Arts and Theatre

Celebrate the Phillips Gallery This Sat with Free Admission

phillips dcOn the day D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has proclaimed “Phillips Collection Day,” celebrate the museum’s 90th anniversary with a day of free activities, gallery talks, and live music.

Highlights include:

  • Free admission to Degas’s Dancers at the Barre: Point and Counterpoint
  • Cupcake party favors while supplies last (10 a.m.–noon)
  • Hands-on art-making inspired by Will Ryman’s outdoor sculpture of colossal pink roses (10 a.m.–2 p.m.)
  • Hourly gallery talks on Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party and European Masterworks (11 a.m.–6 p.m.)
  • “Happy Birthday” sing-along led by on-air talent from ABC7/WJLA-TV (noon)
  • Ballet students from the Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington D.C. practicing in the Degas exhibition (12:30–3 p.m.)
  • Interactive self-guide to the collection by illustrator Elizabeth Graeber
  • Musical performances throughout the day, featuring Parisian-inspired accordionist Manny Bobenrieth, The Capital Hearings a cappella group, Teiber Trio, Tommy Cecil Quartet, Yvonne Johnson Trio, and DJ Neville C.
  • Cash bar with wine, beer, champagne, and light snacks (4:15–8 p.m.)

WHEN: Sat., Nov. 5
10 a.m.–8 p.m.

COST: FREE

WHERE: The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street, NW
Metro: Dupont Circle (Q Street)

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