Arts Desk

Arts Roundup: Grammys Edition

D.C. didn't fare well at the Grammys last night—sorry, Wale, Benny Blanco, et al.—but D.C. producer Alvin Risk did appear onstage as part of Skrillex's entourage. It's something. [Twitter]

Parking-lot attendees stole nearly $1.4 million from the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va.; two employees get jail time [Post]

Phil Kennicott on the George W. Bush paintings: "... this might be the best thing that has happened to the arts in a long time." [Post]

Also, Phil Kennicott on Kriston Capps' recent City Paper cover story about the Hirshhorn Bubble: "The bubble feels almost like a coy comment on the museum-addition game, a relatively inexpensive way of attracting attention and expanding event space without actually using any bricks and mortar." (He also supports the idea.) [Post]

In order to consider a Fairfax parent's request to ban Toni Morrison's Beloved from schools, the Fairfax County School Board had to read the book. [Post]

Mount Vernon acquires George Washington watercolor for more than $600,000 with help from an anonymous donor [Post]

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