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Arts Post: February 20, 2011 - February 26, 2011

Designer Galliano suspended for anti-Semitic slurs

Only weeks after he showcased what was arguably the most celebrated, sophisticated fall-winter couture collection, British designer John Galliano, 50, has been suspended from the House of Dior. Today, AFP reports that Christian Dior suspended Galliano after police detained the...

By Katherine Boyle  | February 25, 2011; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fashion  
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A sampler of rarely seen Gauguins

Paul Gauguin's 'Musique Barbare.' (Courtesy of Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek) Here is a suggested planner for your visit to "Gauguin: Maker of Myth," which opens Sunday at the National Gallery of Art. A few works are not to be missed because...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 25, 2011; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Museums, National Gallery of Art, Washington exhibitions  | Tags:  National Gallery of Art, Paul Gauguin, Washington exhibition  
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Kate Middleton wears 'vintage'?

Prince William and Kate Middleton attend the naming ceremony and service dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat on Feb. 24. (Reuters Let's call it "The Princess and the Pea Coat," shall we? We can't...

By Katherine Boyle  | February 24, 2011; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Kennedy Center features Wednesday matinee of "Follies"

For those who like to leave the theater when it is still light outside, the Kennedy Center is featuring a Wednesday matinee of "Follies." The award-winning musical from the lyrical master Stephen Sondheim arrives at the center May 7. Starting...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 24, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Kennedy Center, Theater  | Tags:  Bernadette Peters, Eric Schaeffer, Follies, kennedy Center, Stephen Sondheim  
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Museum acquires rare Baldwin photographs

James Baldwin feeding pigeons in Istanbul. (Sedat Pakay, 1965) A collection of photographs of James Baldwin, one of the leading literary figures of the 20th Century, has been acquired by the National Museum of African American History and Culture....

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 24, 2011; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Museums, Photography, Smithsonian  | Tags:  James Baldwin, Michele Gates Moresi, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Sedat Pakay, smithsonian Institution  
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NEA reports new habits lead to broader participation in the arts

Expanding the boundaries of how and where people enjoy the arts, a new survey from the National Endowment for the Arts concludes that nearly 75 percent of Americans participate in the arts.The federal arts agency, catching up with the delivery...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 24, 2011; 12:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, National Endowment for the Arts  | Tags:  arts participation, electronic delivery of the arts, National Endowment for the Arts  
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William Christenberry to be honored

Local artist and photographer William Christenberry. (Michael Williamson for The Washington Post) William Christenberry, one of Washington's most revered artists, has been selected to receive the Alice Denney Award this year from the Washington Project for the Arts (WPA)....

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 23, 2011; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Contemporary Art, Jacqueline Trescott, Local Arts and Culture, Washington artists, Washington exhibitions  | Tags:  Washington Project for the Arts, William Christenberry  
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Two choirs celebrate Black History Month

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir of Washington DC and the Alfred Street Baptist Church Senior Choir of Alexandria VA will perform a joint musical program in honor of Black History Month. "The concert will bring two faith traditions together in a...

By Erin Williams  | February 23, 2011; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Gaddafi's sometimes bizarre fashion choices

In a speech today on Libyan state television, Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Gaddafi refused to step down, even as top officials resigned to protest his regime's bloody attacks on civilians. In response to Libyan diplomats calling for the ruler...

By Kathleen Boyle  | February 22, 2011; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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I-Pad interactive arts & fashion magazine launched

Sorkin's script would be decisively different had he stepped deep into the fashion world. No Gap sweatshirts. No jabbering Jesse Eisenberg. Replace nerds with models, the Phoenix with SoHo House, and Facebook with iPad-only media and the newest, "new"...

By Katherine Boyle  | February 22, 2011; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Paul Richard to trace Color School origins

Thomas Downing's 1969 painting, Ring Three (Courtesy Corcoran Gallery of Art) Paul Richard, who guided Washington Post readers through the city's museums and galleries for more than 40 years, is going to reminisce a bit Thursday night at the...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 22, 2011; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Contemporary Art, Jacqueline Trescott, Museums, Washington exhibitions  | Tags:  Corcoran Gallery of Art, Gene Davis, Howard Mehring, Kenneth Noland, Morris Louis, Paul Reed, Paul Richard, Thomas Downing, Washington Color School  
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Washington and religious freedom seminar

A famous letter George Washington wrote to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, R.I. in 1790 is the basis for a symposium Wednesday as part of the "Choosing to Participate" exhibition. In the letter Washington talked about "give bigotry no...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 21, 2011; 10:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Washington exhibitions  | Tags:  Facing History and Ourselves, George Washington, Hebrew Congregaton in Newport, Washington letter  
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Franzen connects with troubled youth in DC

Acclaimed author Jonathan Franzen was in Washington Friday for a visit to the DC Correctional Treatment Facility and a reading of his new novel "Freedom," at the Washington National Cathedral as the guest of PEN/Faulkner Foundation's Reading Series. "This...

By Stephanie Green  | February 21, 2011; 7:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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