Beauty with the Dance Institute of Washington

Wire Art Workshop

Spend a summer evening in the gardens and enjoy Dance Institute of Washington’s original dance compositions drawing upon the themes of Kristine Mays: Rich Soil.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
5:30-8:30 p.m.

Enjoy Hillwood's mansion, gardens, special exhibitions, greenhouse, and museum shop before picnicking on the Lunar Lawn with a delightful selection of food and drinks from Merriweather To Go.



Wire Art Workshop

About Kristine Mays: Rich Soil

Contemporary American artist Kristine Mays’s life-size, three-dimensional wire sculptures emerge throughout the gardens for this enchanting exhibition. Mays breathes life into wire, transforming an industrial product into fascinating and moving works of art. Springing to life throughout the 13 acres of formal gardens, 29 sculptures surprise visitors as they dance in the garden beds, bursting forth from the plant life. Explore these figures as they transform the grounds for the second ever installation of art in the gardens.


About Dance Institute of Washington

About Dance Institute of Washington

Dance Institute of Washington is the leading minority-led, pre-professional dance equity organization in Washington, D.C. DIW supports students from underserved communities, balancing artistic excellence at the highest level while building lifelong skills and confidence through compassion, empowerment, academic discipline, emotional support and nutritional guidance. Through the innovative DIW Barnes Method their efforts impact and inspire racial and economic equity in dance locally, nationally and across the globe.



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