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Celebrating Jewelry & Fine Metalware at Dumbarton House April 4

March 16, 2013

The Ladies of the Dumbarton House Board and International Club of D.C. cordially invite you for an evening of music, food and cocktails with live and silent auctions featuring the one-of-a-kind commissioned pieces currently on exhibition in the museum. 

April 4, 2013
6:00 to 9:00pm
Dumbarton House

2715 Q Street, NW

Washington, D.C. 20007

Ticket price: $100

  Proceeds from the auctions will go toward Dumbarton House's preservation efforts.

To purchase a ticket please visit Dumbarton House


Shown above, a vase by Regents Professor of Art at the University of North Texas, Harlan W. Butt, who has has exhibited both nationally and internationally in a career that spans three decades. He also spent a year studying enameling and metalsmithing in Kyoto, Japan.

His work has been exhibited in Australia, Canada, England, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and throughout the United States. It is represented in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. An avid writer of Haiku, Butt lives with his wife Robin in Denton, Texas. 

To create Grand Canyon Vessel #1, Harlan took for a starting point a Chinese spill vase from the early 19th century found in the collections of Dumbarton House (click on image to enlarge). The natural beauty of the American southwest was another source of inspiration. To place a bid on Grand Canyon Vessel #1 click here.

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Sousou & Maher Cissoko at Embassy of Sweden March 12

March 3, 2013

Swedish/Sengalese couple Sousou & Maher Cissoko share a destiny shaped by music. Sousou grew up in southern Sweden and fell in love with the kora, a West African stringed instrument when her father started playing with the Gambian griot Alagie Mbye. Maher Cissouko was born into a well-known griot family from Casamance, Senegal, and learned to play the kora at an early age.

West African music mixed with influences of reggae, mbalax, pop, folk, soul and blues has made this couple popular in Scandinavia and around the world.

Together they will share their musical story at Embassy of Sweden on March 12 at Embassy of Sweden.

Tickets $10

Doors open at 6:00 pm. Show starts at 6:30 pm.

Embassy of Sweden is located at 2900 K Street.

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Dr. Tina Alster to Address American Academy of Dermatology in Miami

February 27, 2013

This week, Dr. Tina Alster will be lecturing on the latest skin treatments at the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in Miami. Directing the Fractional Laser and Light-Based Technologies course on Friday, March 1st, Dr. Alster will also be delivering three other lectures on laser resurfacing and cosmetic devices over the course of the weekend.

Dr. Tina Alster (Photo by: Dr. Tina Alster

There will be 2,000 dermatalogists from around the world in attendance.

Since 1990, Dr. Tina Alster, founding director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery (WIDLS), has represented the leading edge in laser technology.

The Institute was the first private practice in the nation exclusively dedicated to advanced laser skin treatments and, once again, is on the cutting edge with the recent launch of the first cosmetic dermatology center exclusively for men.

See the services and introductory specials offered at WIDLS and W Men.

WIDLS is located at 1430 K Street, 2nd Floor. Tel: 202.628.8855

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