Meet Mary at the Women’s Museum in D.C. | Opening Dec. 5

National Museum Women in the Arts

Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea
National Museum of Women in the Arts
December 5, 2014–April 12, 2015


Landmark exhibition explores images of Virgin Mary by renowned 
Renaissance and Baroque artists
Many works on view for the first time in the United States

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Appearing throughout the entire world, her image is immediately recognizable. In the history of Western art, she was one of the most popular subjects for centuries. On view Dec. 5, 2014–April 12, 2015, Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea, is a landmark exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), bringing together masterworks from major museums, churches and private collections in Europe and the United States. Iconic and devotional, but also laden with social and political meaning, the image of the Virgin Mary has influenced Western sensibility since the sixth century.

Picturing Mary examines how the image of Mary was portrayed by well-known Renaissance and Baroque artists, including Botticelli, Dürer, Michelangelo, Pontormo, Gentileschi and Sirani. More than 60 paintings, sculptures and textiles are on loan from the Vatican Museums, Musée du Louvre, Galleria degli Uffizi, Palazzo Pitti and other public and private collections—many exhibited for the first time in the United States.

“Among the most important subjects in Western art for more than a millennium was a young woman: Mary, the mother of Jesus. Her name was given to cathedrals, her face imagined by painters and her feelings explored by poets,” said exhibition curator and Marian scholar Monsignor Timothy Verdon, director, Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Florence, Italy. “This exhibition will explore the concept of womanhood as represented by the Virgin Mary, and the power her image has exerted through time, serving both sacred and social functions during the Renaissance and Baroque periods.”

Picturing Mary is the newest project in an ongoing program of major historical loan exhibitions organized by NMWA, including An Imperial Collection: Women Artists from the State Hermitage Museum (2003) and Royalists to Romantics: Women Artists from the Louvre, Versailles, and other French National Collections (2012). In addition to illustrating the work of women artists, NMWA also presents exhibitions and programs about feminine identity and women’s broader contributions to culture. Picturing Mary extends, in particular, the humanist focus of Divine and Human: Women in Ancient Mexico and Peru, a large-scale exhibition organized by NMWA in 2006.

The Picturing Mary exhibition is curated by Monsignor Verdon, in consultation with Kathryn Wat, chief curator, NMWA; and facilitated by Hugh Dempsey, former director of the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, Washington, D.C.

Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea is organized by the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., with the support of MondoMostre, Rome. The exhibition is made possible with sponsorship from Wilhelmina Cole Holladay and Jacqueline Badger Mars, as well as Barbara and Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr., Rose and Paul Carter, and Alejandra and Enrique Segura. The museum is grateful for the generosity of Bertha Soto Braddock, Vincent C. Burke III, Marcia Myers Carlucci, Betty Boyd Dettre, Albert Halprin and Janice Obuchowski, Albert Baker Knoll, Marlene A. and Frederic V. Malek, the Mississippi State Committee of NMWA, Marjorie and Philip Odeen, John D. Reilly, J. Christopher and Anne N. Reyes Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. B. Francis Saul II, the Texas State Committee of NMWA, and TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, in addition to substantial support from several anonymous donors. The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. NMWA gratefully acknowledges its partnerships with the Embassy of Italy and The Catholic University of America. The exhibition celebrates the occasion of Italy’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union from July 1 through December 31, 2014.

Exhibition Highlights
Picturing Mary will offer insight into the manner in which both female and male artists conceptualized their images of Mary. The exhibition features the work of four women artists: Sofonisba Anguissola, Artemisia Gentileschi, Orsola Maddalena Caccia and Elisabetta Sirani.

“Although women artists during the Renaissance and Baroque periods were expected to focus on still life or portraiture, Picturing Mary demonstrates the intriguing ways in which women artists engaged with the narratives and symbolism that developed around the subject of Mary,” said NMWA Director Susan Fisher Sterling. “Both female and male artists contributed to the rich and varied visualization of Mary in these periods.”

In one of the earliest works in the exhibition, Puccio Capanna, a student of Giotto, depicted an enthroned Mary as Queen of Virgins. She is surrounded by female saints, a grouping that alludes to Mary’s position as a model of virtue and faith for all women. Early regal depictions of Mary prevailed until the concept of Mary as an approachable, empathetic persona began to take hold in medieval monastic communities.

