Posts Tagged ‘Hirshhorn Bubble’

Tallying the D.C. Art Scene’s Recent Wins and Losses

Yays for Capital Fringe and the Monroe Street Arts Walk, nays for the Hirshhorn Bubble and the Corcoran

Arts Roundup: Things That Don’t Exist In Washington Edition

Neal Augenstein talks to photographer Lucian Perkins and The Teen Idles' Nathan Strejeck about Perkins' book of early D.C. punk photos, Hard Art. [WTOP]
A juicy nugget from Chris Richards' story about Hard Art: When Bob Woodward saw Lucian Perkins' photos of D.C. punk, he seemed dismissive, saying, "This doesn't exist in Washington." [Post]
A takeaway from last [...]

Arts Roundup: $30 Million Rug Edition

Corcoran sells a Persian carpet for more than $30 million, but the money can't go to operating expenses. [Post]
OK Go and NPR team up for a music video that documents the great migration of the Tiny Desk to NPR's new headquarters. [Huffington Post D.C.]
Textile Museum goes on the market for $22 million. [WJLA]
The Eisenhower Memorial [...]

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: Kirk Franklin’s Enormous Bill Edition

The District spent nearly $80,000 for gospel singer Kirk Franklin to play this year's Emancipation Day celebration. [Post]
After a stabbing temporarily shutters Fur, the nightclub fires go-go band TCB. [WJLA]
Smithsonian determines that the Hirshhorn Bubble would lose money in three tested scenarios. [Post]
A South Carolina slave shelter comes to the Smithsonian. [AP via Huffington Post [...]

Popping Bottles or Popping Bubbles: May Countdown for the Hirshhorn

May has seen its share of inflatable art projects. The artist Christo completed Big Air Package, designed by Christo and Jeanne-Claude for the gasometer in Oberhausen, Germany. It's not the artists' first large inflatable, or even the artists' first project for the Oberhausen gasometer, but it's the world's largest inflated envelope. Flortijn Hofman's Rubber Duck [...]

The National Mall and the Hirshhorn Bubble: Too Many Studies, Not Enough Building

The latest issue of architecture journal Clog is devoted to the National Mall. Among several dozen short essays about the National Park Service-regulated expanse in downtown Washington, one of the standouts comes from Ennead Architects, a New York-based firm that has put in 15 years on various Mall projects. The unsigned editorial is short, but it [...]

As Hirshhorn Bubble Deadline Nears, Smithsonian Still Testing Its Feasibility

It's go time at the Hirshhorn Museum. With the museum's self-imposed spring deadline for committing to building the Bloomberg Balloon just months away, last Thursday the museum's board of trustees met to discuss, among other topics, the seasonal addition's fate. In the run-up to the meeting, the board identified consultants to perform a fundraising feasibility [...]

Arts Roundup: Grammys Edition

D.C. didn't fare well at the Grammys last night—sorry, Wale, Benny Blanco, et al.—but D.C. producer Alvin Risk did appear onstage as part of Skrillex's entourage. It's something. [Twitter]
Parking-lot attendees stole nearly $1.4 million from the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va.; two employees get jail time [Post]
Phil Kennicott on the George W. Bush paintings: [...]

Arts Roundup: Well-Trod Territory Edition

Washingtonian examines The Corcoran's crisis, its rocky history, and the atmosphere of distrust that's begun to take hold within its historic building on 17th Street NW. [Washingtonian]
Baltimore City Paper put Bad Brains' H.R. on its cover this week, and calls the new album the band's best in decades [Baltimore City Paper]
Coucilmember Vincent Orange's film incentive [...]