Fall 2018 Programs

Saturday, November 17, 8 pm | Doors open at 6:45 pm

Washington National Opera Young Artist Program Recital

The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program's recital series offers the opportunity to experience powerful voices and unique artistry in cultural and historic settings around the city. This is a chance to witness the stars of tomorrow’s international opera stages up close, performing some of the world’s most beautiful and personal music. Each recital focuses on the collections and exhibitions on display at each venue, deepening audience members’ understanding of how artists influence each other’s work across different genres - an ideal way to explore the connections between text and music; poetry and art; sound, shape, and color.

Through the Museum’s collection of Impressionist, Expressionist, and Cubist works, the audience will learn more about both art and music and spend time with some of America’s greatest young singers. The performance will include insightful narration from Program Director, Robert Ainsley. 
This program is generously supported by Jacqueline Badger Mars. 
Tickets: $40 | Members: $30
7:00pm Light Reception 
8:00pm Concert

Valet available for $10 | Street parking in neighborhood
No parking on premises

Thursday, December 6, 7 pm
Lecture: Mondrian, Modernism, and "The Flowers"
Join David W. Hawkins, Head of Education, for a lecture on Piet Mondrian’s enigmatic flower paintings. Hawkins will discuss the connection between the artist’s early works and his later, fully developed style, as well as Mondrian’s dogmatic artistic vision within the broader context of painting and creativity in the 20th Century. 
Tickets: $10 | Members: Free

Limited parking on premises | Street parking in neighborhood

Thursday, December 13, 7:30 pm 

Heifetz Holiday Concert

New Artistic Director Nicholas Kitchen, of the acclaimed Borromeo Quartet, leads a talented troupe of musicians from the Heifetz International Music Institute - dedicated to the artistic growth and career development of some of the most talented and promising young musicians in the world – for a special holiday-infused program of Baroque favorites, classical masterworks, and music for the season!
Tickets: $25 | Members: $20


Limited parking on premises | Street parking in neighborhood

Saturday, December 15, 1:30 pm 

Outdoor Sculpture Talk: 
Emilie Bzrezinski & Dalya Luttwak

Installation view of Finding a Path, Emilie Brzezinski & Dalya Luttwak: A Conversation. All works courtesy of the artists. Credit: Greg Staley.

Grab your mittens and join curator Aneta Georgievska-Shine as she untangles the poetics of nature in the work of sculptors Emilie Brzezinski and Dalya Luttwak at both the American University Museum and The Kreeger Museum.

This event starts at the Katzen Arts Center at 1:30PM, where Georgievska-Shine will discuss Finding a Path, a site-specific, collaborative installation by Brzezinski and Luttwak. Participants will then board a shuttle to The Kreeger Museum where Georgievska-Shine will lead a conversation about the outdoor works by Brzezinski (Lament), and Luttwak (Poison Ivy).

Dalya Luttwak and Emilie Brzezinski will be in attendance to answer questions about their artwork, process, and collaboration.

RSVPs are required to reserve a seat on the shuttle.
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1:30 – 2:15 American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
2:30 – 3:00 The Kreeger Museum Sculpture Garden

Free parking available in the Katzen Arts Center parking garage. Participants will board shuttle to The Kreeger Museum at the Katzen at 2:10; the shuttle will return to the Katzen at 3:00. Limited seating on shuttle; please RSVP to reserve a seat. This is an outdoor program; please dress for the weather.

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