Barrel Oak Winery
Thursday, October 14th
10:45 am to 3:30 pm
We have arranged for Georgetown Village to visit an incredible winery about one hour outside of DC in Delaplane, VA. We will leave for the winery about 10:45 AM, arriving at the winery about noon where we will sit on their outdoor tavern and porch, purchase the famous BBQ of Jeremiah's Kansas City Style BBQ, and enjoy their wine and beer. We have asked for someone to explain the operation of the vineyard and their special wines to the group while we enjoy the wine tasting.
Book Discussion - Online
Monday, October 18th
"The Heart of the Matter"
by Graham Greene
Graham Greene's masterpiece, The Heart of the Matter, tells the story of a good man enmeshed in love, intrigue, and evil in a West African coastal town. Scobie is bound by strict integrity to his role as assistant police commissioner and by severe responsibility to his wife, Louise, for whom he cares with a fatal pity.
When Scobie falls in love with the young widow Helen, he finds vital passion again yielding to pity, integrity giving way to deceit and dishonor—a vortex leading directly to murder. As Scobie's world crumbles, his personal crisis develops the foundation of a story by turns suspenseful, fascinating, and, finally, tragic.
Originally published in 1948, The Heart of the Matter is the unforgettable portrait of one man—flawed yet heroic, destroyed and redeemed by a terrible conflict of passion and faith.
Wednesday, October 27th
“Mythmakers: The Art of Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington”
Dr. Diana Greenwold
During her thought-provoking presentation, Dr. Diana Greenwold will explore two major figures in 19th-century American art and the surprising confluences between their careers. Based on her 2020 exhibition and exhibition catalogue, Dr. Greenwold proposes that these two artists, though seemingly removed from one another in their chosen subject matter, nonetheless explored similar basic ideas of late 19th-century American life.
Diana is the Lunder Curator of American Art at the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution. Her recent exhibitions include Mythmakers: The Art of Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington (2020) and In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-69 (2018). Previous exhibitions have explored historic and contemporary art related to Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and shows on Maine’s Bicentennial and Colonial American portraiture. Diana received her Ph.D. in the History of Art from the University of California, Berkeley.
This Georgetown Village program is free and open to the community!
Invite your friends!
To reserve your spot for this exciting program, please contact the GV office at 202-999-8988 or email firstname.lastname@example.org