Winter/Spring 2019 Programs

Saturday, March 23, 2pm

Gallery Talk: Anne Truitt

Anne Truitt, Essex, 1962, Acrylic on Wood, 69 x 13 x 8 in, Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art

Join us for a gallery talk by Max Levin, which will explore Anne Truitt’s sculpture Essex, 1962, which was recently gifted to The Kreeger Museum by the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
Max Levin is an artist and writer interested in abstraction and based in the Washington, DC area. He currently works on curatorial, museum education, and archival projects at Glenstone Museum in Potomac, MD and is also a guide in the galleries there.

This program is free and open to the public. No reservations required.

Saturday, March 23, 2-3pm
Gallery Visit: De La Cruz Art Gallery

Photo courtesy of the Maria & Alberto de la Cruz Art Gallery

The opening of the Maria & Alberto de la Cruz Art Gallery marked an exciting moment in the evolution of both the visual arts and innovative multidisciplinary programming on Georgetown University’s campus. In tandem with the Lucille M. and Richard F. X. Spagnuolo Gallery, the de la Cruz Gallery is an intellectual and creative incubator for all of Georgetown University’s departments and initiatives.
Tour the latest exhibition, Glenn Ligon: To be a Negro in this country is really never to be looked at, which features paintings, prints, and photos by Ligon from the mid 90s to today, plus a rarely exhibited Andy Warhol wallpaper on loan from the Warhol Museum.
Registration is now full.

Saturday, March 30, 2pm

A Cappella Performance by Georgetown Superfood

Listen to Georgetown University a cappella group Superfood perform as you visit the galleries.

From killer mashups to dubstep beatboxing, Superfood has become Georgetown’s standard for bold a cappella, and many have taken note. Within the last few years, Superfood has sung for the Georgetown Wall Street Alliance in New York City, sung the national anthem for thousands of basketball fans at the Verizon Center, and even helped a man propose to his girlfriend (she said yes!!!). Superfood is also an award winning competitor with awards for best vocal percussionist and outstanding arrangement along with a first and second place ranking at the Mid-Atlantic quarterfinals of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella.

This program is free and open to the public. No reservation required.

Friday, April 12, 8pm

Lee, Ninomiya, Katz Trio

Photo courtesy of Paul Katz

World-renowned cellist Paul Katz returns to The Kreeger Museum where he has performed for decades. He is joined by New England Conservatory colleagues Pei-Shan Lee and Ayano Ninomiya for a program featuring selections by Beethoven, Leoš Janácek, and Dvorák.

Pianist Pei-Shan Lee has performed at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and concert halls in Europe, Israel, and Asia. Violinist Ayano Ninomiya enjoys a brilliant international career as both soloist and chamber musician and delivered a TED talk in 2012. Paul Katz is known to concertgoers the world over as cellist of the Cleveland Quartet, which, during an international career of 26 years, made more than 2,500 appearances on four continents.

Katz and Lee have performed together in the U.S., Europe and Asia since 2006, and began collaborating with Ninomiya in 2015. All three members of the Trio serve on the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music.

Tickets: $40 | Members: $30

Doors open at 6:30pm | Wine & cheese at 7pm
Valet parking: $10 | No parking available on the premises

Beethoven, “Kakadu” Variations, op. 121a
Leoš Janácek, Sonata for Violin and Piano 
Dvorák, Trio in E minor, op. 90 “Dumky”

Saturday, April 20, 2pm

Piano Performance: Mathilde Handelsman

Listen to pianist Mathilde Handelsman perform as you visit the galleries.

Praised for her unusual and imaginative playing (Menahem Pressler, 2017), for “her calm technical control, her immediate sense of balance” as well as for “extraordinary vigor, flawless musicality” (Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace 2013), Handelsman has performed as a solo and chamber musician throughout Europe and the United States. Her performance will bring together poetic lyricism and melancholy with operatic bravura and virtuosity, through a selection of works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and Debussy.

