The Style Blog: Jacqueline Trescott


Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Wendell Berry, poet and conservationist, selected to give 2012 Jefferson Lecture

The poet and conservationist has built a collection of more than 40 works that have examined the way we live with nature.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  03:28 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  wendell e. berry, national endowment for the humanities, jefferson lecture, award-winning poet

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 01/24/2012

National Children’s Museum takes a giant step with indoor and outdoor plans

The long-awaited National Children’s Museum is taking a giant step to reality with new plans for indoor and outdoor spaces at National Harbor.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  04:00 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  museums, national childrens museum, national harbor

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 03/31/2011

Phillips shifts tone of April 7 event to help Japan relief efforts

Phillips Collection announces plans to raise money for Japan relief efforts at April 7 event.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  10:52 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Museums

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 03/02/2011

President Obama talks about the influence of art and words

Standing in the East Room of the White House, President Obama spoke ardently of the role of artists and writers in building the values of the country, and adding to his own identity. "There are people here whose books or...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  05:30 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jazz, National Endowment for the Arts, national endowment for the humanities | Tags:  Arnold Rampersad, Bernard Bailyn, Daniel Aaron, Donald Hall, Gordon Wood, James Taylor, Joyce Carol Oates, Mark di Suvero, National Humanities Medal, National Medal of Arts, Philip Roth, President Obama, Quincy JOnes, Robert Brustein, Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria, Sonny Rollins, Stanley Nider Katz, Van Cliburn

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 03/02/2011

(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  |  12:45 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  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

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 03/02/2011

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  |  12:20 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  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

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 03/01/2011

White House names Medal of Arts and Humanities honorees

From left, actress Meryl Streep, musician Sonny Rollins and author Philip Roth. (Getty) The White House has selected a high-powered list for the 2010 National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medals. The honorees, announced Tuesday, include Meryl Streep,...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  03:45 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, National Endowment for the Arts, national endowment for the humanities | Tags:  National Humanities Medals, National Medal of Arts

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Smithsonian Snapshot focuses on suffrage movement

"Smithsonian Snapshot" continues rumaging through the millions of Smithsonian artifacts this week with a look at a suffragist's sash. The yellow sash was worn by supporters of the women's movement and was printed with the words "Votes for Women." March...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  02:00 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Photography, Smithsonian | Tags:  Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Snapshot, Suffrage Sash

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Holocaust museum sponsors talks with survivors

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is reviving its weekly talks with survivors of the World War II atrocities. Starting Wednesday the museum is again sponsoring "First Person," a one-hour discussion with survivors, many of whom are volunteers at the museum....

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  09:48 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Museum panels and talks, Museums, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum | Tags:  Holocaust survivors talks, Michel Margosis, u.s. holocaust memorial museum

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

Secrest tackles Modigliani in new biography

Meryle Secrest was fascinated by some of the myths around Modigliani, especially the depictions of his bohemian lifestyle and the circumstances of his early death.That interest drew her into her 10th biography of artistic personalities--from Salvador Dali, Frank Lloyd Wright,...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  02:00 PM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Books, Jacqueline Trescott, Museums | Tags:  Meryle Secrest, Modigliani, arts biographies, biography of Modigliani

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 01/28/2011

Memorial service to be held Saturday for Lou Stancari

Friends and colleagues of Lou Stancari, the award-winning Washington set designer, are holding a memorial service for him on Saturday at the National Museum of the American Indian. The service will be conducted from 2 to 5 p.m. in the...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:43 PM ET, 01/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  Lou Stancari, Washington theater, photo archivist, set designer

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 01/25/2011

Spacey to deliver Nancy Hanks Lecture

Even though award-winning actor Kevin Spacey didn't get any direct love from the Oscar crowd Tuesday, the arts community is ready to embrace him again. Spacey was selected to deliver the annual Nancy Hanks Lecture in Washington on April 4,...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  04:10 PM ET, 01/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  Americans for the Arts, Kevin Spacey, Nancy Hanks

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 01/25/2011

Work on East Building to begin in March

As planned, the National Gallery of Art will begin removing and reinstalling the 33-year-old veneer of the East Building in March. The East Building, the landmark design of esteemed architect I. M. Pei, will remain open during the three-year project.When...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  02:00 PM ET, 01/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  East Building of National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, museum repairs

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 01/20/2011

Conservative Republicans pledge to eliminate cultural funding

To no one's surprise, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities have been targeted for zero funding by a group of conservative Republicans. The Republican Study Committee, chaired by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), unveiled...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  06:00 PM ET, 01/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  National Endowment for the Arts, Rep. Jim Jordan, Rep. Louise Slaughter, Republican Study Committee

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 01/19/2011

Mayor Gray to discuss arts and culture

Mayor Vincent C. Gray is scheduled to outline his policies on arts and culture in Washington at the annual meeting of Cultural Tourism DC on Thursday. This address is his first as elected mayor to a group of cultural...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  01:30 PM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  Cultural Tourism DC, Vincent C. Gray, arts and culture in Washington

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 01/18/2011

Lincoln's coat returns to Ford's Theatre

The original wool overcoat worn by President Lincoln the night of his assassination in 1865 will be placed back on display next month, Ford's Theatre announced. The historic artifact is rotated off exhibition every six months because of the delicate...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  06:30 PM ET, 01/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  Abraham Lincoln, Ford's Theatre, Lincoln overcoat, Washington museum

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 01/13/2011

Bunch to be honored by BET

Among the individuals being saluted this weekend at the BET Honors is Lonnie G. Bunch, the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Bunch, a historian and author, will be honored along with actress Cicely...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  01:30 PM ET, 01/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  BET Honors, Lonnie G. Bunch, National Museum of African American History and Culture

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

PEN requests Smithsonian to consider broader implications of video removal

The board of the PEN American Center, the human rights and literary organization, has asked the Smithsonian Board of Regents to consider some of the broader issues of censorship surrounding the controversy over a video the Smithsonian removed from a...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  01:30 PM ET, 01/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  David Wojnarowicz, PEN American Center, Smithsonian Institution, national portrait gallery

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/12/2011

Work continues at the site of Haiti's famed cathedral

The international effort in Haiti to recover cultural materials continues as the country marks the first anniversary of the horrific earthquake.One of the landmarks destroyed on Jan. 12, 2010 by the magnitude 7 earthquake was the Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral....

