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Mary Surratt and "The Conspirator"

Hollywood producer Webster Stone entered the world of museum exhibition design with the adrenaline rush he brings to his movies. "We wanted to break it down just like a movie. There's the conspiracy. There's the attacks. There's the arrests," said...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | March 9, 2011; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Films, Jacqueline Trescott, Local Arts and Culture, Museums, Washington exhibitions  | Tags:  Mary Surratt, Robert Redford, Robin Wright, The Conspirator, Webster Stone, national crime and punishment museum  
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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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PEN/Faulkner Names Fiction Finalists

The five finalists for the 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction were announced Wednesday, with Jennifer Egan, Deborah Eisenberg, Jaimy Gordon, Eric Puchner and Brad Watson making the coveted list.The judges for what the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, headquartered at the Folger Shakespeare...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | March 2, 2011; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Books, Jacqueline Trescott, Local Arts and Culture  | Tags:  Brad Watson, Deborah Eisenberg, Eric Puchner, Jaimy Gordon, Jennifer Egan, PEN/Faulkner, PEN/Faulkner fiction finalists, writing awards  
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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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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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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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