Going Out Guide: Museums


Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Art in focus: ‘No Strings Attached’ showcases the work of five emerging African American artists at the 39th Street Gallery

At the 39th Street Gallery, a showcase of five emerging African American artists.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  02:26 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 12/28/2012

National Archives to display the original Emancipation Proclamation on New Year’s Eve

The museum will display the document from Dec. 30 through Jan. 1, including a late-night viewing New Year’s Eve.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:24 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 12/27/2012

Art in focus: ‘Magnolia Laurie: With a Tug and a Hold’ ponders cycles of collapse and creation at VisArts

At VisArts, a painter imagines scenes of collapse and rebirth.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  01:49 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 12/21/2012

National Portrait Gallery to display Obama artworks during inauguration weekend

Works by Chuck Close and Shepard Fairey will be hung at the museum.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:48 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums | Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 12/18/2012

The National Children’s Museum’s new home at National Harbor is open for playtime

KidsPost and Style take a look inside the Washington area’s latest landmark.

By Amy Orndorff  |  02:25 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 12/12/2012

“Father of video art” Nam June Paik gets American Art Museum exhibit (Photos)

The Korean-born artist is hailed as the father of video art.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:02 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Weekend escapes for those suffering from early-onset holiday madness

The best events offer a respite from the holiday madness.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:11 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Free and Cheap, Misc., Museums

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 12/03/2012

Listen now, children, to the legend of Dom Pedro

Dom Pedro goes on permanent display at the National Museum of Natural History on Dec. 6 at 11 a.m.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:53 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Art in focus: At the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, ‘Black Box: Democracia’ reminds us that life goes on, even in the face of death

At the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, athletes defy death with style

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  04:42 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 11/29/2012

Experience the art, not the claustrophobia, in Sackler’s 3D cave experience

Dec. 1-9, take an interactive look inside an ancient Chinese cave.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:19 AM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 11/16/2012

National Gallery acquires Glenn Ligon’s ‘Untitled (I Am a Man)’

The work examines issues of race and gender through a saying appropriated from a civil rights march.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:10 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 11/15/2012

How to wow your holiday guests with the perfect museum excursion

Out of town guests coming in for the holidays? No sweat.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  03:55 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Holiday, Museums

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 11/07/2012

FotoWeek DC 2012: What to know before you go

Biggest change for D.C. photography fest? An admission charge is in effect.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:59 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Events

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 11/02/2012

Art in focus: ‘The Ripple Effect’ looks at social issues through an artistic lens

A group show at the Art Museum of the Americas tackles homelessness and other issues.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  11:23 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 10/25/2012

Art in focus: ‘Fall Solos’ put the work back in artwork

The Arlington Arts Center’s annual ‘Fall Solos’ exhibition puts the work back in artwork.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  04:46 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 10/05/2012

How the (e)merge art fair at the Capitol Skyline Hotel is like a hot dog eating contest

D.C.’s emerging-art fair returns to the Capitol Skyline Hotel.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  02:43 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 09/28/2012

Free admission to the Newseum, Phillips Collection, National Building Museum and more on Museum Day

More than 1,500 museums will open their doors to the public for free on Saturday, including some local sites you may not have visited.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:31 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums, Free and Cheap

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Art in focus: Kevin Kepple takes a bare-bones approach to painting that’s surprisingly muscular

A new direction for a master of the glue medium.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  06:25 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Art in focus: ‘Toil’ is repetitive but not robotic

Jill Townsley gives new meaning to the term ‘art work’ at Project 4

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  03:15 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 09/10/2012

September art preview

The Going Out Guide looks at September’s art offerings.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  03:50 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Art in focus: ‘Shadow Sites’ examines the disappearance of the body from depictions of the Middle Eastern landscape

An exhibition of aerial images of Jordan examines the theme of the body’s absence from the Middle Eastern landscape.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  11:41 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Art in focus: ‘Six Degrees of Peggy Bacon’ makes invisible art-world connections visible at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery

Art world connections form the spine of a wry exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  04:13 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 07/05/2012

Art in focus: ‘Sculpture Now 2012’ pushes the envelope at Edison Place Gallery

The Washington Sculptors Group’s annual sculpture showcase pushes the definition of the medium.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  05:53 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Events

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Art in focus: Two standout shows at the A.U. Museum

“The Constant Artist” and “Mexico: Expected/Unexpected” look at their subjects from multiple angles.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  02:55 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Events

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Art in focus: ‘Public Property’ puts the people in the curator’s seat

A new show at the Walters Art Museum puts the people in the curator’s seat.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  05:24 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Events

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Art in focus: ‘Urban Decay 3’ elevates the lowbrow at the Workhouse Arts Center

At the Workhouse Arts Center, ‘Urban Decay 3’ elevates the lowbrow.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  04:27 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Week in reviews: A cultural round-up

See what Washington Post critics and writers are saying about theater, art, music and more.

