The Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum

The Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum

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This Museum is beyond mystical and wonderful. Can't go just once, it draws you back again and again.

The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum 10001 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 Phone: (301) 897-1518 Sundays 10:00am. - 4:30 pm. Mondays - Thursday 12 noon - 4:00pm.

Closed on all holidays. Closed the month of August. No admission charge! Open to the Public - The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum 10001 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 Stella Bernstein, Director Phone: (301) 897-1518 Sundays 10:00am. - 4:30 pm. Groups (12 or more) need advanced reservations Exhibitions at the Museum include:A permanent collection of the art of Phillip Ratner in sculpting, drawing, painting and graphics. Exhibits of the works of established professional immerging artists change each month. Traveling exhibitions. Adam Bright and the New Zoo a epilogical fairy tail. Children Literature in Art Activities for the Museum include:Study groups Lectures Concerts Readings Tours The Museum CampusThe Ratner Museum exists as a campus of three buildings. The first is the Resource Center housing a library, conference space and children's art and literature museum. The second and largest structure is the Museum devoted to exhibition space on two levels with a central atrium. Also planned are outside exhibition spaces. The third structure includes Phillip Ratner's studio and museum offices. Groups Free by Reservation Only (Sunday-Thursday) - Telephone: 301-897-1518 Visual walk through the bible - Self-guided tour with a guide book Children's Tour - Biblical lecture and a hand-on art project for teachers and classes Private Special Occasions by Reservation Only - 301-897-1518The Museum is located at 10001 Old Georgetown Road at the N.E. corner of Lone Oak Drive (East) Bethesda, MD 20814 Children's biblical birthday party - Watch your child create a biblical masterpiece while celebrating his/her birthday. Bible Study Group - An evening bible study group for 20 or more through the art of Phillip Ratner Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Confirmations, Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, etc.- What better choice to inspire love of the bible The Museum is located at 10001 Old Georgetown Road at the N.E. corner of Lone Oak Drive (East). Directions: From 495, exit onto Old Georgetown Road. Go North toward Rockville for approximately 1/4 of a mile. Turn Right on Lone Oak Drive (East) and take an Immediate Left into the first driveway. From 270, exit Old Georgetown Road (South). Go South towards Bethesda for approximately 1 mile. Turn Left on Lone Oak Drive (East) and Immediately turn Left into the first driveway.

Mission: Phillip and Dennis Ratner Construction and endowment of the Museum are being funded by Dennis and Phillip Ratner and a group of family and friends who chose to join this under-taking at the inception. Future gifts by individuals are welcome. PHILLIP RATNER THE ARTIST IS NOTED FOR HIS FIVE SCULPTURES AT THE STATUE OF LIBERTY AND 40 SCULPTURES AT ELLIS ISLAND. OTHER PERMANENT COLLECTIONS INCLUDE WORKS AT THE SMITHSONIAN, THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS AND THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT. IT IS MOST UNUSUAL FOR AN ARTIST TO HAVE A MUSEUM PERMANEANTLY DEDICATED TO THIS WORK DURING HIS LIFETIME AND THEN SHARING THAT MUSEUM WITH COUNTLESS NUMBERS OF OTHER ARTISTS. .IN 1984, MR RATNER WAS INSPIRED TO OPEN THE FIRST OF TWO MUSEUMS, ONE IN ISRAEL AND ONE IN THE WASHINGTON, DC AREA WITH HIS COUSIN DENNIS RATNER. WITH DEGREES FROM THE PRATT INSTITUTUE AND AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, RATNER TAUGHT IN THE WASHINGTON, DC AREA FOR 23 YEARS, AND AT THE SAME TIME BUILDING HIS REPUTATION AS AN INTERNATIONAL ARTIST. NO LONGER TEACHNG, HIS STUDENTS FROM AS LONG AGO AS THE EARLY 60’S STILL TRACK HIM DOWN AND SPEAK OF THE INFLUENCE HE HAD ON THEIR LIVES. A PRIVATE COMMISSION FOR A STATUE OF DANTE HAS LED HIM TO CREATE COLLECTIONS IN THE FORM OF CHESS SETS BASED ON THE DIVINE COMEDY AND MAJOR FIGURES FROM THE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE. MORE OF THESE PROJECTS ARE IN THE PLANNING STAGE SUCH AS ALICE IN WONDERLAND. HE HAS LONG BEEN INTERESTED IN HEALING AND MYSTICISM AND WAS A KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT A WORLD GATHERING OF THE PARAPSYCHOLOGICAL COMMUNITY. IN 2008 HE BEGAN A SERIES OF SCULPTURES FOR THE NATIONAL REHABILIATION HOSPITAL IN THE NATION’S CAPITOL. THESE SCULPTURES WILL INVOLVE THE HEALING ARTS WITH SPIRITUALITY. DENNIS RATNER In addition to his involvement with the Ratner Museum, Dennis Ratner serves as co-founder and CEO of Ratner Companies, located in Vienna, Va. Ratner Companies operates Hair Cuttery, company-owned and franchised, Hair Cuttery UK, BUBBLES, Salon Cielo and Spa, ColorWorks and Salon Plaza. With nearly 1,000 salons, the privately-owned company employs more than 10,000 Stylists across 14 states and the United Kingdom. Also an active member of his community, Dennis contributes to many organizations including the National Zoo, the Capital Children's Museum, the Whitman Walker Clinic and the United Jewish Appeal of Greater Washington. In recent years he has also directed a major fundraising campaign for the Miracle Network of Children's Hospital that resulted in donations of nearly $400,000.

