Docent-led tour of the “Renoir and Friends” exhibit at The Phillips Collection
December 15th @ 10:30 AM
This exhibition tells the story behind Renoir’s “Luncheon of the Boating Party”. Focused on the people who inspired that famous lunch scene, the 40 watercolors, pastels, paintings, drawings, and photographs reveal Renoir’s inner circle of friends and the context behind his masterpiece. You’ll also be able to see what the museum has learned about the painting through such technology as X-radiographic and infrared images.
Visit to The National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall
December 21 @11 AM
At the Lecture Hall there will be a 45 minute slide introduction to "Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting”. At noon there is a movie, “Vermeer Beyond Time” (86 minutes) in the East Building auditorium. After the movie, we will grab lunch in the cafeteria. Once the slide show is viewed, you are ready to view the exhibit. After lunch we will view the exhibit which includes 10 paintings by Vermeer (many not seen in this country in many years). Some 65 works will be on view, including paintings by Gerard ter Borch, Gerrit Dou, Pieter de Hooch, Gabriel Metsu, Frans van Mieris, Caspar Netscher and Jan Steen.
Tickets are limited, please call the Georgetown Village office at 202-999-8988 to reserve your seat.