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Browsing Posts published in March, 2009

It Is What It Is: Conversations About Iraq
Nationally touring public art project by Jeremy Deller
Produced by Creative Time, NYC
In DC on the National Mall
Thursday, March 26, 2009,
11am – 6pm

Jefferson Drive SW, between 12th and 14th Streets

Provisions Library, Foreign Policy Focus, Institute of Policy Studies and Street Scenes are pleased to coordinate the Washington, DC presentation of It Is What It Is: Conversations About Iraq, a new project by Turner Prize-winning British artist Jeremy Deller, commissioned and produced by Creative Time and the New Museum.

Deller’s project is a catalyst for public discussion about the history, present circumstances, and future of Iraq through unscripted, nonpartisan conversations in cities across the country. These talks will be held in public sites such as shopping malls and parks by guest experts Jonathan Harvey and Esam Pasha, specially selected by Deller to participate in the tour. The presentation includes the remains of a car destroyed in a bombing in Baghdad.

Please come and participate and feel free to bring objects related to Iraq that could serve as a focus for discussion. More information about the project, including daily video updates as the project travels can be found at

Washington is the first stop on a three-week, 10-city road trip from New York to Los Angeles, featuring Jeremy Deller and guest experts Jonathan Harvey (an Iraq war veteran and recently demobilized Psychological Operations platoon sergeant) and Esam Pasha (an Iraqi refugee, artist, and former translator for the Chief Advisor in the British Embassy of Baghdad).

Also on tour is a car destroyed in a bombing on Al-Mutanabbi Street, Baghdad in March 2007. This tragedy killed over thirty people, and has taken on added significance because the street, named after a well-known Iraqi poet, was the site of numerous book markets and cafés, and was considered the nexus of Baghdadi cultural and intellectual life. The car is meant to ground conversations in the facts, figures, and eyewitness descriptions that have been lacking in most information about the Iraq war, and is intended to serve as a visual aid to prompt open dialogue and civil conversation. It was also one of a sparse selection of objects in the presentation at the New Museum.

Breaking Through: Women Leading Museums
Thursday, March 26

6:30 pm

@ National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue, NW

Register here.

A lively discussion with four women museum directors exploring the role of women in our nation’s cultural life.

  • Camille Giraud Akeju, Director, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
  • Leslie Buhler, Executive Director, Tudor Place Historic House and Garden.
  • Dorothy Kosinski, Director, The Phillips Collection.
  • Susan Fisher Sterling, Director, National Museum of Women in the Arts.
  • Susan Stamberg, nationally renowned interviewer and N.P.R. Morning Edition special correspondent, will moderate.

Buy a print made by Kate McGraw and Ann Tarantino by Thursday, March 26, and be one of the first to view the Workbook video on March 28 at a champagne & pizza party at the Gallery at Flashpoint. Your name will also be included in the Workbook video as a patron who helped support the making of this art piece.

More information about Workbook here.
Purchase a print from PayPal.

Each 7 ½ x 7 ½ inch print will be hand-marked and embellished by Ann and Kate and hand-stamped with a signature seal created by the artists. Each unique piece will be printed on 300 gsm, 100% cotton Crane Museo Portfolio Rag paper.

Save the Date!

Cherry Blast
A Pink Line Project in association with the National Cherry Blossom Festival

Friday, April 10

9 pm to 2 am

art + live music + dance + dj fashion + anime + origami + more!

More info coming soon!

Hirshhorn After Hours is sold out! But if you join the museum, you can still get a ticket to After Hours. PLUS, you can hang out with Very Important Peeps in the VIP lounge hosted by The Pink Line Project. Why would you want to hang out in the VIPeeps lounge?

(1) No waiting in the general admission line!

(2) One free signature drink inside the lounge!

(3) Swag!

After Hours
Friday, March 27

8 pm to midnight

@ Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Go here for info on joining.

Free Lecture: Mel Chin
Speaking about the Fundred Project

Tuesday, March 24
7- 8:30 pm
@ Arlington Arts Center
3550 Wilson Boulevard

The FUNDRED DOLLAR BILL PROJECT is an innovative artwork made of millions of drawings. This creative collective action is intended to support OPERATION PAYDIRT, an extraordinary art/science project uniting three million children with educators, scientists, health care professionals, designers, urban planners, engineers and artists. Together they are working to make safe the lead polluted soil of New Orleans that places thousands of children at risk for severe learning disabilities and behavioral problems, including violent crime.

ayyoko confidential
performiang “drop”
@ TAP DC’s “Something Beautiful” Gallery

Opening and Reception:
Tuesday, March 24
7:00 pm

“drop” is a narrative multimedia composition by video artist Ayo Okunseinde and electronic composer Yoko K. ( which is to be performed at UNICEF’s World Water Week / Tap Project’s “Something Beautiful” Exhibition Opening and Reception on March 24, 2009. Through a live performance of video and electronic music, the artists chronicle the journey of an enigmatic drop of water from birth to consumption. The ode traces the drop through the natural processes of clouds, rain and rivers to situations of wells, industry and human consumption. The piece investigates issues of potable water, access to water resources and water borders, both natural and man-made.

