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September 7, 2019, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Behind Middleburg Bank parking lot
September 7, 2019, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ National Sporting Library & Museum
Canter & Crawl: The Glass Sculpture of Joan Danziger, presents a solo show of the DC-based, contemporary artist’s latest body of work. Stimulating the imagination, Danzinger’s vibrant wire and glass-shard sculptures are inspired by the spirit of the horse and the jewel-like nature of insects.
September 7, 2019, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Deconstructed: The NSLM Sporting Screen centers on a unique decorative object from the NSLM’s permanent collection. Recently conserved, the four-panel screen is comprised of paintings and prints showing 18th century racing portraits on one side and manège training (an early form of dressage) on the other. The exhibit will cast light on a captivating era in British sport, art, and literature.
NSLM melds art with science to create NSLMology, an exhibition for explorers of all ages! Visitors are invited to experience scientific principles within three centuries of paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and hands-on activities. Get up close and personal with the physics of locomotion and identify meteorological patterns, ecology, the science of colors, and even chemistry.
Locomotion: Horses gallop faster than human eyes can comprehend. How was this mystery of motion solved?
Weather: Wind, water cycles, and cloud types are all on display for scientific inquiry.
Ecology: What plants and animals do we find in the wild, and what do they eat to survive?
Color theory: How do artists mix colors to show temperature and mood?
Chemistry: How many states of matter are used to create bronze sculptures? What elements make up the alloy bronze?
Enjoy highlights from the permanent collection in an entirely fresh way as a self-guided experience or contact us to book a group tour.
September 7, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Second Chapter Books
Join us for an evening of discussion with local author, Emily Southgate and the newly released second edition of: People and the Land through time: Linking Ecology and History
September 7, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Elysian Fields - Private Estate Near Middleburg
One hundred privileged guests will enjoy a mesmerizing musical evening of George Gershwin piano classics and other favorites performed by internationally acclaimed virtuoso pianist Thomas Pandolfi during the September 7 Gala benefit concert for the Middleburg Concert Foundation at a private Middleburg estate.
Pandolfi has won critical acclaim for his passionate artistry, breathtaking showmanship, enthralling interpretations and brilliant pianistic technique. The Washington Post describes his technique as “an artist who is the master of both the grand gesture and the sensual line” whose performances display “musical imagination along with athleticism, and restraint along with stormy declamation.”
The September 7 gala event is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear Pandolfi perform on a rare 1877 Steinway Centennial Model D Concert Grand Piano in the magnificent Great Hall of the Middleburg hunt country private estate Elysian Fields. Cocktails & dinner are included.