Posts Tagged ‘public art’

Four New Public Art Pieces in D.C.

A timeline of Paul Robesons life, a symbol of "Hipster Fascism," another tribute to Duke Ellington, and deer frolicking in the city

How to See Every 5×5 Art Project in a Single Ward-Hopping Day

With a little gumption, a day off, and a lot of patience for public transportation, it’s possible.

Ballston’s Public-Art Docket: Disruption! Innovation! Apps Galore!

In today’s post-modern tech world, there are no new ideas. Start-ups are judged by the standards of what came before: It’s like Uber, but for gluten-intolerant babies! It’s like AirBnB mated with NextBus! It’s a Snapchat-Spotify swirlie!
While Ballston may be a few hoodies and several trillion dollars short of Silicon Valley, the brotastic Virginia outpost [...]

At 30, Dark Star Park Marks the Birth of Rosslyn’s Public Art Efforts

This past Friday, Arlington County marked the 30th anniversary of Nancy Holt's Dark Star Park, the first since the artist's death from leukemia in February. There was plenty of pomp, with remarks from Arlington County Board Chairman Jay Fisette and Virginia Congressman Jim Moran, but there was very little circumstance: The sun did not shine; it [...]

Arts Roundup: Pop the Corc Edition

It has come to this: The Corcoran to be dismantled, split up between National Gallery of Art and George Washington University. [Arts Desk, Post, New York Times]
A timeline of the Corcoran's woes [Post]
Tyler Green analyzes the Corc meltdown, saying it's been in the tea leaves since 2008. (Though some would argue it's been longer than [...]

Arts Roundup: Turn! Turn! Turn! Edition

Folk musician and activist Pete Seeger, who once worked with Alan Lomax at the Library of Congress' Archive of Folk Song, is dead at 94. [Post, Smithsonian, Post, Spin]
National Portrait Gallery installs a photo of Seeger, on view indefinitely. [AP]
Woolly Mammoth's Stupid Fucking Bird dominates 2014 Helen Hayes nominations. [Arts Desk]
Introducing D.C.'s first Funk Parade. [DCist]
Studio Theatre [...]

Arts Roundup: Pipe Down, Grandpa! Edition

Old people be talkin' during movies. In a crazy ironic twist, they're also the first to shush you in the library. John Kelly should write a column about that, too. [Post]
This forthcoming animal art in Capitol Hill had better be damn cute. [DCist]
Billy Joel is overwhelmed by the Kennedy Center Honors. Overwhelmed! [Los Angeles Times]
Let D.C. [...]

Arts Roundup: Public Art Edition

That new public art project at The Yards begins today. [East City Art]
A former Army reporter donates a collection of Nuremberg transcripts to the Holocaust Museum. [AP]
D.C.'s GEMS crops up on this new All Songs Considered mix. [NPR]
Animal Collective will DJ U Street Music Hall on Nov. 29. [Post]
Reintroducing: the tap-dancing Manzari brothers [Arena Stage]
Arcade [...]

Arts Roundup: Public Art Fail Edition

Dutch artist Erik van Loon tries, fails to bring his large-scale public art project to D.C. [Post]
Train, Janelle Monae, Prince Royce, and Arturo Sandoval booked to play this year's National Christmas Tree lighting. [WJLA]
Newsies coming to the National Theatre. [Post]
Priests will release a record on the New Jersey label Don Giovanni (Waxahatchee, Screaming Females) next [...]

Arts Roundup: Barracuda Edition

D.C. Film Office says the government shutdown is screwing with movie productions in town. [Washingtonian]
Watch Dismemberment Plan cover Heart's "Barracuda." [AV Club]
Tickets for fallFringe go on sale. [Post]
Misun drops a new song. [All Things Go]
14th Street NW mural painted over. [Post]
Betty White gets her own wax statue at Madame Tussauds. [AP]
A report from the PEN/Faulkner [...]

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