2020. It has such a nice ring to in. Makes me think of life, coming into focus.
There is nothing like the start of a new year to make you focus. Rejuvenate you with all sorts of personal and business ambitions. Sometimes, those personal goals can be easy to skimp on, mostly because they aren't a habit. They are a new idea which easily gets put to the side with old habits. I am not a big resolution setter, but one thing I've started focusing on in the latter part of 2019, and want to continue into 2020, is a renewed dedication to explore the amazing opportunities for fun and education we have in DC.
So, let's call it a dedication to focusing on one of DC's biggest habits--getting immersed in the ever rotating array of events, exhibits, and expression of the arts and culture to attend, gasp over, inhale and relax in the enjoyment of.
One of my favorite local blogs, DCist, has put together an amazing list of what's to come in 2020. Here are some of the ones I am most excited about.
Edgar Degas, The Curtain, c. 1880, pastel over charcoal and monotype on laid paper mounted on board, sheet: 29 x 33.3 cm (11 7/16 x 13 1/8 in.), National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
Degas at the National Gallery of Art: Degas at the Opéra, will showcase about 100 works in a range of media. (March 1-July 5, National Gallery of Art, FREE)
Wonder at a piece of Wonder: The Renwick reopened with a bang in 2015, drawing record crowds for its Wonder exhibit that showcased nine immersive artworks. One of those pieces, Janet Echelman’s “1.8,” is returning to the grand salon on the second floor. (April 3, 2020-August 14, 2022, The Renwick Gallery, FREE)
Hamilton: The production at the Kennedy Center Opera House is perfectly timed to coincide with the 2020 election year. (June 16-Sept. 20, The Kennedy Center, tickets go on sale in the spring)
Kusama returns: At least one of Yayoi Kusama’s infinity mirrors is coming back to the Hirshhorn. The exhibition (of some kind_ will open in 2020. (Exact date TBA, Hirshhorn Museum)
The Children’s Museum returns: After five years dormant, the National Children’s Museum is set to reopen at the end of January at a new location. (Late January, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, $10.95)
There's so much more! Check out their full list here. Thanks, DCist!!