Posts Tagged ‘Yoga’

A Brief History of D.C. Museums’ Crowdfunding Attempts

The Hirshhorn's Ai Weiwei show only raised $555 of its $35,000 goal.

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: Expensive Taste Edition

Man steals credit cards, buys $46,000 in work from a Georgetown art gallery. [City Desk]
Shakespeare Theatre Company will bring Kneehigh Theatre of Cornwall to D.C. next year. [Post]
WAMU profiles Prinz-D, a local Gallaudet graduate who calls himself the first deaf rapper. [WAMU]
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin descend on Washington in the name of yoga. [Post]
Spin gives Dismemberment Plan's [...]

Yogi Boo-Boo: The Smithsonian and the Shutdown

Culture didn’t vanish in D.C. with the federal government closed, even if it was a bit harder for tourists to find. Private museums such as the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Phillips Collection, and the Kreeger Museum opened their doors just as they always do, and probably earned some new visitors who were turned away [...]

ToDo ToDay: Icicle, Chelsea Wolfe, and Yoga at Meeps

Ten years is an eternity in electronic music. That’s why Expansion Broadcast’s decade of mixes is worth celebrating: DJs affiliated with the D.C.-based website, run by Erictronica (Eric Masiello), have steadfastly tracked all the microdevelopments in deep-bass music and collated them into more than 500 podcasts for your edutainment. For its 10th anniversary party, Expansion [...]

Arts Roundup: Downward Dog Edition

Rest in peace, Norm Parish. [Lenny Campello]
Smithsonian raises $170,00 for its forthcoming yoga exhibit. [Washington Business Journal]
Ibiza nightclub files for bankruptcy protection. [Eater]
Politics & Prose plans a D.C. cartoons exhibit. [ComicsDC]
Who will get Arlington County's art grants? [ARLnow]

Arts Roundup: Erotica Night Edition

Henry Rollins tells a story of a former D.C. punk gone down a dismal path. [LA Weekly]
How did this white Jewish guy in Fairfax amass one of the country's largest private collections of African American historical artifacts? [Post]
If you run a theater company in D.C., what are your venue options? [Post]
Awesome Con D.C. starts a [...]

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 [...]

Bluebrain’s Ambient Yoga Show

Since the soundtrack to most yoga classes consists of sitar jams and songs in the vein of Dido, the Bluebrain-accompanied yoga gathering on the National Mall Saturday already had a competitive advantage over any other midmorning practice in D.C. due to novelty alone.
Plus the weather was nice! And the class, led by Lululemon's Alison Adams, [...]

Arts Roundup: The Middle-Class America Edition

Good morning, everyone! There's a heat advisory in town, but good news, it'll only be 100 degrees today! And it's Wednesday, which means it's almost Friday.
If you're feeling the heat enough to hang outside today, "Yoga in the Park" is happening tonight in Dupont Circle. (If you're into that kind of thing, it's not too [...]