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Thursday, May 1


Society Circle Event
Tony Podesta, dubbed "one of DC's 'fifty heavy lifters'" by the Financial Times, works as political strategist for the Democratic Party as the head of his K Street lobbying firm. In his spare time, you can find him at art fairs and gallery openings shopping for superior examples of contemporary art that fill his home in D.C.'s historic Kalorama neighborhood. Mr. Podesta invites members of the Society Circle to explore his four-story residence and it's collection of contemporary paintings, prints and sculpture including work by Marina Abramovic, Louise Bourgeois, Antony Gormley, and Olafur Eliasson. The event is by invitation only for Society Circle members.

Attendance at the Society Circle Reception is by invitation only. If you have not donated to this year's Society Circle you may do so later in this registration form.

Mr. Podesta’s home is at least a half mile walk from any public transportation, but the stroll takes you though the picturesque Kalorama neighborhood, with beautiful houses including the French ambassador’s residence. If you are averse to walking, taking a taxi is encouraged. 
Address and exact directions via public transportation will be shared with invitees prior to the event.

Thursday May 1, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Home of Tony Podesta Kalorama neighborhood, DC
Friday, May 2


First Time Attendees Reception
Sponsored by Aux Amateurs de Livres International 

Hosted by Gregg Most, ARLIS/NA President. Come mix and mingle with members of the ARLIS/NA Executive Board, as well as other society leaders. Open to all first-time conference attendees. We look forward to meeting you!

Friday May 2, 2014 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room: Wilson/Roosevelt Rooms Grand Hyatt 1000 H Street NW, Washington DC 20001


Reception at Dumbarton Oaks

Sponsored by Dumbarton Oaks and Ars Libri, Ltd.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection is an institute of Harvard University, dedicated to Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-columbian studies located in Washington’s historic Georgetown neighborhood. The Reception at Dumbarton Oaks offers an unprecedented chance for us to enjoy the spring gardens at twilight, visit the Research Library, Rare Book Collection, and the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives. The museum galleries will be open exclusively for attendees, and the gift shop will offer a conference attendee discount for your shopping pleasure.

The event is open to the first 300 conference attendees who register for the reception. Only registered conference attendees may attend the Reception. No guests will be permitted. Gardens will close at 8:30 pm.
This event is free.

Note: Large bags and satchels are not permitted on the Dumbarton Oaks grounds.

Bus transportation ($10) is provided for preregistered attendees. For other transportation options, please see the Registration & Hospitality Desk.

Friday May 2, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd Street, NW, Washington DC 20007
Saturday, May 3


Leadership Breakfast
Sponsored by F.A. Bernett Books.

This event is invitation only.

Saturday May 3, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Room: Penn Quarter A/B Grand Hyatt 1000 H Street NW, Washington DC 20001


Convocation and Reception
Reception sponsored by Proquest and Library of Congress. 
Speaker, Susan Stamberg, sponsored by the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

The 1897 Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress will be the site of the 2014 Convocation and Reception for ARLIS/NA attendees. The distinguished NPR correspondent Susan Stamberg will be our Convocation speaker; the theme of her talk is “Art Will Save the World.” Following the Convocation, attendees can mingle with cocktails and appetizers in the stunningly beautiful Great Hall, and will be able to see Thomas Jefferson’s book collection and the current exhibition Exploring the Early Americas. The Main Reading Room will be open so that all may visit this magnificent working room. Main Reading room staff will be on hand to discuss the workings, architecture, and grandeur of this majestic space.

Transportation: Transportation is by Metro's Blue or Orange lines from Metro Center station to South Capitol station. The Jefferson Building is one block north from the station.

Saturday May 3, 2014 6:00pm - 10:00pm
The Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, SE, Washington, DC 20540
Sunday, May 4


Membership Brunch

Sponsored by Artstor, Speaker James Goode sponsored by National Museum of Women in the Arts

Prominent Washington D.C. architectural historian and author of Best Addresses (and Washington Sculpture), James M. Goode, will talk about his latest project on historic homes of Washington.


Sunday May 4, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room: Constitution Ballroom Grand Hyatt 1000 H Street NW, Washington DC 20001


Membership Meeting
Please join your colleagues at the annual membership meeting and show your support as the new officers of the Executive Board take office. The meeting will feature updates on society activities, a financial report, a preview of the 2015 conference in Fort Worth, Texas, a forum for discussion, and much more.

Sunday May 4, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room: Constitution Ballroom Grand Hyatt 1000 H Street NW, Washington DC 20001


Exhibit Hall Closing Reception and Silent Auction
Sponsored by Christie's + Christie's Education, Fine Art Connoisseur, Innovative and East View Information Services 

Come enjoy a glass of wine while you put in your final bid for that item you’ve been coveting all weekend. Generously given by ARLIS/NA members, chapters, and vendors, fabulous donations of handcrafted items, books, gift cards, jewelry, photographic prints and paintings will be on display Saturday and Sunday. Start thinking about the items you will contribute, and please watch for more information about the Silent Auction on ARLIS-L! 

Auction bidding begins at 9:00 am.

If you would like to donate an item, please fill out this form.

If you have any questions, please contact one of the Silent Auction co-chairs:

Annette Haines
email: ahaines [at] umich.edu
telephone: 734-763-4438

Kimberly Lesley
email: klesley [at] uarts.edu
telephone: 215-717-6284

Sunday May 4, 2014 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Room: Independence Ballroom A Grand Hyatt 1000 H Street NW, Washington DC 20001
Monday, May 5


Local Libraries Open House
Several Washington DC libraries will hold an Open House on Monday, May 5 so that ARLIS/NA attendees will be able to drop by and view special collections and exhibits. All participating libraries are within a two-mile radius of each other and are easily accessed by public transportation. Participating libraries will display art-related materials such as collections of artist books, Fine Press collections, Fine arts, Artist file materials, and memorabilia. Participating institutions include the Folger Shakespeare Library, Freer/Sackler Gallery Library, Hirshhorn Museum Library, Library of Congress, National Gallery of Art Library, National Museum of African Art Library, National Museum of Women in the Arts Library, Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery Library, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Library.


A map and guide to the Local Libraries Open House will be available online and onsite at the ARLIS 2014 conference registration desk.  

Monday May 5, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Various off site locations