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Conversations in Culture: Diary of a Destruction and of a New Alphabet: From Futurism to Spatial Art

  • European Union Delegation to the US 2175 K Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20037 United States (map)

Diary of a Destruction and of a New Alphabet: From Futurism to Spatial Art

Thursday November 12, 2015

6:00-7:00 PM

(Doors open at 5:30pm and close promptly at 6:00pm)

Reception Following

2175 K Street NW | Entrance on 22nd St.

Renato Miracco, Art Critic and Cultural Attaché, Embassy of Italy to the United States and Kelly Gordon Margolis, Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, will discuss "Le Onde", the dynamic new exhibit currently on view at the Hirschhorn. They will trace a fil rouge (guiding thread) among the Futurist movement in Italy, the Cubist movement in France and the Spacialist Manifesto to the Le Onde exhibit. They will also include insights into Joseph H. Hirshhorn's collecting habits and strategies; analyse European impact on world culture, and examine the reasons behind the perpetual role Europe plays as host and generator of art that is both new and influential. 

Don't miss this opportunity to hear an insightful discussion by two experts some of the leading movements in art of the 20th and 21st centuries.

The event is free, but reservations are required. This event is expected to fill up fast.  

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Conversations in Culture offers diverse programs on culture from Europe, including music, visual art, theater, culinary art and literature - with an educational twist. In informal discussions, leading and emerging experts provide insights about their art form, in combination with a demonstration or performance. Programs provide an informal and entertaining forum to catch up on new and "old" cultural gems.