Fall 2018 Programs


Saturday, September 22

Museum Day


We are excited to participate in Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day again this year. Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. Over 250,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and Museum Day 2018 is expected to attract more museum-goers than ever before.

Museum Day tickets are available for download at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay. Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues. A list of other participating museums can be found at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay/Search.

Please note that parking is available in the neighborhood on W & Dexter Streets. No parking will be available at the Museum on September 22.


Saturday, September 29, 11am - 3pm

Family Day

Celebrate Art, Music, and Nature at the Museum! There will be live jazz by the Elijah Jamal Balbed quartet, outdoor art activities for all ages, Sculpture Garden and gallery art talks, the Rockland’s BBQ food truck, and more!

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All outdoor activities will be cancelled in the event of rain.

Saturday, October 20, 11am – noon

Studio Visit: Joan Danziger


Join sculptor Joan Danziger in her studio to see works in progress as well as past works. Several major pieces illustrating her methods and artistic journey will be on view. Joan’s sculptures have been shown at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Museum of Women in the Arts, and American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. Two of her works, Zeuss Beetle and Hera Beetle are currently on view in the Sculpture Garden. 
Tickets $10 | Members: Free 
Space is limited.
 

Friday, November 2, 8 pm

The Ariel Quartet



Distinguished by its virtuosic playing and impassioned interpretations, the Ariel Quartet formed in Israel nearly twenty years ago when its members were young students and was recently awarded the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award. The Quartet serves as the faculty quartet-in-residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where they direct the rigorous chamber music program and perform their own annual series of concerts in addition to their busy touring schedule. The group’s 2017-18 season features performances for Shriver Hall, the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance, and the New England Conservatory; on major series around the United States; and on tour in Israel and Europe. 
Tickets: $40 | Members: $30
7:00pm Doors, Light Reception
8:00pm Concert
Valet parking is available for $10 per car.
 

Saturday, November 10, 2-3pm

Afternoon Performance: Kassia Music Collective



Kassia Music Collective is a chamber ensemble dedicated to new music with a traditional twist. The group has made appearances at the Kennedy Center, the National Music Festival, and the National Gallery of Art, and won the 2017 and 2018 WPAS Misbin Chamber Music Competitions. This performance will feature selections from their recent album, as well as new music for clarinet quintet and piano quintet. Find out more about the ensemble at kassiamusic.com or on facebook at facebook.com/KassiaMusic.

This program is free and open to all Museum visitors. 

Saturday, November 17, 8 pm

Washington National Opera Young Artist Program Recital



The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program's recital series offers the opportunity to experience powerful voices and unique artistry in cultural and historic settings around the city. This is a chance to witness the stars of tomorrow’s international opera stages up close, performing some of the world’s most beautiful and personal music. Each recital focuses on the collections and exhibitions on display at each venue, deepening audience members’ understanding of how artists influence each other’s work across different genres - an ideal way to explore the connections between text and music; poetry and art; sound, shape, and color.

Through the Museum’s collection of Impressionist, Expressionist, and Cubist works, the audience will learn more about both art and music and spend time with some of America’s greatest young singers. The performance will include insightful narration from Program Director, Robert Ainsley. 
This program is generously supported by Jacqueline Badger Mars. 
Tickets: $40 | Members: $30
7:00pm Doors, Light Reception | 8:00pm Concert
Valet parking is available for $10 per car.
 

Thursday, December 6, 7 pm

Lecture: Mondrian, Modernism, and "The Flowers"

Join David W. Hawkins, Head of Education, for a lecture on Piet Mondrian’s enigmatic flower painting. David will discuss the connection between the artist’s early works and his later, fully developed style, as well as Mondrian’s dogmatic artistic vision within the broader context of painting and creativity in the 20th Century. 
Tickets: $10 | Members: Free
 

Thursday, December 13, 7:30 pm

Heifetz Holiday Concert

The Heifetz International Music Institute is dedicated to the artistic growth and career development of some of the most talented and promising young musicians in the world. This special program features Heifetz Institute graduates presenting a holiday-infused program of Baroque favorites, classical masterworks, and music for the season. 
Tickets: $25 | Members: $20
 

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