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Seeing Nature at The Phillips Collection

February 17, 2016

Featuring 39 masterpieces spanning five centuries, "Seeing Nature" now at The Phillips Collection through May 8, 2016 draws from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection to explore the evolution of European and American landscape art.

Highlights include Jan Brueghel the Younger’s 17th‐century allegorical paintings of the five senses that invite visitors to consider their own experiences of the world. Venice, one of Allen’s favorite cities, is sumptuously represented in the exhibition through stunning Venetian scenes by Canaletto, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, and J. M. W. Turner, among others.

Other highlights include five Monet landscapes spanning 30 years, from views of the French countryside to his late immersive representations of water lilies, evocative works by Paul Cézanne and Gustav Klimt, and modern and contemporary perspectives by 20th‐century artists as diverse as Georgia O’Keeffe, Edward Hopper, David Hockney, Gerhard Richter, and Ed Ruscha.

The exhibition is co-organized by Portland Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, and the Paul G. Allen Family Collection.

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

 

 


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Love and Scandal: Valentine’s Day Tea and Tour

February 3, 2016

Join Tudor Place this Valentine's Day from 1:00-3:00 pm for a Valentine's Day Tea & Tour of the historic mansion. 

Six generations of any family will have their secrets, and Tudor Place is no exception. Learn about two centuries of love and scandal in a historic house. Set the scene first with an elegant tea in the Victorian Dower House, and then delve into the intrigues of the past on a historic estate.

Tickets are $30 for Members or $35 for Non-members. To register, click here

Register by Sunday, February 7. Please note that after this time, no refunds or cancellations can be provided. For parties of 15 or more, please call 202.965.0400 ext. 108.

Tudor Place is located at 1644 31st Street in Georgetown


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Mardi Gras Masquerade at Ritz-Carlton

January 20, 2016

 

Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Georgetown (3100 South St NW) at Art Soiree's annual Masquerade event! On Friday, February 5, at 8:00 pm don your most elegant masks and festive attire for one of the greatest and oldest traditions and immerse yourself into the colorful world of masquerade.

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler! Let the good times roll! Enjoy New Orleans-style jazz band, DJ, dancing, festive decorations, masks, & cash bar.

Dance the night away to the best of New Orleans inspired live music and beats by The New Jazz Coalition and DJ Eric and get transported to the Bourbon Street in a heartbeat.

Doors open 8:00 p.m. & the band starts playing 9:00 pm.

Tickets: $15 till Jan 22 ; $20 before Feb 1; $25 until sold out. No door sales! (Tickets for the event may sell-out well in advance of the listed dates)

Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite. Please note that tickets for this event are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Proceeds support Art Soiree's year round artistic and cultural programs.

Attire: Black Tie (Costumes are encouraged and welcomed) 

Event is 21+

For those coming without a mask, complimentary basic masks will be provided upon entry on first come first serve basis.


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