Monday 4/26 Short Fiction Reading Group 1:30-2:30pm.
April Selection: "Corrie" by Alice Munro from her collection of short stories, Dear Life, published in 2012. Alice Ann Munro is a Canadian short-story writer who is widely considered one of the world's premier fiction writers and is a three-time winner of Canada's Governor General's Award for fiction. Alice also won the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 2013 at age 82. Her stories focus on human relationships looked at through the lens of daily life.
Friday 4/16, 1:00-2:00 pm.  Cherry Blossom Tour. You won’t have to miss out on touring DC's annual cherry blossoms this year. Instead, join us for hanami, the traditional Japanese custom of flower viewing. Celebrate from home with a virtual cherry blossom tour hosted by the National Museum of Asian Art (Freer/Sackler Galleries). We will celebrate the revered sakura by touring landscapes, figure paintings, and prints by artists from medieval Japan to Katsushika Hokusai and beyond in the Museum’s Japanese art collections.
Thursday 4/22, 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Join a Gallery Guide for a virtual tour of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AK. whose mission is to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature. Through this tour, you’ll learn more about the museum’s commitment to art, nature, and architecture and have the opportunity to explore some collection highlights. Our guide's presentation will be with Google slides and will take us through the museum – including inside and outside art, highlights – and will then focus in more depth on 6 – 7 pieces of art. The presentation will be followed by 10- 15 minutes of questions.
Closed captioning will be provided.
Take a few moments to look into their beautiful website: Crystal Bridges
This event is a collaboration between Little Falls Village and Friendship Heights Neighbors Network.
Friday 4/30, 1:00-2:15 pm. American Stories – A Virtual Tour of the American Collection at the National Gallery of Art.  American art is closely tied to this country’s development as a nation. This tour traces the changes in American art from colonial days to the early twentieth century and shows how artists responded to critical events in American history. Estelle Quain, a National Gallery of Art docent, and Friendship Heights Neighbors Network member, will lead us on this Zoom tour. 
This event is a collaboration between Little Falls Village and Friendship Heights Neighbors Network.
Thursday 5/27, 4:30 to 5:30 PM, Sawbuck Salon. Discussion of financial topics as determined by the group. Hosted by Gabrielle Grunau & Bill Grosshandler. RSVP for Zoom-in information to:
Monday 5/17, 1:00-2:30 pm:  LFV Zoom Planning Committee
Wednesday 5/19, 7:00 - 8:30 pm: LFV Zoom Board Meeting
Monday 5/24 Short Fiction Reading Group 1:30-2:30pm.
April Selection: TBD
Friday 5/14, 1:00-2:00 PM. Korean Ceramic Art with docent, Dr. Yuan Liu. The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, has an excellent collection of Koran art, especially ceramics. Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), the founder of the Freer Gallery of Art, acquired nearly 500 Korean art objects. When the museum opened its doors in 1923, Freer’s assembly of Korean art was considered unparalleled in quality and historical scope, and this collection has been expanded over the years.
The tour will provide participants the opportunity to take a close look at and appreciate the beauty of the artworks, including Korean celadon—one of the world’s best-known ceramics, while learning about the history of Korean art and hearing interesting stories of how these works were acquired.
Friday 5/21, 10:30-11:30am. The Kimono in Print: 300 Years of Japanese Design. Join our docent, Joan Barry, for a look at the Worcester Art Museum’s exhibition, The Kimono in Print: 300 Years of Japanese Design. This is the first show devoted to examining the kimono as a major source of inspiration and experimentation in Japanese print culture, from the Edo period (1603–1868) to the Meiji period (1868–1912). This dialogue between print and kimono design is illustrated by Japanese prints, primarily drawn from the Museum’s 3,000 Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints from John Chandler Bancroft (1835–1901) gifted in 1901. We will explore a few of these prints in detail.
Central to The Kimono in Print is a one-of-a-kind contemporary wedding kimono by Chiso, the important 465-year-old, Kyoto-based kimono house. The Worcester Wedding Kimono is the first ever kimono commissioned as an artwork for an art museum. Celebrating the 120th-anniversary of WAM’s transformative acquisition of the Bancroft collection, the contemporary wedding kimono reflects the Museum’s vision for Japanese art in the 21st century. The commission of a kimono as an artwork, rather than for a specific client or occasion, gave Chiso and its designer significant creative space to give form to their outlook regarding the present and future art of the kimono. We will examine the process of creating the kimono.
This event is a collaboration between Little Falls Village & Friendship Heights Neighbors Network and is for Members & Volunteers of these Villages only
Friday 5/28, 1:00-2:00 pm. ¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now. Join our docent as we explore the rise of Chicano graphics within the early social movements and the ways in which Chicanx artists since then have advanced innovative printmaking practices attuned to social justice. This exhibition will be the first to unite historic civil rights era prints alongside works by contemporary printmakers including several who embrace expanded graphics that exist beyond the paper substrate. Presented through the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
This event is a collaboration between Little Falls Village and Friendship Heights Neighbors Network.
Friday 6/11, 1:00-2:00 pm. Minneapolis Institute of Art: Highlights of MIA’s Collection. View splendid works from around the world and throughout time. Delight in European and American favorites. Experience nature‘s beauty in tour-de-force landscapes and decorative arts from Asia. Discover how the living arts of Africa and the Americas honor traditions and inspire innovation.
Monday 6/14, 12:30-3:00. Eisenhower Memorial & Disabled Veterans Memorial On-Site Tour. Washington, DC has another new memorial! Designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial encapsulates Eisenhower's legacy in a four-acre urban park at the base of Capitol Hill. Through juxtaposition of granite and glass, the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial conveys a combination of strength and vulnerability, of loss and renewal. It is the first national memorial dedicated solely to disabled veterans, paying tribute to the hidden and visible disabilities from all conflicts and all branches of service.
Guided Tour from 1:00-2:30 pm. We are fortunate to have Jim Carr, architectural historian and decorated Army colonel with years of experience in the tour guiding field, guide us on this tour. Join us for this fascinating look into two of Washington’s memorials.
Rain date: June 28 at 1 p.m.
More information regarding cost of transportation will follow.
Friday 6/25, 10:30 am-11:30 am. Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum Virtual Highlights Tour  What do the Titanic and the Pony Express have in common? What is the Inverted Jenny and why is it America’s most famous stamp error? Come learn all that and more on an interesting virtual tour that covers highlights of the National Postal Museum collection. Presented by an engaging panel of docents each presenting their own favorite objects, this participatory tour brings the Smithsonian museum to you.
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