Author Archive for May Wildman

The Blueprint Period

Though luxury condos and high-dollar restaurants may be the most obvious signs of investment in Washington, a few D.C. arts venues are getting a much-needed boost, too. Here are a few of them.
Church Street Theater
D.C. company Keegan Theatre’s primary venue in Dupont Circle “was never really properly equipped as a fully functioning theater, at least [...]

Hair of the Dog: James Walker’s Ferocious DC Brau Mural

The new mural at DC Brau’s brewery on Bladensburg Road NE has a certain ferociousness to it— one you wouldn’t expect from a painting of a pair of pets. But while the two yawning dogs’ jaws may look intimidating, local artist James Walker says he was capturing a playful moment. “A lot of times dog people [...]

Openings: Jackson Pollock, Bill T. Jones, and an Updated Inferno

The much-anticipated "Angels, Demons, and Savages" opens Sunday at the Phillips Collection,. The show delves into the friendships between Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock, art brut founder Jean Dubuffet, and the lesser-known artist and collector Alfonso Ossorio. All three had their share of trials, a fact this show celebrates rather than ignores. Read Jeffry Cudlin's preview in our Spring [...]