#GWtoDo: Your Curated Arts and Events Agenda

Head to the museum for an Indian drum demonstration, a gallery tour and a closer look at artists who appear in the current exhibition. Plus, Lisner announces a West African dance show to look forward to in August.

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Masood Omari and his student Abigail Adams Greenway perform new compositions at the museum.
May 11, 2016

Editor's Note: Thanks for tuning into #GWToDo! Your curated events agenda will return to its regular schedule, publishing every Wednesday, on Aug. 24 in time for the start of the fall 2016 semester. Until then, we'll still keep you updated on the most interesting activities going on throughout campus. We’ve just moved to a once-a-month schedule this summer. See you soon!
 

July 28 at 6 p.m. Tabla for Two
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st St., NW
Free

March to the tabla drumbeat when percussion master Masood Omari and his student Abigail Adams Greenway perform new compositions at the museum. The small hand drums are used in Indian and Near Eastern classical music. 

 

 


Coming Up:

Museum

July 21 at Noon Gallery Talk: On Foot: Feet Motifs in "Stories of Migration"

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st St., NW
Free
 
As pat of the museum's weekly Textiles at Twelve series, Education Programs Coordinator Lori Kartchner explores the most basic mode of human transportation: feet. Check out this talk to examine how the motif appears in the museum’s current exhibition Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora.

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July 28 at Noon “Craft in America: Threads” Film Screening

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
Myers Room
701 21st St., NW
Free
 
This PBS film takes you inside artist studios and spaces to learn more about their craft, and it features fiber artists Faith Ringgold and Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, whose work is on view in the exhibition Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora. The 53-minute film is part of the museum's weekly Textiles at Twelve series. 

Migration

April 16-Sept. 4 “Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora”

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

Forty-four artists from all over the world explore stories of migration in this show, co-organized with the Studio Art Quilt Associates and with assistance from GW’s Diaspora Program in the Elliott School of International Affairs. Each piece examines personal and universal experiences of diasporas, adapting to a new homeland and even today’s refugee crisis in the Middle East.

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Now-Aug. 1 Toyokuniga: Japanese Woodblock Prints by Utagawa Kunisada

School of Media and Public Affairs Building
Second Floor Cases
805 21st St., NW
Free

This exhibition features rare prints from the wide-ranging work of Utagawa Kunisada, a Japanese printmaker who worked from the 1840s to the 1850s. A selection of prints from the GW Permanent Collection features actor portraits, landscapes and scenes from the Japanese classic The Tale of Genji.

 


Later This Month:

Lisner

August 20 at 6 p.m. Birthright 2016

Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street NW
$15-$20
 
The Washington-based Adinkra Group presents Birthright, an annual inter-generational music and dance showcase dedicated to sharing the spirit of West Africa. The evening will feature examples of the region’s cultural legacy, including Djembe drumming by the Farafina Kan group and more. 
 

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