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Richard Misrach's 'Battleground #14' is one of many images depicting the beauty and destruction of our planet at the Phillips Collection.
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Richard Misrach's 'Battleground #14' is one of many images depicting the beauty and destruction of our planet at the Phillips Collection.

(Oct. 16-Jan. 13) Picturing the Sublime
The Phillips Collection has a new exhibit of photography capturing the sublime beauty and human destruction of the natural world. Picturing the Sublime brings together iconic works by Ansel Adams, Josef Koudelka, Lynn Davis, and several others.

(Oct. 17) The Science of Supply and Demand
For a little more on the destruction of the natural world, the Koshland Science Museum in Northwest Washington hosts The Science of Biodiversity tomorrow evening. Biodiversity and conversation experts from California discuss humanity's growing demand for food, fuel, fresh water, and even the fibers used to create our clothes.

(Oct. 17-Feb. 2013) Best Bomb Ever
Evidently, there's no yarn shortage on planet Earth. Beginning tomorrow, and continuing on almost every Wednesday through February, Arlington's Artisphere will be hosting Yarn Bomb Meet-ups and Stitch Sessions. Amateur and experienced stitchers alike are invited to help create art projects that will be used to bring a little more color and vibrancy to the Rosslyn area.

Music: "Tube of Wonderful" by Dave Pirner

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