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Ticketed Events


Julius Caesar by Man Ray

Feb 7 - May 10, 2015

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Exhibition

Man Ray–Human Equations A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare


In the late 1940s, Man Ray created Shakespearean Equations, the culmination of years of work across media inspired by photographs of mathematical models. The artist's inquisitive spirit and mastery of transforming three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional imagery is revealed in this exploration of the intersections of art and science.
Hiroshi Sugimoto, Surface of Revolution with Constant Negative Curvature

Feb 7 - May 10, 2015

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Exhibition

Hiroshi Sugimoto Conceptual Forms and Mathematical Models


This is the first exhibition to contrast Hiroshi Sugimoto’s photographs of 19th-century mathematical plaster models inspired by Man Ray with his own mathematical models crafted with computer-controlled, precision milling machines.

Man Ray's "Merry Wives of Windsor" (1948)

Mar 5, 2015, 5–8:30 PM

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Phillips after 5

Shakespeare Made Modern Phillips after 5


Experience Shakespeare through a contemporary lens. 

Canceled

Mar 8, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Alina Ibragimova Solo Violin


The fiercely individual Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova astonished the classical music world with her radical interpretations of Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas, recorded when she was just 23. She presents stunning accounts of Bach in her Washington, DC, debut

Mar 12, 2015, 6 pm

Pedro Carboné and Antonio Muñoz Molina Spain, Flamenco, and the Piano


In collaboration with the PostClassical Ensemble’s Iberian Mystics: The Confluence of Faiths Festival, March 10–12, 2015, the Phillips presents Spanish pianist Pedro Carboné and author Antonio Muñoz Molina in a thought-provoking program, Spain, Flamenco, and the Piano.

Annie Cohen-Solal

Mar 12, 2015, 7 pm

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Book Talk

Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel Book Talk with Annie Cohen-Solal


French academic, author, and historian Annie Cohen-Solal discusses her new book on Mark Rothko, the man and the artist.

Mar 15, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Nelson Goerner Piano


Argentinian pianist Nelson Goerner's captivating lyricism has been heard in recitals across the world and he is a regular chamber performer with the likes of the Takács Quartet, Janine Jansen, and Martha Argerich. He presents works by Bach, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn.

Man Ray in his studio

Mar 19, 2015, 4–6 pm

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An Evening for Educators

Teach with Man Ray An Evening for Educators


Teachers, join us for an open house program celebrating Man Ray and his artistic process. 

Mar 22, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Jose Franch-Ballester and Michael Brown Clarinet and Piano


The exceptional Spanish virtuoso clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester makes his Washington, DC, debut with returning Sunday Concerts performer pianist Michael Brown. They present works by Debussy, Brahms, Poulenc, and Bernstein.

Mar 29, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Marc Coppey and Ran Dank Cello and Piano


French cellist Marc Coppey distinguished himself at age 18 by winning the much-respected Leipzig International Bach Competition. For his Washington, DC, debut Coppey is joined by pianist Ran Dank in a program of works by Beethoven, Debussy, Bartók, and Franck.
Man Ray, Mathematical Object, 1934–35

Apr 2, 2015, 5–8:30 PM

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Phillips after 5

Hack the Museum Phillips after 5


Inspired by Man Ray’s artistic practice of repurposing found objects, explore the museum in a new way.

Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Eighteen, 2013

Apr 9, 2015, 6:30 pm

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Conversations with Artists

Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler  Conversations with Artists


Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler have been working collaboratively in video, photography, and sculpture since 1990. Their work invites suggestive, open-ended reflections on memory, place, and cinema. 

Apr 12, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Choral Arts Chamber Chorus 50th Anniversary Concert


Under the Artist Direction of Scott Tucker, Choral Arts celebrates its 50th anniversary with a special program at The Phillips Collection.
Wassily Kandinsky's "Autumn II" (1912)

Apr 16, 2015, 6:30 pm

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Concert

Art Song Discovery Vocal Arts DC


Soprano Colleen Daly, Winner of Vocal Arts DC’s 2014 Discovery Competition, presents and narrates a program, in partnership with pianist Joy Schreier, of music inspired by artworks on display at the museum. 

Apr 19, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

New Orford String Quartet


Named after the illustrious Orford String Quartet who toured the world for 40 years, the New Orford String Quartet carries the same artistic excellence and integrity into today’s concert circuit. They perform quartets by Haydn and Beethoven, as well as a new String Quartet by Canadian composer Tim Brady.

Apr 26, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Zhang Zuo Piano


An imaginative and electrifying performer, Chinese pianist Zhang Zuo makes her Washington, DC, debut at the Phillips performing Bach’s Partita No. 5 in G Major, the characterful Carnival Scenes from Vienna by Schumann, and La Valse by Ravel.

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Apr 30, 2015, 6:30 pm

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Duncan Phillips Lecture

Hiroshi Sugimoto Duncan Phillips Lecture


In conjunction with Conceptual Forms and Mathematical Models, Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto will discuss how mathematical principles influence his work. 

May 3, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

The Cambini-Paris Quartet


A period instrument quartet known for their exploration of rare and forgotten scores, the Cambini-Paris Quartet presents the music of Hyacinthe Jadin, Félicien David, two 19th-century French composers who remain virtually unknown outside of France.

Man Ray, Mathematical Object, 1934-35

May 7, 2015, 5-8:30 PM

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Phillips after 5

Nerd Night Phillips after 5


Geek out at the Phillips with activities exploring the intersection of art and math.

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May 10, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Kristin Lee and Michael Mizrahi Violin and Piano


An active performer and music curator, Korean-American violinist Kristin Lee makes her Phillips debut with works by Webern, Ravel, and Beethoven, and Copland. She is joined by pianist Michael Mizrahi.

May 17, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Nicolas Altstaedt and José Gallardo Cello and Piano


German cellist Nicolas Altstaedt is a versatile musician whose penetrating insights into new music led him to give the German premiere of Nico Muhly’s Cello Concerto in February 2014. He is joined by Argentinian pianist José Gallardo.

May 24, 2015, 4 pm

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

Alexander Schimpf Piano


Well known for his intelligent programming and ability to find uniting strands between contrasting repertoire, pianist Alexander Schimpf makes his Washington, DC, debut with works by Brahms, Scriabin, and Beethoven. 

May 31, 2015, 4 PM

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SUNDAY CONCERTS

The Phillips Camerata Closing Concert of the 2014/2015 Season 


The Phillips Camerata concludes the 2014/2015 season performing works infused with the artistic synergies between mathematics and art.

Esther Bubley, General Service Department, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City

Jun 6 - Sep 13, 2015

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Exhibition

American Moments Photographs from The Phillips Collection


Featuring more than 100 photographs from the Phillips’s permanent collection, this exhibition explores how 20th-century photographers captured the immediate and the transitory, distilling key narratives into evocative images of the American experience.

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Paul Gauguin, Nafea faa ipoipo (When will you Marry?) (1892)

Oct 10, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016

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Exhibition

Gauguin, Picasso, and Masterworks from Swiss Collections Staechelin / Im Obersteg


From the renowned collections of Rudolf Staechelin and Karl Im Obersteg, over 60 celebrated paintings created during the mid-19th and 20th centuries by 22 world-famous artists will be on view. This exhibition marks the first occasion for these collections to be exhibited together in the US.

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