What to do this weekend: Arts edition!

Here are some fun upcoming arts events in the DC metro area.

Thursday September 26th:

Eldredge Prize Lecture with Leo Mazow @ Smithsonian American Art

Eldredge Prize Lecture with Leo Mazow
WHEN Thursday, September 26, 2013, 4pm
CATEGORIES Lectures & Discussions
LOCATION American Art Museum
EVENT LOCATION McEvoy Auditorium
WEBCAST www.americanart.si.edu…
COST Free
NOTE The Smithsonian American Art Museum awarded the Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art toLeo Mazow, associate professor of art history at the University of Arkansas, for his book Thomas Hart Benton and the American SoundMazow presents his scholarship at the annual Eldredge Prize lecture with a reception following.

MEET THE ARTIST: KIM SCHOENSTADT @ Hirshhorn

Kim Schoenstadt, 'Sightline Series: La Jolla, Ca.,' 2012
Kim Schoenstadt, Sightline Series: La Jolla, Ca., 2012

Meet the Artist: Kim Schoenstadt

Thursday, September 26, 2013
7 pm
Ring Auditorium

Kim Schoenstadt’s work plays with the intersection of architecture, sculpture, color, line, history, culture, and concepts. Her “mash-up drawings” allow her to defy the laws of gravity while incorporating architecture into site-specific installations that engage audiences throughout the construction process. Last year she was awarded a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship and began a research-based residency. The SARF program brings together Smithsonian scholars and distinguished visual artists to explore cross-disciplinary connections between science, history, art, and culture. As part of the fellowship she was given access not only to what is on view in the various Smithsonian museums’ galleries but also to the vast collections maintained behind the scenes, in archives and storage facilities. Schoenstadt will discuss her work and share what she researched as a fellow.

View the artist’s work on her website:  http://www.kimschoenstadt.com

Friday September 27th

Art History Happy Hour!

kiki-dans-un-bar-montparnasse-1931 copy6pm @ Northside Social Coffee & Wine, 3211 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

Saturday September 28th

Art All Night DC 2013

 

Free overnight arts festival in Washington, DC’s Shaw neighborhood, September 28, 2013
Art All Night: Nuit Blanche DC will be presented on September 28, 2013, from 7:00 PM to 3:00 AM in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC. This will be the second presentation of the DC version of this Parisian overnight arts festival (a “Taste of Art All Night” was presented in 2012). Over one dozen venues ranging from the 32,000 square foot Wonder Bread Factory to the 500 square foot storefront at 1033 7th Street, NW will be included in the festival. Public buildings like the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library and private art galleries and the Warehouse Theatre will all be filled with visual art installations and art, music and dance performances for one night only. Art Al Night: Nuit Blanche DC will be presented by Shaw Main Streets, the commercial revitalization and historic preservation non profit organization serving Shaw’s 7th and 9th Streets, NW commercial corridors.
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