Fra Filippo Lippi’s Madonna and Child (1466–69) was made for the influential Medici family, patrons of the arts who helped foster the Italian Renaissance. The artist’s image of Mary reveals wealthy Florentines’ desire for a Madonna who reflected their own lives: the Virgin is dressed in a rich brocade gown and a head scarf trimmed with gold and pearls. The mother and child’s touching cheek-to-cheek pose first appeared in Florentine sculptures of the same period.

Picturing Mary offers the first opportunity to see two mid-15th-century works by northern Italian artist Cosmè Tura side by side. A painting of the Madonna and Child on loan from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and a related terracotta relief attributed to Tura from the Grimaldi Fava Collection in Italy both depict the Virgin with elongated fingers and a wide forehand. These deliberate distortions were meant to signify Mary’s spiritual intensity.

Sandro Botticelli’s Madonna and Child (1480–81) depicts Mary and Jesus in a domestic setting as Mary reads from a book of prayers. Her melancholy expression and the darkening sky beyond the window suggest Mary’s premonition of Christ’s death. Botticelli was favored by the leading aristocratic families of Florence and enjoyed the patronage of Pope Sixtus IV.

Considered the most important woman artist before the modern period, Gentileschi was the first woman to run a large studio with many assistants and was also the first woman follower of Caravaggio. Her life story has inspired a number of contemporary novels and films. Gentileschi’s Madonna and Child (1609–10) depicts Mary as a nurturing peasant woman. With Jesus wrapped in a plain cloth and a barefooted Mary wearing simple, everyday clothes, Gentileschi presents a markedly humble conception of the Virgin.

Sirani’s Virgin and Child (1663), part of NMWA’s collection, portrays Mary not as a remote queen of heaven, but rather as a very real young Italian mother. She wears a turban favored by Bolognese peasant women and gazes adoringly at her plump baby. When Sirani died at 27, she had already produced two hundred paintings, drawings and etchings. She became famous for her ability to paint beautifully finished canvases so quickly that art lovers flocked to her studio to watch her work. Her portraits and mythological subjects, especially her images of the Holy Family and of the Virgin and Child, gained her international fame.

Online Exhibition
In conjunction with the physical exhibition, NMWA is presenting an online exhibition, featuring global representations of Mary, including the Virgin of Guadalupe and Black Madonnas from Europe and the Caribbean. In addition, NMWA has partnered with MapHook, a location-based journal and social networking application, on an interactive program that will enable a global audience to trace the route of exhibition works arriving from major international museums and learn more about them.

A 160-page, full-color catalogue published by NMWA and Scala Arts Publishers will accompany the exhibition; it features four essays and one hundred color images. The essays, by Monsignor Verdon; Melissa R. Katz, Luther Gregg Sullivan Fellow in Art History, Wesleyan University; Amy G. Remensnyder, professor of history, Brown University; and Miri Rubin, professor of medieval and early modern history and head of the School of History at Queen Mary University of London, deepen the ecumenical approach of NMWA’s Picturing Mary project, offering an expansive view of historical Marian art. The central essay, by Monsignor Verdon, discusses works in the exhibition and provides an incisive view of Mary through both socio-historical and theological lenses. Essays by historians Amy G. Remensnyder and Miri Rubin situate Mary within the broader social context of European history. Remensnyder centers her discussion on the Virgin Mary as a key player in encounters between Christian and Muslim nations in the medieval and Renaissance eras. Rubin surveys Christian traditions of representing Mary (including those developed in monastic communities) and their influence on political and cultural realms. Including discussion of a sculpture type known as Vierge ouvrante, in which the Virgin’s body serves as a set of doors that open to reveal other motifs, art historian Melissa R. Katz considers the devotional function of Marian imagery and the remarkable fluidity of its meaning through time. The catalogue will retail for $45.

The exhibition Picturing Mary will be accompanied by diverse programming, including interactive gallery talks, lectures, workshops and a musical performance.

Press Preview
The press preview for Picturing Mary will take place on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 9 a.m.–noon. Monsignor Verdon will give a tour of the exhibition at 9:30 a.m. Chief Curator Kathryn Wat and Monsignor Verdon will be available for questions and interviews. RSVP to Stacy Meteer at

National Museum of Women in the Arts 
Founded in 1981 and opened in 1987, NMWA is the only museum solely dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women in the visual, performing and literary arts. The museum’s collection features 4,500 works from the 16th century to the present created by more than 1,000 artists, including Mary Cassatt, Frida Kahlo, Alma Thomas, Lee Krasner, Louise Bourgeois, Chakaia Booker and Nan Goldin, along with special collections of 18th-century silver tableware and botanical prints.

