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The Bal Boheme Returns on New Year’s Eve

From 1922 to 1987, the Arts Club’s costumed Bal Boheme was one of Washington’s most colorful and prominent social events. On New Year’s Eve 2016, the spirit of those legendary evenings returns as the Arts Club closes its centennial year with the first Bal Boheme in 29 years, aptly themed “Encore!”.

The celebration will fill all parts of the Monroe House and feature cocktails, dinner, music, dancing, and prizes. The special black-tie event is limited to 300 guests, and serves as a fundraiser for the club. Guests are invited to add to festivity by coming in costume as a salute to the balls of the past.

Watch for more details about the return of the Bal Boheme on Saturday, December 31.

Out and About: “Margins”

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Friday, October 28th, 2016 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm National Portrait Gallery, Kogod Courtyard Former Arts Club Dance Committee Chair and internationally acclaimed dance artist Dana Tai Soon Burgess, recently named the Smithsonian’s first-ever choreographer in residence, will be premiering his latest dance work “Margins”, inspired by the National Portrait Gallery’s Outwin Portraiture Exhibition, in…

  • Published on October 18, 2016
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Out and About: German Painting: From the End of WWII to the Fall of the Berlin Wall

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Where: Live & Learn Bethesda 4805 Edgemoor Lane Bethesda, Maryland 20814 Second Floor When: October 25th and November 1, 2016   843 German Painting From the End of WWII to the Fall of the Berlin Wall -Part 1 With the unconditional surrender of the Third Reich in 1945, artists in Germany faced an uncertain future….

  • Published on October 14, 2016
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Lunch at the Club Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as of Sept. 9

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General Manager Yann Henrotte has announced lunch service three days a week beginning Friday, Sept. 9. Wednesday and Thursday lunches will always be at noon; Friday lunches will be at 12:30 pm on days when a noon concert is scheduled, at noon on other days. The price will continue to be $20 for a three…

  • Published on September 6, 2016
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Canceled Event

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The book signing scheduled for Sept. 8th has been canceled. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused.

  • Published on August 30, 2016
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Marfield Prize Award Winner Michael Reidel Visits School Without Walls

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Michael Riedel visited DC’s School Without Walls High School with Marfield Administrator Sass Brown and FABUM artistic director and Arts Club Member Jameson Freeman on Friday, May 20th. During his visit Riedel and shared stories from his personal and professional journeys with a large and enthusiastic group of students. Read more here!      …

  • Published on May 25, 2016
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Thank you! 100 Canvases for 100 Years

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Thank you to everyone for such a successful fundraising event! Through the sale of nearly “100 small but meaningful acts of creativity and color” (Washington Post, 6 May 2016) we were able to raise $10,000 for the establishment of an art preservation fund. If you were unable to attend the reception a few canvases are…

  • Published on May 13, 2016
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And The Winner Is…

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The winner of the 2015 One Act Play Competition is Rubbas by Steve Karp. Based on a true story, Rubbas tells the story of a little known, but important Alabama condom manufacturing company that has been the primary supplier of condoms to the U.S. government’s Agency for International Development (U.S.A.I.D.). When the Agency learns it can buy…

  • Published on May 4, 2016
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The Arts Club of Washington: A Centennial Portrait (1916-2016)

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Copies of The Arts Club of Washington: A Centennial Portrait (1916-2016) have arrived and are available for purchase! Written by club historian Hal Matson, A Centennial Portrait focuses on the history of the club, the house, and the members (both former and current). Contact Business Manager Shelly Gardner to reserve a copy! shelly@artsclubofwashington.org (202) 331-7282…

  • Published on April 18, 2016
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Happy Birthday to Us!

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The Arts Club officially turned 100 years old Thursday, April 7th, 2016. In honor of the occasion, Club President Judith Viggers Nordin and the staff enjoyed a celebratory lunch complete with a birthday cheesecake.  Happy Birthday,  Arts Club!

  • Published on April 8, 2016
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Finalists Announced for One Act Play Competition

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The Drama Committee is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2015 Arts Club of Washington One Act Play Competition: . Death and the Psychiatrist by James Hutchison Waiting for Geoffrey by Jake Teeny Big Crush by Daniel McInerny Rubbas by Steve Karp The Shooting Gallery by Kat Meads . . . The winning playwright…

  • Published on November 17, 2015
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Tuesday, October 18th

Out and About: “Margins”

Friday, October 28th, 2016 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm National Portrait Gallery, Kogod Courtyard Former Arts Club Dance Committee Chair and internationally acclaimed dance artist Dana Tai Soon Burgess, recently named the Smithsonian’s first-ever choreographer in residence, will be premiering his latest dance work “Margins”, inspired by the National Portrait Gallery’s Outwin Portraiture Exhibition, in…

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Friday, October 14th

Out and About: German Painting: From the End of WWII to the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Where: Live & Learn Bethesda 4805 Edgemoor Lane Bethesda, Maryland 20814 Second Floor When: October 25th and November 1, 2016   843 German Painting From the End of WWII to the Fall of the Berlin Wall -Part 1 With the unconditional surrender of the Third Reich in 1945, artists in Germany faced an uncertain future….

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Tuesday, September 6th

Lunch at the Club Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as of Sept. 9

General Manager Yann Henrotte has announced lunch service three days a week beginning Friday, Sept. 9. Wednesday and Thursday lunches will always be at noon; Friday lunches will be at 12:30 pm on days when a noon concert is scheduled, at noon on other days. The price will continue to be $20 for a three…

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