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GW Culture Buffs Hit Miami Beach for Art Basel

GW Culture Buffs Hit Miami Beach for Art Basel

Artists, A-list celebrities, art collectors—and GW alumni—flocked to Miami Beach, Florida, this past weekend for Art Basel Miami Beach, one of the biggest art fairs in the United States. The annual four-day festival showcases the best-of-the-best in modern and contemporary art, and members of the South Florida GW community were invited for brunch and a

Alumni Remember JFK Through Lecture, Tour of Newseum

As we mark the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, we’re featuring an article from Karen Norris, GSEHD BA ’72, who attended “GW Culture Buffs at The Newseum” earlier this month.  The event centered around The Newseum’s  “Assassination of JFK and Kennedy Family History” exhibit. Read on to hear what Norris learned at this dynamic

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Culture Buffs at African American Civil War Museum

For Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen, GWSB ’67, ESIA ’73, the moment that marked his military services was when he was shot down in Vietnam and his parachute opened. This was one of many experiences that Lt. General Petersen, the first African American Marine Corps aviator and first African American Marine Corps General, shared during the GW Culture

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Culture Buffs: International Spy Museum

Sixty alumni and friends gathered Feb. 11 at the International Spy Museum for the spring’s first Culture Buffs event. Prior to touring the museum, guests met for a private luncheon at Zola’s, where they heard personal tales of scheming and intrigue from fellow alumnus Dan Boyce, ESIA MA ’82, who shared his experience working with Robert Hanssen, aka Ramon,

GW Culture Buffs at MoMA (NYC)

On Dec. 10, GW alumni and friends experienced the Museum of Modern Art exhibit “194X–9/11: American Architects and the City” on architecture and urban planning in NYC. Professor of History Christopher Klemek shared his thoughts on the American post-war environment and how it affected urban planning in NYC at a brunch prior to the MoMA visit. See

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GW Culture Buffs at Miami’s Art Basel

GW Culture Buffs met Dec. 3 at the Miami Beach Convention Center for Art Basel — which The New York Times dubbed “the hottest contemporary art fair in America.” The outing also included brunch and a contemporary art lecture with GW Art History Professor Alexander Dumbaze. (More Miami Art Basel photos.)

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Culture Buffs at Philly’s Longwood Gardens

On Dec. 3, GW Culture Buffs and their families met at Philly’s Longwood Gardens, where the trees were adorned with gingerbread ornaments and the candy-laden Music Room overflowed with holiday cheer. After a group lunch, guests enjoyed a self-guided tour of the Holiday Gardens. (More Longwood Gardens photos.)

Culture Buffs Head to National Zoo, Air and Space Museum, the Ballet and More

The second year of GW Culture Buffs is in full swing, with events scheduled in D.C., Chicago and Philadelphia, and more to come. With the aim of bringing together alumni, faculty and friends for one-of-a-kind cultural experiences, the series kicked-off Aug. 25 in two locations: D.C. and Philadelphia. “For me, this series represents the intersection