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September 15, 2019, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ National Sporting Library & Museum
Canter & Crawl: The Glass Sculpture of Joan Danziger, presents a solo show of the DC-based, contemporary artist’s latest body of work. Stimulating the imagination, Danzinger’s vibrant wire and glass-shard sculptures are inspired by the spirit of the horse and the jewel-like nature of insects.
Deconstructed: The NSLM Sporting Screen centers on a unique decorative object from the NSLM’s permanent collection. Recently conserved, the four-panel screen is comprised of paintings and prints showing 18th century racing portraits on one side and manège training (an early form of dressage) on the other. The exhibit will cast light on a captivating era in British sport, art, and literature.
September 15, 2019, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
NSLM melds art with science to create NSLMology, an exhibition for explorers of all ages! Visitors are invited to experience scientific principles within three centuries of paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and hands-on activities. Get up close and personal with the physics of locomotion and identify meteorological patterns, ecology, the science of colors, and even chemistry.
Locomotion: Horses gallop faster than human eyes can comprehend. How was this mystery of motion solved?
Weather: Wind, water cycles, and cloud types are all on display for scientific inquiry.
Ecology: What plants and animals do we find in the wild, and what do they eat to survive?
Color theory: How do artists mix colors to show temperature and mood?
Chemistry: How many states of matter are used to create bronze sculptures? What elements make up the alloy bronze?
Enjoy highlights from the permanent collection in an entirely fresh way as a self-guided experience or contact us to book a group tour.
Tickets are on sale now for the National Sporting Library & Museum’s 2019 Polo Classic! This event is fun for the whole family with pipes & drums, the parade of hounds, and more. Food & drink will be for sale in the General Admission area. As the sole fundraising event for the NSLM each year, the Polo Classic supports everything we do. From exhibitions to educational programs to the preservation of our collections and more, your ticket purchase helps us fulfill our mission: to preserve, promote, and share the literature, art, and culture of equestrian, angling, and field sports. Tickets may be purchased online or at the gate!
September 15, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Second Chapter Books
September 15, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ The Hill School Sheila C. Johnson Performing Arts Center
Join Tom Sweitzer for Meatballs and Music, a personal one man show based on his unique, colorful and sometimes unsettling childhood. At the core of Tom’s music therapy work is the idea that everyone of us is human and broken in some way. This production shares the message of the power of music, the importance of connection and the importance of forgiveness. The show is recommended for mature audiences