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The Way George Condo Thinks at The Phillips Collection

March 21, 2017

The Phillips Collection presents a survey of drawings and paintings by George Condo (b. 1957, Concord, New Hampshire) through June 25th, a prolific painter whose career spans three decades and is best known for his rich pictorial inventions, existential humor, and imaginative portraits that incorporate a hybridization of art-historical influences, such as Goya, Velázquez, Manet, Picasso, and Guston.

 

Working in New York and Paris (where he lived from 1985 to 1995), Condo has long challenged the primacy of painting over drawing. He has never considered painting as fulfillment of his drawing's promise. It is in his drawings that his process of “painting memory” (the title of a course he taught at Harvard University) becomes most undisguised—where he relies on the mind and the imagination to take a “snapshot” rather than photographic material, splits his imaginary subjects into a kind of “psychological cubism,” and allows figurative compositions to be “infested” with abstraction.

 

This exhibition of more than 200 drawings and sketches and eight “drawing paintings” allow visitors unprecedented insight into the mind and creative process of this extraordinarily imaginative artist.


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Rí Rá Georgetown St. Patrick's Day Festivities

March 5, 2017

Rí Rá Georgetown is your St. Patrick's Headquarters for all things Irish this March! They have loads of events and things to do to get you into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day

 

Friday March 10th 3pm - RBS 6 Nations Wales Vs Ireland LIVE

 

Saturday March 11th - 8.30am - RBS 6 Nations Italy... Vs France LIVE

11am - RBS 6 Nations England Vs Scotland LIVE

 

Monday March 13th - 6pm - Jameson Caskmates Happy Hour

 

Tuesday March 14th - 4pm - 6pm - Guinness Happy Hour with Guinness food pairings

 

Wednesday March 15th - Irish Whiskey Night - Happy Hour with Teelings, Paddy and Kerrygold Irish Cream liqueur

 

Friday March 17th - The madness begins at 11:00 am

-No cover charge

-Live music all day from noon with Briste, Derek Dempsey & Celtic Soul ft. Dan Paccione

-Irish dance performances from the McGrath Academy of Irish Dance and Georgetown Irish Hoyas

-Bagpiper performances from Andrew Donlan

-Jameson Ice Luge

-Lots of free goodies and giveaways

-Special Irish St. Patrick's Day food menu

-stay tuned for much more!

 

Saturday March 18th - 8.30 am - RBS 6 Nations Scotland V Italy LIVE

10.45am - RBS 6 Nations France V Wales LIVE

1pm - RBS 6 Nations Ireland V England LIVE

 

LIVE MUSIC EVERY NIGHT -

March 1st - 5th - The Crooked Jacks, direct from Ireland

March 6th - 12th - Cumasc Gael

March 13th - 17th - Briste - all-female trad band, direct from Ireland

March 17th - 26th - Derek Dempsey & Celtic Soul ft. Dan Paccione

 

Rí Rá is located at 3125 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.


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Georgetown Celebrates The Month of Love

February 12, 2017

From toasting and tables for two, to spa treatments and more, Georgetown restaurants, hotels and shops are offering specials during February in celebration of the month of love.

Check out these romantic offerings compiled by The Georgetown BID.


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