Posts Tagged ‘corcoran’

Arts Roundup: $30 Million Rug Edition

Corcoran sells a Persian carpet for more than $30 million, but the money can't go to operating expenses. [Post]
OK Go and NPR team up for a music video that documents the great migration of the Tiny Desk to NPR's new headquarters. [Huffington Post D.C.]
Textile Museum goes on the market for $22 million. [WJLA]
The Eisenhower Memorial [...]

Arts Roundup: Drone Art Edition

The second Trillectro will now take place Aug. 17, not Aug. 3 as previously announced. [Post]
Hirshhorn director Richard Koshalek, who plans to resign in part because of the Bubble's struggles, may leave before his planned December exit date. [ArtInfo]
Corcoran's Gallery 31 will mount an exhibit on drone warfare this summer. [DCist]
D.C. Public Library Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper [...]

Arts Roundup: Deathfix on Tumblr Edition

To reach more universities, the Smithsonian joins a super-fast broadband network. [AP via WTOP]
Pinky Swear Productions' Co-Artistic Director Karen Lange talks to the Post's Backstage columnist about producing plays written by women. [Post]
The Corcoran and Brentwood Arts Exchange team up for a Corc student exhibit. [East City Art]
D.C. indie-rock supergroup Deathfix now has a Tumblr. [Tumblr]
Wale [...]

Arts Roundup: The Shirks Get Ripped Off Edition

The 2013 National Book Festival lineup includes Don DeLillo, Margaret Atwood, Barbara Kingsolver, and Brad Meltzer. [Post]
More D.C. arts grants announced. [Art 202]
Phil Kennicott: "...there is hope in the news that at least now the Corcoran has a survival plan." [Post]
Wolf Trap's new president and CEO lays out his plan for the park. [Post]
Director Jem [...]

Arts Roundup: Overblown Toilet Edition

"It's basically a completely overblown toilet," says architect Bjarke Ingels on the Smithsonian Castle. [Post]
DC Advocates for the Arts protest Mayor Vince Gray's proposed arts budget. [DC Advocates for the Arts]
Smithsonian also wants a budget increase, to the tune of $59 million. [AP via WJLA]
Textile Museum hires a new director. [Washington Business Journal]
The Washington Post's [...]

Corcoran Appoints Consulting Director, Announces Deal With National Gallery of Art

The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design announced a whole bunch of news today, including one new hire and one new partnership—and not the partnership that museum-watchers were expecting.
Corcoran board chair Harry Hopper III announced that the Corcoran has hired a new "consulting director": Peggy Loar. She is the founding director [...]

Corcoran Students Protest Leadership, but Action May Come Too Late

Earlier this afternoon, a new student campaign called Students for Saving the Corcoran launched a protest outside of Paul Hastings, the law firm where the board of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design is reportedly holding its meeting today. The board may be assembling to vote on a partnership with [...]

Corcoran and University of Maryland Weighing Partnership

University of Maryland Senior Vice President and Provost Mary Ann Rankin will meet with students and faculty at the Corcoran College of Art and Design on Monday, April 8, according to an internal email sent by Corcoran Provost Catherine Armour to Corcoran staff and faculty. Armour's email confirms that the Corcoran's board of trustees is [...]

Arts Roundup: Harry Schnipper Hearts Lincoln Theatre Edition

Blues Alley owner Harry Schnipper makes it known—again—that he's eyeballing Lincoln Theatre. Oh, and his historic jazz venue could possibly, maybe, potentially relocate. [Washington Business Journal]
WETA's Around Town talks Corcoran's "Pump Me Up" exhibit. [WETA via YouTube]
Towson's Recher Theatre to close for a revamping. [WTOP]
Dischord unloads some old Black Eyes archival material on its Tumblr page. [...]

Arts Roundup: More Public Art Edition

In his 2014-2019 Capital Improvement Plan, Mayor Vince Gray proposes a $2.3 million annual increase to public art budget. [dc.gov]
At the Hay-Adams, wannabe Corcoran chairman Wayne Reynolds makes his $10,000 pitch—and says the institution has a hush-hush deal with the University of Maryland. [Post]
Gold Leaf Studios' Mike Abrams opens his newest space, Union Arts. [D.C. [...]

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