By Stephanie Merry  |  03:31 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Theater, Museums

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Art in focus: ‘R(ad)ical Love: Sister Mary Corita’ plays with words at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

At the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 65 text-based prints with a spiritual message and the lurid look of rock posters.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  05:00 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 06/01/2012

June art preview: Jasper Johns, Richard Diebenkorn, Barnett Newman and ‘Pile of Craft’

What to look out for in the museums and galleries this month.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  01:50 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Art in focus: ‘Foon Sham’ turns a sculptor’s waste material into art at Project 4

Foon Sham makes magic out of sawdust at Project 4.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  04:07 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Art in focus: ‘Artomatic’

The sprawling, no-holds-barred art festival is back again, in a vacant Crystal City office building.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  04:27 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 05/17/2012

‘Diverging Mediums — Photography vs. iPhoneography’ ponders the future of photography at the Torpedo Factory Art Center

At the Torpedo Factory, iPhone photographers go head to head with their fine-art counterparts.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  02:39 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Art in focus: ‘Sculpting Outside the Lines’

Art sprouts on the streets of Foggy Bottom, in an outdoor sculpture exhibition featuring the work of 15 contemporary artists.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  05:13 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Events

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 05/08/2012

‘Song 1’ extended until May 20; listen to bands performing at the Hirshhorn on Friday

Doug Aitken’s popular exhibit has been extended until May 20; listen to bands performing at the Hirshhorn at Friday’s ‘Song 1 Happening.’

By David Malitz  |  01:32 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 05/04/2012

Joan Miro at the National Gallery of Art

On May 6, a massive exhibition of the Catalan artist’s work goes on display.

By Stephanie Merry  |  02:09 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Art in focus: ‘Spring Solos 2012’ invites close attention at the Arlington Arts Center

Five contemporary artists exhibit subtle, thought-provoking works at the Arlington Arts Center.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  06:00 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 04/26/2012

‘D.O.L.L.’ at Artisphere: art in focus

There’s a reason that experimental media art is called “experimental. It doesn’t always work.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  03:58 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 04/19/2012

‘Next at the Corcoran’: Art in Focus

Young photographers look back, not forward, in “Next,” a showcase of work by graduating seniors at the Corcoran College of Art and Design.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  07:09 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 04/18/2012

No Age to perform at ‘Song 1’ event at the Hirshhorn

Fellow indie rock group High Places will also perform on May 11.

By David Malitz  |  04:57 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Museums

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Space shuttle Discovery events this week

A flyover Tuesday kicks off five days of Discovery-related events.

By Stephanie Merry  |  03:45 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Jenny Mullins and Sarah Knobel: Art in focus

At Hamiltonian Gallery, artists Jenny Mullins and Sarah Knobel probe beneath the surface of things.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  05:20 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Experimental Media 2012, Visio Disco and more in the April art preview

April brings a spring shower of art happenings.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  03:13 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 03/30/2012

George Washington’s whiskey distillery reopens this weekend

Our first president ran one of America’s largest distilleries in the 1790s, and you can tour a reconstructed version at Mount Vernon.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:51 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Sculptor Jae Ko at Marsha Mateyka Gallery: Art in focus

At Marsha Mateyka Gallery, sculptor Jae Ko harnesses the tightly coiled energy of adding machine tape.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  05:51 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Mya performs in DC Tap Fest and more arts events for April

The Washington native and former student at the Knock on Wood tap studio get back to her roots this weekend. Get the details on this event and more in these picks for March and April arts happenings.

By Erin Williams  |  02:51 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater, Free and Cheap, Museums, Misc.

