#GWtoDo: Your Curated Arts and Events Agenda

The new year kicks off with a debate among potential DNC chairs, an evening lecture with José Andrés and lots of art.

DNC
Candidates for chair of the Democratic National Committee come to GW this week to debate some of the party’s most pressing issues.
January 17, 2017

Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. Huffington Post/SMPA DNC Chair Debate

School of Media and Public Affairs
Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St., NW
Free
 
Watch political history in the making as candidates for chair of the Democratic National Committee come to GW this week to debate some of the party’s most pressing issues. The event, hosted by the Huffington Post and the School of Media and Public Affairs, will bring together Idaho Democratic Party Executive Director Sally Boynton Brown; New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley; South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg; Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Labor Secretary Tom Perez.
 
The debate will be moderated by Huffington Post editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen and Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim. School of Media and Public Affairs Assistant Director Silvio Waisbord will give introductory remarks. 
 
Tickets are no longer available, but the event will be streamed online. Viewers can ask candidates questions during the debate using #DNCDebate. 
 

 

 

 


Coming Up:

Jose

Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. An Evening with Chef José Andrés

School of Media and Public Affairs
Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St., NW
Free, register here
 
For years, José Andrés has been leading discussions about sustainable food practices and culinary history around the world. On Jan. 17, he will join Executive Director of Sustainability Kathleen Merrigan, the former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to further explore the interconnectivity of cook stoves and how food policies can change. The lecture is part of the undergraduate course SUST2003: The Sustainable Plate.

mlk

Jan. 19 at 8 a.m. Messages from the Mountaintop

Kogan Plaza
H Street and 22nd Street, NW
Free
 
In honor of King Week, students, staff and faculty will celebrate Dr. King with readings of his speeches, letters and sermons. President Steven Knapp will read at 9 a.m.
Campaign

Jan. 19 at noon Gallery Talk: Campaign Textiles and Inauguration Day

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

As part of the museum’s weekly Textiles at Twelve series, Education Programs Coordinator Lori Kartchner will draw on examples from the exhibition “Your Next President . . . ! The Campaign Art of Mark and Rosalind Shenkman” to demonstrate how presidential campaigns in the 19th century used flags, bandanas and other textiles to show support for their respective candidates. She will examine the rise of these textiles in the context of the Industrial Revolution.

GW Museum

Jan. 23 at noon Lecture: The Anti-German Panic in Washington, 1917-18

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st St., NW 
Free
 
Join Mark Benbow, assistant professor of history at Marymount University, to discuss how investigations about suspicious activity poured into Washington as anti-German hysteria gripped the nation during WWI. The lecture is part of the D.C. Mondays at the Museum series of weekly lunchtime programs that brings together D.C. history buffs, real historians, students and faculty. 

MLK

Jan. 24 at noon Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture: The Civil Rights Movement and Medical Education - The Desegregation

Ross Hall, Room 101
2300 Eye St., NW
Free
 
The School of Medicine and Health Sciences Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosts a lecture in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s advocacy for human rights. The event will examine the connections between medicine and civil rights and will include physician and medical historian Vanessa Northington Gamble, a university professor of medical studies.

bingata

Now-Jan. 30 Bingata! Only in Okinawa

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st St., NW
Free
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.
 
Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost prefecture, was an independent kingdom until 1879, with its own language, culture and distinctive textile traditions. This special exhibition highlights textile treasures from Okinawan museum collections and features brightly colored bingata—traditional resist-dyed fabrics—and contemporary works by Okinawan artists and fashion designers. The show has been organized in partnership with the Okinawa Prefectural Government, with support from the Coby Foundation, Ltd., and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.
 

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 
Free
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:

Goldberg

Jan. 26 at 5 p.m. Opening: “Glenn Goldberg: Of Leaves and Clouds”

Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
School of Media and Public Affairs, Second Floor
805 21 St., NW
Free
 
Celebrate the opening of the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery’s exhibition, “Glenn Goldberg: Of Leaves and Clouds,” which will showcase paintings, small ceramic objects and works on paper by Glenn Goldberg, a prolific Brooklyn-based painter. The exhibition focuses on the artist’s intimate relationship with nature, a theme present throughout decades-long career. An opening reception will be held at the gallery and light refreshments will be served.
okinawa

Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. Escape to Okinawa

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st St., NW 
$10 for members and GW students, $12 for non-members

 

As part of the closing celebration for the exhibition “Bingata! Only in Okinawa,” the museum is inviting guests to discover the sights, sounds and flavors of the Ryukyu Islands. Sample local Okinawan food and drink, and watch four lively film shorts featuring the islands' stunning scenery. The event has been organized in partnership with the Okinawa Prefectural Government. 

Okinawa

Jan. 28 and Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. Okinawa Lunar New Year

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

 

Continuing its closing celebration for the exhibition “Bingata! Only in Okinawa,” the museum hosts an Okinawa Lunar New Year family festival, with dance, activities and workshops for all ages. 

Lisa

Jan. 30 at noon Book Talk and Signing: "The National Mall: No Ordinary Public Space"

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
Myers Room
701 21st St., NW 
Free
 
The D.C. Mondays at the Museum series continues with author and Geography Department Chair Lisa Benton-Short. She will talk about how neglect, fragmented federal management, increased demands for access and security shape the National Mall’s long-term planning and development. Her new book will be available for purchase at the museum.