Posts Tagged ‘del campo’

ToDo ToDay: Funk Parade, Bamba Bowl, and New Painting Exhibitions

Forget, for a moment, “Whistler’s Mother.” That austere image of maternity may be the most famous work by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, but it’s hardly representative of a career that included murals, landscapes, and etchings in addition to traditional portraits. Fortunately for D.C. art fans, the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery possesses the world’s largest collection of [...]

ToDo ToDay: Surveillance Art, Page to Stage Festival, and Tropicalia’s Birthday

As Edward Snowden has shown us, we’re all being watched. For some lesser-known artists, that might be good news. The Washington Project for the Arts’ timely experimental media show, “Cyber In Securities,” features artists whose work looks at the experience of tracking or being tracked—by private marketers, data miners, drones, or governments—in an effort to [...]

ToDo ToDay: Nijinsky’s Last Dance and Culinary Battles

In the days before Baryshnikov and Balanchine, one man dominated 20th-century ballet: Vaslav Nijinsky, the star dancer of Ballet Russes, whose precise leaps and intense commitment to character set a high bar that still applies today. After Ballet Russe director Sergei Diaghilev dismissed him from Ballet Russes, Nijinsky had to set out on his own. [...]

ToDo ToDay: Big Words! Mark Leibovich!

In Big Words, three estranged friends reunite to hash out their issues from decades ago. One conversation doesn’t seem like enough fodder for an entire movie, but these carefully crafted characters have lived enough to fill out a feature film with their experiences. Twenty-some years before, the three of them were on the verge of making [...]

ToDo ToDay: “The Salon of Little Deaths” and Hothouse Happy Hour

For an exhibit titled “The Salon of Little Deaths,” the Hamiltonian Gallery’s current production doesn’t show much sex. But in the works of Milana Braslavsky, there’s a not-too-subtle sexuality at play. Read more >>> The show is on view Tuesdays to Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m., to June 15 at Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U St. NW, [...]

ToDo ToDay: Temple Grandin! Boris!

Chances are, few Americans regularly consider the treatment of animals on their way to slaughter. But if we all watched the 2010 HBO biopic Temple Grandin, that might change. Grandin radically altered how livestock is treated nationwide based on her extensive research in animal neurology, but when she speaks at Sixth & I tonight, she won’t [...]

ToDo ToDay: Planetfall! Earth Day! Literary Ballet!

To create his mesmerizing images of space, Michael Benson takes data from interplanetary probes by NASA and the European Space Agency, digitally enhances them, and spins them into photographs. It’s hard to know how much Benson is juicing his raw material, but the resulting images are so hypnotic that it’s easy not to care. The [...]

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