Posts Tagged ‘Freer and Sackler Galleries’

Vitamin A: Fasting Buddha at Sackler Gallery

Yoga is now better known for its pants than its spiritual enlightenment. But yoga's 2,000-plus-year history has much more to do with transforming the mind, predominantly through meditation. In fact, the early yoga art on view in the Sackler Gallery exhibit closing this weekend depicts mostly meditation, and none can be more disturbing or enchanting as the [...]

Reviewed: Ara Güler at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Ara Güler, a Turkish-Armenian photographer now in his 80s and living in Istanbul (pictured below), eschewed what he considered “art” photography, preferring to be a “visual historian” of Turkey.
In the 1960s, when he was a colleague of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Josef Koudelka at the famed Magnum photo agency, Güler photographed contemporary street scenes. But judging [...]

Yogi Boo-Boo: The Smithsonian and the Shutdown

Culture didn’t vanish in D.C. with the federal government closed, even if it was a bit harder for tourists to find. Private museums such as the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Phillips Collection, and the Kreeger Museum opened their doors just as they always do, and probably earned some new visitors who were turned away [...]

Arts Roundup: Q and Not U, Metaphorically Speaking Edition

Shutdown forces Freer and Sackler galleries to shuffle around its planned yoga exhibit. [Express]
Montgomery County asks the U.S. Department of the Interior to reopen Glen Echo Park, which houses numerous nonprofit and arts groups. [Post]
Republic, the restaurant taking the place of Takoma Park's Video Americain, will host live music. [Post]
D.C. actor Erik Todd Dellums (The [...]

Arts Roundup: Fall Arts Guide Edition

Our Fall Arts Guide has arrived. Browse online and pick up a paper copy in boxes today. [Washington City Paper]
Also, on our cover this week: stories from the Black Cat's 20 years in D.C. [Washington City Paper]
National Museum of Women in the Arts meets its $50 million fundraising goal. [Post]
Solange returns! Beyonce's sister plays Lisner [...]

Arts Roundup: Friiiiiiiiiiinge! Edition

Get your 2013 Capital Fringe tickets NOW. [Capital Fringe]
The classy Hay-Adams author series commences this summer. [Post]
Architecture firm Gensler redesigns its own office. [Post]
How much do artist studios go for in D.C.? [Curbed]
House of Cards takes over the Maryland House of Delegates. [WTOP]
Want to witness the unveiling of the Frederick Douglass statue in the Capitol's [...]

Arts Roundup: Crowdfunding and Famous People Edition

National Theatre gets its own Broadway series—a big move for the long-struggling theater, now under new management. [Post]
Capital Fringe shows increasingly rely on crowdfunding... [Washington Business Journal]
...and the Smithsonian launches its first major crowdfunding campaign—for the forthcoming yoga exhibit at Freer/Sackler—today. [Freer/Sackler]
Kelly Rowland breaks down at last weekend's Fillmore show. [Post]
At Savoy Elementary School, Michelle Obama [...]

If a Tree Explodes on the National Mall…

Several hundred viewers—and probably a few dozen unknowing workers at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services across the street—are all asking themselves right now: What the hell was that?
Well, the "that" in question was an explosion on the National Mall, one triggered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, [...]

Today: A Tree Blows Up on the National Mall

In what may be one of the first planned explosions on the National Mall, Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang is expected to blow up a 40-foot pine tree this afternoon in honor of the Sackler Gallery’s 25th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the Art in Embassies program.
Using 2,000 firework-like explosives, Guo-Qiang will take the pine [...]

Freer’s Korean Film Festival Opens Today

It’s too bad Korean cinema doesn’t get the attention it deserves, because every other cultural product coming out of South Korea gets way more attention than it deserves. Having already conquered the Asian market, K-pop has been making inroads in the U.S., winning over American audiences with its slickly produced, inanely catchy, and sexy-but-pre-teen-safe videos. So [...]

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