Posts Tagged ‘University of Maryland’

The Kennedy Center’s Michael Kaiser Steps Down to Do Less Managing, More Management Advising

Kaiser could be tone deaf at times, with "let them eat cake" moments and one alleged "go fuck yourself."

Arts Roundup: Pinball Drop Edition

Netflix shakes down Maryland for more House of Cards tax breaks. [AP]
The owner of the Pinball Museum, formerly of Georgetown and Baltimore, is selling off his pinball machines. [WTOP]
Ron Moten and go-go supporters battle Prince George's County on go-go. [NBC 4]
University of Maryland to host symposium on issues in black theater. [WAMU]
The D.C. Docent chimes [...]

University of Maryland Letter: Corcoran Notified UMD of New Plans Yesterday

A lot of people were surprised by yesterday's announcement that the Corcoran Gallery of Art and its college would be absorbed by the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University. After all, since last April, the troubled institution had been pursuing publicly a partnership with the University of Maryland.
Leaders at UMD, it turns out, were [...]

Michael Kaiser’s Arts Management Institute Slated to Move to University of Maryland

When he retires from the arts center in 2014, Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser will take up a new gig at the University of Maryland, the university announced today. The arts leader plans to retire four months early in order to bring his DeVos Institute of Arts Management to the college beginning Sept. 1, 2014. [...]

Arts Roundup: Don DeLillo Edition

Novelist Don DeLillo wins the Library of Congress' first Prize for American Fiction. [Post]
University of Maryland's McKeldin Library shut down after a visitor "walked in and made a suspicious statement." [WJLA]
It's official: WPFW has one month left in its Adams Morgan building. [City Desk]
Alexandria, Va., is hungry for books. [City Desk]
A public art installation comes [...]

Arts Roundup: Overblown Toilet Edition

"It's basically a completely overblown toilet," says architect Bjarke Ingels on the Smithsonian Castle. [Post]
DC Advocates for the Arts protest Mayor Vince Gray's proposed arts budget. [DC Advocates for the Arts]
Smithsonian also wants a budget increase, to the tune of $59 million. [AP via WJLA]
Textile Museum hires a new director. [Washington Business Journal]
The Washington Post's [...]

Arts Roundup: Anti-Chuck Brown Park Edition

Some Ward 5 residents aren't happy with the plans for Chuck Brown Park. [Post]
Melody Records' old store in Dupont Circle is now a Lou Lou boutique. [PoPville]
Paul McCartney to play Nationals Stadium in July. [Washingtonian]
MGMT to headline University of Maryland's Art Attack XXX—because students are reportedly sick of hip-hop acts. [Diamondback]
Bier Baron: also a music [...]

Corcoran Students Protest Leadership, but Action May Come Too Late

Earlier this afternoon, a new student campaign called Students for Saving the Corcoran launched a protest outside of Paul Hastings, the law firm where the board of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design is reportedly holding its meeting today. The board may be assembling to vote on a partnership with [...]

Corcoran and University of Maryland Weighing Partnership

University of Maryland Senior Vice President and Provost Mary Ann Rankin will meet with students and faculty at the Corcoran College of Art and Design on Monday, April 8, according to an internal email sent by Corcoran Provost Catherine Armour to Corcoran staff and faculty. Armour's email confirms that the Corcoran's board of trustees is [...]

ToDo ToDay: Tap Dancin’ and Vintage Domestic Wares

Nobody with ears would question the relationship between jazz and tap dance. Both are the product of intricate rhythms and fierce improvisation. But there may be no better demonstration of that connection than the pairing of pianist McCoy Tyner and tap virtuoso Savion Glover, who have worked together for nearly six years. Tyner, the pianist [...]

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