Hidden Gem – Meridian International Center


The Meridian International Center is located at 1630 Crescent Place, NW just off 16th Street near Meridian Hill Park. If you weren’t looking for it you’d never find it. But you’ll be happy if you do. Currently they have an exhibit titled “Painting the Heart of Russia – The Timkov Collection”. Their Web site says:

“Opened on November 14, 2008, and on display until March 8, 2009, Meridian International Center presents selections from “The Timkov Collection”, provided by Timothy and Lisa Wyman, featuring remarkable landscapes by renowned Russian painter Nikolai Efimovich Timkov (1912-1993). Dr. Alison Hilton, an eminent scholar of Russian art history and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Georgetown University, will serve as co-curator of the exhibition.

“The greatest Russian Impressionist landscape painter of the second and third quarters of the 20th century.”

Dr. Albert Kostenevich
Impressionist Curator
Hermitage Museum”

Anyone check it out? You can see a preview of the gallery here.

4 Comment

  • Wow, limited hours.

    Thanks for the recommendation, PoP. It’s nice to hear about the non-restaurant/bar things in our city.

  • I’ve been meaning to check it out for ages. I swear (weather permitting) I’ll go on Friday (day off, woo hoo!) and write something about it on my blog.

    The limited hours don’t help, do they PabloMa?

  • Re: PabloMa, based on the number of events with open bars (and others with cash bar) held at this venue, I wouldn’t necessarily say that this is a non-bar thing.

  • Anon, so true… There’s nothing wrong with a restaurant/bar (or a bar at a museum!), that’s for sure. It’s just good to hear about the businesses, private or public, that are out there for us city dwellers which are not solely based on making money from food or booze.

    I’m an art teacher, so this praise of culture is a force of habit. (It’s like being an feminist, except an art-ist.)

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