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ART SYMPOSIUM AT THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION

In conjunction with the first museum retrospective of Zilia Sánchez, The Phillips Collection has organized a symposium to discuss Sánchez’s work in a broader context. The first part, In Context, features presentations by prominent art historians that frame Sánchez’s work within the trans-national development of modernism in Cuba, the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. The second part, Curatorial and Scholarly Perspectives, discusses the positioning of Sánchez’s work in museum collections and scholarly research. The third part, Legacy, introduces Sánchez’s former students (and now accomplished artists), sheds light on the preservation and conservation of the artist's stretched canvases, and touches on current issues in the field of Latin American art.

Ticket reservations for the symposium include untimed exhibition entry to Zilia Sanchez: Soy Isla, along with regular entry to the permanent collection, and can be redeemed for general entry anytime during museum hours on the date of the lecture.


INTRODUCTION

Vesela Sretenović, curator of Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island)

PART I: IN CONTEXT

Presenters

Alejandro Anreus, William Paterson University

Edward J. Sullivan, New York University

Susana Torruella Leval, Director Emerita, El Museo del Barrio

PART II: CURATORIAL & SCHOLARLY PERSPECTIVES

Panelists

Susanna Temkin, El Museo del Barrio

Benigno Trigo, Vanderbilt University

Kelly Baum, The MET Breuer

Moderator: Abigail McEwen, University of Maryland

PART III: LEGACY

Panelists

Carlos Enrique Rodríguez, NYC-based artist

Jorge González, San Juan-based artist

Irene Esteves, University of Puerto Rico

Michele Greet, George Mason University

Moderator: Taína Caragol, National Portrait Gallery

Saturday, April 13

2-5 pm

The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street, NW.

Metro: Dupont Circle (Q Street exit)

Tickets for the symposium include admission to the museum all day. Get them at https://www.phillipscollection.org/events/2019-04-13-symposium

See photos from the exhibit on the DCdigest page at https://www.dcdigest.com/museums-zoos-galleries

photo by Donna Christenson

The Peculiar Patriot

Now Playing thru April 20, 2019

Written and Performed by Liza Jessie Peterson

Directed by Talvin Wilks

Presented in association with National Black Theatre and Hi-ARTS


Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

woollymammoth.net // 202.393.3939

641 D Street NW Washington, DC 20004

https://www.woollymammoth.net/

more details on DCdigest Theater page


PYGMALION MEETS MTV’S THE REAL WORLD IN STUDIO THEATRE WORLD PREMIERE

P.Y.G. OR THE MIS-EDUMACATION OF DORIAN BELLE

The blistering comedy follows a Bieber-esque pop star from Toronto as he tries to shed his squeaky-clean image by hiring up-and-coming Chicago rap duo Petty Young Goons (P.Y.G.) to school him in the history, culture, and vernacular of hip-hop… all before the hungry eyes of the viewing public on reality television. Drawing inspiration from Shaw’s Pygmalion (which inspired the musical My Fair Lady) and the voyeurism of MTV’s The Real World, Chisholm ruminates on the power of transformation and narrative ownership as his characters take turns trying to cash in on the other’s cultural currency, whether it be street cred, public visibility, or crossover potential.

Runs April 3 – April 28, 2019

Studio Theatre

1501 14th Street NW

Washington, DC 20005

https://www.studiotheatre.org/ Box Office - 202.332.3300

Scena Theatre

Presents

BECKETT TRIO & PINTER REP

by Samuel Beckett (Ireland) and Harold Pinter (UK)

directed by Robert McNamara (DC / US)


Previews: Fri April 5 (8 pm) | Sat April 6 (3 & 8 pm) | Sun April 7 (3 & 7 pm)

Performances: April 8 – May 5, 2019

$15 – $45 | Mon – Sat 8:00 pm | Sat & Sun 3:00 pm & 7pm

Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002


Don't miss this series of bold, short plays by two theatre giants.

Celebrate two theatre giants & Nobel Prize winners in a trio of plays by both—now playing in Rep. Ireland’s Beckett is the architect of absurdism. His brazen form of black comedy rages on with three of his most riveting classics in “Beckett Trio, Part 2”: Ohio Impromptu, Come and Go, and Catastrophe. Then, on separate nights, we present “Pinter Rep” by the master of modernism, London’s Pinter and it includes: One for the Road, Mountain Language, The New World Order, and The Pres and An Officer. Political at times, both legends will provoke your brain and stoke your emotions. Catch our month-long tribute to the greatest Thespians of the 20th Century.


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Event

11th Annual Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge presented by TCMA

Date & Time

Tuesday, Apr. 02, 2019

6:30PM

Location

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20004

Details on DCdigest Food and Wine page.