Posts Tagged ‘Hirshhorn Museum’

Smithsonian Reveals Ambitious $2 Billion Plan for South Mall Overhaul

New entrances, new roofs, and more exhibition space!

Hirshhorn Director Richard Koshalek Resigns; Bubble’s Fate Uncertain

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Director Richard Koshalek has resigned, effective at the end of this year, following an inconclusive vote by the Hirshhorn's Board of Trustees on his vision for an inflatable architectural pavilion for the museum, according to a source who attended the meeting. (Update, 4:11 p.m.: Smithsonian spokeswoman Linda St. Thomas confirms [...]

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 [...]

Plans for Hirshhorn Bubble Continue, Even as Delays Loom

Everything about the way the Hirshhorn pitched the Diller Scofidio + Renfro–designed bubble extension to the museum suggested that the project was as much a draft as a declaration. So it comes as little surprise that the implementation may be delayed passed its announced 2012 opening date, as Tyler Green reports.
Recall that news of the [...]

Arts Roundup: Death and Gravlax Edition

WaPo Really Wants Norwegian to Be 'Next Steig Larsson': Do you like reading about dead Scandinavians? The Washington Post has your guy. Monica Hesse leads off Style by totally crushing on Jo Nesbo, the author behind a series of crime novels starring the alcoholic detective Harry Hole. Nesbo's new book, The Snowman, came out yesterday, [...]

Meet a Formerly Local Cartoon Editor: A Chat with Dan Nadel

Dan Nadel is a local comics guy who broke into the big time. He's become one of the best-known proponents of the idea of  comics as art. Art in Time: Unknown Comic Book Adventures, 1940 – 1980 (Abrams ComicArts, $40) is his second book on lesser-known artists, following o Art Out Of Time: Unknown [...]