Having Sunday Concert Withdrawal?

Pagainini and Rachel Barton Pine

(Left) Ferdinand-Victor-Eugène Delacroix, Paganini, 1831. Oil on cardboard on wood panel, 17 5/8 x 11 7/8 in. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. Acquired 1922. (Right) Rachel Barton Pine in the Phillips’s Music Room. Photo: Lou Brutus

While our Sunday Concert season is on hiatus, check out our new audio tour stop on Eugène Delacroix’s painting, Paganini. Music Specialist Jeremy Ney describes Paganini’s role in music history and provides an excerpt from Rachel Barton Pine’s January performance of his music. And if this whets your appetite, have a listen to our music podcast from our last season.

Art IS Therapy, on View at GWU

Installation of Creative Aging exhibition at GW's Alexandria campus. Photos: Margaret Collerd.

Installation of Creative Aging exhibition at The George Washington University. Photos: Margaret Collerd.

Four years ago, a conversation with Lisa Garlock and Heidi Bardot from The George Washington University’s Art Therapy Program helped inform my thinking on a new initiative for the museum. They introduced me to Iona’s Wellness & Arts Center, and since then Iona has become a key partner in our programs for older adults. Given GWU’s role in the origins of the program, I was thrilled when Lisa proposed to install our Creative Aging exhibition at the art gallery on campus. So if you didn’t get a chance to catch the display here last fall, head over to the Alexandria Graduate Education Center where it is on view through late August.

Tooting His Own Horn

With two young children, I don’t have a lot of time to participate as fully as I’d like to in the annual DC Jazz Festival, but I always look forward to bringing my family to Jazz ‘n Families Fun Days! The Phillips bustles with activities—musical performances, gallery talks, storytelling, and art workshops. This year, my son loved the instrument petting zoo, where he got to see, hear, and try out a variety of instruments, including the trumpet and trombone.

 Photos: Rachel Godlberg (top), Brooke Rosenblatt (bottom)

Photos: Rachel Godlberg (top), Brooke Rosenblatt (bottom)