Posts Tagged ‘Phillips Collection’

Vesna Pavlović Mounts Transparent Curtains at the Phillips Collection

As exhibition design goes, “Illuminated Archive”—a meditation on the history of exhibitions at the Phillips Collection—soars to new levels of eccentricity. Not only does it consist of just a handful of works by the Yugoslav-born artist Vesna Pavlović, but it’s been mounted in a stairwell. That’s right, a stairwell.
The exhibit, based on documentary materials from [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat With Steve Loya

Steve Loya, a member of the DC Conspiracy cartooning co-op, created the cover of the new issue of the Magic Bullet comics newspaper. He recently answered our usual questions.
Washington City Paper: What type of comic work or cartooning do you do?
Steve Loya: I sometimes do more traditional panel by panel stories, but for the most [...]

Arts Roundup: Party Bus Edition

Money-losing LivingSocial will shutter its 918 F St. event space. [Post]
Phillips Collection scoffs at claims of forgery. [Post]
Corcoran awaits sale of valuable Monet. [Post]
Northeast Library reopens today. [DCist]
Shakespeare Theatre Company announces its 2014-15 season. [Post]
A profile of Robert Edsel, the guy who helped the Monuments Men film come to be. [Post]
Baltimoreans, get on the Wye [...]

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: Peak Bloom Edition

How Mingering Mike wound up in the Smithsonian [Post]
Local historian pens a history of Loudoun County African Americans who served in the Civil War. [Post]
Officials getting ready to predict the cherry blossoms' peak bloom time for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. [AP via WJLA]
The third annual (e)merge Art Fair now accepting applications. [Art 202]
Drunk History films [...]

Arts Roundup: More Arts for Anacostia Edition

A 10,000 square foot arts space, Anacostia Arts Center, is coming to Good Hope Road SE this spring. [East City Art]
Corcoran takes valuable rugs to auction. [Post]
Arena Stage and George Washington University team up for a multicity arts initiative spearheaded by Liz Lerman: the National Civil War Project. [Post]
To fund its new Laib Wax Room, [...]

Openings: Jackson Pollock, Bill T. Jones, and an Updated Inferno

The much-anticipated "Angels, Demons, and Savages" opens Sunday at the Phillips Collection,. The show delves into the friendships between Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock, art brut founder Jean Dubuffet, and the lesser-known artist and collector Alfonso Ossorio. All three had their share of trials, a fact this show celebrates rather than ignores. Read Jeffry Cudlin's preview in our Spring [...]

Arts Roundup: Falling Down Stairs Edition

The British Embassy gets an Antony Gormley statue on its lawn [Washingtonian]
Some local photographers feel shut out of the increasingly international FotoWeek DC [Post]
Phillips Collection adds hundreds of artworks to Google Art Project [Post]
Fat Trel releases video for "Muney" [D.C. Mumbo Sauce]
Theater Alliance cancels its winter production of Black Nativity. Its director will be tied [...]

Reviewed: “Picturing the Sublime” at the Phillips Collection

For an exhibit that’s all about showcasing dramatic, sprawling expanses, the collection of photographs in “Picturing the Sublime” is rather cozy—just 11 images from the holdings of Joseph and Charlotte Lichtenberg.
The selections are somewhat uneven—Washington has seen better iceberg images in recent years than the offering from Lynn Davis, and the pairings from Edward Burtynsky, [...]

Arts Roundup: Sad Trombone for Vintage Edition

The great vintage-shop die-off of 2012? Vintage Darling, Black-Eyed Susie, and Annie Creamcheese shut down. [Washingtonian]
New Deleted Scenes video: a little bit Jean Cocteau, a little bit Inception. And guest-starring Pree's May Tabol. [IFC]
Everything you need to know about fake IDs. Just kidding, kids! [D.C. Clubbing/Panorama]
The revamped Phillips Collection website looks nice. [D.C. Docent]
Meanwhile, "The 'new' HIrshhorn website [...]

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