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Arts Post: January 9, 2011 - January 15, 2011

MoMA acquires and shows "Fire In My Belly"

The Museum of Modern Art, the influential repository of film and video work, has purchased "A Fire in My Belly," the video by David Wojnarowicz that was removed by the National Portrait Gallery.Its removal by the museum has caused...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | January 13, 2011; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Kennedy Center, Museums, Smithsonian  | Tags:  David Wojnarowicz, Museum of Modern Art, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, video art  
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Bunch to be honored by BET

Among the individuals being saluted this weekend at the BET Honors is Lonnie G. Bunch, the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Bunch, a historian and author, will be honored along with actress Cicely...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | January 13, 2011; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Museums  | Tags:  BET Honors, Lonnie G. Bunch, National Museum of African American History and Culture  
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PEN requests Smithsonian to consider broader implications of video removal

The board of the PEN American Center, the human rights and literary organization, has asked the Smithsonian Board of Regents to consider some of the broader issues of censorship surrounding the controversy over a video the Smithsonian removed from a...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | January 12, 2011; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Museums, Smithsonian  | Tags:  David Wojnarowicz, PEN American Center, Smithsonian Institution, national portrait gallery  
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Museum of Censored Art Readies for Opening Tomorrow

Dubbed the 'iPad protesters' by this and other news orgs, District artists Mike Dax Iacovone and Mike Blasenstein fielded questions and collected cash last night at a fundraiser happy hour held at the groovy American Ice Company; the event netted...

By Jessica Dawson  | January 12, 2011; 9:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jessica Dawson, Museums, Smithsonian, Washington artists  
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Work continues at the site of Haiti's famed cathedral

The international effort in Haiti to recover cultural materials continues as the country marks the first anniversary of the horrific earthquake.One of the landmarks destroyed on Jan. 12, 2010 by the magnitude 7 earthquake was the Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral....

By Jacqueline Trescott  | January 12, 2011; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Smithsonian  | Tags:  Haiti, Haitian earthquake, Smithsonian Institution, famous murals in Haiti, preservation of Haitian murals  
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Italian design at the Brookville Market

Italian luxury label Missoni's signature zigzag pattern began showing up on San Pellegrino bottles in select spots last fall. Now they're at the Cleveland Park's Brookville Market. Next, Burberry Brita?...

By Jessica Dawson  | January 10, 2011; 9:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fashion, Jessica Dawson  
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Artisphere appoints first executive director

Executive Director José Ortiz in front of Anna U. Davis's "A Swedish Midsummer Feast," part of Artisphere's Party Crashers exhibition. (Artisphere) Artisphere, the rock around the clock, multi-discipline center in Arlington, has selected its first executive director. Jose Ortiz, a...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | January 10, 2011; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Contemporary Art, Jacqueline Trescott, appointments  | Tags:  Artisphere, Arts in Arlington County, Jose Ortiz, Virginia arts complex  
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