Posts Tagged ‘National Museum of American History’

ToDo ToDay: “Puppetry in America,” Middle Earth Mondays, and a Graffiato Party

These days, elected officials aren’t the only puppets in town. For its latest exhibit, “Puppetry in America,” the National Museum of American History has gathered a variety of puppets spanning 160 years. Yes, America’s favorite fleecy amphibian makes an appearance. Read more >>> The exhibit is on view daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to March [...]

Arts Roundup: Memorial All Better Edition

SC Johnson donates $5 million to the National Museum of American History's "American Enterprise" exhibit. [Washington Business Journal]
National Park Service says the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial's inscription should be repaired by the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington—aka Aug 28. [Post]
Now that the MLK memorial is being changed, what other monuments need tweaking? [...]

Arts Roundup: Drop the Bomb Edition

National Museum of American History plots a sweeping American culture exhibit. [Washington Business Journal]
A chat with Trouble Funk's Big Tony in advance of the go-go group's 35th anniversary show [Post]
The increasingly juicy Round House Theatre Silver Spring saga continues. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Pitbull loves charter schools! [Post]
The public loves the National Gallery of Art! [Huffington Post]
Book [...]

Arts Roundup: The David Mamet Problem Edition

Expanding on last week's Twitter back-and-forth about the complex relationship theater folks have with conservative playwright David Mamet, Project Gym founder Hannah Hessel elaborates on why she can't stand the guy. [Gwydion Suilebhan]
Ford Motor Co. donates $500,000 to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. [Post]
Idiots sign White House petition to "make the My Bloody Valentine website [...]

Arts Roundup: Corcoran Won’t Move Edition

Corcoran Gallery of Art won't leave its historic building on 17th Street NW [City Paper]
Bohemian Caverns temporarily closed after alleged sexual assault [Post]
Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser: The arts is nearing its own fiscal cliff, and orchestras face the biggest risks [Huffington Post D.C.]
Sockets Records, which is shutting down, announces plans for its final showcase [...]

Arts Roundup: We’re Not Beliebers Edition

So, Justin Bieber kinda sucked at Verizon Center last night. [Post]
The State Department commemorates 50 years of the Arts in Embassies program with a few big-name events, including a Nov. 30 awards ceremony with Jeff Koons, Cai Guo-Qiang, Kiki Smith, and other influential artists; and a Nov. 28 happening at THEARC with performance artist (not Bad Seeds frontman) Nick [...]

Arts Roundup: Chain Gang Edition

Local author Sarah Pekkanen goes big-time. [Style Blog]
Quick words of sage advice from Ian Svenonius [Express]
Gray Matter's Geoff Turner guest-DJs on Radio CPR [Dissonance]
Capital Hemp invokes Bad Brains. [DCist]
The Wizard of Oz's ruby slippers are back on display at the Museum of American History. [Style Blog]

D.C.’s Newest Movie House: The American History Museum

I don't see much of an icky side to this. From the Post:
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and Warner Bros. Entertainment announced Monday an opening date of February 3 for their new movie project at the museum.
A series of four festivals, starting with a Humphrey Bogart tribute, will be held during the first [...]

Arts Roundup: Layer Cake Edition

Mmm....Cake: TBD's Sarah Godfrey goes behind the scenes at Buzz Bakery for story of Chuck Brown's birthday cake. The Godfather of Go-Go celebrated his 75th birthday Sunday night with a concert at the 9:30 Club and a custom birthday cake designed by the Arlington bakery. Head pastry chef Tiffany MacIsaac, who also makes 9:30's ubiquitous [...]

This Week in Art: Openings, Closings, and Reviews of Trevor Young and “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing”

OPENINGS: "Transformations," painting and monotypes by Amy Barker-Wilson, opened yesterday at Foundry Gallery; "Classical Realism: New Works," paintings by Teresa Oaxaca, opens today at Art League Gallery; "Curves," artwork based on the human figure, also opens today at Art League Gallery; "Seen Two Ways," paintings by Linda St. Clair and Ruth Ava Lyons, opens Friday [...]