Posts Tagged ‘National Archives’

Arts Roundup: New Prez in Town Edition

Kennedy Center announces its new president. [Arts Desk]
The new prez is reportedly a "team builder." [Post]
Hank Willis Thomas discusses his new show up at Corcoran, "Question Bridge: Black Males." [Washingtonian]
More delays for the new David Rubenstein gallery at National Archives. [Post]
No Rules Theatre Company announces its new season. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Queer-friendly dance party She Rex [...]

Arts Roundup: Big Money Edition

The Kennedy Center pulls in an additional $40 million for its expansion project. [Post]
Howard Theatre looks to book more and "younger" shows, tightening competition with 9:30 Club and other nearby venues. [Arts Desk]
Wild Flag (officially) breaks up. [Arts Desk]
"Renoir Girl" may have been shopping around her mom's stolen Renoir painting without her knowledge. [Post]
Another profile of [...]

ToDo ToDay: D.C. Queer Theatre Fest!

Queer themes abound in local theater, but they often come from the perspectives of gay white men. That’s why three theatrical friends who met at Catholic University started the D.C. Queer Theatre Festival, now in its second year. This festival is a lot smaller than other festivals around town; it’s a series of six 10-minute [...]

Arts Roundup: More Slashed Hours Edition

In addition to the Smithsonian cutting its hours, sequestration may also force the National Archives to keep regular hours (instead of extended hours) this summer. [Post]
Washington Post critic Phil Kennicott blogs about winning the Pulitzer the day of the Boston Marathon bombing. [Philip Kennicott]
Take a look at the 2013 D.C. Design House. [Huffington Post D.C.]
Darkest Hour [...]

Reviewed: “Documerica” at the National Archives

It’s eerily appropriate that the federal sequester hit just a week before the opening of the exhibit “Searching for the Seventies: The Documerica Photography Project.” At a time when the government is implementing across-the-board cuts, the National Archives is exhibiting the fruits of a five-year-long, taxpayer-funded project in which 70 photographers produced 22,000 images of—well, [...]

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: RIP Jacques Morgan Edition

Rest in Peace, Jacques Morgan, cantankerous owner of Adams Morgan's Idle Time Books [Post]
In other book news: Brandon Gentry's e-book Capitol Contingency, a history of D.C.'s punk-rock scene between 1991 and 1999, came out last week. [Twitter]
The Washington Post rolls out its annual "Best of" issue [Post]
D.C. used to be a city of "art, letters, and bohemians"? [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Assassination Vacation

Rave culture may seem like a product of the ’90s, but massive modern events such as the Electric Daisy Carnival prove young people will always want to get high (on life) and shake what Shiva gave them. The Identity Festival is a traveling rave featuring nearly 30 artists whose main goal is to get this [...]

Thursday: The Cartoons of the Civil War at the Newseum

Begin your Civil War sesquicentennial celebration by attending the panel "Political Cartoons of the Civil War and Their Role in Shaping History," sponsored by the National Archives. The War Between the States wasn't all Glory, teary letters from home read in Ken Burns' voiceovers, and valiant battles for a doomed way of life—no, there was [...]

Archives’ Photo Ban Will Protect Its Documents. Could It Change the Culture of Museumgoing?

It's impossible to make your way through the National Archives and not know that flash photography is banned. There are signs in the rotunda and throughout the exhibits. Guards remind visitors to turn off their flashes when they pass through security. And yet the institution estimates that some 50,000 flashes go off each year—making historic [...]