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Michelangelo's David-Apollo is currently on loan from the Museo Nazionale del Bargello in Florence. It arrived just in time for President Obama’s second inaugural reception. 
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Michelangelo's David-Apollo is currently on loan from the Museo Nazionale del Bargello in Florence. It arrived just in time for President Obama’s second inaugural reception. 

Jan 1-Dec. 31, 2013: The Year of Italian Culture

What are your New Year's resolutions? The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Italy have collaborated with the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities to bring the best of Italian arts and culture to more than 40 U.S. cities for 2013 — The Year of Italian Culture. The project kicked off with the unveiling of Michelangelo's David-Apollo, which will be on view in the National Gallery of Art's West Building through March 3. 

Jan. 3-Feb. 3: Wake Up, Brother Bear!

Starting this Thursday, you can take your little ones to Imagination Stage in Bethesda to enjoy a theater experience for the very young. Wake Up, Brother Bear! is intended for children one to five years old. The 45-minute show follows brother bear and his sister as they experience the four seasons, meet a butterfly, and try to catch a slippery fish! You have until February 3 to see the performance before it goes back into hibernation.   

Music: "Tarantella [Instrumental]" by Armando Valsani  

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