DC Artswatch

Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III is reviewing a letter accusing the National Museum of African Art of having “recruited, retained and promoted a predominantly White staff.”

Half Virtual Arts Round Up

You can browse used books in Georgetown, tour District Winery, view art in Del Ray and soak up Shakespeare in Staunton. But there’s still plenty to do from your keyboard.

Pianist Leon Fleisher, 1928-2020

Fleisher, who died on Aug. 2, was not only a Leon but a Leo, which fit. From a young age, he was a celebrity in the world of classical music, which loomed larger in mid-20th-century American culture than it does today.

Mostly Virtual Arts Round Up, July 30, 2020

Those staying put this weekend can go on virtual tours of Prohibition-era U Street and Rock Creek Cemetery.

Improve Your Opera Singing on Zoom? Yes, Says M Institute

The virtual event on July 18 was one of several online master classes and workshops presented by the D.C.-based conservatory as part of its New Era Voice Festival.

Mostly Virtual Arts Round Up, July 23, 2020

The zoo gates are opening on Connecticut Avenue and the hangar doors are going up (so to speak) in Chantilly. But don't put your screens away yet.

Mostly Virtual Arts Round Up, July 16, 2020

The National Gallery of Art has reopened the ground floor of its West Building and the Athenaeum Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia, is presenting "Elzbieta Sikorska: Everything is Double."

‘Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography’

UNSUNG OR UNWELL? REEVALUATING THE FIRST LADY THROUGH A FEMINIST LENS “Mary Todd Lincoln remains America’s most provocative First Lady,” writes Jean H. Baker in...

DC Artswatch: National Gallery & Blues Alley

D.C.-area cultural organizations aren't rushing to reopen. Some, like Washington Performing Arts, are looking to make the most of the need for distancing.

Mostly Virtual Arts Round Up, July 9, 2020

Those venturing out can augment their reality on the National Mall or visit niche museums in Frederick and (starting July 17) Middleburg. And French cuisine would be apropos this weekend.