Last month I spent a hypnotic afternoon at the Hirshhorn and was struck by palimpsest‘s ravenous snails. Alas, in just four days those cabbages they are mindlessly devouring will be their last supper. Under the deal the museum struck with the USDA in order to display the exhibit, the snails will not survive their brush with fame. Upon the exhibit’s end on Tuesday, January 3rd they will be exterminated (humanely, though even I can’t really get away with anthropomorphizing snails without shuddering. They’re a bit creepy…).

So if you’re looking for something to do over the weekend other than party like it’s 1999, head over and pay your last respects to these unsung martyrs for art. Farewell, slimy industrious mollusks…

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

As one of the founding editors of We Love DC, Jenn’s passions are theater and cocktails. After two decades in the city, she’s loved every quirky, mundane, elegant, rude minute of her DC life. A proud advocate for DC’s talented drinks scene, she’s judged the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s ARTINI contest, the DC Rickey Month contest, the Jefferson Hotel’s Quill Cocktail competition, and is a founding member of LUPEC DC. A graduate of Catholic University’s drama program, she toured the country as a member of National Players, and has been both an actor and a costume designer before jumping the aisle to theater criticism. Writing for We Love DC restored her happiness after a life-threatening illness, and she’s grateful to you, dear readers. Send your suggestions to jenn (at) welovedc (dot) com and follow her on Twitter.

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