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Harry Callahan's work is celebrated at the National Gallery of Art.
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Harry Callahan's work is celebrated at the National Gallery of Art.

(Oct. 3-4) Musical chairs

If you love music and are concerned about its future there's a conversation you should probably take part in at Georgetown University today and tomorrow. The Future of Music Policy Summit 2011 brings together musicians, arts advocates, policymakers and industry figures to discuss a couple of critical issues. Mostly, everyone's trying to figure out how to keep the creation and consumption of music rewarding for both musicians and fans in the 21st century.

(Oct. 3-March 4) Harry at 100

The National Gallery of Art is celebrating the centenary of Harry Callahan's birth with an extensive collection through March. Harry Callahan at 100 explores the influential American photographer's work in relation to his family and the places where he lived.

(Oct. 3-28) Of Refuge, Of HomeTexas-born artist Adam Chamy explores his Palestinian roots in Of Refuge, Of Home, showing at The Jerusalem Fund Gallery in Northwest Washington until late October. Chamy focuses on themes of migration and belonging with portraits of his family and installations that feature audio snippets from home videos.

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