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2007 Marfield Prize

2007 Winner

Jenny Uglow, Nature’s Engraver: A Life of Thomas Bewick (Faber and Faber Limited)

2007 Finalists

Carolyn Brown, Chance and Circumstance: Twenty Years with Cage and Cunningham (Knopf)

Nigel Cliff, The Shakespeare Riots: Revenge, Drama, and Death in
Nineteenth Century America
(Random House)

William Jelani Cobb, To the Break of Dawn: A Freestyle on the Hip-Hop Aesthetic (NYU Press)

Alex Ross, The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century (Picador)

2007 Judges

Jamaica Kincaid, novelist

Nancy Pearl, author and librarian

Robert Pinsky, poet

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Tuesday, May 23rd

Arts Club Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

The Arts Club will be closed  May 27 – May 29, 2017. Happy Memorial Day Everyone!

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Wednesday, April 19th

2017 Scholarship Awards to Student Sculptors/Ceramicists

Each year the Arts Club sponsors a scholarship competition to recognize promising students specializing in a specific art form or medium—this year, sculpture and ceramics. The competition is open to college students ages 18-28 in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.  Serving as judges were local sculptors Charles Bergen and Thanasi Papapostolou and ceramicist Rebecca Ravenal. This…

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Wednesday, March 22nd

Rachel Corbett Wins $10,000 Marfield Prize

WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 16, 2017 — The Arts Club of Washington is pleased to announce that Rachel Corbett is the recipient of the eleventh annual Marfield Prize, the National Award for Arts Writing, for her book You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin (W. W. Norton & Company)….

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