Friday, August 17, 2012

PAST: HIGHLIGHTS: More Free Arts & Culture events from this SAT, August 17th & SUN, August 18th

Here are some more great free arts and culture events from, a great online events resource from the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington covering the metro area's vibrant arts community! You can also find more upcoming free events and exhibitions on view in the DC metro area on the customized "Free in DC" Inside-Out page. Remaining free events below are organized by date and time. Please click through for more event details.

Saturday, August 17th

All Day - Free Admission - at the Corcoran

Free Admission to the Corcoran All Day!
10:00am - 5:00pm
Part of Free Summer Saturdays!
Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 17th St NW
Metro: Farragut West or Farragut North and walk south on 17th St toward E St

Afternoon - Film & Live Piano Music - NGA East Building
Film Series: Russian Cinema in Exile in the Ballets Russes Era: Cin-Concert: Le Brasier ardent
Robert Israel in performance (Alexandre Volkoff, Ivan Mosjoukine, 1923, 35 mm, 97 minutes) About the film: In her feverish nightmare, a woman (Nathalie Lissenko) meets a menacing stranger (Ivan Mosjoukine) posing in dazzling disguises, while her husband (Nicolas Koline) schemes with a detective to win back his wife's fading affections. A comedy about a failing relationship, the film also uses location footage of Paris in the 1920s to add texture to a story already filled with twists and turns. Le Brasier ardentis allegedly the movie that inspired Jean Renoir to enter a career directing motion pictures.
National Gallery of Art
East Building Concourse, Auditorium
4th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial

Afternoon - Gallery Talk - NGA West Building
Gallery Talk: Fashion and the Ballets Russes: Costumes for a Modern World
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Note: Though the exhibit is in the East Building the talk will be in the West Building
Special exhibition gallery talk given by Jon Frederick, department of design, NGA.
National Gallery of Art
West Building Ground Floor, Lecture Hall
6th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial

Sunday, August 18th

Afternoon - Art Lecture - NGA East Building
Summer Lecture Series: The Art of Edvard Munch: Early Work
David Gariff, lecturer, National Gallery of Art; East Building Concourse, Auditorium
National Gallery of Art
East Building Ground Level, Information Desk
4th & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial

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