Dorothy Moss, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, Coordinating Curator, Smithsonian Women’s History Initiative, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, and curator of "THE SWEAT OF THEIR FACE: PORTRAYING AMERICAN WORKERS"
Tue, May 8, 12 noon (just added!) & Tue, May 15, 1p
National Portrait Gallery, 8th St NW & F St NW, Washington, DC 20001
FREE but space is limited and you must RSVP here
Special LaborFest tour of “The Sweat of Their Face” exhibit, which combines art and social history with representations of American laborers across genres and centuries of art. Artists such as Winslow Homer, Dorothea Lange, Elizabeth Catlett and Lewis Hine depict laborers throughout the changing landscape of America; from child and slave laborers to miners, railway and steel workers, to the modern gradual disappearance of the worker. Approximately 75 objects in all media (including video) highlight a point of connection between the artists and their predominately anonymous subjects.
Lena Jöhnk, Director of Cultural Programs North America, Goethe-Institut Washington
CINEMARX: Films about Marx from the GDR to the Present Day
Two centuries have passed since his birth in Trier, and in that time, Karl Marx has become part of a pantheon of major authors, creating some of the most read and discussed works of all time. His economic theories on the struggles of the proletariat working class and development of the fundamental ideas of communism have even received renewed interest in our modern age.
With the film series CINEMARX, the Goethe-Institute Washington examines Karl Marx, exploring the environment under which his works were created, his followers and critics, and how his theories can be applied to the questions facing us today.
This event is part of the Goethe-Institut’s MarxNow programming, an international event series tied with the 200th birthday of Karl Marx, which seeks to revisit Marxism in the light of contemporary discussions.
Presented in cooperation with the DC LaborFest, AFI Silver Theatre, and the Austrian Cultural Forum.
Thursday, April 26, 6:30 pm: Marx Reloaded
Tuesday, May 1st, 7:15 pm @ AFI Silver Theatre: The Young Karl Marx (Der junge Karl Marx)
Thursday, May 3, 6:30 pm: Comrade, where are you today?
Thursday, May 10, 6:30 pm: Free Lunch Society
Thursday, May 17, 6:30 pm: Short Films from East Germany
Sat May 5: DICTIONARY OF MARX: A MULTIMEDIA BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY; 6:00 PM - CAPITAL FRINGE (LOGAN FRINGE ARTS SPACE)
Ongoing: MARX IN THE STUDY: AN INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION
Benjamin Scott Blake: Archivist, Labor History Archives, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Maryland Libraries
Labor History Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
Friday, May 4, 12:00pm – 3:00pm, AFL-CIO
For Liberty, Justice, and Equality: Unions Making History in America
Saturday, May 12
9:00am – 5:00pm
Hornbake Library, 4130 Campus Dr, College Park, MD 20742, USA