Posts Tagged ‘murals’

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: Public Art Edition

That new public art project at The Yards begins today. [East City Art]
A former Army reporter donates a collection of Nuremberg transcripts to the Holocaust Museum. [AP]
D.C.'s GEMS crops up on this new All Songs Considered mix. [NPR]
Animal Collective will DJ U Street Music Hall on Nov. 29. [Post]
Reintroducing: the tap-dancing Manzari brothers [Arena Stage]
Arcade [...]

Arts Roundup: Public Art Fail Edition

Dutch artist Erik van Loon tries, fails to bring his large-scale public art project to D.C. [Post]
Train, Janelle Monae, Prince Royce, and Arturo Sandoval booked to play this year's National Christmas Tree lighting. [WJLA]
Newsies coming to the National Theatre. [Post]
Priests will release a record on the New Jersey label Don Giovanni (Waxahatchee, Screaming Females) next [...]

Arts Roundup: Barracuda Edition

D.C. Film Office says the government shutdown is screwing with movie productions in town. [Washingtonian]
Watch Dismemberment Plan cover Heart's "Barracuda." [AV Club]
Tickets for fallFringe go on sale. [Post]
Misun drops a new song. [All Things Go]
14th Street NW mural painted over. [Post]
Betty White gets her own wax statue at Madame Tussauds. [AP]
A report from the PEN/Faulkner [...]

Arts Roundup: Butch Warren Edition

Shakespeare Theatre's conflict with its landlord remains unresolved, and raises questions about decades-old developer/nonprofit agreements that may not survive D.C.'s boom times. [Post]
Life stories from jazz bassist Butch Warren, recently diagnosed with terminal lung cancer [Post]
Dutch artist Erik Van Loon wants 25o volunteers to help him with his elaborate tribute to D.C. [Post]
A movie theater near Nationals [...]

The Brush Off: D.C.’s New Murals

Mural art doesn't seem like the kind of discipline that should be broken into seasons, like fashion or the performing arts—not least because so many murals, with their all-together-now imagery and perennial visibility, seem lodged in a permanent Sesame Street-like past. But the District's MuralsDC program is calling its new slate of wall art a [...]

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 [...]

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