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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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(April 7-11) ABSTRACT ALBERS Part-artist, part-educator German-American painter Josef Albers was a champion of visual abstraction in theory and practice. You can catch his iconic squares and some 60 other pieces as part of Innovation and Inspiration, on display in D.C. at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden through Sunday.

(APRIL 8-25) IT'S IN THE BAG The Del Ray Artisans dig deep in their bag of tricks this week during What's Your Bag?, an exhibit opening tomorrow at the Colasanto Center in Alexandria. The bag boldly goes where no bag has gone before in a show exploring the carryall as art, from paper to plastic, handbag to tea.

(April 8-May 22) CLASSIC KAFKA And if you're looking for a change, head out to Rosslyn Spectrum Theater in Arlington for Synetic Theater's Metamorphosis, opening tomorrow night and running through late May, as sound and movement re-imagine Kafka's classic tale of family responsibility and guilty relief.

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