Posts Tagged ‘corcoran’

The Corcoran Still Needs Permission to Dissolve Itself. Here’s Its Court Filing, Annotated.

Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design filed a cy-près petition to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia seeking formal approval to revise the Corcoran's federal charter. National Law Journal reporter Zoe Tillman spotted the filing yesterday. The petition would enable the Corcoran to go through with [...]

Arts Roundup: Take Your Ultimatum and Shove It Edition

The Washington Post's editorial board smacks down Netflix/Media Rights Capital's icky ultimatum to Maryland. [Post]
It also applauds the dismemberment of the Corcoran, calling it "sensible" and "practical." [Post]
But it's still truly unfortunate to see the Corcoran leave us, writes Phil Kennicott. [Post]
Did the Huffington Post really just call George W. Bush an "outsider artist"? [Huffington Post]
The [...]

Arts Roundup: Pinball Drop Edition

Netflix shakes down Maryland for more House of Cards tax breaks. [AP]
The owner of the Pinball Museum, formerly of Georgetown and Baltimore, is selling off his pinball machines. [WTOP]
Ron Moten and go-go supporters battle Prince George's County on go-go. [NBC 4]
University of Maryland to host symposium on issues in black theater. [WAMU]
The D.C. Docent chimes [...]

Arts Roundup: The Big Breakup Edition

University of Maryland surprised and dismayed by collapse of plans to team up with Corcoran. [Arts Desk]
Corcoran's staff, students, and faculty also surprised by the news. [Arts Desk]
Museum leaders say Corcoran dissolution was the best option at hand. [Post]
Matthew Hemerlein (Lo-Fang), interviewed. [New York Times]
Chris Brown trial date set for April. [AP]
Travis Jackson benny rescheduled. [...]

Arts Roundup: Pop the Corc Edition

It has come to this: The Corcoran to be dismantled, split up between National Gallery of Art and George Washington University. [Arts Desk, Post, New York Times]
A timeline of the Corcoran's woes [Post]
Tyler Green analyzes the Corc meltdown, saying it's been in the tea leaves since 2008. (Though some would argue it's been longer than [...]

Arts Roundup: Soul Searching Edition

Longtime AFI Docs (formerly Silverdocs) director Sky Sitney steps down. [Post]
Ex-Soul Searchers trumpeter Donald Tillery tells his story. [WAMU]
Park Service relocates the National Archives for Black Women's History from D.C. to Maryland. [AP]
Martin Luther King Jr. Library may be tougher to update than it seems. [Post]
The Soup's Joel McHale to host White House Correspondents' Dinner [...]

Arts Roundup: Party Bus Edition

Money-losing LivingSocial will shutter its 918 F St. event space. [Post]
Phillips Collection scoffs at claims of forgery. [Post]
Corcoran awaits sale of valuable Monet. [Post]
Northeast Library reopens today. [DCist]
Shakespeare Theatre Company announces its 2014-15 season. [Post]
A profile of Robert Edsel, the guy who helped the Monuments Men film come to be. [Post]
Baltimoreans, get on the Wye [...]

Michael Kaiser’s Arts Management Institute Slated to Move to University of Maryland

When he retires from the arts center in 2014, Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser will take up a new gig at the University of Maryland, the university announced today. The arts leader plans to retire four months early in order to bring his DeVos Institute of Arts Management to the college beginning Sept. 1, 2014. [...]

ToDo ToDay: A Goodbye Party at Dance Place, Mary Coble at Corcoran

Ask any local dancers about performing at Dance Place, and they will likely give you an earful about the dressing areas. The tiny concrete cells more closely resemble a state park bathroom than a proper place to stretch and prepare for a performance. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of love for the Brookland [...]

ToDo ToDay: D.C. Art History Lessons and Tequila

James Huckenpahler is one of D.C.’s most innovative artists—and also one of its best librarians. For years he has been mining the photographic and sculptural potential of 3-D image modeling. But it’s not this part of his practice that concerns "Welcome to Chocolate City," presented at Hemphill as a special part of the "Artist-Citizen" group [...]

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