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Blossoming Georgetown

March 22, 2015

While tourists stream into the city, you can enjoy the beauty of spring right here in Georgetown. From the spectacular landscaping at Oak Hill Cemetery to bustling Washington Harbour, it's time to celebrate the season.

The Georgetown BID has compiled a listing of hospitality, cuisine and special events surrounding the annual Cherry Blossom Festival (March 20-April 12). Check here for updated listings.

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St. Patrick's Day at Rí Rá Irish Pub

March 5, 2015

What better way to enjoy St. Patrick's Day than at Rí Rá Georgetown. Designed in the warm pub style of 19th and early 20th century Ireland and custom-made with salvaged material straight from Ireland, Each rescued artifact at Rí Rá has been carefully restored in County Wicklow, a scenic area just south of Dublin, and then shipped to Georgetown.

Starting at 10:00 am on Tuesday, March 17th, there'll be live music, Irish dancers, bagpipers all day, oh and did someone say Jameson Ice Luge?

Enter here for a chance to win a trip to Ireland.

Rí Rá Georgetown is located at 3125 M Street.

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Man Ray Exhibition at The Phillips Collection

February 16, 2015

The Phillips Collection is hosting Man Ray–Human Equations: A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare explores the intersection of art and science that defined a significant component of modern art at the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition runs through May 10, 2015.

Working in Hollywood in the late 1940s, Man Ray (American, 1890–1976) created the Shakespearean Equations, a series of paintings that he considered to be the apogee of his creative vision. Drawing on photographs of 19th-century mathematical models he made in the 1930s, the series was a culmination of 15 years of exploration of the theme in a variety of mediums. Man Ray–Human Equations displays side-by-side for the first time the original plaster, wood, papier-mâché, and string models from the Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris, Man Ray’s inventive photographs of these unusual forms, and the Shakespearean Equations paintings they inspired. Placed in context with his other paintings, photographs, and objects, these works illustrate the artist’s proclivity to create art that objectifies the body and humanizes the object, transforming everyday materials into novel forms of creative expression.

The exhibition’s diverse works—including 70 photographs, 25 paintings, eight assemblages or modified “readymades” by Man Ray and 25 original mathematical models—juxtapose the artist’s Surrealist-inspired photographs of mathematical models and the associated Shakespearean Equations within the larger context of the role of the object in the artist’s work. His other canvases, photographs, and objects—some celebrated and others little-known—link his wider artistic practice with the Shakespearean Equations project and casting these accompanying works in a new light.

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

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