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 […]

Master of His Universe, Stan Lee —1922-2018

November 13, 2018

Stan Lee is dead. Not so the Marvel Universe he created. That, in all of its ubiquitous forms, will be around just about forever, and not just on earth. Somewhere […]

Stable DC

November 12, 2018

IN THIS D.C. ARTS SYNERGY, ALL PLAYERS MAKE IT HAPPEN Stable really was a stable — for a Nabisco factory, in the days of horse-drawn cookie deliveries. Come next February, […]

A Collector of Senegalese Jewelry Tells Her Story

November 8, 2018

The exhibition “Good as Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women,” showcasing jewelry created by master goldsmiths in Senegal in the early and mid-20th century, opened on Oct. 24 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art.

Holiday Arts Preview: Visual Arts


NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950 Through Feb. 18 Within just a decade, Gordon Parks (1912–2006) grew from a self-taught portrait photographer and photojournalist […]