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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.

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 Beethoven's Sonata No. 18 in E-flat major, Op. 31, No. 3, the characterful Carnival Scenes from Vienna by Schumann, and Schubert's Sonata in C minor, D. 958.
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.

Contemporaries Bash promo image

May 8, 2015, 8:30 PM - 1 AM

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Contemporaries Bash

A Tokyo Night Contemporaries Bash


Celebrate Tokyo’s nightlife in one spectacular evening of cocktails, music, food, fashion, and dancing.

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.

The Picnic Theatre Company

May 14, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

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Picnic Theatre

Arsenic and Old Lace The Picnic Theatre Company


The all-volunteer Picnic Theatre Company brings their brand of site-specific cocktail party theater to the Phillips for a performance of Arsenic and Old Lace.

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.

Elizabeth Murray's "Jazz" (2001)

Jun 4, 2015, 5–8:30 PM

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Phillips after 5

District Jazz Phillips after 5


Join the Phillips in celebrating DC’s jazz history! 

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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Wolf Trap Opera singer Catherine Martin

Jun 25, 2015, 6:30 pm

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Performance

Vocal Colors A Musical Exploration of Visual Art


Wolf Trap Opera Company bridges musical genres from classical to pop and avant-garde in response to the museum’s collection. 

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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