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Elizabeth Kane is the President of CharityChicks US, the philanthropic connector for young professionals comprised of young socials, entrepreneurs, and business leaders in Washington, DC. She was named one of DC’s Most Dynamic Women by DC Magazine, and her organization has been featured in Capitol File, The Georgetowner, The Washington Post, NBC, and multiple philanthropy blogs. She is one of DC’s most notable young philanthropists, and devotes her time to working with non-profit leadership to engage the future generation of donors, and help connect them to corporations that will support their mission. She established CharityChicks US as a top fundraiser for rare cancer research, most recently for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In addition, she serves as the Chair of the Arts and Education initiatives for CharityChicks US, and Ambassador for The Washington Literacy Center. Elizabeth received her BBA from the George Washington University School of Business. She is an Interior Decorator for The Kellogg Collection, and is pursuing a Masters in Historical Preservation.

Recap: Garry Winogrand Exhibit At The National Gallery of Art

Main Entrance to The National Gallery of Art (Photo Credit: Elizabeth Kane)

Main Entrance to The National Gallery of Art (Photo Credit: Elizabeth Kane)

People are flocking to The National Gallery of Art to see Garry Winogrand’s larger than life photographs that peak curiosity in us all. Winogrand gives us everything from the way the wind blows a woman’s hair to a kissing couple tucked away from a crowd, and Washingtonians are taking it all in. Yesterday, we visited to select our favorite pieces and learn more about the gifted photographer, Winogrand, that was truly ahead of his time.

The exhibition is split into three parts: Down From The Bronx, A Student in America, and Boom and Bust. Winogrand began his career mainly photographing people in New York City between Macy’s on 34th Street and Central Park. Two of our absolute favorite pieces from the 1950’s are Coney Island and Metropolitan Opera (shown below).

Metropolitan Opera (Photo Credit: Garry Winogrand)

Metropolitan Opera (Photo Credit: Garry Winogrand)

We were also captivated by the shots he took of couples, which focused primarily on those who were physically close, but seemed to set themselves apart from the rest of the world such as, Central Park Zoo from 1962 and Empire State Building from 1960. The Bust and Boom phase of the exhibit was interesting in that it featured a time in which Winogrand would focus on people who had suffered trauma or those he felt were overlooked by society. Two of my personal favorites from this final phase of the exhibit are Drew Barrymore at the Academy Awards from 1963 and Farmer Market from 1980. I highly recommend this exhibit not only for art fanatics, but also as a wonderful way to support our National Gallery of Art.

Coney Island (Photo Credit: Garry Winogrand)

Coney Island (Photo Credit: Garry Winogrand)

 

WHERE:
National Gallery of Art
6th and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20565
Ph. 202-737-4215

 

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