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With winter now making its appearance, we look for other sources of warmth in these sometimes-dreary months. Artists books from the Corcoran Art & Design Collection showcase color and color imagery in the pages of their work. Some stories are told completely through color; others, though they might use muted palettes, create a sensation with words that paint images of colorful scenes. These bright pages serve as a complement to the exhibition Color Bloc: Paintings by Elizabeth Osborne, on view in the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery through February 26, 2016. The exhibit displays only a sampling of artists books from the Art & Design Collection from the Corcoran. These and many others can be viewed in the Special Collections Research Center at GWs Gelman Library. Visit http://library.gwu.edu/scrc to find out more. Through March 25, 2016 MPA Building Hours: http://facilities.gwu.edu/general-access-building-hours
A new exhibition of the Kiev Judaica Collection, "Hebrew Printing in the Orient" presents books and typography across a vast non-western panorama: from the Maghreb to the Far East, from Central Asia to India, and from Southern Africa to the Antipodes.The first such exhibit of this material in nearly 90 years, it traces the introduction of movable type outside of Europe by Jewish exiles from Spain, who established a Hebrew press at Constantinople (Istanbul) in 1493, through the establishment of presses at Salonika in Ottoman Greece (the earliest printing on the territory of Greece) and at Fez in Morocco (the first press on the continent of Africa). Examples of the subsequent spread of Hebrew printing in different parts of the Middle East and Asia are drawn from the holdings of the Kiev Collection. Among the rarities are Hok le-Yisrael (Cairo, 1740), one of the first books ever printed in Egypt, and Zer‘a Yitshak (Tunis, 1768), the first book in any language printed in Tunisia. Included in the display are texts in various languages using the Hebrew alphabet, such as Ladino (Judeo-Spanish), Judeo-Arabic, Judeo-Persian and Yiddish, apart from Hebrew and Aramaic.
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Old Patterns, New Order: Socialist Realism in Central Asia   ( 10:00 AM Oct 10 2015 - 5:00 PM May 29 )
Under Soviet political rule, artists across Central Asia created images that both embraced modernity and idealized the past. This exhibition examines the socialist realist art movement in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and others areas of Central Asia, pairing twentieth-century paintings with examples of the traditional textiles they depict. Organized in partnership with GW's Central Asia Program. Learn more about the exhibition and plan a visit.
Color Bloc: Paintings by Elizabeth Osborne   ( 10:00 AM Dec 9 2015 - 5:00 PM Feb 26 )
Veils, blocks, bands, and wavy strokes of color are the hallmark of Elizabeth Osbornes paintings. Whether fully abstract or punctuated by the artists developed treatment of the figure and objects, Osbornes paintings show a deft handling of color and command of her technique. Working on canvases on the floor Osborne has perfected a wavy brush stroke that has become a signature. Her rich color juxtapositions and linear compositions lend her work to comparisons to Washington Color School painters such as Gene Davis and Morris Louis. A professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1963-2011, Elizabeth Osborne has been influential on countless painters and artists. The exhibition was derived from Veils of Color, organized by the James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. In addition, loans from the artist and Locks Gallery, Philadelphia comprise the exhibition. The Friends of the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery provided partial funding for the exhibition. December 9, 2015 February 26, 2016. Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For more information: http://www.gwu.edu/~bradyart/brady/exhibitions.html Image at upper right: Elizabeth Osborne, Red October, 2011, oil on canvas, 30 x 43-1/2 inches. Locks Gallery, Philadelphia.
GBV Science Fair   ( 12:00 AM Jan 11 - 12:00 AM Mar 1 )
GWI and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) are partnering to promote safe and ethical Gender-Based Violence (GBV) research. The GBV Science Fair offers opportunities for your research to reach a global audience and have the potential to win prizes. To enter, simply create a short video abstract about your research during or after SVRI. Entries will be accepted until March 1, 2016! Visit this website to learn more and enter: https://wesharescience.com/GBV-Science-Fair
Generation Queer   ( 12:00 AM Feb 5 - 12:00 AM Feb 20 )
The student-run Griffin Gallery is pleased to announce "Generation Queer," their new show, on exhibit from February 5-20 in Gallery 6. "Generation Queer" explores human intimacy within the digital age of American LGBTQ culture. Curated by the Griffin Gallery committee, the exhibit presents a range of diverse personal narratives from queer millennials. The opening reception is February 5 from 6:30- 8:30 PM, with a special performance by Eames Armstrong at 7:00 PM. The reception is open to the general public.
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GW TRAiLS- Gunpowder Falls Day Hike   9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Trip Name: Gun Powered Falls Day Hike Trip Date: Sunday, February 7, 2016 Lead Guide: Rosa Guides: Jen, Alex W Sign up and Cancellation date: February 3, 2016 Trip Cost: $15 Destination: Gun Power Falls State Park, Maryland Details: We will meet at 9:15am in the Marvin Center Main Hall by the Concierge Desk to drive to the falls and should return to campus around 6:00pm that evening. Description of Activity: Come join GW TRAiLS for this loop that follows the upland forests of the fall zone, crossing a few easy streams and visiting a pleasant waterfall, then meanders downstream along Big Gunpowder Falls as it leaves the piedmont. Watching Big Gunpowder Falls sliding through several narrow gorges, it is hard to believe that only 5 miles downstream the falls will spread to a delta like, broad river more than a mile wide. We can’t wait to see you on the trail! While measures have been taken by TRAiLS and its Guides to minimize any risks, it is the responsibility of the participant to be advised of the risks, accept responsibility for them, and to comply with all recommendations made by the TRAiLS Guides regarding personal safety. Failure to do so may result in the dismissal of the individual from that particular trip, as well as from future TRAiLS activities. Packing List: • Hiking boots (preferred) or comfortable running shoes (no Toms, convers, Uggs, sandals, ect.) • Dress for the weather (use layers to stay warm) • light day pack • Water one or two bottles • Pack a lunch, to eat along the falls • Rain jacket/Sweatshirt depending on weather CLICK HERE REGISTER
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