NMWA is located at 1250 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., in a landmark building near the White House. It is open Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday, noon–5 p.m. For information, call 202-783-5000 or visit Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for visitors 65 and over and students, and free for NMWA members and youths 18 and under. Free Community Days take place on the first Sunday of each month. For more information about NMWA, visit nmwa.orgBroad Strokes BlogFacebook or Twitter.

Image Credit Lines
Elisabetta Sirani, Virgin and Child, 1663; Oil on canvas, 34 × 27 1/2 in.; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay; Conservation funds generously provided by the Southern California State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro Filipepi), Madonna and Child (Madonna col Bambino), also called Madonna of the Book (Madonna del Libro), 1480–81; Tempera and oil on wood panel, 22 7/8 × 15 5/8 in.; Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan; inv. 443


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DC’s Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels; Friday, October 17 – Sunday, October 19

Check out this weekend’s Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels from CultureCapital, your link to the Arts in Metro DC.

PetiteMortPetite Mort: Masterworks by Kylián/van Manen/Wheeldon
The Washington Ballet at Sidney Harman Hall.
Experience three of Europe’s most powerful ballet geniuses and their striking masterpieces never before performed by The Washington Ballet.


Ambassador Theater at Mead Theater Lab.
In this tense, one-act Canadian play, an unstable high-school student confronts a pacifistic guidance counselor in her claustrophobic office at the school.


Boo!Halloween 2014 Boo!
Various locations. Thru Oct. 31.
Looking for SPOOK-TACULAR FUN in Metro DC this Halloween? We’ve gathered together Halloween events for families and adults to enjoy. From zombies to haunted houses, from harvest festivals to concerts and everything in between.’s Boo! will put the TREAT in your Trick or Treating.

CultureCapital. Your Metro DC Arts Alliance for over 30 years.

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A Look behind the scenes of Mid City Artists

Mid City Artists

Event Title:  A Look behind the scenes of Mid City Artists

Date/Time:  October 18th & 19th 12PM-5PM


Mid City Artists (MCA), a decade old visual art collective, located in one of the liveliest sections of the city, opens their studio doors on October 18th and 19th.  Local artists invite the public to explore and interact in the intimate setting of their studios, spread among the Mid City area of NW Washington DC (from Dupont Circle, to U Street and Logan Circle), by offering visitors a rare portal into the artists’ creative habitat.

Visitors can enjoy DC’s fall weather by touring artist studios and witnessing an expansive offering of art and culture by some of the city’s most talented and creative artists. Open Studios is free and offers self-guided and guided tours. The self-guided tour is an open format that has proven to be an ideal way to encourage dialogue between artists and enthusiasts allowing visitors to gain firsthand knowledge about the creative process. Additionally a number of local curators and artists will lead guided tours to select studios during the Open Studios weekend. The guided tours are on a first-come, first-serve basis and will help familiarize participants with the works in a conversational setting. These free guided tours must be reserved in advance.  To reserve a tour and to download our map, visit the MCA website.

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Wearables + Things – Wearable Tech Fashion Show

WFS 2014-InfoGraphic

$14B market for wearables alone in 2014 and more than 100 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020 confirms that this IS next major technology revolution. From smart watches to connected devices, the leaders are being established and the opportunity for OEMs, developers, designers and service providers is to take the reigns of this market and ride the wave of the next decade.

Wearables + Things brings together the leading OEMs with the developers and designers that will lead the charge in meeting the growing consumer demand for apps and services in the Wearables and Internet of Things markets. Two days of deep dive technology workshops and cutting edge talks and keynotes this event will make this the East Coast’s only conference of its kind.

October 18-19 – Pre-Event Hackathon
October 20 & 21 – Morning Keynotes, Afternoon Workshops; ModevLounge

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Fall events at Honfleur Gallery and Vivid Solutions Gallery

