Posts Tagged ‘Phillips Collection’

Arts Roundup: Successes and Failures Edition

Someone please give this reporter a break: Particularly since the departure of chief art critic Blake Gopnik, the Washington Post fine arts blog, Arts Post, has been barely subsisting on museums beat reporting by Jacqueline Trescott. Recently, a few new bylines have been added—including fashion writer Katherine Boyle, arts aide Erin Williams, and a few [...]

A Body’s Take on Sculpture, This Evening at the Phillips

Ever heard the expression, “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture”? I didn’t make it up. It’s an effort to illustrate the futility of converting expressions uniquely conveyed by one medium into another.
But people write about music all the time—all over this blog, for one—with varying degrees of success. And it turns out that [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang: Vol. 14

Fourteen weeks on the grind, and we're itchin' for a respite. Far Out vs. Hot Dang will return on Dec. 3, because you crave it. Don't lie, you do. In the meantime, there will be some eating involved, because we are zombies.

"The man can smear beats together or break them down into seven parts; either [...]

Reviewed: “TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art” at the Phillips Collection

TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art—an extensive survey of the famous, soft-focus aesthetic of the late 19th and early 20th centuries—sometimes makes you yearn for a right angle, or at least a sharp line. The exhibit is burdened by a surplus of unconvincing religious, emotional and literary fantasies, as well as images that take [...]

Phillips Collection Reopens Tomorrow, Offers Free Admission Through September

Museum Waives Admission Fees Through September 2010
Washington, D.C. — The Phillips Collection reopens Saturday, September 4 after closing due to a renovation-related fire on the roof of the Phillips House. The Phillips House will remain closed for repairs until further notice. All other galleries will open, including those where special exhibitions Pousette-Dart: Predominantly White Paintings [...]

Arts Roundup: Groundbreaking Edition

Good morning! Lotsa ground-breaking yesterday! The Howard Theatre's seems to have gone off without a hitch. As for the new Fillmore venue in Silver Spring? Hours after a bunch of guys at the site posed with shovels, local concert promoter I.M.P. added Montgomery County to its lawsuit against the state of Maryland, alleging shady use [...]

No “Significant Damage” to Phillips Collection’s Art; Museum Closed Until Further Notice

UPDATE | 3:27 p.m.: D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services tweets that the Phillips House at the museum incurred about $250,000 in damage. The Phillips Collection cannot confirm that figure right now.
Though the museum is closed for the time being, its many part-time staffers don't need to worry: They will be paid for [...]

Curators Moving Artwork After Fire at the Phillips Collection

Curators are currently moving artwork from the Phillips Collection's attic area after a fire this morning.
D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Pete Peringer tells Arts Desk that the blaze began at about 8:30 a.m and was contained by the museum's sprinkler system. Fire fighters put it out soon after. He said there's some water and smoke [...]

Juxtapose This: Oberlin’s Masterworks at the Phillips

When you and I decide to renovate our kitchens, we don’t have the luxury of putting our best appliances and nicest knife set on display over at a friend’s house while the cabinets get installed and the floors are torn up. But, when you’re a museum under renovation, that’s exactly what you do. With its [...]

Wear Boat Shoes, Lend Renoir Your Thoughts Tomorrow at the Phillips

Only T-Pain will be missing from the Phillips Collection's yacht rock–themed special edition of its Phillips After 5 series tomorrow. For the party—during which the museum stays open late and serves wine and fare—the Phillips is inviting folks to dress in their best summer whites, while the museum dishes up Caribbean dancing, beverages, and food. [...]

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