Posts Tagged ‘Sequestration’

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: Volkswagen Edition

Volkswagen donates $10 million to the Trust for the National Mall. [AP via WJLA]
A new documentary tells the story of D.C.'s shrinking Chinatown. [WAMU]
Sequestration-related cuts to the Smithsonian and area parks might have a short- and long-term impact on local tourism. [Post]
Scuttled Georgia Avenue jazz club Enterprise soon to become Bravo Lounge? [PoPville]
The Washington Monument's [...]

Arts Roundup: Locked Up Edition

Former Levels nightclub owner Antoine Jones sentenced to 15 years in prison on a drug charge. [Post]
First Lady Michelle Obama comes to Politics & Prose May 7. [Post]
Imperial China announces its final show. [Arts Desk]
Yay, Gateway Arts District! [WJLA]
ICYMI: Sequestration means the Smithsonian won't use all of its available gallery space. [Arts Desk]

Sequestration Limits Use of Space at Smithsonian

Sequestration won't just temporarily close some galleries at Smithsonian art museums. It will also limit the way the institution uses space in all of its museums, according to Smithsonian spokesperson Linda St. Thomas.
Sequestration is forcing the Smithsonian to leave some galleries unused after exhibits close, St. Thomas says. As ArtInfo's Tyler Green reported yesterday, that [...]

Sequestration Temporarily Closes Parts of Hirshhorn, African Art Museum, and Smithsonian Castle

Today, the Smithsonian announced that some parts of the Hirshhorn, the National Museum of African Art, and the Smithsonian Castle will temporarily close beginning Wednesday. The closures, which will last until Sept. 30, come as a consequence of the sweeping federal budget cuts known as sequestration.
Before today, the Smithsonian would only say that some unspecified [...]

Arts Roundup: More Slashed Hours Edition

In addition to the Smithsonian cutting its hours, sequestration may also force the National Archives to keep regular hours (instead of extended hours) this summer. [Post]
Washington Post critic Phil Kennicott blogs about winning the Pulitzer the day of the Boston Marathon bombing. [Philip Kennicott]
Take a look at the 2013 D.C. Design House. [Huffington Post D.C.]
Darkest Hour [...]

Arts Roundup: Attempted Eisenhower Smackdown Edition

A Republican congressman from Utah wants to smack down the Eisenhower Memorial. [WJLA]
The National Gallery plans to close its East Building for three years while it renovates, but it's hoping to add some new exhibition space with a $30 million private donation. [Post]
More Book of Mormon tickets go on sale today, and Kennedy Center spokesman [...]

Arts Roundup: Sitting in the Waiting Room Edition

Kennedy Center launches an online waiting room for Book of Mormon tix, and there has never been a better time for a Fugazi/Kennedy Center mashup. [Post]
Sequestration would force the National Gallery of Art to slash its hours. [Post]
Free leaves WPGC. [Twitter]
For what it's worth, Pete Seeger thinks Alexandria's waterfront shouldn't be modernized. [Del Ray Patch]
Listen to a [...]

Arts Roundup: Bjarke Ingels Edition

Smithsonian hires innovative architect Bjarke Ingels to redesign its campus [Washington Business Journal]
Smithsonian says even if sequestration slashes $40 million from its budget, museum doors will stay open [WTOP]
After weekend shooting, Police Chief Cathy Lanier shuts down 1920dc and Asefu's—which previously hosted small concerts [Post]
Rosa Parks statue unveiled today [WJLA]
A look inside Bethesda's new jazz/supper club [...]

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