Congratulations, Graduates! Guide to Local Commencements

May 18, 2023

We’re tipping our graduation caps to the class of 2023! Here are the highlights from commencements from local universities, with Georgetown and George Washington University’s taking place this weekend.  Georgetown […]

Cultural Power Breakfast: GWU’s Corcoran: ‘A Very Different School’ 

March 27, 2023

Of the storied institution that was the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art and Design, Dr. Lauren Onkey, director since 2021 of George Washington University’s Corcoran School of […]

Dumbarton Oaks, According to Dr. Batsaki  

November 21, 2022

“What is this place?” pondered Dr. Yota Batsaki when she first encountered Dumbarton Oaks, the Harvard University-owned research institute, museum and garden on 32nd Street in Georgetown. Did anything tie […]

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 16, 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

April 2, 2021

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

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: Ai Kijima

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 […]