benefit of future generations, the exhibition affords the opportunity to examine the great quality and beauty of gems in the collection, their historical significance, and the evolution of twentieth-century jewelry design from the 1900s through the 1960s.

 

When changes after World War I added powerful figures to the ranks of the wealthy, the world’s most exquisite jewels passed into new hands and revolutionary changes in fashion led to innovation in jewelry design. Marjorie Post was among the new elite and she acquired jewelry with the same discrimination that she applied to her acclaimed collections of fine objects from imperial Russia and eighteenth-century France.

 

Marjorie was not just interested in wearing jewels, but was a connoisseur. Her resulting collection represented the finest assemblage of gems and historical and twentieth-century jewelry in America. She commissioned great pieces from the most important jewelry firms of her time including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Harry Winston, and Verdura among many others.

 

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


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