Honfleur & Vivid

FREE & open to the public

Vivid Solutions Gallery
Saturday, October 18 at 1 pm
The Farms in conversation w/ photographer Jared Soares
Join photographer Jared Soares for a conversation about his experience photographing The George Goodman League at The Barry Farms Dwellings basketball court. Soares started documenting the games in the summer of 2013 and has continued through the 2014 season. For 39 years The George Goodman League has been a summer staple for basketball fans in the District of Columbia, especially in Southeast.
For more information, please click here.
Honfleur Gallery
Saturday, October 18 at 2:30 pm
Arena in conversation w/ artist Selin Balci
Selin Balci will discuss her unusual artistic process and inspirations behind her distinct compositions.Her concepts are explored by using living entities to recreate observable interactions and conflicts across the picture surface, where the outcomes reveal boundaries, edges and distinctive forms. Microorganisms-which become the color, texture, and context in her work-are the performers within an artificially created living platform where conflicts are played out. For more information, please click here.
Both exhibitions run through October 31 
NEW exhibits open November 7
with opening receptions from 6-8 pm
Volume by Sheila Crider
Sheila Crider’s practice is centered by study of the varied languages of art movements as early as Modernism to construct contemporary pictures using texture, pattern, line, color, form, sequence, and, now, volume, with a goal of integrating image, object, and frame.

Crider will give an artist talk on Saturday, November 15 at 2 pm.

Pictured: Volume 4

Screen Shot 2014-10-14 at 12.43.17 PMat Vivid Solutions Gallery
The presentation of a photographic image greatly influences its effect on a viewer. How do we consider an image seen in a book that we hold as opposed to a photograph in a frame hanging on a wall?
PHOTOBOOK seeks to examine these interactions. The exhibit includes books and photographs by: Anna Agoston (Brooklyn, NY), Jordan Baumgarten (Philadelphia, PA), Leda Black (Washington, DC), Kristin Gudbransdottir (Falls Church, VA), Jay Turner Frey Seawell (Washington, DC), Tatiana Shukhin (Takoma Park, MD), and Luke Strosnider (Chicago, IL).
Pictured: Untitled from the series “I Wish You Where Here” (empty frames) by Luke Strosnider

ARTIST STUDIO for RENT in Historic Anacostia

One space available for $350/month. Contact for details.

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Chamber Dance Project: Video Highlights from our Kennedy Center Season / October 29 Performance at Mayor’s Arts Awards

Sur in performance at Kennedy Center with Francesca Dugarte and Luis R. Torres; choreography by Jorge Amarante, photo by Alexander Morozov

See highlights of our June Kennedy Center Season 

Chamber Dance Project receives a $20,000 matching grant

Board President Edward Asher has announced the extraordinary generosity of an anonymous donor to match all donations up to $20,000 received by December 31, 2014.  Several patrons responded with gifts sponsoring individual artists, the Music Fund and for the June season totaling $9,000.  We have $11,000 to go and hope you will help us with any amount – and it will be doubled.

Artistic Director Diane Coburn Bruning said “It is the largest single donation in our history.  I have been so astonished at how D.C. has embraced us with this gift and the momentum to help us with our exciting 2015 season!”

Won’t you help us with a gift that will be matched? Kindly donate here

All donors receive two passes to our Open Rehearsals – our most popular behind-the-scenes events.

October 29 performance at Mayor’s Arts Awards

6:30-8:30 PM
Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC

We are honored the Mayor’s Office invited us to perform Exit Wounds as a part of their huge evening at Lisner Auditorium at GWU.  The Mayor’s Arts Awards are presitigious honors conferred by the city on artists, teachers, non-profit organizations, and patrons of the arts.

Free admission.

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Outsider Art Inside the Beltway opens today!

Art Enables

9th Annual Outsider Art Inside the Beltway!

2204 Rhode Island Ave NE
Washington, DC 20018

327Join us today Saturday, October 11 from 1pm-4pm to celebrate the work of artists across the country alongside the work of the artists you know from Art Enables at our 9th annual Outsider Art Inside the Beltway. We are proud to be showing work from groups such as Creativity Explored and First Street Gallery in California, Pure Vision Arts in New York City, Arts of Life in Chicago and many many more! The exhibit will run through the 21st of November.

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Georgetown GLOW Winter Public Art Exhibition – Call for Artists and Request for Proposals

gbidThe Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) invites artists to submit proposals for new, site-inspired public art work to be installed in Georgetown as part of the Georgetown GLOW Winter Public Art Exhibition, an outdoor display of public art and light installations on view from Friday, December 12, 2014 – Sunday, December 14, 2014.

The Georgetown GLOW Winter Public Art Exhibition is open to artists working in all mediums, including performance, video, sound, and 2-D work. While there are no specific geographic limitations, preference will be given to local and regional artists. We are seeking proposals for work that creatively incorporates light; explores concepts of space and place; inspires public interaction; and utilizes and responds to specific sites within Georgetown. The exhibition aims to highlight the historic Georgetown neighborhood through innovative public art works.

The installations will be lit nightly from 6 pm to 10 pm on the evenings of December 12, 13 and 14.