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[09/20/11]   Coming soon! OCTOBER EXHIBITION--September 29-October 30, 2011

"SEVEN DEGREES OF SEPARATION"
(acrylic, oil, paper collage, pastel and watercolor)

Artists: Sue Becker, Claire Howard, Loriann Signori, Judith Simmons, Diane Cary-Thomson, JoAnn Clayton Towsend and Rob Wood

Please join us at:
The Meet the Artists Reception: Sunday, October 2, 2011, 1:30-3:30pm

Free Admission

Museum Hours: Sundays 10-4:30pm
Mondays through Thursdays.. Noon-4:00pm
(closed holidays)

[09/01/11]   Coming soon! --SEPTEMBER EXHIBITION "ABSTRACTION AND REALISM''
September 7-26, 2011(mixed media exhibition)

Artists: Chip Cecil, Genna Gurvich, Pilar Jimenez, Donna K. McGee, and Doug Moulden

Meet the Artists Reception:
Sunday, September 11, 2011, 1:30-3:30pm FREE ADMISSION

[07/18/11]   Coming soon.....!

"ABSTRACTIONS AND REALISM", September 7-September 26, 2011

Mixed Media Artists:

Chip Cecil, Genna Gurvich, Pilar Jimenez, Donna K. McGee, and Doug Moulden
Meet the Artists Reception: Sunday September 11, 2011
1:30-3:30PM

Museum Hours: Sundays 10-4:30pm
Monday through Thursdays.. Noon-4:00pm
Free Admission

[07/18/11]   Current Exhibition reminder:

"8 PAIRS OF EYES" June 30-July 31, 2011

(8 outststanding award winning photographers)
Wendy de Wolfe, Stephen Gawarecki, Stuart Glickman, Phil Napala, Rob Rudick, Bert Shankman, Linda Silvers and Michael Tran

(The Museum is closed the month of August)

[07/14/11]   Current Exhibition --June 30-July 31, 2011

"8 Pairs of Eyes”

Artists: Wendy DeWolfe, Stephen Gawarecki, Stuart Glickman, Phil Napala, Rob Rudick, Bert Shankman, Linda Silvers and Michael Trab

[06/21/11]   REMINDER ending soon!

"EXPLORATIONS" ( SEVEN TALENTED ARTISTS)

JUNE 2-27, 2011--oils, watercolors, pastels, colored pencil,acrylics)

[06/21/11]   Reminders from The Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum

[05/25/11]   Coming soon! JUNE EXHIBITION: "EXPLORATIONS' Mixed Media
June 2-June 27, 2011

Artists: Ruth Bird, Anne Carroll, Sue Hamilton, Bonny Lundy, Linda Porten, Elizabeth Riordon, and Kay Sandler

"Meet the Artists Reception" Sunday, June 5, 2011 1:30-3:30pm

Free Admission
Museum Hours:
Sundays - 10-4:30pm
Mondays through Thursdays.. Noon-4:00pm
(closed holidays)

[05/23/11]   REMINDER
"MINATURE MARVELS" (12 outstanding minature artists)
April 28-May 29, 2011
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[04/07/11]   "Prints Charming and other works on paper"
(mixed media)--prints and collage works
March 31-April 25, 2011

Featuring Artists:
Philip Bennet, Cindy Cole,Dorothy Frye Lynda Goldberg, and Westen Muntain

[03/10/11]   "METAL MAGIC" Continuing exhibition through March 28th, 2011 (copper,steel, metal wall sculptures)
Featuring Artists: Susana Garten,David Hubbard,Brian Jerome Murphy, Marla Rudnick,and Elizabeth Steel

[02/23/11]   Coming in MARCH...

