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Events for March 15, 2019


“Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms”

February 13, 2019 - April 29, 2019

In 1941, FDR made a speech to Congress laying out four basic American freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. Norman Rockwell then used that idea as the basis for four paintings that depicted his Vermont neighbors tucking their children into bed, eating Thanksgiving dinner, and so forth. […]

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“Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla”

February 16, 2019 - May 19, 2019

With a title that means “I am an island,” this is the first-ever museum show devoted to the work of Cuba-raised, Puerto Rico–based artist Zilia Sánchez. Born in Havana in the 1920s, she got her start designing sets for an anti-Batista theater group. But the pieces in this exhibit are less overtly political. Instead, they’re […]

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“Queens of Egypt” Exhibit Opening

March 1, 2019 at 10:00 am - March 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm
National Georgraphic Museum, 1145 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

The concept: Cutting-edge research and imaging techniques have revealed new discoveries from the Valley of the Queens, resulting in a fresh look at the lady rulers of Egypt’s New Kingdom. Don’t miss: A quartet of imposing female goddesses with lions’ heads; the 18-foot-long “Harem Conspiracy Papyrus,” which tells the story of the attempt by Ramses […]

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“Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975” Exhibit Opening

March 15, 2019 at 11:30 am - 7:00 pm

From Yoko Ono to Judy Chicago, this exhibit looks at how visual artists grappled with the Vietnam era. Nearly 100 works by 58 artists are on display, including Ed Kienholz’s “The Non-War Memorial,” which splays uniforms across the floor to evoke corpses, and Martha Rosler’s “Red Stripe Kitchen,” which depicts soldiers intruding on a sparkling […]

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Evening of Mozart

Evening of Mozart

March 15, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bethesda United Methodist Church, 8300 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814 United States

The Maryland Lyric Opera Young Artist Institute presents an evening of excerpts from three of Mozart’s most celebrated operas; Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Cosi fan tutte. Hosted by Maestro Louis Salemno, the program will delight with the magic and drama of Mozart in an intimate setting. Written by celebrated librettist Lorenzo Da […]

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$44 to $102

Vanity Fair

March 15, 2019 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Adapted by playwright Kate Hamill, who previously reworked Sense & Sensibility for the stage, this take on William Thackeray’s novel features ideas—female agency, the defying of gender roles—that feel especially relevant in the era of #MeToo and Handmaid’s Taleprotests.

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$20 to $88

Queen of Basel

March 15, 2019 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States

Playwright Hilary Bettis (previously a writer on The Americans) reimagines a 130-year-old August Strindberg play, Miss Julie, in modern-day Miami. In the original—which was banned in Sweden for its frank sex talk—a count’s daughter hooks up with a servant. Here, the examination of class and privilege plays out around Art Basel and a South Beach […]

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