‘The Phillips Collection’
courtesy of ‘Kevin H.’
Phillips After 5 tonight will feature ChurchKey’s Greg Engert, who will be pouring up some delicious white beers, and DJ Danny Harris, likely to be spinning tunes from the Beatles’ White Album. And of course, you can enjoy all of this while also taking in The Phillips Collection’s incredible exhibits.
If you have never been to this fun D.C. event, I recommend you battle the severe thunderstorms and kick off the weekend right!
‘The Phillips Collection 2523’
courtesy of ‘yospyn’
Looks like the Phillips Collection took my light criticism to heart last Friday because they have decided to hold a contest to see who can come up with the best alternative name for the Pousette-Dart exhibit – which is currently titled, Predominantly White Paintings.
All you have to do is go to their Facebook Page and submit something exciting, alluring, or at least, improved.
Two tickets to Phillips After 5 this Thursday will be awarded to the winner.
Man Ray's "Noir et Blanche" courtesy of The Phillips Collection
Theater meets art tonight at The Phillips Collection’s monthly Phillips After Five event, featuring preview scenes from Round House Theatre’s production of Permanent Collection.
In a timely intersection with the Phillips’ current Man Ray exhibit featuring his photographs of African artifacts (closing this wekend!), the play is about a museum director’s “racially charged battle” over an African sculptures exhibit. A discussion on the politics of museum display follows with director Timothy Douglas and Round House producing artistic director Blake Robison, joined by the Phillips’ director Dr. Dorothy Kosinski and exhibit curator Wendy Grossman. That’s an arts powerhouse lineup!
Allyn Johnson will be performing piano pieces by Henry Crowder (Man Ray’s friend) from 5-8pm, the Round House segment is at 6:30pm, and gallery talks on the Man Ray exhibit will be held at 6 and 7pm. The whole event runs from 5-8:30pm with cash bar and tickets are $12. Definitely a great way to say good-bye to the Man Ray exhibit.