Posts Tagged ‘National Air and Space Museum’

Sign Language: Renwick Gallery–Style Upgrades to Other D.C. Museum Façades

In which we propose other tacky upgrades to local museums.

A Brief History of D.C. Museums’ Crowdfunding Attempts

The Hirshhorn's Ai Weiwei show only raised $555 of its $35,000 goal.

Should the Smithsonian Use Kickstarter to Fund Its Spacesuit Restoration?

Is the Air and Space Museum becoming Amanda Palmer 2.0 or bringing donor solicitation into the 21st century?

Local Arts Institutions Make Funnies for April Fools’ Day

But they can't fool us!

Arts Roundup: Indulj Shut Down Edition

Three men shot and injured outside U Street NW's Indulj nightclub early Monday morning; Police Chief Cathy Lanier shuts down the club for 96 hours [AP via WJLA]
Shakespeare Theatre Company's lawsuit against its landlord moves forward another step [The BLT]
Clinton Yates: WPFW has been gentrified [The Root D.C.]
Backstage Inc. at risk: The beloved Barracks Row [...]

Yells & Mumbles: D.C.’s Short-Lived Hollywood Tourism Bump

The decline in visitors, especially at the National Air and Space Museum, officials said, could be attributed to the leveling off of visitors who were enticed by the 2009 movie, “Night at the Museum- Battle of the Smithsonian.”
–Washington Post yesterday, on a 2 percent decline in Smithsonian attendance.
Believe it or not, history bears out this pattern [...]

Meet a Visiting Cartoonist: A Chat with Jim Ottaviani

Jim Ottaviani is a former nuclear engineer turned librarian who writes non-fiction comics in his spare time. He specializes in writing books about science and scientists, then he commissions an artist to illustrate them. His first book, Dignifying Science, comprised mini-biographies of scientists. He followed that with Two-Fisted Science, focusing on women scientists. His other books [...]

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