Author Archive for Kriston Capps

Six Reasons Bowser Should Reconsider Pulling ICE from the Franklin School

If Bowser picks a new development team with strong ties to her election, she will be living up to her lowest expectations.

The Freer Gallery of Art Will Close for Renovations in 2016

It'll aim to reopen by summer of 2017.

GW Moves to Sell the Corcoran’s Fillmore School

The Corcoran's homebase, the Flagg building, might see some changes, too—but not if the D.C. Preservation League can help it.

The Post‘s Arts Reporter Is Also a TV Historian

Geoff Edgers explores museums' nuclear guns, bugles, and horseshoes in Secrets of the Arsenal.

Why the D.C. Gallery Landscape Isn’t as Barren as Outsiders Claim

The D.C. art scene is not a desert.

Worth the Galleries: The Best Contemporary Art of 2014

Seven top gallery shows and installations.

Mall Shook Up: An Edgy Danish Architect’s BIG Plans for the Smithsonian

How Bjarke Ingels landed a $2 billion commission for “the most heavily regulated piece of real estate on Earth”

What Comet Ping Pong’s Show Posters Say About Its Music

Kid Congo's sparkles, the Coathangers' raindrops, and the Ar-Kaics' rude cyclops hand

Are 25 Temporary Installations Too Scattershot for the Money?

The 5x5 Project, reviewed.

Six Steps to Restore Our Faith in the Corcoran

When Roy Slade came to the Corcoran College of Art + Design as dean in 1970, he found an institution at rock bottom. “The facilities and equipment of the school were poor if non existent,” he wrote in his recollections from the era. Some of his complaints will sound familiar to Washingtonians who love the [...]