This program is free and open to the public. No reservation required.
Tuesday, April 23, 11:00am

AIA | DC Architecture Month Tour

Photo by Erich Keel

Join David Hawkins, Head of Education, and AIA | DC for an architectural tour of The Kreeger Museum. Completed in 1967, and designed by Philip Johnson and Richard Foster, the building serves as a fine example of the eclectic inspiration and unique style which came to define Johnson's career. The one-hour tour will focus on Johnson's architectural philosophy, the history of the building, and the visionary fusion of art, architecture, and music.
Tickets: $15

Saturday, April 27, 11am

Isamu Noguchi: International Sculpture Day Talk

Isamu Noguchi, Soliloquy, 1962, Bronze (numbered 1/6), with base, 91 3/4 18 x 18 inches

Join us for a special International Sculpture Day talk on Isamu Noguchi. Joanna Baker, Head of Collection Management, will discuss Isamu Noguchi, focusing on his work, Soliloquy, on view on the Sculpture Terrace. The talk will explore Noguchi's vast body of work and his artistic motifs, as well as investigate connections between Soliloquy and other artworks in the Museum's collection.

This program is free and open to the public. No reservation required.

April 27 2pm

Outdoor Yoga Class

Sri yoga is a chakra based, gentle, traditional hatha yoga practice accessible to all levels. Restorative and healing poses aligned with breath awareness are held to allow deeper access with greater release. Our practices culminates with a delicious plein air savassana sound bath. Please bring a water bottle, yoga mat and any props or blankets you prefer. Yoga mats will be available for rent on a first come basis. $5 per mat. 
Advanced registration required: $10 per person (includes Museum admission). Cancelled in the event of rain; refunds will be issued automatically.

Wednesday, May 1, 7pm

In Conversation: Vesela Sretenovic and Danielle O’Steen

Charles Hinman, Sails, 1965, Acrylic on shaped canvas, 34 x 36 x 6 1/2 inches

In this two-part conversation, Vesela Sretenovic and Danielle O’Steen will discuss the history of the shaped canvas in the context of concurrent exhibitions: Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island) at The Phillips Collection and Charles Hinman: Structures, 1965–2014 at The Kreeger Museum. 

Vesela Sretenovic is Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Phillips Collection. Danielle O’Steen is Guest Curator for Charles Hinman: Structures, 1965–2014 at The Kreeger Museum.
Tickets: $15 | Members: $12
Doors open at 6:30pm | Wine and cheese to follow
Limited parking the premises

The second part of this conversation will take place at The Phillips Collection on Thursday, May 2, 12:30pm. 


May 25, 2pm

Mindful Sketching Class

Following a walk through the Sculpture Garden’s inspirational grounds, participants will be guided into a place of stillness and inner awareness as we mindfully move into art making and sketching from observation. In this process, our practice is simply and powerfully, to see. But not with just our eyes! The language of art requires much more. We'll use all our senses for this delightful exploration to bring our drawings to life. No experience necessary. Please bring your own sketchbook, materials and water bottle. 
Advanced registration required: $10 per person (includes Museum admission). Cancelled in the event of rain; refunds will be issued automatically.

June 8, 2pm

Healing Sounds Meditation Class

Photo courtesy of Jeneen Piccurrio

Harmonize your body/mind/being with this special meditation offering. Bathed in a soothing sound scape featuring many sound tools including: Crystal & Tibetan bowls, bells, chimes and the Symphonic Gong, allow yourself the gift of 'doing nothing' as the sound swirls around and fills you, bringing deep relaxation and inspiration. Sound healing facilities a deeply detoxing experience for the nervous system as well as the body. Unplug the thinking mind and enjoy the benefits of deep relaxation. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket or towel to lie on and anything else you need to be comfortable. You can either lie down or sit up for this offering. 

Advanced registration required: $10 per person (includes Museum admission). Cancelled in the event of rain; refunds will be issued automatically. 
Saturday, June 15, noon - 2pm

DC Jazz Festival: Jazz in the 'Hoods
Featuring the Elijah Jamal Balbed Quartet


The Kreeger Museum is pleased to present the Elijah Jamal Balbed Quartet for Jazz in the ‘Hoods as part of the 2019 DC Jazz Festival. 
Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC, a major feature of the DC Jazz Festival, is an exciting partnership with local clubs, restaurants, hotels and galleries in celebration of jazz in our nation’s capital. Jazz in the 'Hoods unites DC in a citywide partnership and presenting a mix of local and nationally recognized artists.
Admission is free. This event will take place outdoors, weather permitting. Picnic blankets are welcome.
Please note that lawn chairs are not permitted in the Sculpture Garden or the Museum.

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