Posts Tagged ‘Phillips Collection’

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 [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: The Dance Exchange Goes to the Mountain, Jasper Johns, Oddisee

Amanda Abrams leads this week's arts section: For her story, she embedded with the Dance Exchange during its 500-mile walk to the site of a removed mountain in West Virginia. Out of that journey, the troupe plans to create a piece called "How to Lose a Mountain." Jeffry Cudlin reviews "Jasper Johns: Variations on a Theme," [...]

Tryst Moves Into Phillips Collection

Tryst has opened up a cafe outpost at the Phillips Museum. Can Tryst make it work? The museum has tried in the past partnering with various vendors to run its in-house cafe. A few years back, the Phillips even made something of an exhibit out of it: "this is not that CAFÉ," a disastrously named [...]

Arts Roundup: FREEDOM Edition

Non-Modern Art Notes: Next year, the National Gallery of Art will mount a major George Bellows retrospective, reports The Washington Post. In other arts news, why is the Post sending its classical critic to review "Degas's Dancers at the Barre" at the Phillips Collection, and not, like, its art critic? I could see assigning it to [...]

Arts Desk: Fillmore or Less Edition

Knocking the Suburbs: The Fillmore—the new Live Nation-owned venue in Downtown Silver Spring that has inspired scene-searching think pieces from this paper and the Post—officially opened last night with a concert by Mary J. Blige. The venue was christened with the smashing of guitars. Chris Richards give big ups to the venue's bass. Michael Wilbon did [...]

Ditch Your Gym Membership, Work Out at the Museum: An Arts Desk Guide

We're not sure what to make of this video, posted yesterday on the Phillips Collection's Experiment Station blog, in which the museum reps for first lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" exercise campaign. Apparently physical and cultural health can go hand in hand, hence a gang of small children frolicking (but not running!) through the museum's [...]

Arts Roundup: Color Schooled Edition

Thinly Veiled: The Phillips Collection yesterday announced the acquisition of Morris Louis' "Seal," donated by the Marcella Brenner Revocable Trust. Brenner was married to Morris Louis until his death in 1962, and the Phillips was one of the first museums in the country to purchase a Louis in 1963. "Seal" work was completed in 1959, and [...]

Arts Roundup: Washington Post Edition

Ramble On: Georgetown's Govinda Gallery, D.C.'s only rock-n-roll art gallery, closed on June 30th after 35 years. Director Chris Murray tells the Reliable Source, "I just feel proud of what we did there. I’m not sad at all." Govinda will continue to operate as an arts consultant and publishing company. Meanwhile, in kinda [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: The Anti-(e)merge, Allan deSouza, Washed Out

Kriston Capps leads off this week's arts section with his look at But Is It Art?, a DIY art fair scheduled the same weekend as (e)merge, a glossy gathering of international galleries that will take place at the Capitol Skyline Hotel. That edificie's owner, Mera Rubell, is a major Miami art patron, and she's poised [...]

Arts Roundup: Cy Twombly Edition

R.I.P.: American abstract artist Cy Twombly died this week at 83. The painter from Virginia specialized in lines, squiggles, and splatters, and was frequently misunderstood throughout his early career. The rise of neo-expressionism invigorated his reputation in the 1980s, and Twombly's works went on to fetch over $1 million at auction. Twombly, who was gay, [...]