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Arts Post: January 2, 2011 - January 8, 2011

NEA plans to webcast jazz concert

On Tuesday night, the National Endowment for the Arts, will broadcast the ceremony and concert of the 2011 NEA Jazz Masters on its website. The ceremony will take place at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York but the NEAhttp://www.nea.gov/...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | January 7, 2011; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jazz, National Endowment for the Arts  | Tags:  David Liebman, Hubert Laws, Jazz Masters, Jazz Masters concert, Johnny Mandel, Marsalis Family, National Endowment for the Arts  
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Obama resubmits humanities nominees

Since the Senate in the last Congress didn't confirmed a number of President Obama's nominations to the National Council on the Humanities, the White House has resubmitted the names. However Allison Blakelyhttp://www.bu.edu/phpbin/africa/profiles/app/details.php?id=57, a professor at Boston University who taught at...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | January 6, 2011; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, appointments, national endowment for the humanities  | Tags:  Cathy N. Davidson, Constance M. Carroll, National Endowment for the Humanities, albert j. beveridge III  
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Where is Washington's great public square?

Teens dance in Dupont Circle. D.C.'s circles don't function well as public spaces. (Bill O'Leary/Post)Over his long and distinguished career, architect Robert Gatje worked with two giants of modernism, Marcel Breuer and Richard Meier. But it was into the past,...

By Philip Kennicott  | January 6, 2011; 5:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Architecture, Philip Kennicott, Urban Design  
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Protesters Plan to Stage "Museum of Censored Art"

Michael Blasenstein, along with Michael Iacovone, the two protesters who were stopped last month from showing inside the museum a controversial video that was removed from the National Portrait Gallery, are planning to bring the art work to the curb...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | January 5, 2011; 7:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Museums, Smithsonian  | Tags:  Michael Blasenstein, Michael Iacovone, Smithsonian Institution, national portrait gallery  
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Rockwell: Officially a Gallery Buster

Visitors to the Rockwell show. (Amy Hutchins/Smithsonian American Art Museum)Everyone's been talking about how crowded the Norman Rockwell show was at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Now it's official. The spacious galleries were busting at the seams. About 706,000 people...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | January 5, 2011; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Museums, Smithsonian  | Tags:  George Lucas, Norman Rockwell, Steven Spielberg, smithsonian american art museum  
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Preserving the (Nearly) Unpreservable

Though the Corcoran Gallery of Art's woes are on everybody's minds thanks to Jacqueline Trescott's excellent piece today, one upcoming public program promises a smart, scholarly look at a particularly Washington problem: How to conserve those Color School paintings --...

By Jessica Dawson  | January 5, 2011; 11:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Contemporary Art, Jessica Dawson, Museums  
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Kaiser Set to Confer with African Art Leaders

Michael M. Kaiser, the restless leader of the Kennedy Center, announced Wednesday he is transporting his arts management seminars in February to five countries in Africa. As an extension of the training programs at the center, Kaiser plans to hold...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | January 5, 2011; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Kennedy Center  | Tags:  Africa tour, Michael Kaiser, arts management, kennedy Center  
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At the Hirshhorn: Have your Palace and Eat It, Too

Though my Monday afternoon visit to the Hirshhorn felt a bit like too much like a trip on the Washington, D.C., Metro system -- a museum escalator was disemboweled for maintenance; the sound wasn't working in one of the Directions...

By Jessica Dawson  | January 4, 2011; 4:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Contemporary Art, Jessica Dawson, Museums  
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