Weekly Wanderings [03.13.17]

Since March is Women’s History Month, we wanted to highlight events going on in the district that revolve around women (among others).

Jane Schwarcz, an innovative artist of the 20th century who started her career as a textile and packaging designer, was a trailblazing enamelist. With aesthetics that differed from traditional “inventive and unorthodox designs set new standards for enameling”. The Renwick Gallery has created an exhibit in her honor running from March 10th until August 27th.

Beginning March 18th, and through July, GW will be hosting “Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair.”  This exhibition tells the story of the fair’s creator Eunice W. Johnson, who overcame racial prejudice to bring global fashion to African-American audiences.

The National Museum of Women in the Art’s also has a new and interesting exhibition coming up called, ‘Chromatic Scale‘ by artist Polly Apfelbaum. Chromatic Scale explores her distinctive approach to prints and how it relates to her work in painting, sculpture, and installation. The exhibit is the perfect, colorful entrance into Spring and will be on display from March 10–July 2.

For the first time in 13 years, The Kennedy Center is putting on a performance of Hamburg Ballet: John Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid. According to the description, “this stunning production is a darker meditation on love, loss, and alienation”. The show will run from March 28th until Sunday, April 2nd.

National Geographic has two events this month that are worth hearing about. Earth Explorers, happening on March 16, is centered around “intrepid explorers” whose work is showcased in their new exhibit of the same name. The speakers will take attendees on an adventure revolving around new species, animal behavior, technology, and innovation.

The National Geographic Museum is highlight social media in its exhibition, ‘@NatGeo: The Most Popular Instagram Photos.‘ However, you have less than a month left to see it, as it closes April 30th! You can find out more and get tickets here.