Posts Tagged ‘Renwick Gallery’

Arts Roundup: When Lennon Came to Town Edition

Plus: The Renwick Gallery prepares for its grand reopening.

The World’s Largest Collection of Handcrafted Harmonica Cases is in Mount Pleasant

Bob Hoffman owns 500 custom-made cases from artists around the world.

American Art Museum Nets a $5.4 Million Gift for Renwick Gallery Renovation

Capping off its fundraising goal for a $30 million renovation, the Smithsonian American Art Museum has announced a $5.4 million gift from David M. Rubenstein, a member of the Smithsonian’s Board of Regents as well as the co-founder and co-CEO of the Carlyle Group. An active preservationist, Rubenstein has also made recent gifts to the Washington Monument, the [...]

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: 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 [...]

The Blueprint Period

Though luxury condos and high-dollar restaurants may be the most obvious signs of investment in Washington, a few D.C. arts venues are getting a much-needed boost, too. Here are a few of them.
Church Street Theater
D.C. company Keegan Theatre’s primary venue in Dupont Circle “was never really properly equipped as a fully functioning theater, at least [...]

Arts Roundup: Coco Edition

Conan O'Brien will host the 2013 White House Correspondents Dinner in April [Post]
Local comic/reporter Elahe Izadi names the District's best comedy venues [DCist]
A little history of The Renwick Gallery, slated to close for renovations from 2014-2016 [Around the Mall]
ICYMI: After relocating from D.C., Baltimore's Pinball Museum is closing in March [Baltimore Sun]
Anne Midgette reviews opening [...]

Arts Roundup: Suburbs + Dubstep = Good? Edition

Peter Marks: Round House Theatre's new producing artistic director, Ryan Rilette, could put the suburban company on the same level as Studio Theatre and Arena Stage [Post]
Chris Richards profiles Martyn, the talented Dutch dubsteppish producer who resides in Northern Virginia—and recently became a U.S. citizen [Post]
Eisenhower Memorial's metal tapestries may be unsafe, report says [DCist]
George [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: D.C.-Set TV Shows, a Fringe Post-Mortem, Mission for Christ, and the Renwick

Will TV ever get D.C. right? Frankly, that was never the point, argues Tom Carson in his essay on Washington-set TV shows on the cover of this week's Washington City Paper. Leading the arts section is Chris Klimek's wrap-up on the seventh Capital Fringe Festival—which, he argues, finally feels professional. Derek Hills breaks down the [...]

ToDo ToDay: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

If Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is right, America’s seventh president was an awfully emo guy. This Studio 2ndStage production, which opens today, puts an irreverent musical spin on Jackson’s tumultuous life, with a sharp focus on how his cowboy years shaped him into the leader of the country’s first populist movement. According to co-director Chris Gallu, [...]