Posts Tagged ‘Sackler Gallery’

Vitamin A: Fasting Buddha at Sackler Gallery

Yoga is now better known for its pants than its spiritual enlightenment. But yoga's 2,000-plus-year history has much more to do with transforming the mind, predominantly through meditation. In fact, the early yoga art on view in the Sackler Gallery exhibit closing this weekend depicts mostly meditation, and none can be more disturbing or enchanting as the [...]

Reviewed: Ara Güler at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Ara Güler, a Turkish-Armenian photographer now in his 80s and living in Istanbul (pictured below), eschewed what he considered “art” photography, preferring to be a “visual historian” of Turkey.
In the 1960s, when he was a colleague of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Josef Koudelka at the famed Magnum photo agency, Güler photographed contemporary street scenes. But judging [...]

Arts Roundup: Riffin’ Edition

Pink Line Project founder Philippa Hughes has breast cancer; will undergo a double mastectomy next week. [Arts Desk]
A look at how previous government shutdowns impacted the Smithsonian [Smithsonian Collections Blog]
Reminder: The Sackler Gallery's yoga exhibit is now open. [AP]
Photos show just how damaged the U.S. Capitol dome is. [WBJ]
Local jazz website/concert organizer Capital Bop launches a new [...]

Yoga Exhibit Comes to Sackler Gallery This Fall, and It’s Got a Crowdfunding Campaign

K Street lobbyists in $80 Lululemon power flow pants probably don't care about the spiritual and cultural history of yoga, but at least the Smithsonian does: This fall, a new exhibit at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will shed some light on yoga's iterations over the last 2,000 years.
"The Art of Transformation" runs Oct. 19 [...]

Arts Roundup: Pleasing Pussy Edition

This week in shirtless Fat Trel interviews: Trel talks to DJ Heat about striking tentative deals with Master P, recording in California, "pleasing pussy," not marrying anyone except a millionaire, etc. Basically: watch this. [YouTube]
National Portrait Gallery hires a new director: Kim Sajet, president of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania [Post]
A psychiatrist in New Jersey got an annual stipend [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Robert Hosea Williams, Ai Weiwei, Chuck Brown

Ryan Little leads this week's arts section with his look at the career of Robert Hosea Williams, a recording engineer whose exquisite, long lost recordings of '70s D.C. soul have now seen the light of day. Kriston Capps reviews two installations by Ai Weiwei, the wry, political Chinese artist who spent part of 2011 detained [...]

Arts Roundup: Ai Weiwei Edition

Dissident Display: The Chinese government's favorite artist Ai Weiwei will have an installation at the Sackler Gallery this spring, the museum announced yesterday. The work, "Fragments," which borrows artifacts from Qing Dynasty temples, will be on view beginning May 12. Hirshhorn will also feature an exhibit, "Ai Weiwei: According to What?" beginning in October. The [...]

Arts Roundup: Walk and Talk Edition

Hitch-62: Christopher Hitchens, the best-selling/hard-partying polemicist and Washington author, died yesterday in Houston, Vanity Fair announced. He had Stage 4 esophageal cancer. Already tributes are pouring in: No surprise, given that Hitchens closely documented his own decline in health in essays and interviews; he was clearly near the end. Here's Christopher Buckley's sendoff. I found one by [...]