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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 21

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A woman copes with her rapidly changing neighborhood in Beautiful Hills of Brooklyn.
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A woman copes with her rapidly changing neighborhood in Beautiful Hills of Brooklyn.

(Sept. 21-Jan. 8) The Invention of Glory
The Pastrana Tapestries are four sizable works of art on loan to the National Gallery of Art through the end of the year. The Gothic pieces were brought over from a Church in Pastrana, Spain for their first stateside visit. Portuguese King Alfonso V’s conquest of two Moroccan cities is depicted in rich detail and color with wool and silk threads. 

(Sept. 21-Nov. 15) Hope Chest
Female artists from the District and Baltimore question a different kind of conquest -- the marital sort -- through mid-November at GreenHouse 11 in Northwest Washington. Instead of clothes and household essentials the Hope Chest exhibit features photography, paintings and mixed media works that challenge gender roles and domestic expectations.  

(Sept. 22) That’s where I want to be
For an honest look at aging in America there’s the Beautiful Hills of Brooklyn, screening tomorrow night at the Takoma Park Auditorium. The film explores the changes in an elderly woman’s Brooklyn neighborhood using words from the dairy of an actual elderly woman who lived in Brooklyn her entire life, and the poetry of Walt Whitman.

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