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Sneak Peek: DC Design House Open April 14th-May 13th

April 5, 2012

Final preparations are underway for The 2012 DC Design House set to open on April 14th. The region's foremost annual residential design month-long event, is also a leading fundraiser for Children’s National Medical Center.

Space 17 Susan Nelson's Daughter's Bedroom (Photo by: MokiMedia) Space 17 Susan Nelson's Daughter's Bedroom

The DC Design House is located at 4951 Rockwood Parkway in Northwest, Washington.

Space 4 Kelley Proxmire' L'Orangerie (Photo by: MokiMedia) Space 4 Kelley Proxmire' L'Orangerie

For more information and tickets, contact DC Design House.

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Dante's Shadow in Petrarch's Canzoniere

March 19, 2012

Princeton University professor Simone Marchesi will give a lecture on how Dante appears in Petrarch's most famous work, The Canzoniere this Thursday, March 22, 2012 starting at 6:00 pm at Reiss Science Building 112 on the campus of Georgetown University. This event is open to the public.

Born in Arezzo, as he writes, in the days in which the exiled Dante was passing through that city, and devoting a significant portion of his intellectual energy to writing lyrical poetry in the vernacular, Petrarch felt (as he had throughout his life) the need to address a fundamental question: how not to be Dante. Petrarch's describes his non-Dantean treatment of time and space in his collection of lyric poetry.

Simone Marchesi is Associate Professor of French and Italian at Princeton University. His main research area is the dialogue with classical and late-antique texts engaged by Italian medieval writers, especially Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio. Most recently, he has edited and translated into Italian Robert Hollander's full commentary to Dante's Commedia (Olschki, 2011).

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BLOSSOM DC Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Japan's Gift

March 5, 2012

A special exhibition of artwork called BLOSSOM DC at The Old Print Gallery is inspired by the 100-year anniversary of Japan's gift of cherry trees to Washington, D.C.

This group show, celebrating the beauty and  elegance of spring blossoms, features a large number of prints from local D.C. artists Marti Patchell, Phillip Bennet and Susan Goldman, as well as a selection of works by New York contemporary artists and several early 20th century printmakers.

BLOSSOM DC opens on March 16 with a nighttime reception at the gallery from 5:00-8:00 pm and runs through May 11, 2012.

The Old Print Gallery is located at 1220 31st Street. Tel: 202.965.1818

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