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Earth Day Plant Sale and Picnic

April 10, 2017

Join Tudor Place for their Annual Plant Sale and celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day, Saturday April 29, 2017.

 

The grounds will be open for picnicking, only allowed at this event. Enjoy the historic Tudor Place gardens and browse a range of heirloom and native sun to shade perennials to add to your own garden. Tropical and house plants also for sale. 

Terrarium demonstration from 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm. Terrarium kits will be available for purchase at the plant sale.

 

New this year: original artwork for sale by botanic artist and muralist Kellie Cox and Tudor Place Artist-in-Residence Peter Waddell.

 

•          Bring your own picnic and blanket.

•          Plant sale occurs rain or shine.

 

Tudor Place is located at1644 31st Street  in Georgetown.


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Toulouse-Lautrec on the Belle Époque Feb. 4-Apr. 30

January 25, 2017

The Phillips Collection is hosting a special exhibition of the works of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec from February 4 through April 30, 2017.

 

For the first time in the US, Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque presents one of the foremost collections of the artist’s prints and posters. Drawn from the artist’s most prolific years exploring lithography, these iconic images and rarely exhibited unique proofs provide insight into his innovative and complex printmaking process. Encompassing nearly 100 examples of incomparable quality and color, these prints depict daily life and celebrate the premier performers of the belle époque—Aristide Bruant, Marcelle Lender, Cha-U-Kao and others—cleverly caricatured through Toulouse-Lautrec’s perceptive skills of observation and transformation. His modern aesthetic and sharp wit immortalized Paris’s celebrity elite, embraced bohemian culture, and fueled the public imagination. 

 

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) captured the heart of Parisian nightlife in dynamic cabaret and café-concert scenes inspired by the city’s burgeoning entertainment district. A frequent visitor to lively hotspots in Montmartre, like the Chat Noir, Mirliton, and Moulin Rouge, his record of local amusements fashioned a portrait of modern life. Toulouse-Lautrec’s arrival in the City of Light coincided with a resurgence in printmaking, and his experiments with lithography revolutionized the field.

 

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


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Go Georgetown GLOW Through The New Year

December 20, 2016

Don't miss Georgetown's spectacular light show! Check out the latest photos here.

 

The DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities awarded the Georgetown BID with a Public Art Building Communities Grant for this year's Georgetown GLOW.

 

Now in its third season, the annual Georgetown GLOW is the region's only curated exhibition of public light art installations set against the historic backdrop of DC's oldest neighborhood.

 

Visitors are invited to re-imagine the season of light through public art with a 10-night to a month-long exhibition running from Friday, December 2 through Sunday, January 1, with works lit from 6:00 - 10:00 pm nightly. 

 

The 2016 exhibition encourages contemplation of, and interaction with, the natural environment. Commissioned works of local, regional and international artists will be featured throughout Georgetown's commercial district, including along the historic C&O Canal, Grace Church and Wisconsin Avenue.

 

Visit GeorgetownGLOWDC for more details.


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