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Vincent Scully: An Art Historian Among Architects

Vincent Scully: An Art Historian Among Architects

Monday, March 21 at 7 p.m.

Presented in Cooperation with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital and the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Professor, architect, art historian, and writer, Vincent Scully is a considerable force in American arts. Premiering in 2010—celebrating Scully’s 70th year of formal affiliation with Yale University—Vincent Scully: An Art Historian Among Architects is a sensitive portrait of an educator who has inspired generations. The film follows the arc of his interests from classical art and architecture to American architecture, historic preservation, and urban design in the 20th century. Filmmaker and Checkerboard Film Foundation founder Edgar Howard introduces the film and takes questions following the screening.

Joan Mitchell: Portrait of an Abstract Painter

Joan Mitchell: Portrait of an Abstract Painter

Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m.

Joan Mitchell: Portrait of an Abstract Painter is a powerful and intimate depiction of one of the most dynamic artists of the 20th century. Directed by the late Marion Cajori, the film eloquently captures Mitchell’s independent spirit and breathtaking artwork. The screening complements the new permanent collection installation, Modern and Contemporary Art Since 1945.

For more information and to register, please visit http://programs.corcoran.org/products/joan-mitchell-portrait-of-an-abstract-painter

The Artful Garden

The Artful Garden

Tuesday, March 1 at 7 p.m.

"Give Me Your Hand" at the Corcoran

"Give Me Your Hand" at the Corcoran

Sunday, February 13 at 4 p.m.

Co-sponsored with the US-Ireland Alliance

Two of Ireland’s most eminent actors, Dearbhla Molloy and Dermot Crowley, take to the Corcoran’s stage to perform Give Me Your Hand, based on a collection of poems by celebrated Irish poet Paul Durcan. An original and exciting look at some of the world’s most famous paintings, Molloy and Crowley freshly interpret and give voice to masterpieces by Van Gogh, Rubens, Gainsborough, and others in the collection of the National Gallery in London. Witty, touching, acerbic, and insightful, the performance brings the audience on a journey through the National Gallery and the unique prism of Durcan’s imagination.

 

Click here to see excerpts from a past performance.

 

Thursday Date Nights at the Corcoran

Thursday Date Nights at the Corcoran

Treat your date on a romantic evening at the Corcoran any Thursday in February for Thursday Date Nights!  Enjoy two-for-one gallery admission between 5 - 9 p.m. and Cafe specials featuring "Champagne & Kisses," which includes two glasses of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries or a cheese and fruit plate ($15). 

Date nights:

February 17

February 24

Print this coupon and present it to the front desk upon admission to receive the Thursday Date Nights special.

Groundbreaking Author Maxine Hong Kingston to Read at The Writer’s Center February 4

Groundbreaking Author Maxine Hong Kingston to Read at The Writer’s Center February 4

Maxine Hong Kingston, the acclaimed author of The Woman Warrior, will visit The Writer’s Center to read from her most recent work, the memoir I Love a Broad Margin to My Life.  A highly distinguished fiction and non-fiction writer, Kingston has been awarded many of literature’s top honors, including the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Award, the presidentially conferred National Humanities Award, and, most recently, the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

January 28-29 The Best of DC Shorts

January 28-29 The Best of DC Shorts

The DC Shorts Film Festival celebrated its seventh year in 2010 and has become one of the area's best events. This weekend, January 28-29, DC Shorts will host a “Best of” program, highlighting some of the outstanding short films from the past seven years.

The average filmgoer doesn't get a chance to see many short films, if any. But short films can offer something that feature films can't. Because of the short format, filmmakers are given the freedom to be daring. They can take risks, try things they never have before, and the results can be unforgettable.

With a two hour program, the audience can be treated to around a dozen films, including narrative, documentary, and experimental. And just like the weather in some places, if you don't like a film... just wait five minutes.