European Month of Culture

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The third annual “European Month of Culture” takes place this year throughout the month of May at various venues in Washington, DC, including the National Gallery of Art, the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, The Library of Congress, The Phillips Collection, American University, EU Embassies, and EU Cultural Institutes. The diverse cultures of the 28 European Union Member States are highlighted through musical performances, art exhibits, dance, film screenings, and lectures.

Please click on the links below for an overview of the events per EU Member State Embassy.

  • Embassy of Slovenia




Upcoming Events

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NYU WASHINGTON

A play about the transformation of East-Central Europe, one of the great human rights triumphs. Dialogue: The Transformation of East-Central Europe.

A round table discussion on the human rights movements that led to the… Read more

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Independent Illustration Exhibition Opening

Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia, 2410 California Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008

The creative Independent Platform curating the selection of works from Biennials Of Independent Illustration that has been organized in Ljubljana, Slovenia since 2007. The initiative supports direct authorship, horizontal selection and no censorship of work… Read more

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EU Open House Embassy of Cyprus

Address: 2211 R Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20008

Follow @CyprusEmbassyUS on Twitter.

Get a taste from the hospitable, sun-kissed ancient Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Explore the Embassy and meet the diplomats; enjoy short documentaries featuring ancient castles, winemaking, mountain cycling and the… Read more

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EU Open House Embassy of Ireland

Address: 2234 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20008

Céad Mile Fáilte! The Embassy of Ireland invites you to learn more about Ireland, our culture and the strong links between our two great nations. Enjoy a taste of the Emerald Isle, and allow yourself to be truly inspired by what Ireland has to offer!

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EU Open House Embassy of Malta

Address: 2017 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008, U.S.A.

Discover Malta, a unique archipelago in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Experience our traditional hospitality and homemade sweets. Learn how 7000 years of history are encapsulated in the islands’ language, cultural and architectural heritage…. Read more

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EU Open House Embassy of Romania

1607 23rd Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20008

By visiting the Romanian Embassy to the US, you will not only be delight to see one of the finest example of the Beaux-Arts style of architecture, but also to discover Romania’s traditions and culture… Read more

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EU Open House Embassy of the Netherlands

4200 Linnean Avenue NW, Washington, DC 2000

Think of cheese, clogs and cycling when someone mentions the Netherlands? Good. But we also create inspiring art, develop transformative innovations, and invent cutting-edge technology. Learn about it all, test your Dutch knowledge, taste some… Read more

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KATAKLO * Energy for Life. Ballet!

Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street, NW Washington, DC 20008

Recognized and appreciated beyond national borders for its shows displaying an incredible physical proficiency and sophisticated inventiveness, Kataklò is a stable and independent company established in Milan in 1995 by Giulia Staccioli. It comes as… Read more

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Laibach – Technophobia

Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20009

Laibach is music and cross-media group from Slovenia. The name of the band is the historic German version of the name Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana. From the start Laibach has developed a Gesamtkunstwerk – multi-disciplinary art… Read more

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Pauline détective

Embassy of France

After being dumped by her boyfriend, Pauline lets herself be dragged along by her sister to a luxurious hotel on the Italian riviera. Instead of indulging in the pleasures of loungeing around and doing nothing,… Read more

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Fair Play

Avalon Theater, 5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Called “a gripping tale of grace under pressure” by The Hollywood Reporter, the film explores just how far one would go to pursue one’s dreams. Meet director Andrea Sedláčková and delve into the film nominated… Read more

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Marko Hatlak, Solo Accordion

Avalon Theatre, 40 E Dover St, Easton, MD 21601

Slovenian accordionist Marko Hatlak explores the versatility of the accordion in a solo concert featuring baroque, contemporary and folk music.  Hatlak’s unique, original interpretation of each individual piece, regardless of the style, evokes an emotionally… Read more

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Lecture: Jan Hus

Embassy of the Czech Republic, 3900 Spring of Freedom St. NW Washington, DC 20008

In commemoration of the 600th anniversary of Jan Hus’ death, former Prorector Martin Prudký of Charles University in Prague will talk about the extraordinary legacy of the renowned Czech priest, philosopher, and first Church reformer.

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Marko Hatlak, Solo Accordion

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis, MD 21401

Slovenian accordionist Marko Hatlak explores the versatility of the accordion in a solo concert featuring baroque, contemporary and folk music.  Hatlak’s unique, original interpretation of each individual piece, regardless of the style, evokes an emotionally… Read more

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EXHIBITION | GO WEST

Embassy of Austria International Ct NW Washington, DC, 20008 United States

If you google “Go West” you will immediately find yourself confronted with no less than 459 million hits going from Pet Shop Boys to Village People, Marx Brothers right to Buster Keaton. In the… Read more

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“On Approval”

Washington Stage Guild, Undercroft Theatre, 900 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001

“On Approval” is an amusing comedy of manners from the 1920s written by the English playwright Frederick Lonsdale.

Thurs. 7:30PM – $40
Fri. & Sat. at 8PM – $50
Sat. & Sun. at 2:30PM – $40

For more information… Read more

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Breakin’ Around the Bloc

Library of Congress, Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building

Lecture on hip-hop in East Germany during the Cold War with Leonard Schmieding, Ph.D DAAD, Visiting Researcher, BMW Center for German and European Studies, Georgetown University. Presented in association with the German Historical Institute.

