Posts Tagged ‘National Museum of the American Indian’

Sign Language: Renwick Gallery–Style Upgrades to Other D.C. Museum Façades

In which we propose other tacky upgrades to local museums.

The Top Five Photos Shown in D.C. This Year

All but one, an unforgettable creation in color, are rendered in shades of glorious gray.

American Indian Photography, Reimagined Through Portraits and Irony

The National Museum of the American Indian exhibit, “Indelible: The Platinum Photographs of Larry McNeil and Will Wilson,” poses a compelling question: Can a photographic technology serve ideological motives?
Not only do McNeil and Wilson, both Native American artists, believe that’s the case; they’ve staked their careers on it.
Platinum printing was invented in the 1870s, offering [...]

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 [...]

ToDo ToDay: Vegans! Stereotypes!

UPDATE: The "Racial Stereotypes and Cultural Appropriation in American Sports" symposium that was highlighted earlier has been canceled. Our apologies. Scroll down for more ideas of what to do today.
In celebration of World Vegan Day today, Busboys and Poets is offering a special three-course vegan lunch and dinner for $21.95. The menu includes an arugula [...]

Hawaiian Punch: Transformer Forges a Rare Smithsonian Collaboration

For a D.C. nonprofit gallery, Transformer has always been cocksure. In recent years, Transformer Executive and Artistic Director Victoria Reis and Gallery Manager and Program Coordinator Marissa Long have tested boundaries few galleries or art programs ever approach. The art incubator has swapped shows with Mexico City and hosted art interventions ranging from a lecture [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Matt Dembicki

Matt Dembicki was a finalist for the Small Press Expo's minicomics award last year for Xoc, his comic about the life of a shark. Matt's also one of the founders of the D.C. Conspiracy comics collective and in 2007 had a story in Postcards: True Stories That Never Happened (edited by Jason Rodriguez), an [...]