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Argentine Tango & Folk Music July 20

July 16, 2017

The Embassy of Argentina is hosting a night of Argentine Tango and Folk Music on July 20, 2017 starting at 6:30 pm.


Direct from Argentina, two path-breaking bands lead by women bring the best of Argentine tango and folk music to the stage. 


Lead by Argentine musical powerhouse Mavi Díaz, the band Mavi Díaz & Las Folkies is reinvigorating the rich folk traditions of Argentina with their original compositions, feminine point of view and electrifying live performances. Hailing from the colorful and gritty La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires, María Volonté: Blue Tango Project is a ground-breaking exploration of the emotional and musical crossroads where tango and the blues embrace. 


It is collaboration between Argentine Latin Grammy nominee María Volonté and California harmonica player Kevin Carrel Footer. Reception after the performance.


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The Embassy of Argentina is located at 1600 New Hampshire Avenue NW.

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Archaelogy Festival at Dumbarton House July 15

June 26, 2017

Dumbarton House is hosting Archaeology in the Community's 6th Annual Day of Archaeology Festival Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Music, family fun, food trucks, face painting and free parking.


Archaeology in the Community is a nonprofit organization founded by Dr. Alexandra Jones in 2009. Dr. Jones and her team partner with educational institutions, cultural establishments and community organizations to increase community awareness of the benefits of archaeology and history through public events.


Dumbarton House is located at 2715 Q Street in Georgetown.




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Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy Announces First Artist-in-Residence

May 31, 2017

Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy has announced the creation of an Artist-in-Residence program to reinforce its mission to restore, promote and maintain Beatrix Farrand’s masterpiece wild garden, Dumbarton Oaks Park.


Sophia McCrocklin has been selected as the first recipient to hold this esteemed position, based on her growing body of work entitled “Ferns of Dumbarton” which will enhance and enrich the greater community connection to this national landscape. Sophia’s compelling large scale reproductions of ferns explore the connection between art and nature.


In  presenting her work, McCrocklin described her work as amplifying nature’s elegant simplicity and architecture. As the Park’s Artist-in-Residence, Sophia will create Art in the Park lesson plans for our Leave No Child Inside environmental education program, in addition to acting as an ambassador to further engage the community in restoration of Dumbarton Oaks Park, Beatrix Farrand’s master work.

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