Actor Jeffrey Wright Featured at Nancy Hanks Lecture 

March 14, 2024

Like the arts that it celebrates, the 35th Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater on March 12 was both  inspiring and entertaining. The blending of personal stories […]

‘Bond in Motion’ at Spy Museum: Cars Are the Stars 

February 29, 2024

The International Spy Museum which moved to L’Enfant Plaza in 2019, displays at its entrance the most beautiful silver car—none other than an Aston Martin DB5 with the  license plate JB007 that appeared in […]

Baltimore Museum of Art: ‘Making Her Mark’

October 19, 2023

“Making Her Mark: A History of Women Artists in Europe, 1400-1800,” at the Baltimore Museum of Art is not only a spectacular walkthrough of artworks from four fervent centuries but […]

‘Frank Stewart’s Nexus: An American Photographer’s Journey’ at the Phillips

June 22, 2023

“Frank Stewart’s Nexus: An American Photographer’s Journey, 1960s to the Present” (through Sept. 3 at the Phillips Collection) is an energetic exciting experience, one that’s most enjoyable in its exploration […]

Capital Jewish Museum Opens June 9

June 8, 2023

Background on the Museum Building The Lillian and Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum, opening June 9, at 575 3rd St NW, is not just the repository of Jewish life in […]

‘From the Deep’: Afrofuturistic Aquatopia at African Art Museum

May 18, 2023

The artist Ayana V. Jackson is very much part of “From the Deep: In the Wake of Drexciya with Ayana V. Jackson,” the exhibit she created now at the Smithsonian Institution’s […]

A Ghostly Romp: GALA Hispanic Theatre Presents ‘La valentía (Valor)’

May 1, 2023

Family fights over what-to-do with a home that’s been in the family for generations aren’t usually funny. But when such conflicts are cleverly handled — as is the case with […]

‘King Lear’ at Shakespeare Theatre

March 23, 2023

Shakespeare’s “King Lear” is based on a story of a mythical King Lear and his three daughters — but the play is no fairytale. The first production of “King Lear,” technically […]

Ford’s Theatre Presents ‘Shout, Sister, Shout!’

What becomes a legendary artist most is to be celebrated in the art of subsequent generations. The guitar-playing gospel great Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915-1973) has recently been portrayed in the […]

Jill Biden’s Inaugural Attire Added to Smithsonian First Ladies Collection

January 26, 2023

A century-old tradition, the most popular The First Ladies Collection at the Smithsonian Museum of American History has a new addition. In a Jan. 25 ceremony, first lady, Dr. Jill […]