More D.C. Institutions Reopening

April 26, 2021

On April 23, the Smithsonian Institution announced that it is planning to reopening seven museums and the National Zoo in May. 

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.

DCArtswatch

February 12, 2020

ATLAS INTERSECTIONS FESTIVAL The 11th annual Intersections Festival, which “presents work that impacts our society, culture, and world,” will run from Feb. 19 to March 1 at the Atlas Performing […]

Craft2Wear Preview Party

October 11, 2019

This year’s Craft2Wear opening night and preview party featured not only unique and affordable fashions, both familiar and new, in a party setting, but also showcased the artistry of Kazakhstan. […]

Film Screening: SUMÉ – Mumisitsinerup Nipaa/SUMÉ: The Sound of a Revolution

August 26, 2019

Director: Inuk Silis Høegh (Inuit) (2014, documentary, 74 min., Greenland/Denmark/Norway) In Kalaallisut and Danish with English subtitles) From 1973 to 1976 the Greenlandic rock band Sumé released three albums and […]

Film Screening: Play Your Gender

August 19, 2019

Director: Stephanie Clattenburg (2016, documentary, 80 min., Canada) In 2012, Kinnie Starr (Mohawk) was approached to make a film about herself, but chose instead to make a film about the […]

Bunch Named 14th Smithsonian Secretary

May 28, 2019

The first African American secretary, Bunch is also the first former director of a Smithsonian museum to occupy the top spot since ornithologist Alexander Wetmore.

The Future of the Arts and Industries Building? The Future Itself

September 13, 2018

Though “A.I.B.” is the second-oldest Smithsonian building on the Mall — it opened as the National Museum in 1881 — it has a history of displaying technological wonders, starting with marvels of engineering from the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.