Posts Tagged ‘Renoir’

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: Unhand That Renoir! Edition

The not-actually-flea-market Renoir must return to the Baltimore Museum of Art, orders a federal judge. [Post]
More about the major Renwick Gallery renovation, which will close the museum for two years and install some technological upgrades, among other big changes. [Post]
Northeast Library scheduled to reopen Feb. 3. [Frozen Tropics]
Dismemberment Plan to play Coachella. [Stereogum]
Meet Marc Eisenberg, the [...]

Arts Roundup: Dumb Pizza Band Edition

Macaulay Culkin's dumb pizza band will play Black Cat in March. [Post]
State Theatre robbed on New Year's Day. [WJLA]
Baltimore Museum of Art fights back against woman's claim to the stolen ("flea market") Renoir. [Post]
For Richard III, Folger Theatre will go in-the-round for the first time. [Post]
Former Smithsonian magazine editor Don Moser dies at age 81. [Post]
The [...]

Arts Roundup: Big Money Edition

The Kennedy Center pulls in an additional $40 million for its expansion project. [Post]
Howard Theatre looks to book more and "younger" shows, tightening competition with 9:30 Club and other nearby venues. [Arts Desk]
Wild Flag (officially) breaks up. [Arts Desk]
"Renoir Girl" may have been shopping around her mom's stolen Renoir painting without her knowledge. [Post]
Another profile of [...]

Arts Roundup: Sugarfoot Edition

This flea market Renoir story has only gotten better. [Post]
The Franklin School could make for a great art museum, says Kennicott. [Post]
RIP, Ricky "Sugarfoot" Wellman [Post]
The Obamas visit Politics & Prose for Small Biz Saturday. [Huffington Post]
The Walkmen play D.C. and call it quits (for now). [Stereogum]
Star Wars diehards rally in support of the Museum [...]

Arts Roundup: Black Whiskey Edition

The flea-market Renoir may not have come from a flea market after all. Friends of the Fouquet family say they saw the painting in Marcia Fouquet's home decades ago. [Post]
Sequestration budget cuts cancel the Washington Post's free concert series at Carter Barron. [Post]
Keegan Theatre's Mark Rhea has signed a contract to purchase the Church Street Theater [...]

Arts Roundup: Bullet-Riddled School Bus Edition

A federal judge will decide who's the rightful owner of the Renoir purchased for $7 at a Harper's Ferry flea market in 2009. [WTOP]
A school bus riddled with bullet holes comes to D.C. [Post]
National Geographic CEO John Fahey will retire in 2014. [Bloomberg]
Arena Stage Associate Executive Director Chad Bauman leaves the company for Milwaukee Repertory [...]

Arts Roundup: Fear and Loathing in Riot Grrrl Edition

In its early years, Bikini Kill survived hurled bottles and obscenities at shows across the country. When the riot-grrrl band played its first show in D.C., says singer Kathleen Hanna, "It was like they had been waiting for us." Read this history of Bikini Kill's struggles with fear, anger, and the asphyxiating force that its [...]

Arts Roundup: “Baltimore Is Cooler Than D.C.” Edition

Thievery Corporation's Eric Hilton says D.C.'s arts scene "has gotten better, but honestly Baltimore has a way better arts scene and a way better music scene." [Brightest Young Things]
The Renoir painting found at a West Virginia flea market could fetch more than $100,000 at auction. [Post]
The Arlington Planetarium is reopening the weekend of Sept. 28-30, and [...]

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 [...]

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