A Path for Theaters to Open Safely

October 1, 2020

Olney Theatre Center’s artistic director asks: Is live entertainment going to be the only industry that is not put on a path to safely reopen?

Weekly Arts Round Up, September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

Joining the list of reopened Smithsonian museums tomorrow: the National Museum of American History and the National Museum of the American Indian.

Weekly Arts Round Up, September 17, 2020

September 17, 2020

More Smithsonian museums reopen tomorrow. From the comfort of your couch, stream Japanese films, hear from Helen Hunt and view treasures from sunken cities of ancient Egypt.

Pandemic Forces Performing Arts Leaders to Rethink

September 15, 2020

The Georgetowner asked leading figures in D.C. theater to suggest silver linings of the pandemic, even as it has stolen the livelihood of countless arts workers and threatened the very future of many performing arts organizations.

DC Artswatch


This month’s DC Artswatch column includes items about the Helen Hayes Awards, Twins Jazz, Planet Word and Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Weekly Arts Round Up, September 10, 2020

September 10, 2020

Upcoming topics for online learning: Japanese textiles, Russian opera (and tea drinking), naturalist Alexander von Humboldt and painter Miki Hayakawa.

Half Virtual Arts Round Up, September 3, 2020

September 3, 2020

Closing soon: a botanical art exhibition at the Athenaeum in Alexandria. Now open: the grounds and pavilions at Glenstone and the sculpture garden at the Kreeger Museum.

Half Virtual Arts Round Up, August 27, 2020

August 27, 2020

Tomorrow is the last day to view the Ida B. Wells mural. Live and in person: a Haggadah program at the Museum of the Bible, storytelling and cemetery tours at Lincoln’s Cottage and comedy at the Birchmere.

Mostly Virtual Arts Round Up, August 13, 2020

August 13, 2020

Starting a two-week run on Monday: Metropolitan Washington Restaurant “Week.” Also on Monday, works of art 12 and 24 feet tall go on view at the reopened Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden.

DC Artswatch

August 11, 2020

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.”