 

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Before/After

GOETHE-INSTITUT

A play about the transformation of East-Central Europe, one of the great human rights triumphs. Dialogue: The Transformation of East-Central Europe. A round table discussion on the human rights movements that led to the… Read more

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FEEDING THE PLANET WITH COLOR

Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC 20008

A “chromatic” powerpoint presentation on food and color by a world renowned color consultant. Professor Massimo Caiazzo (teacher of Chromatology) will discuss education and the colour planning culture among young planners and designers, in the… Read more

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Light and Matter

Coolidge Auditorium - Library of Congress

Jennifer Koh, violin  /  Anssi Karttunen, cello  /  Benjamin Hochman, piano

A special collection of artists combines forces to present a new piano trio by the masterful Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, commissioned in part by the… Read more

Julian Schwarz, cellist
Julian Schwarz, cellist

The Embassy Series: Julian Schwarz, Cello; Marika Bournaki, piano

Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Ct NW, Washington, DC 20008 United States

The program includes music of Schumann, Webern, Poulenc Bach, Boccherini, Bloch, Kreisler followed by a reception. $70/ hors-d’œuvres, wine, cheese, sweets reception

For more information visit: http://www.embassyseries.org/performances/julian-schwarz-cello-marika-bournaki-piano-embassy-of-austria/

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Embassy of slovenia

David Vertacnik’s Exhibition Opening

Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia, 2410 California Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008

David Vertacnik received his M.F.A. from the New York State College of ceramics at Alfred University in Alfred, NY in 1975 and his Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana State University in 1972.  David has… Read more

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Marko Hatlak, Solo Accordion

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

Slovenian accordionist Marko Hatlak explores the versatility of the accordion in a solo concert featuring baroque, contemporary and folk music.  Hatlak’s unique, original interpretation of each individual piece, regardless of the style, evokes an emotionally… Read more

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Lost & Found: Young Lithuanian Art

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY MUSEUM AT THE KATZEN ARTS CENTER

The MFA Curatorial Practice students from American University and Vilnius Academy of Arts (VAA) in Lithuania present a unique project as a part of educational and artistic exchange between the two universities: Lost and Found: Young… Read more

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Exhibition: Army of Beauty

Delegation of the EU to the U.S. 2175 K st, NW

Nele Zirnite, one of the most recognized Latvian artists operating in the graphic genre will give remarks on her works, a live demonstration of her art, and answer questions about her inspirations and the… Read more

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Film Screening: What about Mojca?

Corner Store Arts, 900 South Carolina Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003

The documentary explores the role of women in Slovenian films, observing the reflections of the changing status of women in the society. It touches upon the most iconic female roles in the Slovenian film history,… Read more

Past Events

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reunification

Panel Discussion: “How the full EU membership helped our economies? What we did for Europe? Does it pay off being members of the Eurozone?”

Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd Street, New York

Consulates General of the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland and Slovak Republic organize a panel discussion on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the EU enlargement of 2004.

Motto: “How the full EU membership helped our… Read more

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Exhibit: Ballads

Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street, NW Washington, DC 20008

The world explored and portrayed by the Italian photographer Marco Paoli.

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Stories to be told – Selma Lagerlöf & Fanteladda

Embassy of Sweden/House of Sweden

A Musical Saga from Värmland
‘Fanteladda’ is a timeless musical saga about a young girl whose only possession was a great love of dancing. The story of Fanteladda touches on the writings of Selma Lagerlöf, Värmland’s most… Read more

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Banaz a love story

Private screening: Banaz: A Love Story

British Embassy 3100 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20008

Join the Czech Republic, the European Union, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom for a private screening of the Emmy Award-Winning film

Banaz: A Love Story.

Introductory remarks will be offered by British… Read more

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Film: Lemonade Joe (Limonádový Joe)

Bistro Bohem - 600 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

A musical comedy satirizing the American Western genre.

Straight shooting Lemonade Joe cleans up Stetson City, in this musical parody of early Westerns, after shooting the pants off villain Old Pistol. Joe’s endorsement of Kolaloka (Crazy… Read more

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Artist Demonstration: Athanasios

Hillyer Art Space: 9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington DC 20008 • 202.338.0325 •

Athanasios was born in 1965 to a potter mother and a vase painter father. The ceramic tradition of his family can be traced back to Asia Minor, the land of Aeolia, in the beginning of… Read more

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Celebration of Hrabal’s 100th Birth Anniversary

Embassy of the Czech Republic

The Embassy of the Czech Republic, in collaboration with Archipelago Books, presents a poetic evening of readings and music in celebration of Czech author Bohumil Hrabal’s 100th Birth Anniversary, with opening remarks by Pulitzer Prize-winning… Read more

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Film: Passion

Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street, NW Washington, DC 20008

Honoring Italian Director Carlo Mazzacurati,  who died last January.

ABOUT THE MOVIE:

To avoid being sued, a film director reluctantly agrees to set up and direct the Good Friday celebrations in a small Tuscan town.

