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Phillips stacks the abstract deck with Kandinsky and Stella

The Phillips Collection is opening its summer season with solo shows by two celebrated modernists: Wassily Kandinsky and Frank Stella. For Washington museum-goers, it has been quite a while since both artists had individual shows at the city's major museums....

By Jacqueline Trescott  | March 9, 2011; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Contemporary Art, Jacqueline Trescott, Museums, Washington exhibitions  | Tags:  Frank Stella, Phillips Collection, Washington exhibitions, Wassily Kandinsky  
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(e)merge art fair opens applications

The application process for artists who want to compete for places in the new (e)merge art fair has started. The fair, which takes place Sept. 22-25 in Washington, is one of the few art events that will showcase new artists...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | March 2, 2011; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Contemporary Art, Jacqueline Trescott, Local Arts and Culture  | Tags:  (e)merge art fair, Helen Allen, Jamie Smith, Leigh Conner, Mera Rubell, Washington art fair, contemporary art  
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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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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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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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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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Older Entries in This Category »

At the Hirshhorn: Have your Palace and Eat It, Too, Jessica Dawson , January 4, 2011
Can these pictures help you understand Heather Bursch?, Jessica Dawson , December 17, 2010
Artworks from Today's Galleries Column, Jessica Dawson , December 3, 2010
Emerging Artists to Grab the Spotlight, Jacqueline Trescott , December 2, 2010
Gopnik's Daily Pic: Baldessari still in mind, Blake Gopnik , November 30, 2010
Inside the former East Germany, Jessica Dawson , November 19, 2010
Do you [heart] gentrification?, Jessica Dawson , November 19, 2010
A Venus on R Street, Jessica Dawson , November 17, 2010
Gopnik's Daily Pic: Kapoor's mirror at the Met, Blake Gopnik , November 15, 2010
 
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