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Arts Post: October 10, 2010 - October 16, 2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Black Cowboys

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Courtesy Sonnabend Gallery) Daily Pic: "Young Man with Du-Rag, Bynes Trail Ride, Swainsboro, Georgia," by Andrea Robbins and Max Becher, from a show called...

By Blake Gopnik  | October 15, 2010; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Blake Gopnik, Galleries  | Tags:  Daily Pic  
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Video: 'La Bete,' 'A Life in the Theatre,' and 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson'

In Friday's Washington Post, Peter Marks reviews three new shows in New York City. Watch sneak peeks of the plays below....

By Mike McPhate  | October 14, 2010; 10:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Theater  
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On the good side of the law: the National Law Enforcement Museum takes shape

(Courtesy: National Law Enforcement Museum) By Jacqueline Trescott One day in the not-so-distant future, a museum will house the U.S. Park Police helicopter that responded to the horrific crash of Air Florida Flight 90 on the 14th Street Bridge...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | October 14, 2010; 4:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Museums  | Tags:  craig w. floyd, eric holder, national law enforcement officers museum  
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Gopnik's Daily Pic: The first commemorative medal

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (The National Gallery of Art) Daily Pic: A commemorative medal from 1438, by the great Italian artist Pisanello, celebrates the arrival of the Byzantine...

By Blake Gopnik  | October 14, 2010; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Blake Gopnik, Museums  | Tags:  Daily Pic  
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Georgetown Library to reopen

By Philip Kennicott Two Washington landmarks were gutted by fire on April 30, 2007. The city pledged to rebuild them both, and in June of last year the first of them, Eastern Market, reopened. On Monday, the Georgetown Library will...

By Philip Kennicott  | October 14, 2010; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Architecture, Philip Kennicott, Reviews  
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Gala celebration planned for JFK 50th anniversary

The legacy of John F. Kennedy will be remembered in song, music, dance and words starting with a lineup of artistic luminaries on the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Inaugural. A concert on January 20, 2011, announced by the Kennedy...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | October 13, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Kennedy Center  | Tags:  Kennedy Center, President Kennedy, Tribute to Kennedy  
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Gopnik's Daily Pic: Military theater

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Courtesy Murray Guy) Daily Pic: "Jungle Survival Training, Indonesia", a photograph by An-My Le at Murray Guy gallery in New York, shows an American...

By Blake Gopnik  | October 13, 2010; 9:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Galleries  | Tags:  Daily Pic  
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Howard Jacobson is winner of the Man Booker Prize

Six writers, including two-time winner Peter Carey and bookies' favorite Tom McCarthy, were in the running Tuesday for literature's prestigious Booker Prize.

By Mike McPhate  | October 12, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Books  
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A book of rules from Michael Kaiser

On his "Arts in Crisis" tour, Michael Kaiser was frequently confronted with the delicate question of how the staffs of arts organizations should deal with board members, and how should the roles of both the staff and board change in...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | October 12, 2010; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Kennedy Center  | Tags:  Arts in Crisis, Michael Kaiser, book on the arts, kennedy Center  
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A theatrical manifesto: hands off the audience!

Sue Jin Song as "Grandmother" in "Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven", playing at Studio Theatre. (Carol Pratt) By Peter Marks On "The Office" last week, the noted theater critic Dwight Schrute reacted with a look of disdain...

By Peter Marks  | October 12, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Kennedy Center, Peter Marks, Theater  
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Gopnik's Daily Pic: Jazz Age color

By Blake Gopnik A feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. Daily Pic: Watch some of the earliest color movie footage, shot in 1922 on experimental Kodak stock, more than a decade before color features were...

By Blake Gopnik  | October 12, 2010; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Blake Gopnik, Movies  | Tags:  Daily Pic  
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Gopnik's Daily Pic: Chris Verene's "Family"

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. Daily Pic: A photo from "Family," a portfolio by Chris Verene, on show at Postmasters gallery in New York. For 26 years, Verene has...

By Blake Gopnik  | October 11, 2010; 9:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Blake Gopnik, Photography  | Tags:  Daily Pic  
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