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Artists’ sketchbooks are often closest to their hearts, as the National Museum of Women in the Arts’
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Artists’ sketchbooks are often closest to their hearts, as the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ Artists’ Sketchbooks and Illustrated Diaries: Exploring the In/Visible shows. The sketchbooks on view — 21 of them by 14 artists from the United States, France, Spain and Argentina, some of whom worked as early as the 18th century — of course document the experiences that become finished pieces. But many attempt to capture emotions, imagination and intimate moments; thus the exhibit’s title. Among the artists included in the show are Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun and Irene Rice Pereira. 1250 New York Ave. NW. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Through July 15. Admission $8 to $10; free to members. 202/783-5000.
The fifth annual Silverdocs Film Festival begins Tuesday at the American Film Institute Silver Theatre and concludes on June 17. This flourishing showcase for documentary features and shorts includes screenings of about 100 titles from 40 countries, several of them in competitive categories that offer modest financial awards. The event also serves as a marketplace for donors, distributors and filmmakers who specialize in documentary production.
Admission to most screenings runs from $8 to $10, but there are exceptions. The opening-night presentation, Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, is a fundraiser priced at $50. Admission to the Charles Guggenheim Symposium on June 14, which will honor Jonathan Demme, is $25. Festival passes of various kinds range from $125 to $1,000.
The Silver Theatre is at 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Call 301/495-6700 or see silverdocs.com.
— Gary Arnold
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