GW's Guide To Happenings Throughout Metropolitan
Exhibition Laying the Foundation
for Liberty, through June 1 at The Octagon, relates the saga of
the pedestals design and construction featuring the stories of
the people involved in the complex process of bringing the Statue of
Liberty from France. For more information please call 626-7369.
Exhibition In and Out of Focus Nearly 200 works by
well-known and unknown photographers. At the Smithsonian National Museum
of African Art through March 16. For more information please call 357-4600,
$ Exhibition Ringside: The Boxing Paintings and Sculptures
of Joseph Sheppard This exhibition of works by celebrated Baltimore
artist Joseph Sheppard features eight paintings, four sculptures, and
one chalk drawing on paper on display through March 9 at The Walters
Art Museum. For more information call 410/547-9000 or visit www.thewalter.org.
Exhibition The Path to the Presidency Princeton University
and the Woodrow Wilson House Museum celebrate the centennial of Woodrow
Wilsons appointment as president of Princeton in an exhibit on
view at the Wilson House Museum through March 23. For more information
please call 387-4062.
Exhibition Whistler in Venice: The Pastels on view
at the Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art through June 15. Whistler
in Venice is the first of three separate Whistler exhibitions
to be held at the Freer during 2003, which marks the centennial of the
artists death. The show highlights 14 unusually beautiful and
rare examples of these works, along with etchings and a watercolor.
For more information please call 357-2700.
Exhibition Tobacco: Architectural Photographs on
view at The Octagon AIA Headquarters Gallery through May 2. Acclaimed
architectural photographer Maxwell MacKenzie returns to the AIA Headquarters
Gallery with a spectacular new series of color and black and white photographs
documenting the diminishing tobacco barn. For more information please
call 626-7369 or visit www.theoctagon.org
Exhibition An Imperial Collection This exhibition
of 49 sculptures, oil paintings, and watercolors, many rarely viewed
outside Russia or Europe, illustrates how women as painters and patrons
were major contributors to Russian imperial, social, and cultural history.
On display through June 18 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
For more information please call 783-5000.
Exhibition Teapots and Tea Tastings This exhibition
features 100 teapots spanning the 18th and 19th centuries from the collection
of the Norwich Castle Museum in England, plus the worlds largest
teapot, made around 1851 for the Crystal Palace Exposition in London.
The US Botanic Garden, in conjunction with the National Museum of Natural
History will host Traditions in Elegance: 100 Teapots from the
Norwich Castle Museum in the East Gallery of the Conservatory,
through March 30. For more information please call 226-4082.
Exhibition Auto Focus: Raghubirs Way Into India The exhibition,
running through Aug. 10, presents 50 photographs of Indian landscape
by the late Raghubir. These images are viewed from, framed by, or reflected
in the mirrors of the Ambassador car. At the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
For tickets and information, call The Smithsonian Associates at 357-3030
or visit www.smithsonian.org.
$ Theater 1776 The Tony Award winning red, white,
and blue music-filled history lesson will be at Fords Theatre
through June 1. Tickets are $29$45. For more information call
$ Exhibition The Splendors of Russia: Celebrating 300 Years of
St. Petersburg The series features such topics as Russian art, music,
ballet, opera, cuisine, architecture, history, film, and literature.
Sponsored by the Smithsonian Associates through March 31. For more information
Tuesday / March 4
$ Lecture Meet Chef Morou Quattara, a two-time Restaurant Association
of Metropolitan Washington Chef of the Year Award nominee, at Signatures
at 6:30 pm. Signatures, 801 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. General admission
$130; members $85. For tickets and information call 357-3030 or visit
Wednesday / March 5
GW Lecture Elliott School Brown Bag Lecture Series Trapped:
Modern-Day Slavery in the Brazilian Amazon with Binka Le Breton,
author and director of the Iracambi Rainforest Research Center in Brazil,
12:301:45 pm, 103 Stuart Hall. No RSVP required. For more information
call Marianne Oliva, 994-1667.
