In The Know

Dumbarton at Dusk

February 22, 2018

Stop by Dumbarton House the third Thursday of every month. Tour the museum after hours and experience the grounds in a different light. 

 

Dumbarton House was constructed in 1798-99, a private resdence until The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) purchased it for its headquarters in 1928 and gave it the name it has today.

 

Displaying a fine collection of period decorative arts (furniture, silver, ceramics, etc.), it gives visitors a sense of domestice life in  early 1800s Georgetown

 

Each Dumbarton at Dusk will include a cash bar, food, music, and pop-up history activities to enhance Dumbarton House’s collections.

Free event but Follow this link to reserve your ticket. 

 

Dumbarton House is located at 2715 Q Street in Georgetown.


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Carlton Fletcher at Susan Calloway

February 12, 2018

This Friday, February 16th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm , stop by Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery and meet Carlton Fletcher.

 

Event is free and open to the public.

 

Fletcher's first show at Susan Calloway Fine Arts encompasses a range of work from a career spanning over four decades. While this exhibition focuses on his oil paintings, it also includes several works on paper.  Subjects include still life paintings, studio scenes, Potomac River views, and street scenes depicting Washington, DC, Venice, Florida, and a number of Italian cities, including Rome.

 

While Carlton's works are, for the most part, formally composed, closer inspection leads the viewer towards a distinct sense of deconstruction. Lines and borders are often actually the impression of line. The rigid compositions are undercut by the loose and painterly way he outlines natural elements and renders the built environment with soft, yet structured, brushwork. These constructed scenes are even more compelling when natural elements are included, especially in Carlton's more recent works. Trees become painterly splashes of green, clearly representational but trending towards abstraction in a way that sets them apart from the architectural elements they disrupt. Carlton’s landscapes, often familiar scenes from the Potomac, are far less formal than his grand still life paintings or city scenes and represent a freer, more dynamic style, while still in keeping with his larger oeuvre.

 

Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery is located at 1643 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.


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GU Hosts Cardinal Joseph Tobin on Defending Immigrants and Refugees

January 31, 2018

Cardinal Joseph Tobin, who has accompanied immigrants to deportation hearings and challenged restrictions on resettling refugees, will outline the moral, human and religious imperatives for defending immigrants and refugees in the current national debate.

 

The event, “Sharing the Journey with Immigrants and Refugees,” which also includes Cardinal Tobin in conversation with students, is part of the Dahlgren Dialogue series and will take place in Georgetown University’s Dahlgren Chapel Monday, Feb. 5 at 4:00 pm. 

 

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia will deliver opening remarks for the dialogue, which includes: 

 

Cardinal Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, New Jersey

Mizraim Belman Guerror, student, School of Foreign Service 

Habon Ali, student, School of Foreign Service

John Carr, director, Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, Georgetown University (moderator)

 

Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart is located at 3700 O Street on the campus of Georgetown Universtiy.


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