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Sunday Concerts at The Phillips Collection

March 21, 2018

The Sunday Concerts at the Phillips are the longest continuously running series in Washington, DC. Put together by Duncan Phillips’s assistant Elmira Bier, who served as the first Director of Music at The Phillips Collection, this series has run for over 75 years. The performances regularly feature celebrated domestic and international performers, pieces from classic to living composers, and an astonishing amount of debuts and premiers. Performers range from established, well-regarded artists to promising young musicians.


The series runs each Sunday from October through May, and performances take place in the beautiful Music Room. The art hanging on the walls of the Music Room is regularly curated to fit with the themes of each concert. The setting of music performances not only within a museum but in a room specifically designed to contain music with art adds to the signature aspects of Phillips Music.

Performances begin promptly at 4:00 pm unless otherwise noted. General admission seating is first-come, first-served beginning 45 minutes prior to concert start time. Tickets are $40, $20 for members and students with ID; museum admission for that day is included. Only two tickets can be purchased at membership price for each member. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.


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

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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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