Smithsonian Honors Female Scientists With 120 Statues on National Mall

March 10, 2022

Outdoor sculptural installations are often visually arresting, thought provoking, yet ambiguous in meaning. Not so, the “#IfThenSheCan” exhibit – the largest collection of life-sized 3-D printed statues of real women […]

Weekend Roundup, Feb. 24 -27

February 24, 2022

This weekend, Saturday is the day to get out and about. If you want to stay local, a new art studio will be opening Saturday morning in Georgetown. There will […]

Sargent, Whistler & Venetian Glass at SAAM  

February 9, 2022

 John Singer Sargent and James McNeill Whistler, two fiercely independent late 19th-century American expatriate painters who spent most of their lives in Europe and dabbled in Impressionism without ever capitulating […]

Carlotta Hester’s “Rapture” Canvases Evoke Jazz Improv 

January 12, 2022

Walking past Addison/Ripley Fine Art at 1670 Wisconsin Avenue, bright splashes of watercolor on canvas might catch your eye. In her latest show “Rapture,” painter Carlotta Hester’s expressionist evocations of improvisational freedom light up the gallery.  “Rapture – that is what I felt when I […]

Monument Honoring Military Dogs and Their Handlers Unveiled at Navy Memorial (photos)

November 14, 2021

A larger than life sculpture honoring all the men and women of the sea services, past present and future, and all military working dog teams, was unveiled on Veterans Day, […]

Photos of the Month – November 2021

November 10, 2021

The photo of Charlotte Weir as she prepared to dance for the sultan – on stage with the “Nomad Dancers” at the Turkish Festival in Washington D.C. on October 3. […]

Iconic ‘LOVE HATE’ Sculpture on Display in Downtown D.C. (photos)


“The love of one’s country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border? There is a brotherhood among all men. This must be recognized if life […]

The Smithsonian Celebrates 175 Years  

September 16, 2021

In 1846 — the year the Liberty Bell was cracked and James K. Polk was a president — a quintessential feature of our nation’s capital and of our young republic’s life […]

Van Gogh Show Dazzles

August 12, 2021

We’ve been hearing the hype about “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience.” It certainly sounds appealing: an interactive visual extravaganza — light projections, virtual reality — on the life and works […]

Philip Bermingham: The Power of Photography

May 17, 2021

Some of the people photographed by Philip Bermingham — Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip with George H. W. and Barbara Bush, for instance — are figures known the world over. […]