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Folger Consort: Low How a Rose E'er Blooming

Folger Consort celebrates the season with evocative Advent and holiday music from Germany—from the medieval majesty of the 15th-century Glogauer Liederbuch to the flower of the 17th-century German Baroque. The music of Praetorius, Schütz, Schein, and Scheidt is performed, along with festive dances and canzonas. Featured performers include acclaimed organist Adam Pearl, viol consort Arcadia Viols, and vocal ensemble Cathedra. The show is from December 15 to December 23.


Palimpsestus: Image & Memory

Palimpsestus: Image & Memory surveys artistic trends and visual culture that have developed in Latin America in the second half of the Twentieth Century. The 70 artworks on display, produced between 1900 and 2014, include more than 30 artists from 10 different countries. The exhibit explores art movements from abstraction to new figuration, through an experimental curatorial exercise based on antagonistic and anachronistic visual essays. The term Palimpsest, a capitalistic practice stemming from the scarcity of paper as a good for 15 centuries, is appropriated by the curator to describe the relativity and interrelation of art narratives and aesthetic discourses. See this exhibit at the Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States, through March 25.


 National Children's Chorus Concert 

The National City Christian Church will host its annual Fall Showcase celebrating the talents and achievements of all of its ensembles in the Junior and Senior Divisions. From the Prelude Level featuring children as young as five years old, through the Debut Ensemble with teens, the Fall Showcase will highlight the progression of vocal skills from beginner to advanced in a uniquely loving and supportive environment. Don't miss this joyous celebration of the season on Sunday, December 17.


Friday, December 15

Event - Admiral Grace Hopper Day
National Museum of the U.S. Navy 

Exhibit - Sounds from the Sea
Honfleur Gallery

Exhibit - Brasilia 1957: A 20th Century Saga
Embassy of Brazil

Exhibit - Inside the Dinner Party Studio
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Event - The Underground After Hours 
Dupont Underground

Saturday, December 16

Event - Annual RIAMS Procrastinator's Holiday Market
Rhode Island Avenue Main Street

Exhibit - Gateways/Portales
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Theater - Nina Simone: Four Women
Arena Stage

Exhibit - Nativities of the World
Franciscan Monastery

Event - Artist Reception with Maureen Squires
Touchstone Gallery

Sunday, December 17

Theater - Pajama Game
Arena Stage

Event - Curtis Harris : High Hand
International Spy Museum

Theater - A Christmas Carol
Ford's Theatre

Exhibit - Spectacular Gems and Jewelry
Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

Exhibit - Hill Center Galleries
Hill Center

Monday, December 18

Exhibit - Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths 1852-2017  
National Building Museum

Exhibit - Remembering Vietnam 
National Archives

Exhibit - German Jazz

Exhibit - Art from the Garden: Ceramics & Sculptures by Marc Peter Keane
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)

Tuesday, December 19

Exhibit - Edvard Munch: Color in Context
National Gallery of Art

Exhibit - Tomb of Christ
National Geographic Museum

Exhibit - Sailor in a Box
National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Exhibit - Stradivari Anniversary: Dover Quartet 
Library of Congress

Wednesday, December 20 

Event - Annual Downtown Holiday Market
Downtown DC BID

Exhibit - Echoes of the Great War 
Library of Congress

Exhibit - Around the World in 80 Paper Models
National Building Museum

Tour - Art Across Cultures

Exhibit - Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Utopian Projects
Hirshhorn Museum

Thursday, December 21

Exhibit - Before the 45th Action/Reaction in Chicano and Latino Art 
Mexican Cultural Institute

Exhibit - Black Artists of Today: Reinventing Tomorrow! 
Zenith Gallery of Art at 1111 Sculpture Space

Exhibit - Season's Greenings
U.S. Botanic Garden

Exhibit - Changing Landscapes: Janelle Lynch and Pedro David
Art Museum of the Americas

Newsletter for December 15 to December 21, 2017. Find more events on our calendar which presents the latest information on the District's most exciting cultural activities. It's all at your fingertips. To view our full calendar, visit our website

 Bring DC Home This Holiday Season!
With amazing historical photographs and maps, Washington at Home is a book filled with interesting stories and images of DC's storied past. Click here to purchase a copy.


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December 23

Portrait Story Days - Susan B. Anthony
National Portrait Gallery

December 31

Weekend Tots: Noon Year's Eve
Tudor Place

January 4

Chamber Music at Noon

January 7

Recital with Astrid Schween
Dumbarton Oaks



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