Sound & Substance

6:00pm to 10:00pm on Saturday, November 10th

Exclusive Dinner, Art Exhibit and Concert in the former home of 5th President James Monroe.


Join us for a very special evening at the historic Arts Club of Washington in support of the Carl Schmitt Foundation. The evening features an exhibit by 20th Century American painter Carl Schmitt. A selection of Schmitt’s paintings will hang in the former parlor of 5th President of the United States James Monroe. These works of art have never been displayed collectively.

Guests will be treated to a cocktail hour followed by a three course dinner presented by Executive Chef of the Arts Club, Ken Kievit. Following dinner and dessert there will be a very special concert played by Juilliard trained classical concert pianist  Christopher Schmitt. Schmitt is a great-grandson of the artist. Christopher will be playing an intimate program in which he will explore through sound, concepts that his great-grandfather explored in paint. The concert will focus on the Aristotelian concepts of substance and accidents in how they relate to Schmitt's visual art and the work of the master composers of western classical music.

Christopher Schmitt, great-grandson of the artist, is a classical concert pianist and chamber musician living in Washington DC. He holds a Doctorate in Piano Performance from The Juilliard School, and performs regularly in small ensembles at the White House and DC metropolitan area as a member of the President's Own US Marine Band.


This event is limited to a small number of guest, please reserve your tickets by November 2nd.

The Carl Schmitt Foundation is a 501(c)(3) all ticket sales are tax exempt

Individual Ticket - $250

Couples Ticket - $350


Directions to the Art’s Club


The Club is a walking distance from several Metro stations.

The Blue, Orange and Silver Lines: The Club is midway between the Foggy Bottom and Farragut West Metro Stations. Located on the same side of I Street, Farragut West Stations is only a short two-block walk (exit on 18th Street—I side).

Red Line: A few blocks from the Farragut North Station (exit on 18th Street side).


I Street NW is one-way westbound. The Arts Club is located between 20th and 21st NW before the intersection of I Street NW, Pennsylvania Avenue NW and 21st Street NW.

Northbound, from 20th Street NW and turn left on I Street NW.

Southbound, from 21st Street NW, turn left on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, turn left on 20th Street NW and turn left on I Street NW.

Westbound from Capitol Hill, take Pennsylvania Avenue NW to the White House, turn right on 15th Street NW and left on I Street NW.

Eastbound from Georgetown, take M Street NW to the Washington Circle, turn right on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, turn left on 20th Street NW and turn left on I Street NW.