5 EUMoC Events You Don’t Want to Miss: May 20–26
History & Heritage: Where the Past Meets the Future
The annual European Month of Culture is back, with a brand new slate of events for you to enjoy throughout the entire month of May. To help you navigate the many opportunities coming your way, we will publish an article every Sunday morning that features five events you don’t want to miss that week, offering a variety of venues, genres, and cultural traditions to experience.
In honor of the European Union declaring 2018 to be the European Year of Cultural Heritage, this week’s events explore the many forms through which we preserve our shared cultural identities — from film, to literature, to modern technology.
Salon Series: Conversation with Mike McCormack | Ireland
May 21, 6:00 PM | NYU DC
Head to NYU’s Washington, DC campus for the second part of the Embassy of Ireland’s “Salon Series,” highlighting acclaimed Irish writers. Monday’s event features award-winning novelist and short story writer Mike McCormack, who’s most recent work, Solar Bones, has been named winner of the Goldsmith Prize and BGE Irish Book Awards “Novel of the Year.” The event will be moderated by Alice McDermott from Johns Hopkins; more information and links to registration can be found here.
Paris Uprising, 1968 | France
Various Dates | National Gallery of Art
Visit DC’s acclaimed National Gallery of Art to catch a unique section of the ongoing “Paris Uprising” film series, which explores the Paris Protests of 1968 and the impromptu artistic movement it inspired. This particular set of events focuses on “Zanzibar,” a filmmaking collective with only few productions that still survive today. Screenings vary by date; see the specific schedule here.
Digital Cultural Heritage: Where the Past Meets the Future | EU Delegation to the U.S.
May 23, 4:30 PM | Long View Gallery
To highlight the European Year of Cultural Heritage, the EU Delegation to the U.S. has a special event to show how modern technology can help us preserve our past. This panel will feature a lively discussion from experts in digital preservation — including The Virtual Dutchmen, who recently created the European Union’s first museum that can only be experienced through virtual reality. This event will take place at the Long View Gallery; more information can be found here.
Bulgarian Gala Concert | Bulgaria
May 24, 7:00 PM | Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
On the occasion of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, join us for a Gala-Concert featuring prominent Bulgarian pianists Pavlina Dokovska and Lora Tchekoratova and violinist Georgi Valchev. This concert will take place at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center and will include a reception following the performance. Tickets can be purchased here.
Clothes vs. Costumes: Designing for the Cinema | Italy
May 24 (All Day) | Embassy of Italy
As part of the “Fare Cinema: the Italian Movie Industry” initiative, this event will explore the unique craft of costume design through a conversation with Anna Lombardi, who was the assistant to numerous Academy Award winning costume designers for films such as Gangs of New York and All the Money in the World. Along with her discussions, she will also be presenting various costumes and accessories. More information can be found here.
Heading to any of these events? Be sure to enter our #EUPix photo contest! Just snap a photo of yourself having fun at any EUMoC event and post it on social media with the hashtag #EUPix, and you’ll automatically be entered to win a bag full of prizes from all 28 EU Member States!