#GWtoDo: Your Curated Arts and Events Agenda

Celebrate GW events continue with a trip to Mount Vernon and a lecture about George Washington. Plus, don’t miss a screening of the award-winning dark comedy “Fargo,” a dance marathon and events in honor of Black Heritage Celebration.

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Students spend time at Mount Vernon in 2016. (William Atkins/GW Today)
February 21, 2017

Feb. 22 Celebrate GW Events

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The university continues celebrating the legacy of its namesake—along with the 196th anniversary of its founding—with free events, open to GW students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. On Feb. 22, students can journey to Mr. Washington’s estate in Mount Vernon or tune into a lecture at  6 p.m. in the Jack Morton Auditorium—Walter Russell Mead, the James Clark Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities at Bard College, will discusss Mr. Washington’s legacy regarding religious freedom and tolerance. 





Coming Up:


Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. “Vanguard of the Revolution” Screening

Marvin Center Amphitheater
800 21st St., NW

“The Black Panther: Vanguards of the Revolution” is the first feature-length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party. As part of black history celebrations this month, the film gets a free screening at GW. A panel discussion will follow the film.


Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. American Studies Film Club “Fargo”

Department of American Studies
2108 G St., NW

The American Studies Film Club presents the film “Fargo.” The Coen brothers’ dark comedy chronicles an investigation gone wrong, and it was nominated for the Palme d'Or and a best picture Academy Award when it came out in 1996.


Feb. 23 at noon “Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt” Screening

George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
Myers Rooms
701 21st St., NW 

As part of the museum's weekly Textiles at Twelve series, the museum will show NPR’s documentary “Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt.” The series chronicles the journey that NPR’s Planet Money team took to see how a shirt is created from cotton farm to finished product. 

Feb. 25 at noon GW Dance Marathon

Lerner Health and Wellness Center
2301 G St., NW
$15 to register

Dance ‘til you drop—with a purpose. The GW Dance Marathon is a 12-hour party during which participants pledge to stand for 12 hours for kids who can't at Children's National Health System. There will be food, performances, activities and more. All participants must raise a minimum of $75 here to enter the event.


Jan. 11-April 14 “Glenn Goldberg: Of Leaves and Clouds”

Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
School of Media and Public Affairs, Second Floor
805 21 St., NW
The  Luther W. Brady Art Gallery will showcase paintings, small ceramic objects and works on paper by Glenn Goldberg—a prolific New York-based painter—in its exhibition “Of Leaves and Clouds.” The exhibition focuses on the artist’s intimate relationship with nature, a theme present throughout Mr. Goldberg’s decades-long career. The works in the exhibition have a common feature: ever-present dots over light washes of color creating multiple layers within each composition. 
Next President

Now-April 10 Your Next President . . . ! The Campaign Art of Mark and Rosalind Shenkman

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st St., NW 
Museum Hours: Monday and Wednesday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

By showcasing campaign flags and patriotic textiles from the Collection of Mark and Rosalind Shenkman, this exhibition illustrates how presidential campaigning developed in the 19th century. Additional pieces from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection broaden the story.


Save the Date:


March 3 at 10 a.m. Annual Walter Roberts Lecture

Jack Morton Auditorium
School of Media and Public Affairs
805 21st St., NW

Since 2011, the Walter Roberts Endowment has hosted an annual lecture with a prominent and distinguished foreign policy figure at GW. This year’s speaker is Michael McFaul, the former ambassador to Russia, who will be presenting his lecture, "Explaining Our New Cold War with Russia: Can Trump End It?" The lecture will be moderated by School of Media and Public Affairs Director Frank Sesno.


March 8 at 6:30 p.m. Brett Young

Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St., NW
Limited student tickets $21, regular admission $26
Country music singer-songwriter Brett Young comes to Lisner Auditorium, performing songs such as “Sleep Without You” and “In Case You Didn’t Know.” Mr. Young is currently supporting Luke Bryan on his latest tour, and his music has appeared on shows like “Chrisley Knows Best,” MTV’s “Real World” and “Kourtney and Kim Take New York.”