Posts Tagged ‘hank willis thomas’

Arts Roundup: Party Bus Edition

Money-losing LivingSocial will shutter its 918 F St. event space. [Post]
Phillips Collection scoffs at claims of forgery. [Post]
Corcoran awaits sale of valuable Monet. [Post]
Northeast Library reopens today. [DCist]
Shakespeare Theatre Company announces its 2014-15 season. [Post]
A profile of Robert Edsel, the guy who helped the Monuments Men film come to be. [Post]
Baltimoreans, get on the Wye [...]

Arts Roundup: New Prez in Town Edition

Kennedy Center announces its new president. [Arts Desk]
The new prez is reportedly a "team builder." [Post]
Hank Willis Thomas discusses his new show up at Corcoran, "Question Bridge: Black Males." [Washingtonian]
More delays for the new David Rubenstein gallery at National Archives. [Post]
No Rules Theatre Company announces its new season. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Queer-friendly dance party She Rex [...]

Openings: Our City Film Festival and “How Is the World?” at Corcoran

What's new this weekend in local arts.
Beginning Saturday, the Corcoran shows off its new photography acquisitions in a new exhibition called How Is the World? Highlights include new self portraits by Kate O’Donovan Cook, Hank Willis Thomas' images that reflect elements of African-American identity, and Edward Burtynsky's stark photos emphasizing the oil industry's impact on land. To May [...]

Five Portraitists Who Deserve a Spot in the National Portrait Gallery

Martin Sullivan, the director of the National Portrait Gallery, announced this week that he will step down, leaving a leadership gap at the museum. That isn’t the institution’s biggest problem, however. It has long suffered under its self-imposed conservative mission, one that assembles artworks as so many images in a celebrity slideshow. Granted, the Portrait [...]

The Best Photographic Images of 2011

Sometimes an exhibit is great in its entirety; sometimes one particular piece rises well above the rest of the exhibit. The images below fall into the latter category. Together, they constitute the 10 best photographic images of 2011, at least in this reviewer's opinion.
1. Harry Callahan, “Telephone Wires,” National Gallery of Art. The National Gallery [...]

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