Arts & Society
D.C. Museum Conveys Communism’s Evils, Human Aspirations for Freedom
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.
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: Play Your Gender
July 17, 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 […]
Film Screening: SUMÉ – Mumisitsinerup Nipaa/SUMÉ: The Sound of a Revolution
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 […]
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.