Monday, May 04, 2009

Reopening of the Vradenburg Café, featuring this is not that CAFÉ

Thursday, May 7, 5 to 8:30 pm

Next Thursday’s Phillips after 5 includes the reopening of the Vradenburg Café, and with it, the unveiling of this is not that CAFÉ, an art project that reclaims the traditional function of the coffeehouse as a place for social interaction and idea exchange, transforming the Phillips’s café space into an environment where visitors have a direct experience with art. The Phillips has invited dB foundation, a group of artists dedicated to creating temporary and inhabitable art, to reinvent the café visually and conceptually; the artists will create wall collages, board games, a library, and a presentation of real and fake foods.

Through December, on the first Thursday of each month during Phillips after 5, dB foundation members will host themed events, riffing on activities generally occurring in cafes: conversation, vanguard thinking, heated debate, reading newspapers, and playing games. The theme of the May 7 program is Café Night, introducing members of dB foundation and the ideas behind the project.

The café will offer delicious food and drink provided by On the Fly. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm, and Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm, the café will feature sandwiches, soups, and salads, as well as special menus designed around the museum’s exhibitions. As before, members receive a 10 percent discount in the Café.

Save the Date!
Maestro Joaquín Achúcarro
Sunday, May 17, 4 pm

In celebration of Europe Week, the Joaquín Achúcarro Foundation, in partnership with the Embassy of Spain and The Phillips Collection, invites you to a recital featuring internationally acclaimed pianist Maestro Joaquín Achúcarro. Sponsored in part by Daimler. Seating is limited; early arrival is recommended.

The Phillips Collection | 1600 Twenty-first Street, NW | Washington | DC 20009 |

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