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 03/23/2012

A bouquet of blossom-related exhibitions

After you’ve visited the Tidal Basin, check out some of these cherry blossom-related art exhibitions.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  04:42 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Art in focus: Avery Lawrence

At Heiner Contemporary, two short films by Avery Lawrence explore the theme of transition — from one place to another and from this world to the next.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  03:10 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Art in focus: ‘Terraforming’

At Montgomery College, six artists combine text with landscape photography to alter perceptions of place.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  12:05 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Art in focus: ‘The Sum of the Parts’

At Maryland Art Place, Emily Barletta, Jerry Kaba, Lauren Clay and Nikki Painter use multiple small parts to create art works of unexpected grandeur.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  11:35 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Art in focus: ‘She Got Game’

The theme of sports (and other forms of game playing) underlies the work in the art show “She Got Game” at the Arlington Arts Center.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  05:10 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Events

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/01/2012

March art preview

Art is bursting out all over town, with a bunch of intriguing new projects.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Reasons to play hooky today

How could you possibly handle work on a day like this? Here are our favorite places to go when you need a day off.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  11:23 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Bars and Clubs, Museums

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Art in focus: ‘Frida Kahlo: Her Photos’ at Artisphere

Get a peek at the exhibition opening tonight.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Events, Free and Cheap

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 01/31/2012

February art preview: ‘Next Generation,’ ‘Tim Hetherington,’ ‘Suprasensorial’

Mark your calendar for these upcoming art events, including “Chromosaturation,” an installation of colored light at the Hirshhorn.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  01:47 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Uncovering the artifacts of black history in D.C.

The most awe-inspiring markers aren’t always memorials and statues.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:41 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Misc. | Tags:  black history month, visitor's guide

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Art in focus: Ali Kazma

Video artist Ali Kazma’s “O.K.” is a seven-channel video installation at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden that focuses on the dance-like movements of a Turkish notary public.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  04:12 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 01/19/2012

New work by Annie Leibovitz at American Art Museum

“Pilgrimage” shows a different side of the photographer known for pop culture portraiture.

By Stephanie Merry  |  02:51 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Artomatic 2012 dates announced

The massive unjuried art festival returns in May after a three-year hiatus.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:17 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Art in focus: DC Arts Center Decathlon

Four local artists test their mettle in 10 forms of media.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:53 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/06/2012

The year ahead with the kids

Make 2012 the year you expose your kids to theater and art.

By Amy Joyce  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Events, Theater

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Looking ahead: Must-see arts and culture in 2012

A National Cherry Blossom Festival that blooms bigger and a touchy-feely exhibition at the Hirshhorn top our list of most-anticipated cultural events.

By Stephanie Merry and Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:25 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Theater

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Arts briefs: ‘Hairspray,’ ‘30 Americans’

In the new year, go behind the scenes at Signature Theatre and learn about model-airplane building.

By Erin Williams  |  05:01 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums, Theater

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 01/03/2012

January art preview

This month ushers in a more bustling schedule of things to do and see, including a new exhibit by Annie Leibovitz.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  02:20 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Entertain the family during the long weekend

Family-friendly ideas for filling up your three-day weekend.

By Stephanie Merry  |  01:20 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Events, Holiday, Theater | Tags:  Holiday 2011

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Art in focus: ‘Conversacion’

At the Mexican Cultural Institute, a two-photographer exhibition reveals how artists think.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  02:00 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Events

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Looking back: Five arts moments we loved

From Warhol to water-logged theatrics, here’s a round-up of what we loved in 2011.

By Stephanie Merry and Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:11 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Museums, Theater

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 12/23/2011

Art in focus: ‘Chul Hyun Ahn — Illuminated Void’

A Baltimore artist uses optical illusions to create sculptures with depth, in more ways than one.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  07:30 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Art in focus: ‘Are We There Yet?’

Australian artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro raise probing questions about consumerism, space exploration and mass media in a Corcoran Gallery of Art exhibition.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  03:00 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Art in focus: ‘Andy Holtin: A Theatre of Objects’

Andy Holtin’s exhibition at Flashpoint Gallery features three intriguing sculptural video installations.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  11:58 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Art in focus: ‘On the Lakeshore . . . and Other Stories’

Photographers Iris Janke, Kaitlin Jencso and Sara J. Winston plumb the connections between people — and between mundane, seemingly meaningless moments — in the Goethe-Institut’s latest photo show.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  03:00 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/01/2011

December art preview

December offers a host of art events, and some shopping opportunities.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums, Holiday | Tags:  Holiday 2011

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 11/23/2011

Thanksgiving art excusions

Check out our suggestions for exhibitions to see over the long Thanksgiving weekend.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  03:11 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Arts briefs: Art Soiree, gingerbread house tips

More arts events you can’t miss: Santa arrives at the Newseum, and an “Artful Weekend” in Arlington

By Erin Williams  |  04:43 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Holiday, Museums

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Art in focus: Hong Seon Jang

At the University of Maryland, an installation artist creates haunting objects, evocative of nature, out of mass-produced materials.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  12:19 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 11/09/2011

FotoWeek in focus

Fotoweek includes exhibitions at spaces across the city and images from around the world.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  04:43 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Give to the Max, support local arts

Here’s a good time to get your charitable giving on and help some of the institutions that make the area so entertaining.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Theater, Misc.

