Special Events

Upcoming Event: The 9th Annual Virtual Poetry Cafe

The Poetry Cafe will take place Thursday, April 25th from 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm on zoom.

Register for the event on Eventbrite.

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The 9th Annual Virtual Poetry Cafe

Thursday, April 25th from 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Adult Clinic
Presented by the Georgetown Lombardi Arts & Humanities Program and the Department of Mission and Pastoral Care

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9th Annual Virtual Poetry Cafe Eventbrite Page

Location: Zoom

The Poetry Café celebrates the healing that comes through the written word as it is spoken or sung. The Poetry Café is full of inspiration, courage, reflection, enthusiasm, and vulnerability.

Above all, this event represents another wonderful collaborative event between the Arts and Humanities Program and Mission & Pastoral Care, which continues to create meaning in the experiences for patients and staff members. In conclusion, the Poetry Café is a very special event for the MedStar Georgetown University patients, caregivers, staff members, and community members – we invite you to join us!

Upcoming Event: Recollections Art Exhibition and Opening Reception

The Opening Reception will take place on February 28th at 6pm in the Martin Marietta Conference Room.

The art exhibition will be on display February 5th through September 6th in the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Adult Clinic.

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Painting of two men conversing while sitting on lounge chairs poolside
From the “Pool Guys” Series, Sharon Wolpoff, 27″ x 31″, Oil on Canvas, 2023. Photo by John Woo.

“RECOLLECTIONS”: an Exhibition by Artist Sharon Wolpoff

On display February 5 through September 6, 2024
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Adult Clinic
Presented by the Georgetown Lombardi Arts & Humanities Program

Opening Reception

Wednesday, February 28
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Gallery talk: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Martin Marietta Conference Room in the Lombardi Cancer Center Atrium

Join us for the opening reception for “RECOLLECTIONS,” an exhibition of paintings by artist Sharon Wolpoff that reflects the belief in the healing power of the arts. Wolpoff’s gallery talk, titled “Affirming the Connection Between Healing and the Arts,” will be a conversation between the artist and Arts & Humanities Program Director Julia Langley. RSVP to Noni Ford at nf332@georgetown.edu to attend and for more information.

Upcoming Event: Life in the Tar Seeps: Spiraling Ecologies from Bodies of Water

Lecture and Book Signing

This event will take place on March 12th at 6pm in the BioEthics Library in Healy Hall.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Image of author Gretchen E. Henderson in field of red poppy flowers.

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Life in the Tar Seeps Lecture and Book Signing

Join former Georgetown University professor Gretchen E. Henderson as we explore the climate crisis, caring for overlooked ecosystems and grappling with our human imprints on earth.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: BioEthics Research Library- Healy Hall

Life in the Tar Seeps grew from Great Salt Lake as a watershed for reperceiving overlooked places to approach environmental healing. More than a reading, her talk at Georgetown will blend photography, cinema, and field studies on cultivating arts of attention, not only far afield but wherever we are.

Gretchen Ernster Henderson is a multimedia writer and interdisciplinary educator who bridges environmental arts, cultural histories, integrative sciences, health and public humanities. Her fifth book, Life in the Tar Seeps, has seeped across publications, exhibitions, and field practices into a participatory global project, Dear Body of Water: https://dearbodyofwater.poetsforscience.org/ (new window)

This event is sponsored by the Georgetown Lombardi Arts and Humanities Program, Lannan Center For Poetics and Social Practice, Medical Humanities Initiative, Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, and the Engaged and Public Humanities Program.