Iberian Explorations Through the Arts at the Kennedy Center

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Since the beginning of the month, the Kennedy Center has been has been celebrating the Iberian Peninsula with a festival that highlights the art and culture of Europe’s southwest region. Iberian Suite: global arts remix presents a variety of performances, exhibits and installations (many commissioned especially for the festival), food tastings, workshops, and other unique activities. Like the Nordic Cool festival that took place two years ago, it’s a chance to experience international arts and culture right here in DC. And while the festival is already a couple of weeks in, there’s still over a week left to enjoy it — and there are elements that both children and adults can enjoy, some of it for free. The photos below offer a glimpse of what you can see by just popping in. (And these don’t include a fantastic exhibit of Picasso’s ceramics works — photography was not allowed.)

Iberian Suite runs through March 22 at the Kennedy Center. Admission to the exhibits is free, though you need tickets to see the Picasso works (free with timed entry, pick them up at the ticket office). Most performances and other events require paid tickets — see the website for details.

A cable car made entirely of cork

A cable car made entirely of cork

Poetry meets art

Poetry meets art

Put your ear to the ear to hear poetry

Put your ear to the ear to hear poetry

Iberian inspired fashion

Iberian inspired fashion

Crafts for kids

Crafts for kids

A display of finished works

A display of finished works

Little ones can get their game on

Little ones can get their game on

A wine cork portrait of Gabriel García Márquez

A wine cork portrait of Gabriel García Márquez — 40,000 corks were collected by Kennedy Center staff member to create four different faces

A video montage of old world maps and a timeline of Iberian

A video montage of old world maps and a timeline of Iberia

Coincidentally, Europe's happiness quotient went up 1000%

Coincidentally, Europe’s happiness quotient went up 1000%

Stand in the right spot to see what the seemingly random cards create

Stand in the right spot to see what the seemingly random placed cards create



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