In December of 2013, the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID), in partnership with Alliance Francaise D.C.,  hosted Fete des Lumieres Georgetown, an exhibition of public installations by four international artists. Inspired by one of Europe’s most celebrated festivals, the Fete des Lumieres or Festival of Lights, held annually in Lyon, France since 1852, FDLG 2013 was the first time that any of the Lyon installations had been exhibited in the United States. Sponsors included Art Soiree Productions, SPAIN arts & culture, The JBG Companies, Wallonie-Bruxelles International and EDF (Electricite de France).  Building on the success of last year’s event, we will revisit the theme of light with the Georgetown GLOW Winter Public Art Exhibition.


The Georgetown BID will select up to 4 artists. The BID will provide an artist fee of $2000 to each selected artist. This fee will include all costs associated with materials and physical execution of the installation. Georgetown BID will provide electricity needs and overnight security for each project if and when on public property.

Exhibition Timeline:

Proposal deadline- October 22

Artists notified of project selections-  October 27-28

Georgetown location walk-through- October 29-31

Projects & project locations finalized; submission of signed contracts- November 3 -7

Installation process- December 10 -11

Exhibition on view- December 12, 13, 14

De-installation- December 15-16

 Promotional Benefits

  • Showcase your work in highly visible areas of Georgetown and to a variety of local media outlets
  • Outreach to over 15k via social media channels and the Georgetown BID newsletter, as well as the Georgetown BID website
  • Participating artists will be featured on all paid and sponsored advertising


Installations will be located in highly visible and historic sites throughout the Georgetown neighborhood. See below Georgetown locations to get an idea of sites that could be made available for your project.  The BID does not guarantee the availability of all locations and is working to secure the necessary permissions and permits for various locations.

For images of possible locations and access to the sign up form please download the form here.

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Don’t miss Rick Najera this Saturday at GALA

20140908112235_744GALA Events at a Glance:

Columbia Heights Day – Saturday, October 11, 2014 – Find our booth and pick up a brochure!

Rick Najera: Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood - Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 8 p.m. Tickets $20.

Tum Tica: Una historia de música y familia (GALita) – October 14-25, 2014. Tickets $10 & $12

Fuego Flamenco X -10th Annual Flamenco Festival – November 7-16, 2014. Tickets are $20-35

Échele un vistazo a los eventos de GALA:

Día de Columbia Heights - sábado, 11 de octubre del 2014 – encuentre nuestro kiosco en el festival!

Rick Najera: Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood - sábado, 11 de octubre de 2014, 8 pm. Boletos $20.

¡Tum Tica!Una historia de música y familia (GALita)- 14 al 25 de octubre del 2014 – Boletos $12 y $10

Festival Fuego Flamenco X - 7 al 16 de noviembre del 2014. Boletos $20-35

Rick Najera at GALA

This Saturday, Oct 11 at 8 p.m., GALA welcomes Mexican-American, award winning author and comedian, Rick Najera, as he performs in his one man show, Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood. The show is based on his popular book, Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood, which won first place for “Most Inspirational Non-Fiction Book” at the 2014 International Latino Book Awards.

Performed in English, Najera uses humor to great effect in this unapologetic and honest look at the depiction of Latino culture. In this comedic memoir, Najera explores what it means to be Latino within the ever-changing backdrop of life of a rising Hollywood artist.

There will be a meet & greet book signing after the show.

General Admission: $20. For tickets, call 202-234-7174 or visit our online box office

Rick Najera en GALA

Este sábado, 11 de octubre a las 8 p.m., GALA le da la bienvenida a Rick Najera, el reconocido y premiado comediante y autor mexicano-estadounidense, que realizará su presentación unipersonal, Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood. La obra está basado en su popular libro, Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood, que obtuvo el primer lugar en la categoría de Libro Más Inspirador (no ficción) en el concurso 2014 del International Latino Book Awards.

En esta obra, la cual está interpretada en inglés, Nájera utiliza su humor con gran efecto para dar un vistazo honesto y sin muchas concesiones a la representación de la cultura latina. En esta autobiografía cómica, Nájera explora lo que significa ser latino en el incesante ambiente de Hollywood y de la vida como un artista prometedor en Hollywood.

Después de la presentación, habrá una firma de libros y el público tendrá la oportunidad conocer al autor.

Entrada General: $20. Para boletos, llame al 202-234-7174 o visite nuestra boletería virtual.

