Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: Georges Braque and a Clash History Lesson

The power duo isn’t just a politics thing. The art world has plenty of its own, including Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. The two artists developed the style known as cubism, and together transformed the way we look at objects in art. Though Picasso gradually moved on, Braque continued exploring analytic cubism until his death in 1963. Now the Phillips Collection is giving Braque some shine with “Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life, 1928–1945,” which delves into the period following analytic cubism’s heyday. Read more >>> The exhibit is on view Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to Sept. 1 at the Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. $10-12. (202) 387-2151. (May Wildman)


Fight this week's heatwave and head to any of Dolcezza’s four locations for artisan gelato at a special price. Customers who buy one small gelato will receive a second for half price. Download a coupon from their website to collect the discount, which is only available Mondays and Tuesdays in June and July, then get ready to sample their creamy specialties, including blackberries and cream, Valhrona chocolate amargo, lemon opal basil, and cucumber mint vodka. Dolcezza, locations in  Georgetown, Dupont Circle, Bethesda, and Fairfax. (Cara Newlon)


Comic Marc Maron already has a popular podcast and a buzzy new series on IFC. Now he's written a book about how he got to this point, which he'll sign at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue tonight. Before heading to the reading, check out Chris Klimek's interview with Maron on Arts Desk. 7 p.m. at 600 I St. NW. $20.

D.C. punk historian Mark Andersen is at work on a book about the last years of The Clash (he's launched a Kickstarter for it, too) and he'll discuss the project tonight at St. Stephen's Church. 7 p.m. at 1525 Newton St. NW. Free. Donations accepted.

Icelandic indie-folk band Of Monsters and Men take the stage at Merriweather Post Pavilion with Haim and Half Moon Run. 6:30 p.m. at 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. $35–$45.

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Photo: Georges Braque, "Still Life with Guitar I (Red Tablecloth)," 1936. Oil on canvas, 38 1/4 x 51 in. Norton Museum of Art, Gift of R. H. Norton © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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