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The Anacostia Arts Center Welcomes @TJRSTUDIOS

Friday, December 19th, 2014
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On Friday, December 12, 2014, the Anacostia Arts Center hosted a Red Carpet Fundraising Gala on behalf of Washingtonian native Thomas C. Bartley Jr. (Frat

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Portraits of a Lady:
The Metropolitan Exhibits Madame Cézanne

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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“I owe you the truth in painting, and I will tell it to you,” Paul Cézanne wrote to fellow artist, Emile Bernard, in 1905, a

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Mad Ads: Which Star’s Scent Is Yours?

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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Perfume is a popular gift for the holidays. No surprise that TV commercials for perfumes seem to pop up constantly this time of year. Pity

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Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea

Saturday, December 13th, 2014
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Until the eighteenth century, the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, was the most frequently depicted woman in Western art, showing up in paintings and sculptures

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Cooper Hewitt Museum Reopens

Friday, December 12th, 2014
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Cooper Hewitt is back and New Yorkers will be thrilled with the results. Closed for three years, while its East 91st Street Carnegie Mansion home

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The Tempest: An Island of Enchantment

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
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We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded, with a sleep. William Shakespeare Stylistically The Tempest currently being performed

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At the Met: Bartholomeus Spranger’s
Eroticism Unveiled In A Major Exhibition

Sunday, December 7th, 2014
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Bartholomeus Spranger (1564-1611) isn’t a name that readily comes up on a who’s who among late 16th century European old masters, yet he was one

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Reese Witherspoon Walks the Walk in Wild

Friday, December 5th, 2014
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Anyone who has ever gone on a long hike will immediately connect with Reese Witherspoon’s character in the opening scene of Wild. In the middle

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