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Arts briefs: Christmas market, studio visits, Georgia Avenue Window Walk

Family-friendly arts events for the week of Nov. 6.

By Erin Williams  |  12:54 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 11/03/2011

The best of this week’s chat with Philippa Hughes

The arts maven dished about art parties and spots for women in their 30s to take, ahem, younger men.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:56 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Misc. | Tags:  Got Plans?

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Art in focus: Agnes Bolt at Project 4

Take a peek at some of Agnes Bolt’s performance-based art work.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  04:43 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Party time at Washington museums

Craft at the Renwick, visit the Phillips for free and ring in FotoWeek at the Corcoran this week.

By Stephanie Merry  |  01:40 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Go on, ask her anything: Philippa Hughes is our next guest Guru

The arts doyenne joins the Got Plans? chat to talk about the art-heavy month.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:05 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Museums

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/02/2011

Deciphering #DCResidence @DCWeek

An arts-focused, fashion-forward event pops up this weekend on H Street NE.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Misc.

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/28/2011

FotoWeek DC: What to know

The weeklong photography festival is bigger than ever this year. Here’s how to navigate it.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Free and Cheap, Museums

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Art in focus: Evan Reed at Greater Reston Arts Center

Sculptor Evan Reed creates structures to house the imagination, not the body.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  06:37 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Art in focus: Artomatic @ Frederick

Take a virtual tour of Artomatic @ Frederick before you hit the road.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  05:20 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Fall colors at the National Arboretum

Good things come in small packages at the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum.

By Stephanie Merry  |  02:32 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 10/05/2011

October 2011 art preview

Like mushrooms, a host of new galleries have recently sprouted up in the Washington area.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  04:35 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Plan your weekend: Crafty Bastards, Taste of Bethesda

On our list: Taste of Bethesda, Crafty Bastards, Arts on the Avenue and a dozen more.

By Brandon Weigel  |  03:22 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Weekend Update: Get ready for Oktoberfest

By Brandon Weigel  |  02:06 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Movies, Museums, Music, Theater

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 09/22/2011

Ready to (e)merge: Peeking in at the new art fair

Washington’s new contemporary art event launches Thursday and continues through Sunday.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  09:09 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Events, Misc.

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 09/21/2011

An early peek at this weekend’s But Is It Art? Fair

Organizers hope a weekend-long happening will begin a transformation of Washington into a big art-world player.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:34 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Events, Misc.

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 09/08/2011

Beat the blues with our favorite rainy-day diversions

The soggy season is upon us. We’ve got our favorite ways to get out of the house and stay under cover.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  08:55 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Museums, Movies, Misc.

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Dueling art fairs, Warhol and Basquiat make September a month to watch

The (e)merge and But Is It Art? art fairs kick off, as does a film series focusing on Jean-Michel Basquiat and New York’s early-’80s art scene. And, oh, yes, there will be parties.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:48 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Irvine Contemporary closes with a bash; we look for a new 14th St. hotspot

A block party with kegs and DJs will mark the closure of the gallery’s 14th Street NW space. Now help us find a new hot spot for our 14th Street Neighborhood Guide.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:59 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Museums

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Ten beautiful objects

Check our a photo gallery of 10 pieces that will knock your socks off. See them soon, and vote for your favorite one here.

By Michael O’Sullivan  |  12:25 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 07/29/2011

August art preview: What to see and do this month

A month’s worth of don’t-miss art events, and a head’s up on some upcoming closings.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  12:31 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Phillips After 5 goes weekly

The Phillips Collection’s soiree will occur on five consecutive Thursdays beginning Aug. 4. And there are just as many chances to get in and drink for free.

By Stephanie Merry  |  04:16 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 07/05/2011

‘One Life: Ronald Reagan’

The National Portrait Gallery celebrates the centennial of the 40th president’s birth with a single-gallery showcase of portraits.

By Michael O’Sullivan  |  02:55 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 07/01/2011

July art preview

July is no time to take a vacation, at least not from the art world.