Tum Tica: una historia de música y familia            

GALA is proud to announce the world premiere of Tum Tica: una historia de música y familia, a new bilingual show for the whole family. When a grandfather and his U.S. born grandson travel to Colombia, they discover their family history and culture through music – a fusion of indigenous, Spanish and African rhythms that make up Latin American beats. Puppets of Celia Cruz and Tito Puente enliven this entertaining voyage of discovery.

Commissioned by GALA and written by Mexican-American Cecilia Cackley, with puppets by Wit’s End Puppets, this entertaining piece runs October 14 to 25, 2014.

Student matinees for Tum Tica are scheduled on October 14 through October 17, and October 20 through October 23 at 10:30 am. Special performances for the general public will take place on Saturday, October 18 and Saturday, October 25 at 3 pm. General Admission: $12 Adults; $10 Students. For tickets, call 202-234-7174 or visit our online box office.


Tum Tica: una historia de música y familia    

GALA se enorgullece en anunciar el estreno mundial de Tum Tica: una historia de música y familia, una nueva presentación bilingüe de GALita para toda la familia. Cuando un abuelo y su nieto estadounidense viajan a Colombia descubren su historia  cultural y familiar a través de la música – una  fusión de ritmos indígenas, españoles y africanos que conforman los ritmos latinoamericanos. Títeres de Celia Cruz y Tito Puente animan este entretenido viaje de descubrimiento.

Comisionada por  GALA y escrito por la mexicana-americana Cecilia Cackley, y con títeres creados por Wit’s End Puppets, esta obra divertida se presentará desde el 14 al 25 de octubre de 2014.

Matinés estudiantiles para Tum Tica están programadas desde el 14 al 17 de octubre y del 20 al 23 de octubre a las 10:30 am. Las actuaciones especiales para el público en general tendrán lugar elsábado 18 de octubre y sábado, 25 de octubre a las 3 pm. Para boletos, llame al 202-234-7174 o visite nuestra boletería virtual.

Join us on Columbia Heights Day            

Join your neighbors & bring your friends on Saturday, October 11th! The Columbia Heights Day Initiative and 11th Street Business Alliance are excited to announce the kick-off of the 8th Annual Columbia Heights Day Festival. Neighbors and friends of all ages are welcome to join the fun-packed day of festivities which will feature local musicians, a dunk tank, face painters, eating contest, an adult tricycle race, yoga, family fun field day, outdoor movie screening of “E.T.” & much much more!

The festival will take place from 11 a.m to 6 p.m. on 2 blocks of fun on 11th Street (Park St to Kenyon St + Tubman Elementary School for kids activities).  Look for our GALA Theatre booth!

Vengan a nuestro Columbia Heights Day            

¡Únete a tus vecinos y trae a tus amigos el sábado 11 de octubre! La Iniciativa del Día de Columbia Heights y la Alianza de Negocios de la Calle 11 se complacen en anunciar la celebración de nuestro Octavo Festival Anual del Día de Columbia Heights. Vecinos y amigos de todas las edades están bienvenidos a participar en este día festivo y lleno de actividades que contarán con músicos locales, un tanque de agua, pintores de caras, concursos de comer, una carrera de triciclo para adultos, yoga, proyección de la película “”ËT” y mucho más. Un día al aire libre dedicado a la diversión familiar !!!

El festival se llevará a cabo 11 a.m.-6 p.m. en dos cuadras llenas de diversiones en 11 St NW (de Park Rd a Kenyon St NW y en el Harriet Tubman School Yard para actividades de ninos).  Vengan a visitar al kiosko de GALA en el festival!

GALA Hispanic Theatre – 3333 14th Street, NW – Washington, DC 20010

(202) 234-7174 – –

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Dumbarton Concerts Opens 37th Season

“Hall-filling power”: The Dublin Guitar Quartet opens

Dumbarton Concerts’ 37th Season

October 18 at 8:00 pm
Described as a “quartet with a difference” by The Irish Times, the Dublin Guitar Quartet is a one-of-a-kind classical guitar ensemble that occupies a unique space in the chamber music world. It is the first classical guitar quartet devoted to new music. Audiences can expect an explosive, entertaining, and completely novel concert experience. The program features the Philip Glass String Quartet No. 3 “Mishima”. The Washington Post’s Stephen Brookes described DGQ as “Intricate detail backed by hall-filling power”.

“The Dublin Guitar Quartet have no frontiers when it comes to blazing a trail for contemporary music.”

— Dick O’Riordan, Sunday Business Post (Ireland)

Purchase tickets here.

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