Spring 2019 Programs


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.


Saturday, 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 all-day 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. 

 


 

Saturday, May 4, 2pm

Gallery Talk: Nineteenth Century French Art



Camille Pissarro, The Tuileries Gardens, Summer (Le Jardin des Tuileries, été), 1900, Oil on canvas, 21 1/2 x 35 3/4 inches
Join us for the first of two gallery talks by Dr. Erich Keel on French art in the Collection. This talk will focus on French art of the nineteenth century, exploring works by Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Boudin, and Cezanne.

Erich Keel served as The Kreeger Museum’s Head of Education from 1999 to 2013. A graduate of Emory University, Keel wrote his doctoral dissertation on the French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty. His current studies focus on the art and history of twentieth-century France and Germany.

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

Saturday, May 11, 2pm

Gallery Talk: Twentieth Century French Art


Jean Dubuffet, Water in Gas (L'eau dans le gaz), 1961, Oil on canvas, 35 x 46 7/8 inches
Join us as Dr. Erich Keel presents the second of two gallery talks on French art in the Collection. This talk will explore twentieth-century French art, including works by Braque, Bonnard, Tanguy, De Staël, and Dubuffet.

Erich Keel served as The Kreeger Museum’s Head of Education from 1999 to 2013. A graduate of Emory University, Keel wrote his doctoral dissertation on the French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty. His current studies focus on the art and history of twentieth-century France and Germany.

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

Saturday,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 all-day Museum admission). Cancelled in the event of rain; refunds will be issued automatically. Please be aware that sketching is not permitted inside the Museum.
 

Saturday, 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 all-day 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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