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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Phillips Offers Free Admission for 90th Anniversary Birthday Bash Nov. 5

PHILLIPS EXTENDS HOURS AND OFFERS FREE ADMISSION FOR
90TH ANNIVERSARY BIRTHDAY BASH ON NOVEMBER 5

On 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.)

Sat., Nov. 5, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
FREE

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

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