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'American Moments: Photographs from The Phillips Collection' June 16- Sept. 13

June 15, 2015

In celebration of recent major gifts, The Phillips Collection presents for the first time a major photography exhibition drawn exclusively from the museum’s permanent collection. American Moments: Photographs from The Phillips Collection features more than 130 photographs by 33 artists that showcase the strength and variety of the museum’s fast-growing photography collection through examples of Modernism, street photography, documentary expression, and photojournalism.

These remarkable new additions guide the broad themes of the exhibition. The city became one of America’s most potent symbols after World War I, and photographs by Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, Lewis Hine, Clarence John Laughlin, and Paul Strand, among others, capture its sense of wonder.

The exhibition highlights photographs of urban and rural scenes taken on travels across America for the federal government, as magazine commissions, and as private work. 

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

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The Royal Ballet Performs 'Don Quixote' at Kennedy Center

June 1, 2015

Great Britain's acclaimed The Royal Ballet returns with the U.S. premiere of Carlos Acosta's new Don Quixote at The Kennedy Center's Opera House June 9-14, 2015.

The story follows the eccentric knight and his loyal squire--and young lovers Kitri and Basilio--through hilarious misadventures in search of true love. The ballet is filled with spectacular sets and costumes, gypsy dancers and musicians, and virtuoso dancing.

Production and Choreography by Carlos Acosta, after Marius Petipa. Music by Ludwig Minkus, arranged by Martin Yates

PRINCIPAL CASTING (Kitri and Basilio) subject to change:
Marianela Nunez, Carlos Acosta – Tue., June 9 & Fri., June 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Sarah Lamb, Federico Bonelli – Wed., June 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Iana Salenko, Steven McRae – Thu., June 11 at 7:30 p.m., Sat. June 13 at 1:30 p.m.
Natalia Osipova, Matthew Golding – Sat., June 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Roberta Marquez, Alexander Campbell – Sun., June 14 at 1:30 p.m.
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Pool Opens May 1st!

April 26, 2015

Living Well Health Club at the Washington Hilton (Photo by: Living Well Health Club at the Washington Hilton

Living Well Health Club swim pool at the Washington Hilton opens May 1 with a six-month swimming season through October 31st!

There's an outdoor bar and room service available, plus a full fitness center inside.

Various types of memberships are available including fitness only, fitness & pool, personal training and pool only. 

Check out their current promotion of first month free for any year-round membership and $100 off pool memberships.

Minutes from Georgetown, Living Well at the Washington Hilton offers a unique combination of a professional health club and outdoor swim pool within a world-class hotel.

For more information, call a membership specialist at 202.483.4100

Living Well Health Club at the Washington Hilton is located at 1919 Connecticut Avenue.


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