Newsletter for May 31 to June 6, 2019 Newsletter for May 31 to June 6, 2019

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Contour of Feeling

Monumental wood sculptures by artist Ursula von Rydingsvard evoke the grandeur and power of nature. Expressive cedar sculptures are accompanied by poetic explorations in paper pulp, leather, linen, and other organic materials. See the exhibit Contour of Feeling on display at the National Museum of Women in the Arts now through July 28.



Founded in 1998, CulturalDC's mission is to "make space for art," which it sees as a force in building sustainable communities. It has brokered more than 300,000 square feet for artists and arts organizations, as well as produced and exhibited various art forms.  Its current exhibit Mighty Mighty is a part of CulturalDC's 20th Anniversary Season and The Barbershop Project, an immersive art installation and fully-functional barbershop offering free haircuts. This exhibit is open now through August 24. 

Friday, May 31

Event - Folger Friday: Trivia Night
Folger Shakespeare Library

Exhibit - CODAworx Awards
Octagon Museum  

Exhibit - The Way We Wear
Embassy of Australia

Exhibit - A Piece of Her Mind: Culture and Technology
DAR Museum

Saturday, June 1

Exhibit - First Ladies
Madame Tussauds

Event - The 18 Nearly Lost Plays
Folger Shakespeare Library

Concert - Porgy and Bess: A Concert of Songs
Wolf Trap

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

Sunday, June 2

Tour - Empresses of China's Forbidden City

Event - Secret Door Tour: Be A Super Sleuth!
The Mansion on O Street

Exhibit - Flickering Treasures
National Building Museum

Exhibit - Inside Today's FBI

Monday, June 3

Exhibit - Korean Craft: Yesterday and Today
Korean Cultural Center

Exhibit - IndigoThreads: Weaving Japanese Craftsmanship & American Heritage
Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC)

Exhibit - Organic Works by Nancy Frankel & Anne Marchand
Zenith Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Exhibit - It's Hip to Be Square: The Mint Family
U.S. Botanic Garden

Tuesday, June 4

Exhibit - A Monument to Shakespeare
Folger Shakespeare Library

Exhibit - Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975
Smithsonian American Art Museum

IA&A at Hillyer

Exhibit - Lives Cut Short
Embassy of Austria

Wednesday, June 5

Exhibit -  Portraits of the World: Korea
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Event - Kriya Yoga Meditation Series
Gandhi Memorial Center

Tour - Open House
Old Korean Legation Museum

Exhibit - Nature's Best Photogaphy: Windland Smith Rice International Awards
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Thursday, June 6

Theater - Love's Labor's Lost
Folger Shakespeare Library

Exhibit - #iseeDC2019
AIA District Architecture Center

Exhibit - Navigating Eternity
Zenith Gallery at 1429 Iris Street, NW


Newsletter for May 31 to June 6, 2019. 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

EuroAsia Shorts Film Festival 2019

The EuroAsia Shorts Film Festival 2019 presents a week of short films from Europe, Asia, and the United States, screened at embassies and cultural centers throughout Washington, DC. This year's films explore the universality of 'Youth'. Each film is followed by a Q&A session and brief discussion with a panel of experts. On Monday, June 3, join the Japan Information & Culture Center and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Washington for an evening of short films from Japan and Italy. Register here. The festival is May 31 to June 7.

7th Annual Taste of Adams Morgan

Sip, stroll, and sample your way through one of DC's culinary scenes on Tuesday, June 4 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the 7th Annual Taste of Adams Morgan! Voted Eater DC's 2018 Dining Neighborhood of the Year, Adams Morgan's Taste of Adams Morgan brings together over 25 of the neighborhood's best restaurants. Tickets are sold in packages of 4 and 8 and must be picked up from Little Shop of Flowers (2421 18th St NW) the day of the event. Proceeds from the event benefit Mary's Center. 

Women in the Arts Exhibit

In this art exhibition, the Embassy of Argentina presents the work of seven Argentine artists who live in the United States. Each artist explores different subjects and expresses a particular vision of their own world, with a common language based on the idea and concept of non-objective art. See the work of Alexandra Arata, Maria Bouquet, Felisa Federman, Diana Larisgoitía, Liliana Life, Paula Meninato and Claudia Tordini at the opening reception on Wednesday, June 5 at 6:00 pm. RSVP here.

June 7
First Friday

IA&A at the Hillyer

June 8
Rick Ross
Events DC

June 9
American Roots Concert Series: The Wildmans
Hill Center DC

June 13
The Wound Dresser: Walt Whitman and the Civil War
Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum


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