Posts Tagged ‘George Washington University’

A Local Boxing Champ Dreams Big in Out of the Basement

Tucked away in the basement of an apartment building in Columbia Heights is the Lime Lite Boxing Gym, a ragtag operation that’s already produced one bona fide champion boxer and seems likely to turn out more. That champion is teenager Malik Jackson, who boasts two Junior Olympics national titles and has a good shot at competing [...]

Hillary Clinton’s Book Tour Opens at Lisner Auditorium With Cheers and a Squirrel

From the looks of the crowd outside George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium on Friday evening, it could have been Election Day. The entrance line wound around the side of the building, almost to the other end of the block, a sold-out audience waiting to see Hillary Clinton discuss her four-day-old memoir, Hard Choices, with Politics and Prose [...]

Q&A: Jayme McLellan of Save the Corcoran on the Gallery/College Split

Jayme McLellan, founding director of Civilian Art Projects and a former Corcoran College of Art and Design professor, isn’t happy. As a co-founder of Save the Corcoran, an advocacy group that’s worked to keep the gallery and school intact in its current location, she’s helped convince the Corcoran board not to sell its historic home, [...]

The Corcoran Finalizes its Split Between GW and the National Gallery

The Corcoran Gallery of Art will dissolve as expected, leaving more than half of its art to the National Gallery (with the rest going to other, preferably local galleries) and its educational facilities to George Washington University.
As the Washington Post reported this afternoon, the Corcoran will use $48 million of endowment money and rug sale [...]

Corcoran Staff and Faculty Stunned by Plan for Institution to Be Absorbed

At an all-staff meeting yesterday at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, officials from the Corcoran and George Washington University gathered curators, faculty, and administrators to give them the news: the Corcoran would be absorbed. Staff shed tears as they learned that the college would become an adjunct of George Washington University and the museum's art [...]

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: Just Build It! Edition

Phil Kennicott on the Hirshhorn Bubble: "It would be good for the Smithsonian, good for the District and good for America." [Post]
Meanwhile, from an annoying Washington Post reader: "I suggest that the Hirshhorn folks scramble their resources for a better cause. Please don’t make the Mall a laughingstock." [Post]
Avalon Theatre makes digital transition. [WTOP]
George Washington University [...]

Arts Roundup: More Arts for Anacostia Edition

A 10,000 square foot arts space, Anacostia Arts Center, is coming to Good Hope Road SE this spring. [East City Art]
Corcoran takes valuable rugs to auction. [Post]
Arena Stage and George Washington University team up for a multicity arts initiative spearheaded by Liz Lerman: the National Civil War Project. [Post]
To fund its new Laib Wax Room, [...]

GWU Students Win First-Ever Washington Best Film Competition

Released To Life, a short documentary about criminal rehabilitation, laid claim to being Washington's "Best Film" today—or at least, according to the city's Office of Motion Picture and Television Development and SnagFilms, a Ted Leonsis-owned joint.
Life was made by students at GWU's Institute for Documentary Filmmaking, who were on hand for an on-campus event today to [...]

When Comics Return: A Chat With Shawn Belschwender

Shawn Belschwender honed his cartooning chops in D.C. in the '80s, beginning in George Washington University's student newspaper and then moving over to City Paper. Now he's back. Belschwender's Clowntime Comics stars his character Refrigerator Johnny; which is fondly remembered by many Washingtonians, and will not be appearing in the Post any time soon, at [...]

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