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Saturday, June 16, noon - 2pm
The Kreeger Museum is pleased to host Jazz in the ‘Hoods as part of the 2018 DC Jazz Festival. Bassist, Kris Funn, will perform selections from his recently released his debut album, Cornerstore.
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 takes place in 21+ neighborhoods, presenting a mix of local and nationally recognized artists.
Food from Rocklands BBQ Truck will be available to purchase beginning at 11am.
This event will take place outdoors, weather permitting. Picnic blankets are encouraged.
Please note that lawn chairs are not permitted in the Sculpture Garden or Museum.
Limited parking is available next door at the Field School and additional parking is available in the neighborhood on W and Dexter Streets.
Saturday, June 23, 2:00 - 3:00pm
The Stuff of Thought: A Gallery Talk on Arshile Gorky’s Image in Khorkom
Arshille Gorky, Image in Khorkom, c. 1938-39, Oil on canvas
"My recollections of Armenia open new visions for me. My art is therefore a growth art where forms, pines, shapes, memories of Armenia germinate, breathe, expand and contract, multiply and thereby create new paths for exploration". - Arshile Gorky
Born Vostanik Manoug Adoian in the village of Khokorm near Lake Van in the Ottoman Empire, Arshile Gorky (c. 1902 – 1948) was one of the most influential painters of the 20th century. The land of his birth—as well as the loss and suffering experienced in it—found its way into an extraordinary body of work. One such painting, Image in Khokorm, is now on view in the Kreeger galleries. Join us for a spirited talk on this piece and what it says about the place, longing, and creativity led by museum docent Irene Abrahamian. The afternoon will include music and light refreshments. Presented in association with Armenia: Creating Home, a program of the 2018 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which opens June 27 on the National Mall.
Thursday, June 21 - Saturday, June 23
Saturday, June 30, 10:30 - 11:30am