Posts Tagged ‘Anacostia Community Museum’

Anacostia’s Arts Scene Is Growing. Who Should It Be For?

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Anacostia's Arts Scene Is Growing

The art of Amber Robles-Gordon is the art of Anacostia, quite literally.
Robles-Gordon cobbles together sculptures and canvas collages from scraps of paper and fabric she finds in the neighborhood’s trash cans and storefront [...]

Smithsonian Doesn’t Know Which Art Galleries Will Close Due to Sequestration

Ask spokespeople at any Smithsonian art museum whether they're planning to temporarily close galleries due to sequestration, and chances are, they'll say the same thing: "We don't know."
That's all I heard when I called every press representative at every Smithsonian art museum in D.C. this afternoon. No one knows specifics yet—but they're preparing for looming [...]

Arts Roundup: You Got Preserved Edition

The D.C. Preservation League has filed to protect interior spaces in the Corcoran Gallery of Art, meaning that if the building were sold, its new owners would have to allow for a public review of any changes to its interior. [Washington Post]
National Children's Museum sets a Dec. 14 opening date for its new location at [...]

Arts Roundup: Shake Your Tiny Fists Edition

Good morning, radioland. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted to defund National Public Radio yesterday, although it probably doesn't matter: The Democratic-led Senate isn't likely to take up the bill. Shake your fists anyway.
I started reading this Anne Midgette piece—about a performance of Japan's NHK Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore—expecting a big, heaping dose of feel-good. [...]