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Degas at the Opera

September 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Musée d’Orsay, 1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur
Paris, 75007 France
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Throughout his entire career, from his debut in the 1860s up to his final works after 1900, the Opera formed the focal point of Degas’ output. It was his “own room”. He explored the theatre’s various spaces - auditorium and stage, boxes, foyers, and dance studios - and followed those who frequented them: dancers, singers, […]

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Bonnard to Vuillard: The Intimate Poetry of Everyday Life

October 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Bonnard to Vuillard: The Intimate Poetry of Everyday Life — The Nabi Collection of Vicki and Roger Sant presents over 60 exquisite, rarely seen works by a leading group of French Post-Impressionist artists who ushered in a new form of artistic expression in the 1890s. Assuming the name “Nabis” (from the Hebrew navi, meaning “prophet”), […]

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America’s First Veterans

November 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - April 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

The tens of thousands of men who fought for American independence suffered extraordinary privations in the war and risked their lives and livelihoods to help establish the United States. They had gone unpaid for much of the war, and many of them returned home with little more than the honor of having served the nation […]

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Versailles Revival 1867-1937

November 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - March 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

From 19 November 2019 to 15 March 2020, the Africa and Crimea Rooms will play host to the “Versailles Revival” exhibition, looking at how, between 1867 and 1937, the Palace ignited passions for Versailles in its Ancien Régime version as it underwent an extensive programme of restoration and refurbishment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=axBUKvjGwU4&feature=emb_title One hundred years after the […]

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We Return Fighting: The African American Experience in World War I

December 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

We Return Fighting will be a 4,200 sq. ft. temporary exhibition opening at the National Museum of African American History and Culture on December 13, 2019. The exhibition will have three sections, 26 themes, nine media pieces, a photography gallery, and an interactive engagement, anchored in nine African American historical luminary personalities. The exhibition will mainly interpret life experiences of […]

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Marjorie Post and Marie Antoinette, A Story of American Taste

January 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hillwood Estate, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
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Marjorie Merriweather Post was particularly attracted to exquisite French decorative arts with aristocratic and royal provenance. In her successive New York City residences, Post amassed an impressive collection of French treasures that epitomize the period’s taste for French royals, especially Queen Marie Antoinette. This lecture will explore the lesser-known early collecting period of Marjorie Post […]

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