"METAL MAGIC" March 2-28th, 2011 (copper,steel, metal wall sculptures)
Featuring Artists: Susana Garten,David Hubbard,Brian Jerome Murphy, Marla Rudnick,and Elizabeth Steel

"Meet the Artists Reception" Sunday, March 6, 2011, 1:30-3:30pm..

[02/23/11]   Continuing Exhibition "Six Expressions, Six Visions", February 2-27, 2011

Phillip Ratner's Shakespeare and Dante Sculptures (64 works) are now being displayed on the first floor for your viewing pleasure!

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The Ratner Museum celebrates the continuing exhibition! --through February -27, 2011

DIANE JEANG…….PASTELS
GALINA KOLOAYA.. FEATHER ART
JAMALIAH MORAIS… OBRUSHWORK/WATERCOLORS
ELIZABETH STECHER.. WATERCOLOR
JOANNA WASSERMAN…SUMI INK/WATERCOLOR
HOMAYOUN YEROUSHALMI…OILS

MUSEUM HOURS.. Sunday 10-4:30pm
Mondays through Thursdays.. Noon-4:00pm… (closed holidays)
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[01/10/11]   Coming soon......February… Feb 2-27, 2011

Meet the Artists Reception” Sunday Feb 6, 2011….. 1:30-3:30pm….

DIANE JEANG…….PASTELS
GALINA KOLOAYA.. FEATHER ART
JAMALIAH MORAIS… OBRUSHWORK/WATERCOLORS
ELIZABETH STECHER.. WATERCOLOR
JOANNA WASSERMAN…SUMI INK/WATERCOLOR
HOMAYOUN YEROUSHALMI…OILS

MUSEUM HOURS.. Sunday 10-4:30pm
Mondays through Thursdays.. Noon-4:00pm… (closed holidays)

[01/10/11]   Reminder: “SLICES OF LIFE" runs through January 30th, 2011

Photographers: Jesse Berry, Lucy Blankstein Chuck Bress, Zandra Chestnut, Keith Egli, Nicholas Fan, Lee Goodwin, Michael Oberman, Arlene
Polangin, and Jerry Weinstein

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[12/21/10]   MAY 2011 BRING YOU HEALTH, HAPPINESS, AND WONDERFUL HAPPENINGS

***REMINDER

"The Nature of Things" December 2-28, 2010 "SLICES OF LIFE" January 2-30, 2011

Meet the Photographic Artists Reception:
Sunday, January 9, 2011
1:30-3:30pm

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“SLICES OF LIFE" Jan 2nd through the 30th, 2011



Photographers: Jesse Berry, Lucy Blankstein Chuck Bress, Zandra
Chestnut, Keith Egli, Nicholas Fan, Lee Goodwin, Michael Oberman, Arlene
Polangin, and Jerry Weinstein



Meet the Artists Reception: Sun, Jan 9th, 1:30-3:30pm







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[11/22/10]   Come see the latest exhibitions! December and January

"THE NATURE OF THINGS” Dec 2nd through the 28th, 2010

Contemporary works

by:

Nebiur Areliano, Anita Bretzfield, Jo Fleming, Mina Oka Hanig, Geri Smith, and Novie Trump

Meet the Artists Reception: Sunday, Dec 5th, 1:30-3:30pm

[09/21/10]   Current Exhibition: "Intersect" Sept 7th through the 28th, 2010
features: Wall Glass Artists:

Benjamin Bornstein, Judy Busby, Sean Hennessey, Ann Elise Pemberton, Kari Minnick, Jill Tanenbaum Nancy Weisser, and Robert Weiner

Exhibitiion is free to the public!

Sundays...10AM to 4:30PM
Monday through Thursday...Noon to 4PM
Closed Holidays

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Current and future exhibitions at the Ratner Museum!

INTERSECT”...September 7-28, 2010…. 8 awesome wall glass artists

“4 VIBRANT VISIONS” October 3-31, 2010… (oils and acrylics)
Meet the Artists Reception.. October 3-2010, 1:30-3:30pm

”PRINTMAKERS”-- November 3-29, 2010
Meet the artists reception: Nov 7……1:30-3:30pm

“THE NATURE OF THINGS”… December 2-28,2010
Meet the artists reception: Dec 5 2010---1:30-3:30
Oils,watercolor, and wall sculpture

“SLICES OF LIFE”… Jan 2-30 2011 …… 10 photographers..
Meet the artists reception: Jan 9. 2011

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The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum

10001 Old Georgetown Road

Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: (301) 897-1518
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Genesis Performance Part 1/4

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Musical performance of Poetry, Art and Dance based on "Genesis".

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10001 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, MD
20814

Opening Hours

Monday 12:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 16:00
Thursday 12:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:30
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