Downtowner News Briefs, Jan. 31

January 31, 2022

Offensive Graffiti at Union Station  A 34-year-old man was arrested in late January for defacing private and public property at Union Station and three other buildings in the city. The […]

Profs & Pints: Tales from Netherworlds

October 24, 2021

Profs and Pints presents: “Tales from Netherworlds,” an evening with Baba Yaga and other dark denizens of the imagination, with folklorist Philippa Rappoport of George Washington University. [Under current District […]

DC Artswatch: NGA, NBM, NPG, Corcoran, ASC

May 13, 2021

Three D.C. museums add key people, GW names a new Corcoran School director and Ethan McSweeney leaves the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia.

Local Universities Announce Vaccine Requirement for Fall Semester

April 19, 2021

Georgetown University will require both undergraduate and graduate students at the main campus, the medical center and the law school to be fully vaccinated.

D.C. Mondays: Dear Chinatown


Rising costs of living and commercial redevelopment overshadow Chinatown’s cultural assets. The consequence is that aging Chinatown residents are experiencing increased alienation from their neighborhood and younger generations across the Washington, D.C., […]

Cotson Textile Traces Student Colloquium

April 17, 2021

On April 17, we hope you will join us for our first Cotsen Textile Traces Student Colloquium, featuring university students in D.C., Los Angeles and Neuchâtel, Switzerland. In a series of […]

GW Museum & Textile Museum Contemporary Voices Program: Diedrick Brackens

February 20, 2021

This spring, we are teaming up with the Textile Society of America to bring you a series of virtual talks with artists who are breaking ground in textile art. The […]

GW Museum & Textile Museum Contemporary Voices: Guillermo Bert


Los Angeles-based multimedia artist Guillermo Bert was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1959. His bi-cultural experience provides him with a lived perspective from which his artistic expression is cultivated. Bert […]

GW Museum & Textile Museum Contemporary Voices: Ai Kijima


This spring, we are teaming up with the Textile Society of America to bring you a series of virtual talks with artists who are breaking ground in textile art. The […]

Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘Henry Adams in Washington’

January 14, 2021

Though fact-filled, this biography by George Washington University professor of English Ormond Seavey does strangely little to reveal the private man behind the public persona.