Field Trip to Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes

Join AIGA DC for a lunchtime, insider tour of “Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes” at the National Gallery of Art.



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Don’t spend yet another lunch hour at your desk—step away from the screen for a healthy serving of design inspiration at the National Gallery of Art. AIGA DC’s new Field Trip series takes designers on an insider’s tour of DC’s latest exhibits, led by the creatives involved in building them. Join us for our first Field Trip to “Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes” at the East Wing of the National Gallery. Now that you’re a grown-up, you don’t even need mom to sign a permission slip.

AIGA DC has arranged a preservation-focused tour of the exhibit — a showcase of highly collaborative work between creative disciplines from one of the world’s most famous ballet companies — with Michelle Facini, the NGA’s paper conservator. Michelle will answer questions about preservation at the NGA and then lead a tour through the show.

This event is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. Want to enjoy this member benefit? Check out AIGA’s new membership structure and join today. Registration will be capped at 20 attendees.

Michelle Facini received her M.S. from Winterthur Museum/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (2002). She was a Samuel H. Kress Fellow at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Michelle was a paper conservator at the National Archives and Records Administration prior to her current position as paper conservator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. She has written about the preservation of oversized works of art on paper and is currently collaborating with conservation scientists investigating materials and techniques used in medieval manuscripts.

If you’re a designer involved in creating exhibits or special events around town, we’d love to feature your work for our next Field Trip! Email Mollie Bates with your ideas.

AIGA DC’s fee for nonmembers is not a fee for entry to the National Gallery of Art. A portion of proceeds go to the next generation of designers through AIGA DC’s Design Continuum Fund scholarship.

Photo © 2010 by takomabibelot, used under a Creative Commons

A portion of proceeds go to the next generation of designers through AIGA DC’s Continuum Fund scholarship.

When & Where
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
National Gallery of Art
East Building Mezzanine
4th Street and Constitution Ave.
Washington, DC 20565