5 EUMoC Events You Don’t Want to Miss This Week: May 27–31

A Week of Exhibits

The European Month of Culture is about to draw to a close — but some events extend beyond May 31st! This week features a series of exhibits, some of which start this week, many of which continue into June — and each of which allows you to experience EUMoC on your own schedule.

Artistic Soldiers | Belgium

Now — November 11 | National Air & Space Museum

Before World War I, war art largely depicted heroic military leaders and romanticized battles, with most paintings being created long after the war and far away from the battlefields. But WWI marked a turning point, as war art shifted to pieces intended to capture the moment in a realistic way by those who had experienced it first-hand. Experience this shift at this exhibit, presented by the Belgian Embassy and hosted collaboratively between the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of American History.

History of Estonia | Estonia

Now — May 31 | GWU Institute for European, Russian, & Eurasian Studies

Come to the George Washington Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian studies for an ongoing exhibit on the history of Estonia, brought to you through photographs that depict the country from prehistoric times to present day. This event runs until the end of May, and can be experienced on weekdays between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, no registration required.

Emilio Cavallini: Objectual Abstractions | Italy

Now — May 27 | Hillyer Art Space

The Embassy of Italy and Hillyer Art Space are excited to host renowned Italian artist and designer Emilio Cavallini’s first show in Washington, DC. Titled “Objectual Abstractions,” the exhibit spans over three decades of Cavallini’s career, with twenty art pieces showing his innovative style that led him to collaborate with many notable designers such as Dior and Gucci, along with celebrities the likes of Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. This event runs through May 27; more information can be found here.

Archaeological Site of Philippi | Greece

Now — June 1 | Embassy of Greece

This exhibition takes visitors on a photographic tour through the remains of the walled city of Philippi, which was developed in 356 BC as a “small Rome” and later became a center location for the Christian faith. Now, it is included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Monuments. The exhibit will continue up through June 1st, and can be visited any weekday at the Embassy of Greece — no registration required.

Arnold Schonberg: Through the Lens of Richard Fish | Austria

May 25 — June 15 | Austrian Cultural Forum

Born in Vienna in 1874, composer, painter, teacher, theoretician and innovator Arnold Schonberg moved to Los Angeles in 1936, where he then met young photographer Richard Fish. The two quickly developed an artistic connection, marked by Schonberg choreographing specially-designed photographs that Fish would then capture. Experience these at this unique exhibit, starting May 25 and continuing through June 15 at the Austrian Cultural Forum.


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!