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Free Yourself @ the Freer, then Party @ W Hotel, Living Room Lounge

PLEASE NOTE NEW AFTER PARTY LOCATION @ W HOTEL.

Free yourself at the serene Freer Gallery of Art with these two small exhibitions: The first - Sylvan Sounds - compares atmospheric American landscapes with Japanese art. The second - Whistler's Neighborhood - depicts gentrification (sound familiar?) in London 130 years ago.

ITINERARY

3-3:15 PM: Meet inside the Freer Gallery in the central courtyard.

3:15 PM: Proceed to exhibitions.

4:00-4:15 PM: Reconvene in courtyard.

4:15 PM: Leave Freer Gallery for After Party in the Living Room (expansive, 1st floor lounge) @ the W Hotel. Walk 1 mile north from the museum or take Metro 2 stops north from Smithsonian to Metro Center and walk west to 15th Street, NW. Or take a cab!

4:30ish-whenever: Socialize @ the W Hotel, located at 515 15th Street, NW. Entrance is on F Street.

Sylvan Sounds: Freer, Dewing and Japan Museum founder Charles Lang Freer’s taste for Japanese art grew out of his affection for American tonalist paintings. This intimate exhibition juxtaposes landscapes by American artist Thomas Dewing (1851–1938) with Japanese works that Freer acquired in the late 1890s. Freer’s idealized notions of "old Japan" paralleled the nostalgic, pastoral aestheticism of Dewing’s atmospheric landscapes.

Whistler’s Neighborhood: Impressions of a Changing London James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) lived in London’s Chelsea neighborhood from 1863 until his death. He depicted the storefronts and street life outside his door and captured a section of the city that was undergoing a dramatic transformation in the 1880s. Historic buildings were razed and replaced with mansions for the upper class, forcing the poor into squalid conditions. The diminutive etchings, watercolors, and small oil paintings underscore the immediacy of the artist’s quick impressions of his evolving neighborhood.

CLOSEST METRO: Smithsonian (Orange & Blue Lines)

 

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  • fery

    It was fun. I liked the new people I met very much !

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • C.D. E.

    It was a nice exhibit and good to meet new people.

    1 · June 24, 2013

    • Noel W.

      Indeed it was a great exhibit, it was nice meeting you and others.

      June 24, 2013

  • Tom F.

    I hope everyone else enjoyed it as much as I did.

    1 · June 23, 2013

    • Noel W.

      A fun way to spend the Sunday doing something different.

      June 23, 2013

  • Joseph G.

    Very good exhibits and a small but friendly group

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Noel W.

    The Lounge in the lobby and on the roof top of the W Hotel, located at[masked]th Street, NW is awesome with a breath taking view and it's highly recommended.

    June 23, 2013

  • Noel W.

    Great!

    June 23, 2013

  • Tina

    Sorry, can't make it after all

    1 · June 22, 2013

    • Noel W.

      See you at another event.

      1 · June 23, 2013

    • Noel W.

      Hey Tina, how are you? It was a great event and, not everyone came but it was a great Gallery to view.

      June 23, 2013

  • Lameena

    Had a good time .. Was nice meeting everyone

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry all, last minute issues,, have fun

    June 23, 2013

  • Mimi

    Wish I could have attended. Last minute change of plans! See you next time!
    Thanks, jeryl!

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Last minute scheduling conflict. See you next time, Jeryl.

    June 23, 2013

  • Noel W.

    Good Morning, i am hoping the rain eases up. :)

    June 23, 2013

    • Jeryl

      My iPhone says rain eases up by afternoon.

      2 · June 23, 2013

    • Noel W.

      Sure thing!

      June 23, 2013

  • Frank

    Maybe

    June 23, 2013

  • Andy

    I am helping a friend move some things in her house up here in Gaithersburg tomorrow afternoon, so won't be able to attend.

    June 22, 2013

  • Noel W.

    Hello everyone, i will be using the Orange Line Metro train and i can get off at the Smithsonian. How far is this from the location?

    June 22, 2013

  • isaura

    Not possible this time. Have fun!

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Always up to visit the Freer.

    June 21, 2013

  • Howard

    Hey there, I just joined your cool group and looking forward to meeting folks and sharing neat activities! What time is the after-party expected at the Empress Lounge?

    May 31, 2013

  • Allan

    Hi, it looks as though I won't make it back into town in time to join you on Sunday. Have fun!

    June 21, 2013

  • Noël

    I have a time conflict but will most likely join you for the gathering at the lounge.

    June 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My Metro stop is closed this weekend...makes it pretty hard to get there

    June 20, 2013

  • Lucia

    something came up and I cannot attend this meet up

    June 17, 2013

  • Helena

    I may not be able to make the exhibition but for sure I will attend the lounge.

    June 14, 2013

  • Damian

    I am tempted to join! Please let me know what to expect...

    June 9, 2013

  • C.D. E.

    I am a maybe. I have something later that evening, but I think I can make it.

    June 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to connect with like minded folks.

    June 1, 2013

  • Noel W.

    Welcome Cathy, i am looking forward to meeting you and others.

    May 11, 2013

  • Cathy M.

    This will be my first meet-up experience so definitely looking forward to new places and new people.

    1 · May 11, 2013

  • Noel W.

    Louise, looking forward to meeting you and others at this event.

    May 5, 2013

  • Louise

    First event with this group-looking forward to it!

    1 · May 5, 2013

  • Beverly

    looking forward to this

    May 3, 2013

  • Farrukh

    i believe i would join you all @ empress lounge

    April 27, 2013

  • fery

    Looks interesting ! Hope to make it .

    April 23, 2013

  • Wendy

    looks lovely; hope I can make it :)

    April 23, 2013

  • Tal

    Hope to make it!

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • David A.

    sure, why not, nothing planned yet in JUNE!!

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Always up to visit the Freer.

    April 12, 2013

  • Noel W.

    I would like to attend this event.

    April 12, 2013

  • beverly w.

    looking forward to an art filled day!

    April 12, 2013

  • Lucia

    Interesting exhibit.

    April 7, 2013

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