The Embassy of South Africa celebrates the life and legacy of a man who inspired his country, Nelson Mandela. A leader of his people, Mandela was the first black president of South Africa. Mandela helped bring an end to apartheid and devoted his time to bring peace and social justice in South Africa and around the world. To honor his legacy, The Embassy of South Africa plans to unveil a statue of Mandela in September 2013.
The Ubuntu Art Exhibit brings together works from South Africa’s most emerging and established artists to create pieces that reflect the spirit of their country. Selected pieces from the exhibit are on display at the Ronald Reagan Building through June 12, 2013. You can even get the chance to own one of the magnificent pieces by bidding online here. All auction proceeds will benefit the Mandela statue.
You can also join The Embassy of South Africa for a live auction and reception on June 13, 2013. For more information email: email@example.com.
Did you know that Memorial Day is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season? Get out and enjoy the summer breeze with a city hop around DC in celebration of Memorial Day. Honor all the men and women who have served in our military for the United Sates with these exciting Memorial Day weekend activities and events.
Start your celebration this Friday and join the Memorial Day Downtown Shabbat with Chazzan Larry Paul and Musician Robyn Helzner. Enjoy a Carlebach-inspired service, dinner and Shabbat singing at the Historic 6th and I Synagogue (600 I Street NW). Come honor the Jewish fallen heroes of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Over the weekend, honor our veterans and well-known Americans by taking a guided tour of the National Mall with Bike and Roll. See the Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, World War II Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, the new Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, and more. Stop and take a walk to explore the memorials in depth. Reserve your tour here.
On Memorial Day, head down to the Soldiers’ Home National Cemetery (21 Harewood Road NW) and participate in a FREE wreath laying ceremony to remember our fallen soldiers. Stick around to take a FREE tour of the cemetery and President Lincoln’s Cottage. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch so you can enjoy the beautiful grounds and cool breezes on this historic hilltop after your tour.
Celebrate Art Museum Day at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design this Saturday, May 18… for FREE! Art Museum Day is a celebration of the museums in our world and participating museums offer free admission and special events.
To add more excitement, join the Corcoran on Facebook and Twitter and share why you love art museums to get 15 percent off in the Corcoran Shop all day Saturday. Tag #ArtMuseumDay to be part of the museum-loving community.
Don’t stop there, we have something even better. This summer, enjoy FREE Summer Saturdays at the Corcoran. Admission to the museum will be free every Saturday, May 25-August 31, 2013. Come out and explore Gallery tours, workshops, demonstrations, and performances!
Transformer has partnered with the Office for Contemporary Art Norway and the Royal Norwegian Embassy to bring Oslo-based arts collective NoPlace to DC for a six-week exhibition titled Terminators — in which all of the work is created to deconstruct and terminate.
The show opens this weekend, but we had lunch on Wednesday with NoPlace curator Karen Nikgol and Transformer director/co-founder Victoria Reis at the Corcoran Gallery of Art to get an insider’s perspective on the making of Terminators.
No Place started in February 2011 and since organized 75 exhibitions in six different countries.