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Arts Post: January 23, 2011 - January 29, 2011

Protesters asking regents for Clough's resignation, policy clarification

When the Smithsonian Board of Regents meets Monday, the discussions inside and outside the Smithsonian Castle are expected to center on the removal of the David Wojnarowicz video from an art exhibit, and the controversy that has enveloped the Smithsonian...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | January 28, 2011; 4:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Memorial service to be held Saturday for Lou Stancari

Friends and colleagues of Lou Stancari, the award-winning Washington set designer, are holding a memorial service for him on Saturday at the National Museum of the American Indian. The service will be conducted from 2 to 5 p.m. in the...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | January 28, 2011; 12:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Theater  | Tags:  Lou Stancari, Washington theater, photo archivist, set designer  
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Alliance Francaise presents short film festival

The Alliance Francaise is presenting "Les Lutins du Court Metrage," (The Leprechauns of the Short Film) Washington's only French short film festival, from Feb. 7 - 13. The fourth annual film festival is composed of six different screenings of...

By Erin Williams  | January 27, 2011; 5:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Kreeger displays Washington artists' prints

Renée Stout's "Rusted Sign," left, and Tom Green's "Charred I" are both included in the "In Unison" show. (Courtesy of The Kreeger Museum) The Kreeger Museum is hosting "In Unison: 20 Washington, D.C. Artists," a showcase of new printmaking.The exhibition...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | January 26, 2011; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Local Arts and Culture, Museums  | Tags:  Kreeger Museum, Sam Gilliam, Washington artists, print show  
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Spacey to deliver Nancy Hanks Lecture

Even though award-winning actor Kevin Spacey didn't get any direct love from the Oscar crowd Tuesday, the arts community is ready to embrace him again. Spacey was selected to deliver the annual Nancy Hanks Lecture in Washington on April 4,...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | January 25, 2011; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott  | Tags:  Americans for the Arts, Kevin Spacey, Nancy Hanks  
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Work on East Building to begin in March

As planned, the National Gallery of Art will begin removing and reinstalling the 33-year-old veneer of the East Building in March. The East Building, the landmark design of esteemed architect I. M. Pei, will remain open during the three-year project.When...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | January 25, 2011; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Museums, National Gallery of Art  | Tags:  East Building of National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, museum repairs  
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MLK Library exhibits JKF inaugural mementos

The Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library in its Washingtoniana Special Collection will exhibit mementos and rare photos from the 50th anniversary of President John F Kennedy's inauguration on Jan. 20 1961. Items include the official 1961 official bronze inaugural...

By Erin Williams  | January 24, 2011; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Arts groups lost considerable ground in the recession

Dancers rehearse at Dance Place, a D.C. nonprofit dedicated to community outreach. (Sarah L. Voisin/Post)A review of the country's arts industry shows the recession took away many of the financial gains the organizations enjoyed in the last decade. In 2009,...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | January 24, 2011; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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