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Arts Post: February 6, 2011 - February 12, 2011

Appelbaum selected for exhibit design at African American museum

Ralph Appelbaum Associates, the award-winning museum design firm, has been selected to create the exhibitions for the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Appelbaum's work is well-known in Washington, beginning with the evocative displays he created for the...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 10, 2011; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Design, Jacqueline Trescott, Museums, Smithsonian  | Tags:  National Museum of African American History and Culture, Ralph Appelbaum  
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"Hide/Seek" visitors register their opinions

Lee Bridges, of Washington, watches the video, "A Fire in My Belly," outside the Transformer Gallery in Washington. (AP)The groundbreaking "Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture" exhibit elicited tears from some viewers, prompted anger at the Smithsonian Institution and...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 10, 2011; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Smithsonian, Washington exhibitions  | Tags:  Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, Reactions to the show, national portrait gallery  
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No Artwork was harmed (we hope) in Lady Gaga's Vogue cover shoot

Lady Gaga on the cover of the March 2011 issue of "Vogue." It's rare to see century-old artists circulated virally these days, but Lady Gaga's cover shoot for the March 2011 edition of Vogue has caused quite the stir, bringing...

By Katherine Boyle  | February 10, 2011; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Fashion  
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Local activists added to national exhibition

Left to right: Zainab Al-Suwaij, Mary Beth Tinker, Earl O. Strimple and Tina Frundt. (Rinze van Brug) When "Choosing to Participate," a national traveling show about the struggle for justice and citizen participation, opens in Washington next week, some local...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 10, 2011; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Washington exhibitions  | Tags:  Choosing to Participate, Facing History and Ourselves, Historical Society of Washington, Washington leaders  
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Coalition supports a new museum for "American People"

Every American has a story of their own beginnings, or their families or their ethnic groups. And sometimes the collective power of those stories are lost in major museums, or the celebrations of the Fourth of July, or the debates...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 9, 2011; 6:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Museums  | Tags:  National Museum of the American People, Sam Eskenazi, Washington museum proposal  
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American History wants your help

On the drawing boards at the National Museum of American History is a juggernaut of a topic: the story of U.S. business. In an unusual gesture, the museum is asking the public for ideas on what should be included in...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 9, 2011; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Smithsonian  | Tags:  American Enterprise, National Museum of American History  
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First Lady wears $34.95 H&M dress on Today Show

First Lady Michelle Obama appeared on NBC's "Today" Show this morning to discuss topics ranging from Egypt's uprising to Sasha and Malia's non-existent Facebook accounts. But the important question: Did she wear an American designer for the show? The...

By Katherine Boyle  | February 9, 2011; 1:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Fashion  
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States start to target arts funding

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, left, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. (AP, Washington Post) Earlier this week, by executive order, Gov. Sam Brownback abolished the Kansas Arts Commission. He proposed instead a nonprofit to fund the...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 9, 2011; 11:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott  | Tags:  Gov. Nikki Haley, Gov. Rick Perry, Gov. Sam Brownback, state arts commissions  
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H&M offers green collection

Swedish retail chain H&M, announced the launch of its sustainable Conscious Collection this past week. The Conscious Collection, debuting in stores on April 14th (just in time for Earth Day), boasts white and cream "minimalist" styles made from organic cotton...

By Katherine Boyle  | February 9, 2011; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fashion  
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Clock is ticking for Magna Carta viewing

An image of the Magna Carta. (National Archives)History buffs have only a few days left to look at the Magna Carta, the foundation of English law, at the National Archives before it is taken off display for one year.The 1297...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 9, 2011; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, National Archives  | Tags:  Magna Carta, National Archives, display of Magna Carta  
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Wood meets fire at African Art Museum

Inspired by Sandile Zulu's use of fire, Henrique Oliveira burned parts of his wood installation, Xilonoma Chamusquius, 2010. (Courtesy of Henrique Oliveira) In 2009, the National Museum of African Art debuted "Artists in Dialogue," an exhibit that paired Congolese...

By Jessica Righthand  | February 9, 2011; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Museums  
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National Book Festival to expand

A scene from the 2010 National Book Festival on the Mall. (Jay Paul/For The Washington Post)After a decade the Library of Congress has decided to expand the National Book Festival to two days.This is good news to those who have...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 8, 2011; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Local Arts and Culture, library of congress  | Tags:  james h. billington, library of congress, national book festival  
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Freedom Riders remember events of 50 years ago

A Greyhound bus burning outside Anniston, Alabama, May 14, 1961. (National Museum of American History)On May 4, 1961 the first Freedom Ride left Washington.In that spring and summer, more than 400 men and women showed tremendous courage by challenging the...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 8, 2011; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Museums, Smithsonian  | Tags:  50th Anniversary of Freedom Rides, Diane Nash, Freedom Rides, James Lawson, Jim Zwerg, National Museum of American History, Rep. John Lewis, Smithsonian Institution  
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Violist Vardi dies

  Renowned violist Emanuel Vardi died at his home in North Bend, WA. on Jan. 29, according to the website www.vardiart.com.   "He was a true individual ‒ musically and artistically ‒ and he had a dose of 'rebel' in...

By Stephanie Green  | February 7, 2011; 4:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Classical music  
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Minnesota homespun costumes for Super Bowl

The Black Eyed Peas dancers perform during the halftime show. (Getty) Beer and trucks, cheese and steel, "Cowboys and Aliens": images that make Super Bowl Sunday the least fashionable day of the year. Except for an awkward appearance by Joan...

By Katherine Boyle  | February 7, 2011; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Fashion  
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Much to admire in director Irene Lewis's 'The Homecoming'

Last call: Irene Lewis is in her final season after 20 years as artistic director of Baltimore's Center Stage (she was informed last spring that her contract would not be renewed after the 2010-11 season, despite the fact that she...

By Nelson Pressley  | February 6, 2011; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Theater  
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