Silversmith Alexandra Austin gives a slide lecture about her hand-wrought tableware at the Renwick Gallery (202-633-1000; TDD: 202-357-1729). . . . Hemphill Fine Arts begins a two-day open house and book sale featuring recent fine art titles from Nazraeli Press, with appearances by artists William Christenberry, Joseph Mills and Tanya Marcuse (202-234-5601). . . . In conjunction with the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery exhibition "Style and Status: Imperial Costumes From Ottoman Turkey," Ottoman art and culture scholars Walter B. Denny and Louise Mackie lead a symposium called "Style and Status in Focus" (202-633-1000; TDD: 202-357-1729).


Known for his vibrant color photography of Caribbean and Latin American street life, Alex Webb gives an artist's talk at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (202-639-1700).


The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum hosts the lecture: "Eyewitnesses to Murder in Ukraine and the Forensics of Mass Graves" (202-488-0400).


Edward Sullivan, dean of the humanities and professor of fine arts at New York University, talks about "The Language of Objects: Latin American Still Life 1700-2000" at the Art Museum of the Americas (202-458-6016). . . . In conjunction with its exhibition "Sean Scully: Wall of Light," the Phillips Collection presents a gallery talk on "Mediterranean Light: Scully's Barcelona Studio" (202-387-2151).

-- Michael O'Sullivan