Posts Tagged ‘murals’

Arts Roundup: Back From Vacation Edition

Wale takes a mature perspective on that biting Kendrick Lamar verse on Big Sean's "Control." Actually, he seems pretty pumped about it. [Rolling Out]
Wow: Forum Theatre makes all of its shows pay-what-you-can. [Post]
Sarah Godfrey says this fall is a great one for D.C. R&B. [Post]
The people demand a Chuck Brown sculpture in Madame Tussauds. [TMOTTGoGo]
Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser criticizes [...]

Arts Roundup: Vandalized Edition

Woman arrested under suspicion of vandalizing National Cathedral and possibly the Smithsonian Castle and Lincoln Memorial. [Post]
A history of D.C. landmark vandalism [Post]
Dismemberment Plan releases cover art for Uncanney Valley [Dismemberment Plan]
Exploring D.C.'s murals with geocaching [Greater Greater Washington]
Quotidian Theatre and Keegan Theatre win some dollars. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
A robot comes to Fort Reno. [Theodore [...]

Arts Roundup: Screenprinted Edition

So... who's playing FreeFest? Dunno. [Post]
More art comes to the Gateway Arts District. [East City Art]
This unremarkable public art project cost $50,000. [Post]
Civilian Art Projects hosts an exhibit of screenprinted posters. [ComicsDC]
Some questions for New York Times journalist Mark Leibovich about his book This Town. [DCist]

Mural Mural On the Wall: Gaia’s Whirlwind Week in D.C.

Baltimore-based street muralist Gaia has created dozens of murals in cities around the world, but locals probably know him as the hand and chicken guy. Gaia’s D.C. paintings have incorporated a lot of both. Take his largest work in town, an enormous painting on the side of H Street NE restaurant Smith Commons: It shows [...]

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. [...]

Arts Roundup: The Real Housewives of Benning Road Edition

Introducing The Real Housewives of Benning Road. [TMOTTGoGo]
Alamo Drafthouse is searching for three new D.C.-area locations. [Washington Business Journal]
Theater J dedicates a performance to deceased D.C. Jewish Community Center parking-lot attendant Desmond Obamogie. [Theater J]
Record Store Day: a very mixed blessing for local record shops. [Post]
Michael Kahn returns to Signature Theatre for the first time in two [...]

Planned Eight-Story Development Threatens U Street Mural

If you know your D.C. history, you know that Marvin Gaye was born here. You might also know he attended Cardozo High School, where he joined his first band, the D.C. Tones. Walk by the eastern façade of the Oswego building at 1326 U St. NW, where Pure Lounge now is, and you'll see a [...]

Arts Roundup: Bad News for Artisphere Edition

Arlington County slashes Artisphere funding. [WTOP]
Kennedy Center announces its 2013-14 season. [Kennedy Center]
The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History adds a gem-laden, 77-carat brooch to its collection. [AP via WTOP]
"Searching for the Seventies: The Documerica Photography Project" comes to National Archives. [Post]
An Adams Morgan mural is in dire need of repairs. [Hola Cultura]
More about Mingering [...]

Hair of the Dog: James Walker’s Ferocious DC Brau Mural

The new mural at DC Brau’s brewery on Bladensburg Road NE has a certain ferociousness to it— one you wouldn’t expect from a painting of a pair of pets. But while the two yawning dogs’ jaws may look intimidating, local artist James Walker says he was capturing a playful moment. “A lot of times dog people [...]

ToDo ToDay: Contemporary Classical! A New Documentary About D.C. Murals!

For the minimalists who couldn’t get enough John Cage during the September celebration of the composer’s centennial, or were disappointed by the dining options near the National Gallery of Art, tonight’s concert at the Atlas Performing Arts Center offers the chance to eat, drink, and be wowed by the avant-garde. Performing tonight are yMusic (shown) and [...]

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