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Arts Post: October 31, 2010 - November 6, 2010

Gopnik's Daily Pic: Naum Gabo was a contender

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. "Construction," by the great modernist sculptor Naum Gabo, installed on the ceiling of a grand staircase in the Baltimore Museum of Art in 1951....

By Blake Gopnik  | November 5, 2010; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Blake Gopnik, Museums  | Tags:  Daily Pic  
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Common, Kurtis Blow to discuss rap in D.C.

By Jacqueline Trescott Rappers Common and Kurtis Blow will discuss their music at a Nov. 16 panel sponsored by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, as part of its pre-building cultural presentations. Kurtis Blow, left, and Common....

By Jacqueline Trescott  | November 4, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Pop music  | Tags:  Adam Bradley, Andrew DuBois, Common, Kurtis Blow, The Anthology of Rap  
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Gopnik's Daily Pic: Martian aestheticism

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Courtesy the Baltimore Museum of Art) An 1880s plant stand by the Bradley & Hubbard Mfg. Co. and Longwy Faience, recently added to the...

By Blake Gopnik  | November 4, 2010; 8:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Blake Gopnik, Design  | Tags:  Daily Pic  
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Gates Foundation donates $50 million to Smithsonian

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is giving $50 million to the Smithsonian Institution, the national museum announced late Wednesday. Bill and Melinda Gates. (Susan Biddle/For the Washington Post)The money will go principally to the Youth Access Endowment, a new entitly created...

By Christine Ledbetter  | November 3, 2010; 6:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott  
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Pyramid Atlantic set to open the Book Arts Fair

Pyramid Atlantic, the specialty arts center in Silver Spring, is back with its biennial Book Arts Fair Saturday and Sunday. Paul Johnson's "Treehouse." (Photo courtesy: Book Arts Fair) Pyramid, which has been an incubator for 30 years for visual artists,...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | November 3, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Books, Jacqueline Trescott  | Tags:  book arts, book fair, md., pyramid atlantic, silver spring  
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Corcoran announces FotoWeek 2010 winners

The judging of 6,500 submissions from more than 35 countries for 2010 FotoWeekDC International is over. The first place winners in the leading categories are: 1st Place: Student Winner, Travel Category: Roberto Coquis's "Summer Storm in the Grand Canyon." ·...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | November 3, 2010; 8:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Galleries, Jacqueline Trescott  | Tags:  2010 fotoweekdc competition, d.c. photo competition, washington, winners of the 2010 fotoweekdc  
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Gopnik's Daily Pic: Monticelli, van Gogh's godfather

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Courtesy the Baltimore Museum of Art) Daily Pic: "Early Spring," painted by Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli in 1871, and now in the permanent collection...

By Blake Gopnik  | November 3, 2010; 8:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Blake Gopnik, Museums  | Tags:  Daily Pic  
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2010 Kennedy Center Honors Watch: Jones

The Washington Post arts staff is keeping an eye on the doings of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors. This year's class includes Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey. Artist Keith Haring's painting of Jones...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | November 2, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Dance, Jacqueline Trescott, Kennedy Center, Museums  | Tags:  bill t. jones, keith haring, kennedy center honors, national portrait gallery  
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Gopnik's Daily Pic: Fragonard's sacred heat

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. (Courtesy the Baltimore Museum of Art) Jean-Honoré Fragonard's "Rest on the Flight into Egypt," from circa 1750, at the Baltimore Museum of Art. (The...

By Blake Gopnik  | November 2, 2010; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Blake Gopnik, Museums  | Tags:  Daily Pic  
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Gopnik's Daily Pic: Bacchiacca in Baltimore

By Blake Gopnik The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com. A Virgin and child in a landscape from the Baltimore Museum of Art, painted by Francesco Bacchiacca in around 1540. Bacchiacca is one of...

By Blake Gopnik  | November 1, 2010; 9:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Blake Gopnik, Museums  | Tags:  Daily Pic  
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Projections of Sudan photographs at Holocaust Museum

A 24-year-old woman takes water to her home near Juba, Southern Sudan. (Photo courtesy of Lucian Perkins) By Jacqueline Trescott A series of portraits of survivors of the turmoil in South Sudan will be projected on the exerior walls...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | November 1, 2010; 8:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Museums, Photography  | Tags:  FotoWeek DC, photography, south sudan, u.s. holocaust memorial museum  
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Judith Jamison Honored

Judith Jamison, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, has received a National Award for Citizen Diplomacy from the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy. The award, given to seven honorees, recognizes "extraordinary work to increase American citizen engagement...

By Sarah Kaufman  | November 1, 2010; 8:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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