Michelangelo. Excited beyond words to be able to see this! Only two cities in the United States and a set of works that according to Frederick News Post, “is typically viewed only by scholars who must travel to the Casa Buonarroti museum in Florence, the city where Michelangelo spent most of his 89 years.”
The drawings are being shown in the Muscarelle Museum of Art through April 14th.
Admission is $15. Children under 12 are free.
Hours: Tue- Sat 10AM – 5 PM, Sun Noon – 5PM
To read a detailed article about this rare event please visit: William & Mary; Art & Science.
Art Night at the Torpedo Factory will be December 13th from 6-9 PM. The event is free. It will include open studios and galleries, refreshments, the opportunity to interact with artists and shopping. There will also be a craft station where you can make your own holiday ornament.
Photo: Torpedo Factory. Credit: Alie Preusser.
Our family loves this event. Don’t miss it!
Please don’t miss the family friendly holiday event happening tomorrow, December 1st from 4-6 PM. The excitement is taking place in the Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill in DC. There will be carolers, treasure hunts, art, light refreshments, and a charity drive for the Duke Ellington School of Arts.
The galleries are in a cluster and make it convenient to visit one gallery after another, this is one of the few remaining gallery clusters in the city. Please visit this link, Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill, for directions and a list of participating galleries.
Photo: Del Ray Holiday Market. Credit: Del Ray Artisans.
The Holiday Market will be held over three weekends starting November 30th. Each weekend will host different artists.
Friday, November 30th from 6 – 9 PM(reception)
Saturday, December 1st from 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday, December 2nd from Noon – 4 PM
Friday, December 7th from 6 – 9 PM (reception)
Saturday, December 8th from 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday, December 9th from Noon – 4 PM
Friday, December 14th from 6 – 9 PM (reception)
Saturday, December 15th from 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday, December 16th from Noon – 4 PM
For a list of artists be sure to visit, Del Ray Artisans.
The Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory is hosting a juried exhibition that will have 112 small works from around the country. All work is under five inches in any direction.
The reception will be December 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm. There will be a gallery talk by Stefanie Fedor, Executive Director of Arlington Arts Center.
For more information, please visit Target Gallery.
Photo: Target Gallery 5x5x5 Exhibition. Credit: Target Gallery.
Day of the Dead Costume and Dance Party! The Torpedo Factory Art Center is hosting an evening of fun! The party will take place on Friday, November 2nd from 8-11 p.m.
The events include:
- DIY Miniature Altar Project
- Live music by The Torches
- Costume Contest
- Cash Bar & Snacks
For tickets visit http://www.torpedofactory.org/dayofthedead/
Photo: Jeff & Kelly Kwoka contest winners from last year. Credit: Torpedo Factory.
The Art League is hosting their annual Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser during the King Street Art Festival. It will be held Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Please visit them in Market Square (corner of King and North Fairfax Streets).
For more information be sure to visit The Art League’s List of Events. The YouTube video is courtesy of The Art League’s Blog.
See you there!
It is the 10th annual art festival in Alexandria on September 8th and 9th, 2012. Free admission. Times: Saturday 10 AM – 7 PM and Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM.
Come see the city’s main street become an outdoor gallery! Please visit www.artfestival.com for more information. The Torpedo Factory and The Art League will also be part of this great festival.
Sounds so fun. Have you been before?
Photo: U.S. Capitol Building. Credit: Alie Preusser.
We spent one day in DC and it was literally only the “tip of the iceberg.” There is so much to see and do it is incredible. I could spend a week in the Library of Congress. My kids could spend a month in the American Museum of Natural History.
Photo: American Museum of Natural History. Credit: Alie Preusser.
As timing would have it, we chose a day when it was a 103 degrees and with humidity about 110 degrees. We took the VRE to Union Station and then walked to several landmarks and browsed in a few museums. Despite the heat we had a great time.
Photo: Virginia Railway Express. Credit: Alie Preusser
Have you been to DC? Do you have any favorite places? I would enjoy hearing about your experiences.
Photo: The Princess from the Land of Porcelain, James McNeill Whistler. Credit: Freer Gallery of Art. http://www.asia.si.edu/
Have you visited the Google Art Project? It was launched in February 2011 and includes seventeen galleries and 1,061 high-resolution images. They are displayed in 385 gallery rooms. Wikipedia has more details regarding the pixels used, opinions expressed about the project, and a few images from the gallery.
Recently, the Google Art Project visited the White House and created a 360 degree virtual tour.
What do you think about viewing art virtually? What about the White House project, do you think it is beneficial?