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 […]

‘Bonnard to Vuillard’ at the Phillips

November 6, 2019

On view through Jan. 26, the exhibition explores the tail end of Post-Impressionism through the Nabis, a group of painters that constituted the last great movement of this era.

At SAAM: David Levinthal’s Curious Photographs

September 25, 2019

The photographs of David Levinthal are utterly peculiar, American curiosities. For the past 40 years, he has been fastidiously arranging toy soldiers, Barbie dolls, baseball figurines and other vintage playthings […]

Fall Arts Preview: Visual Arts

September 10, 2019

Here are some of the museum exhibitions opening this fall that our visual arts writer is most looking forward to.

‘Manifesto: Art x Agency’ at the Hirshhorn

August 20, 2019

Playing across 13 screens in an immense gallery, each channel of Julian Rosefeldt’s “Manifesto” features Blanchett as a different character in a different setting.

‘Striking Iron’ and ‘I Am …’ at African Art Museum

July 11, 2019

The two exhibitions, now on view, offer a case study in the National Museum of African Art’s targeted but multivariant presentation of African history, culture and artistic achievement.