Autor Krum Krumov MA,LRPS www.krumkrumov.com 0034 605 353 646
Autor Krum Krumov MA,LRPS www.krumkrumov.com 0034 605 353 646

Musical Performance: Lara Bello plays flamenco, jazz and Mediterranean melodies

The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566

The Spanish singer and composer Lara Bello will be playing flamenco, jazz and mediterranean melodies at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. The singer from Granada captures the magic and poetry of Spain.

Listen to “Nana de… Read more

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Exhibit: Vintage Tour of Italy

Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street, NW Washington, DC 20008

An exhibit of historic Travel Posters  from the Italian Tourist Board.

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EU Embassies’ Open House 2014

On May 10 the European Union Embassies and the EU Delegation to the United States will open their doors to the public for the annual EU Embassies’ Open House: a day of family fun, food, culture and more. The event offers visitors a rare look inside the embassies and provides a unique opportunity for them to experience the cultural heritage and national traditions of the 28 member countries.

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Film: Dutch Influence about the Dutch Dance Scene

Embassy of the Netherlands

In “Dutch Influence” Dutch DJ’s tell how they experience success and what this success entails. They share the beautiful moments and experiences but also devote on the downsides of this (fast) success.

‘Dutch Influence’ follows a… Read more

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Lecture: Steven Beller “Modernism in 1914″

Austrian Cultural Forum 3524 International Court, NW Washington, District of Columbia 20008

The Austrian Cultural Forum proudly presents the lecture of Steven Beller titled “Modernism in 1914″.

For many the modern era began with the violent caesura of the First World War, which kick-started the changes… Read more

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Exhibit: An Archaeologist’s Eye

Combining art, history, and archaeology to powerful effect “An Archaeologist’s Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab,” a new exhibition of drawings by Katherine A. Schwab, Ph. D., Fairfield University professor of art history, provides a glimpse into… Read more

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Exhibit: Luis Vidal: “Encounters”

District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20004

Spanish architecture firm luis vidal + architects (LVA) will bring its innovative architectural exhibition to the AIA Washington Chapter during the Architecture Week 2014.

Encounters represents an architectural installation created to discover, explore, and display the work… Read more

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Exhibit: UNANSWERED PRAYERS

Washington, Embassy of Italy 3000 Whitehaven Street, NW

A journey through new worlds in wonder

Unanswered Prayer is a photo exhibit by Anna Paola Pizzocaro, a New York-based artist. The fine art photography images of this series invite the viewer into a world between… Read more

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Exhibit: Facing the Climate

Embassy of Sweden

Sweden has a strong commitment to climate and environmental issues. After a successful exhibition tour across the globe, Swedish as well as international cartoonists and caricaturists offer amusing and alarming reflections on climate change.

Contributing artists… Read more

Cyprus: Kyrenia Opera performs “Cyprus in the heart of Europe”

A concert of arias and songs from the Mediterranean celebrating the European Month of Culture in the U.S. Capital.

A concert of arias and songs from the Mediterranean celebrating the European Month of Culture at the Kennedy Center in the US Capital.
Lyric soprano Rebecca Davis, New York based Greek Cypriot baritone Constantinos Yiannoudes, and… Read more

Lithuania and Poland: Gabrielius Alekna, pianist/ “Bacevicius vs. Bacewicz: One Family, Different Paths”

NGA, West Building Lecture Hall

Vytautas Bacevicius (Lithuanian) and Grazyna Bacewicz (Polish) are two siblings, separated by choice and fate, who are reunited as mid-20th C composers in this program. Works by Gabriel Fauré and Franz Liszt are also featured.

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Germany: “Stadtpfeifer, Waits, Ministriles, Piffar”

National Gallery of Art, East Building, Mezzanine

La Capella de la Torre performs Renaissance music heard during Albrecht Dürer’s lifetime on authentic instruments. Presented in honor of the German artist in the framework of the exhibition
“Albrecht Dürer: Master Drawings, Watercolors and Prints from the Albertina”.

Austria: Austrian pianist and conductor Paul Badura-Skoda leads the National Gallery of Art Orchestra in an all-Mozart program.

NGA West Building, West Garden Court

As part of the European Month of Culture the National Gallery of Art presents Austria pianist conductor Paul Badura-Skoda. He leads the National Gallery of Art Orchestra in an all-Mozart program.

The European Month of Culture… Read more

Denmark: World Apart: Anna Ancher and the Skagen Art Colony

National Museum for Women in the Arts | 1250 New York Ave NW, at the corner of New York Ave and 13th St NW

A World Apart: Anna Ancher and the Skagen Art Colony on view February 15–May 12, 2013.

A well-known and much-loved figure in Denmark, Anna Ancher is most admired for her paintings of interiors filled with light… Read more

France: “Angels, Demons & Savages: Pollock, Ossorio, Dubuffet”

 The Phillips Collection | 1600 21st St NW, Washington DC

 This exhibition reveals a cross-cultural artistic dialogue among three artists – American painter Jackson Pollock, American artist and patron of European and American postwar art, Alfonso Ossorio, and French painter Jean Dubu et.