Past Events

L’Enfant Anniversary Happy Hour

Wednesday January 25th, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Shaw's Tavern
520 Florida Ave NW

Join us for the third annual anniversary gathering of the L’Enfants! We will meet at Shaw’s Tavern on Wednesday, January 25th for drinks and light hors d’oeuvres. It will be a time to socialize, to talk about the direction of the club, and to make some announcements of upcoming events!

This event is open to members and non-members alike so please do share this invitation to anyone you know who might be interested in joining our group of young professionals.

Our members share interests ranging from drawing and sketching, to expanding their knowledge of the classical arts, to learning about the rich traditions of local art and architecture right here in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

Please RSVP to Hannah Weber at HWeber@barnesvanze.com. We hope to see you there!

Social Sketching: Columns & Coffee

Thomas Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress

Saturday February 4, 2017
10:00 am to Noon

The Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First Street SE
Washington, DC 20540

Columns & Coffee is a monthly social sketching excursion led by the L’Enfants, the emerging architects branch of the ICAA-WMA.

Anyone with an interest in sketching and/or connecting with other artists and architects is encouraged to attend.

Participants should be prepared to bring their own materials.

This month we’ll sketch in the interior of the Thomas Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress.

Please rsvp to: anthony.dimanno@dmsas.com

Image: the Great Hall in the Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress

The Congressional Library: From Conception to Completion

Tour of the Library of Congress

Saturday, February 4, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First Street SE
Washington, DC 20540

The Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building is an outstanding example of mid- to late- nineteenth-century Beaux Art architecture. This tour of the building will concentrate upon the relationship between the original 1873 Smithmeyer and Pelz design and the changes to that design which took place as the building evolved from conception to completion in 1897.

Our focus will be two-fold: upon the building itself and upon how conceptual themes were integrated into the decorative schemes of the building we see today. We will examine construction photographs, reproductions of some of the original architectural drawings, and the decorative elements of the building – the sculpture, mosaics, and painting — to show how they were selected, arranged, and repeated deliberately to convey the purpose of the Library in the cultural and political environment of late nineteenth-century America.

The tour will include a brief talk outlining research opportunities provided by the Library’s unparalleled resources. The tour will be led by Thomas Hoban. A member of the ICAA, Mr. Hoban is a retired college professor and attorney currently living in Washington, DC. He has been a docent at the Jefferson Building for over five years and for the last three years has conducted a seminar on the architecture and art of the building for docents.

Cost: $10 L’Enfant, $20 Members, $30 non-member

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR TICKETS

The L’Enfants Do: The Escape Room Live – Curse of the Mummy

February 22, 2017
7:00 - 8:30 pm

The Escape Room Live DC, Georgetown
3345 M Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

Join fellow L’Enfants Members at the Escape Room Live as we seek to escape the Curse of the Mummy! “We are archaeologists, lost in a forbidden Egyptian tomb with the stone doors sealed behind us. Air is running out & the curse of Anubis will take us! Escape is the only option. Find the secret passage to escape with our lives!”

Before solving riddles and lauging at death, L’Enfants escapologists are welcome to meet at Pete’s Coffee (M & 33rd Streets) for a quick drink or bite to eat.

We’ll convene in the Escape Room Live lobby at 7pm.

Please note: this event is for MEMBERS ONLY. If you would like to learn more about becoming a member, see our membership Eventbrite page here. For more information, contact Stephen at showard@barnesvanze.com.

FOR LENFANTS MEMBERS: reserve your spot using the Eventbrite registration live here.

Columns and Coffee at the Postal Museum

Saturday March 4, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC
20002

Columns & Coffee is a monthly social sketching excursion led by the L’Enfants, the emerging architects branch of the ICAA-WMA.

Anyone with an interest in sketching and/or connecting with other artists and architects are encouraged to attend.

This month, we will be sketching at the National Postal Museum. Designed by Ernest R. Graham, this building replaced the Old Post Office on Pennsylvania Ave as Washington’s main post office in 1914. Since 1993, it has been a part of the Smithsonian network of museums.

Participants should be prepared to bring their own materials. We will meet at the Pret A Manger in Union Station at 10:00am. We will be sketching for about 2.5-3 hours, but people are welcome to come and go as they please.

RSVP requested to Anthony Dimanna at anthony.dimanno@dmsas.com

Photo credit: Library of Congress/Historic American Buildings Survey

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