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4 cultural and visual arts events to look forward to in Washington this weekend

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By Hoodline - Published on May 30, 2019.

Looking to up your appreciation of the arts?

We've rounded up four artsy events around Washington this weekend that will scratch your cultural itch, from an art exhibit highlighting the experiences of migrants to a talk and book signing by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

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'Underlying Borders' closing event

From the event description:

"Underlying Borders" brings together the work of artists with their own experiences migrating between Mexico and the United States. Join the Mexican Cultural Institute for the official closure of the exhibit featuring an artist talk, along with the presentation of the exhibit catalog.

When: Saturday, June 1, noon-1:30 p.m.
Where: Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th St. NW
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Whiskey & Friends art party and open mic

From the event description:

You are invited to come out and enjoy this totally free and all-ages event, featuring local R&B sensation Davonne D'Neil. This event is the unofficial kickoff to the Takoma Art Crawl taking place June 8. 

When: Saturday, June 1, 7-11 p.m.
Where: Culture Coffee Too, 300 Riggs Road NE
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

'Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom' 

From the event description:

David Blight’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom," sheds new light on Douglass, particularly the last 30 years of his life, thanks to a trove of letters, manuscripts and scrapbooks in a private collection that no other historian previously used in any full-length biography. Take in his lecture, followed by a book signing.

When: Sunday, June 2, noon-1 p.m.
Where: National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium, 4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

'The Life of Animals in Japanese Art'

From the event description:

Artworks representing animals — real or imaginary, religious or secular — span the full breadth and splendor of Japanese artistic production. As the first exhibition devoted to the subject, "The Life of Animals in Japanese Art" covers 17 centuries (from the sixth century to the present day) and a wide variety of media — sculpture, painting, lacquerwork, ceramics, metalwork, textile and the woodblock print. 

When: Sunday, June 2, 2-3 p.m.
Where: National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium, 4th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets


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