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You have a weekend to plan so lets get straight to business: First some handy links:
- HELP MAKE DUPONT UNDERGROUND A REALITY. DC deserves a space like this.
- Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allan Ginsberg opened @ National Gallery of Art this past weekend. Check out Francis’ thoughtful article about this “snapshot” show.
- Remember, the discout offer for World Premiere of “Contemporary Days” on May 15th still stands. The documentary about legendary designers Robin and Lucienne Day, is being presented in conjunction with the opening of Art by the Yard: Women Design Mid-century Britain at The Textile Museum. The normally 15 dollar tickets can now be purchased for $10 (normally reserved for museum members). Get yours today here: www.designonscreen.org/discount
- The Gallery Girls series this week involves the ladies from Honfleur, Vivid Solutions and Hillyer. Read all about them here.
Now-onto things to see and feel this weekend. As always, click on links for more details:
- Due to extreme popularity of the show, Phillips has extended their Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction exhibit hours for the closing weekend (which is this weekend) to go from 10am-10pm. Tonight, the Phillips After 5 happens with a special sensory remix on O’Keeffe’s New Mexico.
- Also, The first Annual Takoma Park/Silver Spring EXPERIMENTAL film festival opens today
- It is first Fridays in Dupont which means your options are: Hillyer Art Space for Valentine Wolly’s Flipped opening (+free food, music and all the other things Hillyer 1st Fridays are), Q Street Gallery which has a solo exhibition by D.C. gouache and sumi ink artist Carlos Muñoz-Jiménez opening tonight
as well as
- the VERY PROMISING opening for Oneness, Shock and Return @ WPA (on 20th and Mass) documents a month long performance in which the artist (Chajana) spent time in the WPA office, uniting her body with the space. After photographing her performance, the images were digitally manipulated to create “photographic sculptures” that will be reinserted into the setting in which they were created. During the May 7th opening, the artist will complete her piece by inviting the audience to eat a life-sized bread sculpture.
- Over in Penn Quarter, CAOS on F opens a show of Stevens Jay Carter’s vibrant paintings
- at 920 U Street, our home away from home Affinity Lab opens a month-long collaborative exhibit with an interactive reception from 7 to 10 p.m with artist Lindz Routt, DJ Arthur Goodland and musicians TNTrio will all be on hand
- Hamiltonian Gallery hosts the opening of three-person exhibition of paintings and installations by Hamiltonian Fellows Magnolia Laurie, Lina Vargas De La Hoz and Leah Frankel.
- One Hour Photo opens at the Katzen Arts Center this Saturday and is set to run trhough June 6th (the opening night features work by Noel Rodo-Vankeulen, Megan Cump, Tim Davis. and the closing / farewell viewing on June 6, will showcase work by Penelope Umbrico, Clayton Cotterell, Matthew Gamber, Ann Woo, and Ruben Natal-San Miguel). Over 100 artists’ work will be displayed one photo at a time through projection, after which the photographs will vanish forever, never to be displayed again EVER. Pink Line has a really interesting preview with Adam Good, creator of the show. (the exhibit is c0-curated by Chandi Kelley and Chajana Den Harder.
- Learn all about one of the most intriquing women of the 20th century with this screening of GALA @ National Gallery of Art which follows the incredible life of Elena Dimitrievna Diakonova Gala from her Russian birthplace, to Davos and first husband Paul Éluard, then on to Paris where she met Salvador Dalí.
If all this is not enough for you
- WPA and Pinkline launch the first (out of 4 weeklies) installment of Cabaret re(re)Voltaire, curated by Alberto Gaitan . Tickets are 20 dollars and you HAVE TO get them in advance.
THIS ALL WE GOT. LET US KNOW IF WE MISSED ANYTHING. INFORMATION SHARING, AFTER ALL, IS THE NEW CARING.
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