Thursday, October 15, 2009

Upcoming Exhibits

The National Geographic Society is hosting the terra cotta warriors from China, along with the largest exhibit of Chinese antiquities to ever travel out of China. 

17th & M Streets NWWashingtonDC 20036
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Dates: November 19, 2009 to March 31, 2010
Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Other events associated with this exhibit:


The Emperor and His Terra Cotta Army

November 21, 2009 @ 2:00 p.m.

Free Film Screenings

The Real Dragon Emperor (2006/60min)

The latest archaeological research and imaging techniques take you inside the massive tomb of China's first emperor.
National Geographic–Grosvenor Auditorium
November 19, 2009 – March 31, 2010
Noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Saturday, November 21: 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 4:00 p.m.
Noon and 2:00 p.m. on the following Saturdays: 11/28, 12/26, 1/30, 2/27, 3/27

The Textile Museum will be hosting Contemporary Japanese Fashion: The Mary Baskett Collection

October 17, 2009 – April 11, 2010

In the 1970s and early 1980s, Japanese designers Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto shocked the fashion world by introducing avant-garde styles that challenged received Western notions of “chic.” Informed in part by Japanese traditions such as the kimono, obi and the art of origami, these designers produced radical garments with shapes and textures often incongruous with the natural contours of the human body. 

The National Gallery of Art's The Art of Power: Royal Armor and Portraits from Imperial Spain is about to leave (Nov. 1). I am not usually an armor buff! but this exhibit is well worth visiting. It's fascinating to see the real armor that exists in the portraits... but moreover, they have on display Albrecht Durer's HUGE Triumphal Arch. It is made up of dozens of individual wood-block prints, covering an entire wall. It is really extraordinary, both b/c of the impact of the scale and the intricate detailing achieved. 

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