GW Sports Womens Lacrosse vs George Mason 3:30 pm, GW-Mount
Vernon Athletic Complex.
Thursday / March 6
GW Sports Baseball vs Towson 2:30 pm, Barcroft Park.
GW Lecture Pakistans Political Instability: Regional
Implications with Karl F. Inderfurth, professor of the practice
of international affairs; former assistant secretary of state for South
Asian Affairs, 12:301:45 pm, 103 Stuart Hall. Sponsored by the
Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs.
No RSVP required. For additional information contact the Sigur
Center at 994-5886.
GW Lecture The J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Lecture in International
Affairs From Academia to Government and Back, with Miguel
Angel Rodriguez, J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of International
Affairs, former president of Costa Rica (19982002) 67:30
pm, at the Marvin Center Amphitheater. RSVP by E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
$ Lecture Portraits of Venice Through Time Dennis
Romano reflects on what the lagoon city has meant to people over the
centuries and how its image continues to evolve. 6 pm, S. Dillon Ripley
Center. General admission $14, members $11. For tickets and information
call 357-3030 or visit www.residentassociates.org.
Friday / March 7
GW Sports Tennis vs Howard noon, GW-Mount Vernon Athletic Complex.
Saturday / March 8
GW Sports Mens Basketball vs Fordham 2 pm, Charles E. Smith
GW Sports Mens Tennis vs Towson noon, GW-Mount Vernon Athletic
GW Sports Baseball vs Fairfield (DH) noon, Barcroft Park.
Sunday / March 9
GW Sports Womens Tennis vs Mount St. Marys 12:30
pm, GW-Mount Vernon Athletic Complex.
GW Sports Baseball vs Fairfield noon, Barcroft Park.
Tuesday / March 11
$ Puppet Show Ivans Three Wishes Perennial
favorite Catskill Puppet Theater presents an exciting, evocative rod
puppet show to accompany the Resident Associates winter focus on the
magical city of St. Petersburg. Through March 14, 10 am and 11:30 am;
March 15, noon. For children ages 512 years. Discovery Theater.
General admission $8; members $10. For tickets and information call
357-3030 or visit www.residentassociates.org.
$ Lecture Ian Rankin: Master Mystery Writer Rankin,
recipient of the Gold Dagger Award of Fiction and the Chandler-Fulbright
Award, proudly talks about his Scottish roots and his craft with Washington
radio host Bill Thompson, at 8 pm in the Ring Auditorium. General admission
$14; members $12. For tickets and information call 357-3030 or visit
GW Sports Baseball vs UMBC 2:30 pm, Barcroft Park.
GW Sports Softball vs Towson (DH) 2 pm, GW-Mount Vernon Athletic
Wednesday / March 12
$ Seminar Anxiety: Serious and Treatable Co-founders
of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) discuss the causes,
diagnosis, and treatment of these disorders, which affect about 20 percent
of Americans at some point in their lives, from 6:15-8:30 pm in the
Ring Auditorium. General admission $20; members $15. For tickets and
information call 357-3030 or visit www.residentassociates.org.
GW Sports Gymnastics vs Maryland 7 pm, Charles E. Smith Center.
Thursday / March 13
$ Lecture Hang-Gliding and Dreams of Flight Hang-gliding
enthusiast Joe Gregor uses historical images, film footage, and two
real hang-gliders to introduce the thrill and beauty of free flight
and to explain the physics that make the sport possible, from 68
pm in the S. Dillon Ripley Center. General admission $14, members $11.
For tickets and information call 357-3030 or visit www.residentassociates.org.
Friday / March 14
Exhibition opening Light Screens: The Leaded Glass of Frank
Lloyd Wright Decorative glass windows or light screens were an
integral part of the architecture of Wright. Included are windows, drawings,
models, plates, and photographs, some of which have never been shown
publicly. For tickets and information, call The Smithsonian Associates
at 357-3030 or visit www.smithsonian.org.