Posts Tagged ‘David M. Rubenstein’

American Art Museum Nets a $5.4 Million Gift for Renwick Gallery Renovation

Capping off its fundraising goal for a $30 million renovation, the Smithsonian American Art Museum has announced a $5.4 million gift from David M. Rubenstein, a member of the Smithsonian’s Board of Regents as well as the co-founder and co-CEO of the Carlyle Group. An active preservationist, Rubenstein has also made recent gifts to the Washington Monument, the [...]

Kennedy Center Announces $100 Million Expansion, Plots to Take Over Potomac River

Today, the Kennedy Center announced plans for a $100 million expansion that will finally give the arts center much-needed space for education and rehearsal. The first major expansion since the center opened in 1971, the initiative adds about 60,000 square feet south of the facility. But most titillating is the Kennedy Center's plot to slowly [...]

Library of Congress Announces $5 Million Donation to National Book Festival

The Library of Congress’ National Book Festival just got a big financial boost. The Library announced this afternoon that David M. Rubenstein, co-founder and managing director of the Carlyle Group, has donated $5 million ($1 million per year for the next five years) to support the festival.
This year marks the festival’s 10th anniversary, and the [...]

Arts Roundup: “Do We Really Need a Smurfs Movie?” Edition

The new chairman of the Kennedy Center, financier David M. Rubenstein, told the New York Times that he wants to attract "people who don’t have hair color like mine" (read: young people) to the institution. Also, Democrats and Republicans, preferably at the same time. More: WaPo.
The buzzy, skuzzy, poppy Dum Dum Girls' upcoming cassette-only compilation [...]