DC Artswatch: NBM, Mosaic, Ken Cen, Studio Conservatory, Hirshhorn

December 10, 2020

The National Building Museum, housed in the mammoth 1887 Pension Building at 401 F St. NW, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this week with a number of free online programs.

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 […]

The Power of Art, Right Now

May 20, 2020

I have been dreading this column. I have been scared and slightly nauseated by the prospect of trying to write about art right now. I’ll forgo the tediously crafted litany […]

Hirshhorn Premieres Marcel Duchamp Documentary

December 27, 2019

A new documentary about revolutionary 20th-century painter, sculptor and conceptual artist Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968), “Marcel Duchamp: The Art of the Possible,” was premiered at the Hirshhorn Museum on Nov. 23.

Holiday Macabre: ‘The Woman in Black’

December 18, 2019

The holidays may seem an unlikely time to enjoy a Gothic ghost story. Why relish in horror during the season of light? But there’s something about a bit of the […]

Holiday Arts Preview: Visual Arts

November 20, 2019

Chiura Obata: American Modern Smithsonian American Art Museum Opens Nov. 27 Born in Okayama, Japan, Chiura Obata (1885–1975) immigrated to San Francisco in 1903. In 1942, when World War II […]

Kennedy Center Opens the Reach With Parade, Festival (photos)

September 9, 2019

Overlooking the Potomac River, the new campus is the setting for three matching white concrete-and-glass buildings with more than 130,000 square feet of space for artists and performances.

Summer Arts Preview: Visual Arts

May 16, 2019

Six D.C. art exhibitions worth a special trip this summer.

LAST CHANCE: Cultural Breakfast This Thursday

February 14, 2019

At the March 7 Cultural Leadership Breakfast, Jack Rasmussen will talk about the Corcoran Legacy Collection, acquired by the AU Museum following the dissolution of the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

Von Heyl and Scully at the Hirshhorn

December 7, 2018

Throughout Washington and the rest of the world, mainstream exhibitions of contemporary art are evolving toward evermore diverse forms and displays, from interactive digital exhibitions to fully immersive environments. It […]