Posts Tagged ‘National Gallery of Art’

The Corcoran Finalizes its Split Between GW and the National Gallery

The Corcoran Gallery of Art will dissolve as expected, leaving more than half of its art to the National Gallery (with the rest going to other, preferably local galleries) and its educational facilities to George Washington University.
As the Washington Post reported this afternoon, the Corcoran will use $48 million of endowment money and rug sale [...]

The Final Failure of the Corcoran Gallery of Art

Last week, Washington witnessed a death that has been predicted year after year since at least the late 1960s. And yet, after so many identity crises and near-death experiences and especially the trauma of the last five years, the demise of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design as we know it [...]

Corcoran Staff and Faculty Stunned by Plan for Institution to Be Absorbed

At an all-staff meeting yesterday at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, officials from the Corcoran and George Washington University gathered curators, faculty, and administrators to give them the news: the Corcoran would be absorbed. Staff shed tears as they learned that the college would become an adjunct of George Washington University and the museum's art [...]

Arts Roundup: Pop the Corc Edition

It has come to this: The Corcoran to be dismantled, split up between National Gallery of Art and George Washington University. [Arts Desk, Post, New York Times]
A timeline of the Corcoran's woes [Post]
Tyler Green analyzes the Corc meltdown, saying it's been in the tea leaves since 2008. (Though some would argue it's been longer than [...]

The Best D.C. Photography Exhibits of 2013

If you wanted to see good photography in D.C. in 2013, you had lots of options. Sweeping historical surveys? Sure. Tech-forward experiments? Yep. Landscapes, scientific images, personal explorations? Check, check, and check. Here, in descending order, are my picks for the best photographic exhibits in the Washington area this year.

1. “Black Box: Gerco de Ruijter” [...]

Arts Roundup: Green Wheat Fields Edition

"Green Wheat Fields, Auvers," one of Vincent Van Gogh's final paintings, will go on display at the National Gallery of Art—its first public viewing since 1966. [Post]
ICYMI: D.C. Cab is a terrible movie, but it's our terrible movie. [Arts Desk]
D.C. Cab's shoot locations, then and now. [DCist]
What the dome of the U.S. Capitol will look like when it's [...]

Vitamin A: The Dying Gaul at the National Gallery of Art

Students of Western art history generally appreciate the art of Greece and Rome as the pinnacle of achievement in the ancient world. The art of earlier civilizations was heavily stylized or idealized. The Romans tended to strip that idealization away, creating works that mirrored the subjects they represented. No one would describe the overweight portraits [...]

Arts Roundup: Dying Gaul Edition

House of Cards and Veep nominated for Golden Globes; Homeland gets zilch. [Washingtonian]

The Butler got snubbed, too. [Post]
The Caps make a "Jingle Bells" video. [Huffington Post]
In this interview with DCist, Bikini Kill's Kathleen Hanna talks about The Punk Singer, D.C., Santigold, Janelle Monae, etc. [DCist]
ArtYards DC wraps up this weekend. [JDLand]
"The Dying Gaul," out of [...]

Arts Roundup: Stadium Shutdown Edition

District seizes the rapper-approved Stadium Club for unpaid taxes. [Young & Hungry]
News organizations formally protest the White House's restrictive photography policy. [Post]
GEICO listens to angry Baltimoreans and edits its embarrassing video about the Baltimore music scene. [Baltimore City Paper]
U.S. Commission of Fine Arts has a problem with the Eisenhower Memorial. [AP]
After some patrons criticize Theater [...]

Arts Roundup: Flakey Trel Edition

Wilson High School newspaper reports that Fat Trel bailed on a scheduled concert at the school after pocketing his performance fee. [Wilson Beacon]
Why 826DC is awesome [Post]
Pacman and Peso edge closer to North Korea. [Post]
A review of Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience [Post]

Josef Palermo [...]

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