By Michael O’Sullivan  |  03:18 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 06/30/2011

ArtVentures on H tonight

Tonight in the Atlas District, checking out galleries gets visitors discounts on dinner at neighborhood restaurants.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:12 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Restaurants

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Equinox owners open Muse, a vegetarian-friendly cafe at the Corcoran

The restaurateurs behind Equinox and Watershed, Todd and Ellen Gray, open a green-minded, casual cafe at the museum.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:20 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Restaurants

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 06/06/2011

Irvine Contemporary to move on from 14th Street

The gallery, which brought Shepard Fairey’s ”Hope” portrait to Washington, will move to a new location after Aug. 30.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  10:48 AM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 06/02/2011

Join us for jazz on Saturday

Come to the Phillips Collection to hang out with the Going Out Gurus during Jazz 'n Families Fun Days.

By Stephanie Merry  |  01:36 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Music

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 05/31/2011

An artful June

The June art calendar boasts “Art Every Day,” and a lot of other stuff in between.

By Michael O’Sullivan  |  04:58 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 05/27/2011

‘Body’ talk at 39th Street Gallery

Brentwood’s 39th Street Gallery hosts a gallery talk for “’Body,’’ an impeccable little showcase of body-themed sculpture and drawing.

By Michael O’Sullivan  |  01:54 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Game over for pinball museum

You have until July 4 to bask in the glow of the blinking lights at D.C.’s tribute to pinball machines.

By Amy Orndorff  |  02:49 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 05/19/2011

Truth is stranger than fiction at Heiner Contemporary

Heiner Contemporary, a new Georgetown art gallery, features the work of painter Elizabeth Huey.

By Michael O’Sullivan  |  05:07 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Events

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 05/17/2011

‘Pop Art — Then and Now’ at the Kreeger Museum

The female nudes of artist Tom Wesselmann, on view at the Kreeger Museum along with several still lifes, offer a window into the pop-art movement.

By Michael O’Sullivan  |  03:46 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Julian Schnabel visits the Hirshhorn

Advance tickets to both nights’ events with filmmaker and artist Julian Schnabel are sold out, but you might still be able to get in through the first-come, first-served standby line.

By Jess Righthand  |  02:58 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 05/02/2011

May art preview: A sudden shower of options

The spring 2011 art calendar starts to heat up around the middle of May.

By Michael O’Sullivan  |  05:06 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Events

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Africa Underground, Asia After Dark tickets now on sale

Tickets to the second ever “Africa Underground” after-hours party at the National Museum of African Art went on sale Friday, and they’re likely to sell out fast. Also likely to bring in crowds? The Freer and Sackler’s upcoming Asia After Dark, which will offer opportunities to reflect and send messages of hope to the Japanese people.

By Jess Righthand and Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:27 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Earth Day: An itinerary

Cheap veggie burgers, movie screenings and more ways to celebrate the planet.

By Amy Orndorff  |  05:15 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Misc., Events, Museums

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Peeps to go on display at Artisphere

Those of you who came out to our happy hour at Whitlow’s on Monday got a little peep show of the winner and a few finalists in the Washington Post Peeps competition. If you’re hankering for some more eye candy, a wider selection of the Peeps finalists will be on display at Artisphere beginning May 7.

By Jess Righthand  |  01:10 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Deals for the furloughed

Restaurants, bars plan to offer specials and even free meals to government workers.

By Lavanya Ramanathan and Fritz Hahn  |  02:00 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Museums, Restaurants

Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 04/06/2011

What will be open if there’s a federal shutdown?

The news on museums, theaters, and more.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  07:48 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Theater, Museums

Posted at 08:04 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Daytime diversions for a federal shutdown

What will be open if the Smithsonian museums close.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  08:04 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Going Out Gurus, Bars and Clubs, Restaurants, Museums

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 04/04/2011

See for yourself: Gauguin at the National Gallery

Pay a visit to “Gauguin: Maker of Myth,” which was the site of attempted vandalism last week.

By Stephanie Merry  |  02:09 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 03/30/2011

April arts preview: Pop art and plenty of parties

Spring blows in a shower of parties and a couple of notable exhibits.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:15 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums, Events

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 03/11/2011

At Hirshhorn, see 'Bill Cunningham New York,' win a Schwinn

Catch a preview screening before the new Richard Press documentary hits the big screen.

By Alex Baldinger  |  03:15 PM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Picture Perfect: March’s Must-See Photography Exhibits

March isn't just a great time to photograph cherry blossoms. It's also packed with photo exhibits that are sure to offer some inspiration.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:42 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Museums