Drop utilizes video footage and photographs of nature, water, consumption and industry. Additionally, the music sources sounds of water and electronic samples of water related sounds. Since the theme of the 2009 World Water Week is “Shared Water – Shared Opportunities,” with special focus placed on the waters that cross borders and link us together, the soundscape incorporates the various human voices that symbolize the message that “we are all in the same boat.” The combination of these elements through creative electronic montages create an environment of immersion for the conveyance of works concept.

National Gallery of Art
Gallery Talk/Lecture
Henri Matisse: Notes of a Painter

Tuesday, March 24
Noon – 2pm
To register click here

@ National Gallery of Art
Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW

Mel Chin Lecture

Tuesday, March 24
7 – 8:30pm

@ Arlington Arts Center
3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington VA

Laura Elkins: HOMEwRAP at the ACLU-NCA Bill of Rights Luncheon

Thursday, March 26
11am – 2pm (ticket holders only – for tickets, please call 202.457.0800)

@ Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Rd NW

Tina Palmer, Sun Through the Forest

Tina Palmer
Wine Tasting and Meet the Artist Event

Thursday, March 26
6 – 8:30pm

@ Broadway Gallery
12231 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax, VA

Laura Elkins

Laura Elkins: The First Ladies & Me

Opening reception:
Thursday, March 26
6:30 – 8:30pm

@ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

Breaking Through: Women Leading Museums
A Panel Discussion Celebrating Women’s History Month

Thursday, March 26
Admission is $20 for ArtTable members, $25 for non-members, and $10 for students (with ID). Tickets are available at or 212-343-1735 x 25

@ The National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue NW

Kaveh Sardari
Curtain Call

Friday, March 27
6 – 9pm

@ Caramel
1603 U Street NW

Billy Colbert
Love is a Losing Game
March 27 – April 24

Opening reception:
Friday, March 27
6 – 9pm

@ Long View Gallery
1320 9th Street NW

Paintings by Ellington Robinson
Yesterday’s Tomorrow

Opening reception:
Friday, March 27
7 – 9pm

2438 18th Street NW

Hirshhorn After Hours
Members’ VIP Lounge hosted by The Pink Link Project

Friday, March 27
8pm – 12am
Tickets must be purchased in advance:

Korbet Moering, Manipulation

Korbet Moering
Original Pastel Paintings
March 27 – 29

Saturday, March 28
10am – 7pm
Meet the artist 5 – 7pm

@ Athena Gallery
6701 Franconia Road, Springfield, VA

Fundraiser for Workbook, an art installation and video project
buy a unique print by Kate McGraw and Ann Tarantino to support the project

Visit to purchase a print for $50!

Purchasers of the print are invited to attend the special video launch event:
Saturday, March 28
6 – 9pm

@ The Gallery at Flashpoint
916 G Street NW


Saturday, March 28
8pm – midnight
1869 Society Members $80 • Corcoran Members $90 • Non-Members $100 • VIP $125
To register visit

@ Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 Seventeenth Street NW

Rachelle Puryear, Anne Bouie, Shelia Crider, Billy Colbert, Paul So,
Barbra Blanco, Bill Dallas, Alonzo Davis, Bryan McFarlane
Between East and West
March 28 – May 30

Opening reception:
Saturday, March 28
6 – 8pm

@ Millennium Arts Salon
1213 Girard Street NW

Cherry Blast is going to blow you away.
The Pink Line Project is thrilled to host the Members’ VIP Lounge at the Hirshhorn After Hours. Join the Annual Circle and you will receive these benefits when you come to After Hours:

(1) VIP Lounge hosted by The Pink Line Project!

(2) No waiting in the general admission line!

(3) One free signature drink inside the lounge!

(4) Swag!

(5) Hang out with Very Important Peeps!

Friday, March 27
8 pm to midnight
@ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
7th and Independence, NW

See below for information on becoming a member and purchasing tickets.

For more information and to join the Annual Circle, click here or call 202-633-2836.

Join the Associates Circle and receive one free ticket to After Hours.
Join the Contributors Circle or higher and receive two free tickets to After Hours.

TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE and will not be available for sale on the night of the event or at the Hirshhorn at any time. For more information and to buy tickets, visit

After Hours features video artist Ricardo Rivera and the Klip Collective, whose large-scale projections can be seen around the world, joins Pieris Music’s Lumia Ensemble and live electronic music by Sean O’Neal (aka DJ someone else) and DJ Tleilaxu will transform the outdoor plaza into an all night 360-degree audio visual immersion experience. Don’t miss curator-led exhibition tours of Louise Bourgeois and Strange Bodies.

Me too.

From Post Secret.

Mayor’s Arts Award
Monday, March 23
6:00 PM

@ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Concert Hall – Millennium Stage

Hosted by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty,
the Mayor’s Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors
conferred by Washington, D.C. on the individual artists,
arts organizations, and patrons of the arts.

Free and open to the public.