Weekly Arts Round Up, January 7, 2021

January 7, 2021

Classes and courses — online for the most part — are being offered by the Washington School of Ballet, the Theatre Lab, the Art League and Hinckley Pottery. Also available: virtual visits to the Tudor Place garden, Asian temples and …

Weekly Arts Round Up, November 12, 2020

November 12, 2020

On Friday and Saturday, the Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center will celebrate the International Space Station. Also of note, Leonardo’s “Ginevra,” Rembrandt’s “Lucretia” and other Italian and Dutch masterpieces will go back on view on Nov. 16, when the …

Weekly Arts Round Up, October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020

This year’s Smithsonian Food History Weekend and a panel tomorrow on the legacy of John Lewis will take place online. In person, you can visit the Kreeger Museum and, soon, Planet Word. Click on the headings below for details.


Visual Arts Preview: Social Distancing Edition

September 17, 2020

This will be a limited and bittersweet season for the arts, but after six months of pure bitterness, this writer will happily take what he can get. The fall arts season has long felt like a kind of a carnival …

Weekly Arts Round Up, September 17, 2020

Museums reopening tomorrow (with masks required except for visitors under age 6): the National Portrait Gallery, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Renwick Gallery and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. From the comfort of your couch, …

Weekly Arts Round Up, September 10, 2020

September 10, 2020

Upcoming topics for online learning: Japanese textiles, Russian opera (and tea drinking), naturalist Alexander von Humboldt and painter Miki Hayakawa. Annual events include the fall member sale at Politics and Prose, the Art League’s Ice Cream Bowl fundraiser, “Will on …

Dance Tribute to Marian Anderson

February 26, 2020

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton was the guest of honor at the National Portrait Gallery as the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company debuted “A Tribute to Marian Anderson” to honor the legendary opera singer and civil rights icon on …

Downtowner DC February 26, 2020


The second phase of the Wharf development in Southwest D.C. is proceeding, adding new residences, retail and amenities to the waterfront neighborhood. Opened in October of 2017, the first phase involved the construction of

Spring Arts Preview: Visual Arts

February 25, 2020

Degas at the Opéra

National Gallery of Art

March 1 to July 5

Edgar Degas (1834–1917) is the premier painter of dancers, a subject that dominated his art for nearly four decades. His renowned images of the Paris Opéra are …

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company Premiers ‘A Tribute to Marian Anderson’ (photos)

February 7, 2020

The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s choreographer in residence, Dana Tai Soon Burgess, premiered a new performance in response to the museum’s exhibition “One Life: Marian Anderson” on Feb. 3 and 4. The 30 minute performance “paid homage to Anderson’s voice …