Coming in 2021: Works by Women Photographers

December 11, 2020

“Mary Ellen Mark: Girlhood” is due to open at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in January, and “The New Woman Behind the Camera” at the National Gallery of Art in February.

Beautiful Things at the Phillips Collection

November 12, 2020

There is only so much you can see through a screen. Going to a museum right now and engaging with the depth and dimensionality of real-life art is a vital escape into beauty.

Museums: Still Closed, for the Most Part, But Not at Risk

August 13, 2020

NPR recently broadcast a story with the alarming headline: “One-Third Of U.S. Museums May Not Survive The Year, Survey Finds.”

Black Lives Matter in the Arts

June 16, 2020

At this moment, art in America isn’t transcending anything. It is mired in the same oppressive systems that methodically obstruct and destroy African American lives.

The Power of Art, Right Now

May 20, 2020

I have been dreading this column. I have been scared and slightly nauseated by the prospect of trying to write about art right now. I’ll forgo the tediously crafted litany […]

An Appreciation: Gary Tischler Was Our Best

April 9, 2020

Gary Tischler never wrote an inauthentic word in his life, says colleague Ari Post, who adds: “He wrote about Bryce Harper the same way he wrote about Puccini.”

Art in the Time of Contagion

March 25, 2020

Ari Post was at the National Gallery of Art to see “Degas at the Opéra” on Friday, March 13, the last day the gallery was open to the public for the foreseeable future.

Spring Arts Preview: Visual Arts

February 25, 2020

Here are some of the D.C. art museum exhibitions that Georgetown visual arts writer Ari Post is most looking forward to this spring.

Marcel Duchamp at the Hirshhorn

January 14, 2020

“Marcel Duchamp: The Barbara and Aaron Levine Collection,” explores Duchamp’s monumental influence through and past the scope of his era.

Holiday Arts Preview: Visual Arts

November 20, 2019

Chiura Obata: American Modern Smithsonian American Art Museum Opens Nov. 27 Born in Okayama, Japan, Chiura Obata (1885–1975) immigrated to San Francisco in 1903. In 1942, when World War II […]