Posts Tagged ‘American Art Museum’

Listen: Teen Mom, Gilly

D.C. fuzz-pop quartet Teen Mom says its newest EP, Gilly, is about "longing, time, and not leaving the house." I'd offer that this is the kind of music you'd generally listen to in the house—specifically, in a bedroom decorated with posters of Galaxie 500 and My Bloody Valentine.
Though the EP, released today, doesn't sound made [...]

ToDo ToDay: American Landscapes and the History of Fort Reno

The open road is so quintessentially American that it verges on cliché. The Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibit “Landscapes In Passing” follows this well-traveled route. The most engaging images come from Steve Fitch, in part because they’re carefully thought out rather than happenstance. The exhibit includes a few too many of Fitch’s images of a [...]

Smithsonian to Display Bill Koch’s Vast Collection of Western Ephemera

Coal and oil billionaire William Koch, brother of Tea Party backers Charles and David Koch, is bringing his vast Western art collection to the Smithsonian American Art Museum from March 28 to August 24, 2014. More than 1,000 pieces of Western art will be on view in "The Western Frontier," and the entire show will [...]

Arts Roundup: Donald Byrd Edition

The nephew-in-law of Donald Byrd (founder of D.C. group The Blackbyrds) posted on Facebook that the jazz trumpeter died in Delaware on Monday, and blogs immediately began circulating his post as breaking news. But no media outlets have been able to confirm it with the musician's immediate family. Regardless, the Guardian ran an obit, acknowledging, basically, [...]

The Quotable Darwyn Cooke: Highlights from the Cartoonist’s Talk at American Art

Sure, the crowd was thin due to the snow. But the air was thick with nuggets: Darwyn Cooke spoke for almost two hours to a rapt crowd of about 40 people at the Smithsonian's American Art Museum Saturday, concentrating on his recent adaptation of Richard Stark's novel Parker: The Hunter and offering a glimpse into [...]

Darwyn Cooke to Speak at Smithsonian Saturday

Cartoonist Darwyn Cooke will speak at the American Art Museum this Saturday about his adaptation of The Hunter,  Donald "Richard Stark" Westlake's first book in the "Parker" series.
The series follows an amoral criminal for whom murder is frequently the easiest solution to his problems, and yet both Westlake and Cooke skillfully make his story impossible [...]

Tomorrow: Last Chance for “Punball” at the American Art Museum

Art museums don’t offer many chances to interact directly with artwork, so you might want to head to the American Art Museum tomorrow evening for your last chance to play artist William T. Wiley’s "Punball: Only One Earth." Part of the Wiley retrospective What's It All Mean: William T. Wiley in Retrospect, the pinball machine [...]