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August Brown Bag Series: Congress and the Arts with Libby Smigel

  • 200 Maryland Avenue Northeast (Ketchum Hall) Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)

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The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will host its annual lunchtime lecture series on Wednesdays in August on Capitol Hill. This year’s iteration of the series will focus on Congress and the arts and how Congress acts as a patron of the arts.

All events take place from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM on Wednesdays on or near Capitol Hill. They are free and open to the public, though pre-registration is requested.

August 14: Libby Smigel

Fall River Legend is a truly American ballet. Choreographed by Agnes de Mille (daughter of Cecil B. DeMille who also choreographed RodeoFall River Legend’s story is based upon the infamous Lizzie Borden murder case. Smigel will draw upon the Library of Congress’ collections from American Ballet Theatre, Oliver Smith (architect and co-founder of the American Ballet Theater), Peggy Clark (lighting designer), and Morton Gould (who composed the music for Fall River Legend.)

Location: Ketchum Hall; 200 Maryland Ave. NE; Washington, DC 20002.