Posts Tagged ‘Smithsonian American Art Museum’

FRIDAY: Come to Our American Art Museum Show with Art Sorority for Girls and lowercase letters!

Free beer tastings, free gorgeous space, and free music!

In Bird Art, Do Animals Become Objects?

The Smithsonian American Art Museum puts a bird on it.

Friday! Come to Our Laughing Man and Furniteur Show at the American Art Museum

This Friday, drink free beer with us and dig on bluesy experimental rock and moody space disco.

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 [...]

We’re Co-Presenting a Free Show Tonight, and You Should Come

Paint Branch and The Walking Sticks are playing the Luce Foundation Center (inside the Smithsonian American Art Museum) tonight. Washington City Paper is co-presenting the concert with the museum. Here are 10 reasons you should come:
1. Both of those bands were among Washington City Paper's favorite music in 2013
2. The show is free
3. "American Cool" opens today [...]

Come to Our Luce Unplugged Show With Paint Branch and The Walking Sticks

Back in December 2011, Title Tracks frontman John Davis played an intimate set in the Luce Foundation Center at the Smithsonian American Art Museum as part of its regular Luce Unplugged series. Toward the end of the set, Davis brought up his old bandmate from Q and Not U, Chris Richards—now the pop critic at the Washington Post—and the pair played some [...]

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 [...]

The Best Photographic Images of 2013

The best photographic images in D.C. museums and galleries this year offered a memorable confluence of visual elements, engaged in conceptual experimentation, and made clever use of atypical materials and techniques. They were not, in other words, antiquated. But among my five favorites, only one was made in 2013.
The others were from 1947, 1956, 1973, [...]

You! Come to Our Show With Janel and Anthony and Teen Mom at the American Art Museum

Here we are, a couple of days from the weekend, and you're looking for some musical happy-hour plans—good. On Friday, Washington City Paper is collaborating with the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Luce Foundation Center (not for the first time!) on this month's installment of the Luce Unplugged series. For the event, we picked two of our favorite [...]

Reviewed: “Landscapes In Passing” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

The open road is so quintessentially American that it verges on cliché. The Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibit "Landscapes In Passing" follows this well-traveled route, with mixed results.
The exhibit features works by three photographers—Robbert Flick, Elaine Mayes and Steve Fitch—each of whom documented America's landscape as seen from the automobile in the 1970s and early [...]

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