Posts Tagged ‘Hirshhorn’

Arts Roundup: Severely Anxious Edition

D.C. is getting a new record store—in Georgetown. [Arts Desk]
Meet D.C.'s new library chief, Richard Reyes-Gavilan. [Post]
Hirshhorn makes some key new art acquisitions. (Warning: PDF file herein.) [Hirshhorn]
The Atlantic editor Scott Stossel talks about his severe anxiety and his new book, which is also about his severe anxiety. [Washingtonian]
Listen: Dismemberment Plan on World Cafe [NPR]
A [...]

Head to Head: Phil Adé vs. Philippa Hughes

A new series in which two local figures share their thoughts on developments in D.C.-area culture. For this edition, we talk to Maryland rapper Phil Adé and Pink Line Project founder Philippa Hughes.

Washington City Paper: This week, the Sonic Circuits Festival released its annual District of Noise compilation, a collection of local experimental music. This [...]

Arts Roundup: A Substantial Failure Edition

More backstory on the green-paint vandal [AP via Huffington Post]
D.C. libraries will recommence Sunday hours starting in October. [DCist]
An update on the proposed Smithsonian Latino Museum [AP via WTOP]
Beyoncé's dancers teach YMCA summer campers some moves [Washingtonian]
Tyler Green on Hirshhorn's departing director: "... it’s hard to call the Koshalek years anything but a substantial failure." [Modern [...]

Arts Roundup: Andy Warhol Edition

Artisphere launches a crowdfunding campaign to help pay for its forthcoming Andy Warhol exhibit. [ARLnow]
The Smithsonian struggles to store parts of its growing collection. [Post]
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library unveils its new Digital Commons. [DCist]
Post-Bubble, the Hirshhorn tries to get back to basics. [Post]
Dupont Circle gets more outdoor Shakespeare. [DCist]
Local DJ Joey Flash arrested [...]

Arts Roundup: Oh, Come On! Edition

The backstory behind Wayne Perry, the notorious D.C. hit man Jay-Z references on his track "Tom Ford" [WTOP]
The D.C. Docent just doesn't get Adrian Parsons. [D.C. Docent]
Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington raises more than $100 million. [Washingtonian]
The New York Times weighs in on the resignation of Hirshhorn board chair Constance [...]

Arts Roundup: Blue Sunshine Edition

The chair of Hirshhorn's Board of Trustees resigns. [Arts Desk, Post]
U.S. Royalty releases unintentionally funny promo video for its forthcoming album, Blue Sunshine. [D.C. Music Download]
Some tickets may still be available for the Kennedy Center's Book of Mormon. [AP via WTOP]
D.C. theater community, meet the Welders. [Post]
The Housing for All campaign sponsors a cool film [...]

Hirshhorn Board Chair Constance Caplan Resigns

A lack of vision and transparency at the Hirshhorn has driven out another museum higher-up: This morning the Washington Post reported that Hirshhorn's Board of Trustees Chair Constance Caplan resigned on Monday. In her resignation letter, Caplan cites "the contentious manner and lack of inclusiveness with which a number of trustees and staff associated with the [...]

Arts Roundup: Drone Art Edition

The second Trillectro will now take place Aug. 17, not Aug. 3 as previously announced. [Post]
Hirshhorn director Richard Koshalek, who plans to resign in part because of the Bubble's struggles, may leave before his planned December exit date. [ArtInfo]
Corcoran's Gallery 31 will mount an exhibit on drone warfare this summer. [DCist]
D.C. Public Library Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper [...]

Arts Roundup: Hirshhorn Shakeup Edition

After an inconclusive Hirshhorn vote on the Bloomberg Balloon/Bubble, Hirshhorn Director Richard Koshalek resigns. [Arts Desk]
Phil Kennicott's reaction: "If [Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne] Clough votes down the Bubble, it will send a clear and chilling message to other Smithsonian entities and to anyone who is courted to replace Koshalek." [Post]
Columnist John Kelly makes a D.C. [...]

ToDo ToDay: Marco Benevento! Sheila E.!

“Post-jazz” sounds like a meaningless critical buzzword, and it usually is. When it comes to a musician like Marco Benevento, however, it’s the only term that pinpoints what he does. He’s got a basic piano-trio configuration—keys, bass, drums—and much of the language and interplay of jazz. But Benevento has other tools in his arsenal. He [...]

...