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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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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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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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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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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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"Hide/Seek" visitors register their opinions, Jacqueline Trescott , February 10, 2011
Local activists added to national exhibition, Jacqueline Trescott , February 10, 2011
 
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