Arts Roundup: Upgrade You Edition
Time for Love: Pitchfork gives notice of a new track from ex-Black Eyes group Mi Ami, "Time of Love." It is, apparently, more dancey than dubby. Mi Ami's new album Decade, on label 100% Silk, comes out March 20.
New Year, New You: The Post's Style Blog reports that exhibits at the National Museum of the American Indian will be overhauled following the museum's 10th birthday. Director Kevin Gover tells the Post, "'It will be a whole new look. We will not do the individual tribal pods' in any of the galleries...The new focus 'will be about stories and narrative, and we’ll pick communities based on how we’ll pick this broad narrative we want to achieve.'” The new exhibits should be installed in 2016 or 2017.
Frequent Flyer: Also in Smithsonian-related news, the travel costs of Secretary G. Wayne Clough have come under scrutiny of Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Budget Committee. Says the New York Times' Arts Beat blog, "According to the report by Junketsleuth.com, Mr. Clough spent 191 days traveling over a span of three years—from July 2008 to July 2011—to destinations like France, Antarctica and New Zealand. His expenses included the use of charter flights, private car services, and upgrading to first-class or business-class airline tickets."
The original version of this post misidentified the name of Mi Ami's new album. Also, the band is not local; its members reside in New York and San Francisco.