Weekly Arts Round Up, March 4, 2021
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Open or soon to open: the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Glenstone (outdoors only), Gallery B and the Phillips Collection, which will stream a performance of violin sonatas on Sunday. Click on the headings below to find out more and to consider joining other events online.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW, reopened on March 2. Face masks are required, social distancing is in effect and advance purchase of date-specific tickets is encouraged. Current special exhibitions focus on textile artist Sonya Clark, photographer Mary Ellen Mark and book artist Julie Chen. (The participatory virtual exhibition “Reclamation: Recipes, Remedies, and Rituals” is available HERE.) Hours are Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $10, $8 for seniors and students and free for age 18 and under.
Studio Theatre is offering “I Hate It Here: Stories From the End of the Old World,” a world-premiere audio work written and directed by Ike Holter, for free on-demand streaming through March 7. An anthem for our time, “I Hate It Here” looks with sharp humor at the ways people do — and don’t — deal with a world on the brink of explosion.
Glenstone, the collection of post-World War II art assembled by Emily and Mitch Rales in Potomac, Maryland, will reopen as a limited-capacity, outdoor-only experience with timed-entry ticketing beginning March 4. Hours are Thursday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Outdoor dining will be available on the patio and the arrival hall will be open for restroom access, refilling water bottles and visiting the bookstore. Admission is free.
“Worker,” an exhibition of photographs by Aleksey Kondratyev, photographer-in-residence at Clark Construction, will be on view at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, in Bethesda, Maryland, through March 27. In these works, Kondratyev aimed to capture the social aspects of building and the role that human relationships play in the process. Hours are Friday and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is free.
On March 6 from 10 to 11 a.m., as part of “New Research and Performance Directions in Premodern Disability Studies,” Scott Jackson and Christy Burgess of the University of Notre Dame will lead a free workshop on performing Shakespeare with neurodiverse audiences. Jackson and Burgess created and presented a new version of “As You Like It” for audiences on the autism spectrum after training with former Royal Shakespeare Company member Kelly Hunter. To register, call 202-544-7077.
The Phillips Collection will stream a free performance by violinist Rachel Lee Priday and pianist Timo Andres on March 7 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The program includes violin sonatas by Christopher Cerrone, Aaron Copland and Charles Ives (“Children’s Day at Camp Meeting”), Julia Wolfe’s “Mink Stole,” a solo violin work by Andres and a solo piano work by Robin Holcomb. The performance will also be available for on-demand viewing the following week. The Phillips Collection, 1600 21stSt. NW, will reopen on March 6 with advance timed-entry ticketing. March 6 and 7 are sold out. Tickets for March 11 to 14 will be released on March 8 at 10 a.m. for members and at noon for nonmembers.
On March 10 from noon to 1:30 p.m., the Washington chapter of the American Institute of Architects will present an online panel discussion on Iranian architecture and urban design featuring four Iranian designers from Virginia Tech’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center: Ph.D. candidates Negar Goljan, Golnar Ahmadi and Mehraneh Davari and Master of Architecture candidate Shayan Ghodousi. The panel will include case studies from Tehran, Kashan, Kerman and Isfahan. Admission is $25 (free for students).
At the next edition of Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Shakespeare Hour LIVE! — on March 10 at 7:30 p.m. — Artistic Director Simon Godwin and Resident Dramaturg Drew Lichtenberg will converse online about the Bard’s connection to nature with Shakespeare scholar Jonathan Bate, who teaches English literature at Oxford and environmental humanities at Arizona State, costume and scenic designer Susan Hilferty of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and Davis McCallum, artistic director of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in Garrison, New York. Tickets are $10.
On March 10 at 7:30 p.m., Strathmore will stream a free performance by Artist in Residence Ceylon Mitchell II, a contemporary classical flutist, on Facebook Live. Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, Mitchell, a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the University of Maryland, is dedicated to keeping classical music alive, authentic and accessible to traditionally marginalized communities, especially Black and Latinx cultural identities.
Artists from American Ballet Theatre will lead a free online family dance workshop on March 13 from 10 to 11 a.m. Designed for families with children aged 10 and under, the workshop will explore the music and themes of a ballet while teaching participants simple ballet steps. Registration will close on March 12 at 3 p.m.