Posts Tagged ‘National Children’s Museum’

After “Anchorman: The Exhibit,” How Low Can D.C. Museums Go?

Last week, the struggling Newseum opened one of the more blatantly pandering exhibits in local museum history: a show dedicated to Anchorman, the 2004 Will Ferrell vehicle that's remained stubbornly fixed in the popular imagination, mostly for its litany of moronic one-liners (“I love lamp!”). Arriving just a month before the premiere of the movie’s [...]

Arts Roundup: Hairless Abe Edition

Corcoran shows a portrait of Abraham Lincoln, uniquely portrayed without facial hair, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation [Post]
National Children's Museum reopens in National Harbor [City Paper]
In the aftermath of Friday's school shooting in Connecticut, Washington Post staffers round up artwork that resonates during a time of grief [Post]
City Paper contributor Chris [...]

National Children’s Museum Reopens in National Harbor

After a longer-than-expected closure period and a disappointing fundraising campaign, the National Children’s Museum opened its doors in a brand-new building at National Harbor today. In its new home, the museum has revamped its features and exhibits, unifying them with the overarching theme of global citizenship.
While the museum's old home on H Street NE [...]

Arts Roundup: You Got Preserved Edition

The D.C. Preservation League has filed to protect interior spaces in the Corcoran Gallery of Art, meaning that if the building were sold, its new owners would have to allow for a public review of any changes to its interior. [Washington Post]
National Children's Museum sets a Dec. 14 opening date for its new location at [...]

Arts Roundup: Fancy Director Edition

The Kennedy Center will revive Side Show with Dreamgirls director Bill Condon at the helm [Post]
A breakdown and analysis of the Corcoran's estimated $130 million renovation costs [Post]
Images from the National Children's Museum's new facility at National Harbor [Post]
LivingSocial is getting stacks of District money "for maintaining the status quo," says one analyst [Washington Business Journal]
A [...]