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Gauguin to Picasso: Masterworks from Switzerland at The Phillips Collection

August 30, 2015

The Phillips Collection will be showing Gauguin to Picasso: Masterworks from Switzerland from The Staechelin & Im Obersteg Collections October 10, 2015 - January 10, 2016.

This exhibition focuses on a groundbreaking shift in the development of Swiss collections that occurred in the first decade of the 20th century, as patrons began to look beyond the contributions of regional painters and broaden their definition of modern art.

The exhibition pays tribute to pioneering supporters Rudolf Staechelin (1881–1946) and Karl Im Obersteg (1883–1969), both from Basel, who enthusiastically championed the work of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and School of Paris artists. From their renowned collections, over 60 celebrated paintings created during the mid-19th and 20th centuries by 22 world-famous artists will be on view.

The city of Basel’s vital support for modern art, the approaches of the two collectors—who knew each other personally and developed friendships with artists—and their shared preference for colorful, expressive paintings of figures, still life, and landscape unify these impressive works. This exhibition marks the first occasion for these collections to be exhibited together in the US.

For more information and tickets, visit The Phillips Collection.

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A Snowman! Really?

August 20, 2015

No small irony that SwiftKey has determined the emoji that most represents Washington, DC is a snowman. Anyone who's spent a winter in this city knows we close schools when it rains hard. We're NOT known for the way we handle even the forecast of the white stuff.

But according to SwiftKey's US Emoji Report, after analyzing more than a billion emojis to learn how people in each US state use them, the one used most frequently here is the Snowman. Perhaps we're talking about the Abominable Snowman,

Not surprising, California ranked high for taxi emoji (where Uber and Lyft were founded, Hawaii for surfing and New York, Statue of Liberty.

For a national overview, click on their interactive map here.

The report follows their first Emoji Report, which analyzed over 1.5 billion emoji across 16 languages and showed how emojis are used all over the world, as well as Part II, which analyzed 15 additional languages’ emoji use (spoiler: Australia is naughty!).


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Georgetown University Hospital Set To Expand

August 3, 2015

MedStar Health is plannning to build a new $400 million hospital on the Georgetown University campus. According to the Washington Business Journal, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital has notified D.C. regulators of its intent to file a certificate of need application for a new hospital pavilion to house its surgical, critical care and emergency departments, as well as ancillary and administrative functions.

Read more here.

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