Gallery & Café
Greetings. The Dumbarton Concert Gallery has a 30 year tradition of exhibiting the work of professional Washington area visual artists. As the curator, I'm excited about the upcoming season and the opportunity to bring outstanding art exhibits to such a sophisticated concert audience. A new art exhibit will be mounted and previewed before each of the 13 concert offerings. The Concert Gallery provides a unique opportunity to artists who do not currently have exclusive gallery representation. If you are an artist or know someone who is interested in showing in our Gallery, please contact me directly by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or come find me in person while you are attending any concert performance. I look forward to meeting you.
April 8 through April 14, 2017
Photographs by students in Museum Studies from The Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Amazing Gaze: A Walk with Nature
Opening Reception - April 8, 6-8 PM
The former Director of the U.S. National Gallery of Art, J. Carter Brown once said: "More people go to museums than attend all the sports contests in any given year combined." In this special exhibit we feature photographs taken by the Museum Studies students in 9th through 11th grades at the Duke Ellington School. Their program teaches major functions of museums - collection, preservation, conservation, exhibition and public education—in courses such as Curatorial Skills, Photography, and Computer Graphics. Not only do students learn to record art and culture through various media; as seniors in high school, they also have a chance to work alongside museum staff on major projects at the Smithsonian Institution and other Washington museums. The program also offers educational travel to study museum practices in the USA and Europe. Many Duke Ellington School of the Arts alumni are working as exhibition designers, museum educators, and curators around the United States. The images in this show were shot on the 55 acre estate of Dumbarton Oaks this past March.
This season, you can come hungry! Dumbarton Concerts is partnering with Dangerously Delicious Pies to bring you a selection of savory and sweet pies. Try a slice of the S.M.O.G (steak, mushroom, onion and gruyere) or Chicken Pot Pie for dinner and a slice of the Baltimore Bomb for dessert (vanilla custard with fudge cookie pieces). Chef Jennifer Berry's extraordinary creations...mini tarts, fresh baked, scrumptious cookies will also be available as well as a selection of wine, beer, coffee and soft drinks. The cafe is open before the concert and during intermission.