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George Washington's Home to be Illuminated with Light Art on September 27

Special Members-Only Event at Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON, VA – George Washington’s Mount Vernon hosts internationally-acclaimed Swiss light artist, Gerry Hofstetter, for a spectacular light art show on the west side of George Washington’s Mansion on September 27. Mount Vernon was selected as the Virginia location for Hofstetter’s Light Art Grand Tour throughout the United States.

The Light Art Grand Tour will include stops at some of the most iconic landmarks in the United States. A range of 10 to 20 images will be broadcast onto the west façade of the Mansion using three projector locations.  Hofstetter has an amazing track record of transforming monuments and landscapes around the globe into light art sculptures for brief periods of time.

This special show, which takes place from 7:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, is open to Mount Vernon members only. Doors open at 7 p.m. Members are welcome to bring food, beverages, and blankets onto the grounds for this special event. For membership details, please visit

Hofstetter’s tour will consist of noteworthy monuments and landmarks within the original 13 states occurring in the order in which they joined the Union. The Light Art show involves images projected briefly upon the surface of the mansion.  The projections pose no risk to the historic site.

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