Posts Tagged ‘National Museum of Natural History’

Arts Roundup: Judy Chicago Edition

Budget deal omits Eisenhower memorial funding but restores Smithsonian's. [AP] [Post]
After a deep burn, Judy Chicago returns to D.C. [Post]
The Natural History Museum's Dinosaur Hall to close for five years. [Post]
Adrian Loving scores Michelle Obama's 50th birthday party. [Post]
Jay Z parties at Echostage after his Verizon Center show. [Post]

The Art of the Steal: A Brief History of Museum Theft in D.C.

It’s no theft of the Mona Lisa, but the tale of the “flea market” Renoir was one of the best art-theft stories the D.C. area has seen in years—made irresistible by the fishy claims of a local woman who, saying she paid $7 for Renoir’s “On the Shore of the Seine” at a flea market [...]

Arts Roundup: T. Rex Edition

The Washington Post published a special museums section this week—though, it's unfortunately ill-timed because of the government shutdown and all. [Post]
The shutdown also ruined National Fossil Day by delaying this T. rex skeleton's journey to the Museum of Natural History. [Post]
Shutdown closes Adventure Theatre, too. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Read this great essay by Fan Death Records founder [...]

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: 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 [...]

Arts Roundup: Certain Kinds of Trash Edition

It was a good day for interviews at BYT: Rob Pierangeli (Casper Bangs, Latristic) interviews Can! [Brightest Young Things] And Amanda Mackaye and KC talk hair metal, diversity, and dancing at Fort Reno! [Brightest Young Things]
Chain & The Gang has a new video for "Certain Kinds of Trash." [YouTube]
Fat Trel shows up—shirtless, naturally—in Sway's "Bet Dat" [...]

Arts Roundup: Fiddler on the Roof Edition

National Museum of Natural History developing a human-genome exhibit [AP/Huffington Post]
Adams Morgan's Fiddler on the Roof already is already planning a summer concert series [DCist]
Nicole Kidman to play a part in the forthcoming movie The Butler based on Wil Haygood's 2008 Washington Post story [Post]
Michael Kaiser, what ailing arts organization are you referring to in [...]

Tyrannosaurus Koch

The last time billionaire and libertarian activist David Koch paid for a permanent exhibition at the National Museum of Natural History, in 2010, the unveiling attracted a tiny smattering of protesters. The show was the institution's hall on evolution, and the demonstrators, from Green Peace, kind of had a point: It's great that Koch, the executive [...]

Quake Toppled Preserved Specimens at Natural History Museum; NGA is Just Fine

Although everything is just about back to normal at the Smithsonian Institution's museums after Tuesday's earthquake, the Smithsonian Castle is closed again today as teams continue to inspect damage sustained by the 156-year-old structure. The Smithsonian announced yesterday that the James Renwick-designed castle sustained "significant damage" to five of its decorative turrets. With heavy rain [...]

Reviewed: The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest

Early on in National Geographic's new Mount Everest film The Wildest Dream, the story turns to the question of why anyone would dare to ascend the world's highest peak. The answer is eternal as it simple: "Because it's there."

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