Beautiful Things at the Phillips Collection

November 12, 2020

There is only so much you can see through a screen. Going to a museum right now and engaging with the depth and dimensionality of real-life art is a vital escape into beauty.

Weekly Arts Round Up, November 12, 2020


On Friday and Saturday, the Udvar-Hazy Center will celebrate the International Space Station. Also, galleries are about to close and reopen in the National Gallery’s West Building.

Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own’

November 11, 2020

This review of Alex Trebek’s memoir originally appeared in the Oct. 14, 2020, issue of The Georgetowner. It is republished here in tribute to Trebek, who passed away on Nov. 8.

Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘The Answer Is …: Reflections on My Life’

November 9, 2020

This review of Alex Trebek’s memoir originally appeared in the Oct. 14, 2020, issue of The Georgetowner. It is republished here in tribute to Trebek, who passed away on Nov. 8.

Weekly Arts Round Up, November 5, 2020

November 5, 2020

Want to draw dinosaurs or make street art? Have we got a stream for you! Among other options: string duets at the Kennedy Center’s Reach campus and a Beltway-themed audio play.

Memorial to COVID-19 Deaths: White Flags of Innocence, Not Surrender

October 31, 2020

Artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg of Bethesda changes the numerals on the sign regularly. Ruppert Landscape donated its skills to get the Armory Parade Ground installation started.

Weekly Arts Round Up, October 29, 2020

October 29, 2020

On Halloween night, the Choral Arts Society and Dumbarton Oaks will stream music performances. Head to Martin’s Tavern on Tuesday for an election-night watch party.

Dumbarton House’s Daly to Lead Stratford Hall

October 26, 2020

Karen L. Daly, executive director of Georgetown’s Dumbarton House for the past 12 years, has been named president of Stratford Hall in Virginia, home to four generations of Lees.

DC Artswatch: GALA, NMAAHC, Stable, NGA

October 22, 2020

A theater welcomes an in-person audience, a history museum names a new director, the founders of a studio community step down and a major art exhibition is postponed. 

Weekly Arts Round Up, October 22, 2020


Opening soon: a new Addison/Ripley show and half the main floor of the National Gallery’s West Building. Next Thursday, go on a high-def encounter with the Barnes Foundation Matisses.