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  Haiti, Haitian earthquake, Smithsonian Institution, famous murals in Haiti, preservation of Haitian murals

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/07/2011

NEA plans to webcast jazz concert

On Tuesday night, the National Endowment for the Arts, will broadcast the ceremony and concert of the 2011 NEA Jazz Masters on its website. The ceremony will take place at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York but the NEAhttp://www.nea.gov/...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  David Liebman, Hubert Laws, Jazz Masters, Jazz Masters concert, Johnny Mandel, Marsalis Family, National Endowment for the Arts

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 01/06/2011

Obama resubmits humanities nominees

Since the Senate in the last Congress didn't confirmed a number of President Obama's nominations to the National Council on the Humanities, the White House has resubmitted the names. However Allison Blakelyhttp://www.bu.edu/phpbin/africa/profiles/app/details.php?id=57, a professor at Boston University who taught at...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  07:00 PM ET, 01/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  Cathy N. Davidson, Constance M. Carroll, National Endowment for the Humanities, albert j. beveridge III

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 01/05/2011

Protesters Plan to Stage "Museum of Censored Art"

Michael Blasenstein, along with Michael Iacovone, the two protesters who were stopped last month from showing inside the museum a controversial video that was removed from the National Portrait Gallery, are planning to bring the art work to the curb...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  07:30 PM ET, 01/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  Michael Blasenstein, Michael Iacovone, Smithsonian Institution, national portrait gallery

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/05/2011

Kaiser Set to Confer with African Art Leaders

Michael M. Kaiser, the restless leader of the Kennedy Center, announced Wednesday he is transporting his arts management seminars in February to five countries in Africa. As an extension of the training programs at the center, Kaiser plans to hold...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  Africa tour, Michael Kaiser, arts management, kennedy Center

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 12/14/2010

Corcoran and Carr Properties Team Up

The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design is leasing its adjacent property, for years an empty lot or parking lot, to a prominent developer who will pay rent to the deficit-ridden Corcoran This new income stream...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  06:00 PM ET, 12/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  Carr Properties, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Fred Bollerer, museums in Washington

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 12/10/2010

Colbert donates his rally suit, and some opinions to the Smithsonian

Tip/Wag - Art Edition - Brent Glasswww.colbertnation.com When your controversy reaches the hot lights of the late night comedians, you know everyone is talking. And when Stephen Colbert is devoting an entire show to art, its creation and process, and...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  08:04 AM ET, 12/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  Brent Glass, National Museum of American History, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Stephen Colbert

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 12/09/2010

President nominates Dworkin to National Council on the Arts

In his first appointment to the National Council on the Arts, President Obama nominated violinist Aaron P. Dworkin, the founder and president of the Detroit-based Sphinx Organization. Violinist Aaron Dworkin. (AP) The council is the advisory body to the National...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  03:00 PM ET, 12/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  Aaron P.Dworkin, National Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, President Obama

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 12/07/2010

Va. woman sells Lichtenstein work for $128,700

Enid Liess, with "The Statesman" by Roy Lichtenstein. (Courtesy Quinn's Auction Galleries) The "Statesman," a 1951 painting by Roy Lichtenstein, which was out-of-public view for 45 years, was sold on Saturday for $128,700. The story of the painting, which was...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:30 PM ET, 12/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  Enid Liess, Jerry Liess, Roy Lichtenstein, art auction, art auction in Northern Virginia

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 12/03/2010

AAMD Criticizes Portrait Gallery's Action

The Association of Art Museum Directors, which oversees practices in North American museums and develops guidelines for art museums, issued a response Friday to the controversy at the National Portrait Gallery. The Gallery, part of the Smithsonian Institution, removed a...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  05:30 PM ET, 12/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  Association of Art Museum Directors, national portrait gallery

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/03/2010

2010 Kennedy Center Honors Watch: Herman

Jerry Herman. (AP)The Washington Post arts staff has been keeping a sharp eye on the doings of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honorees. This weekend Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey will be saluted. Full...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  Broadway musicals, Dolly!, Hello, Jerry Herman, kennedy center honors, lyricist

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 12/02/2010

2010 Kennedy Center Honors Watch: Jones

Bill T. Jones. (AP)The Washington Post arts staff has been keeping a close eye on the doings of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honorees. This weekend Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey will be saluted....

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  11:30 AM ET, 12/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  Bill T. Jones, Sarah Kaufman, kennedy center honors

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 11/16/2010

Air and Space Unveils New Home for Pioneers

The names of Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart are part of American lore and have been part of the story told in the National Air and Space Museum for 34 years. But those star aviators and their flying machines...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  07:00 PM ET, 11/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  barron hilton gallery, history of flight at Air and Space museum, national air and space museum

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/16/2010

Portrait Gallery To Read and Read and Read "Leaves of Grass"

In "Leaves of Grass" Walt Whitman wrote some mighty tongue twisters. "I sing the body electric, The armies of those I love engirth me and I engirth them, They will not let me off till I go with them, respond...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  leaves of grass, national portrait gallery, poetry marathon, walt whitman

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/10/2010

Extended Hours for Rockwell

The crowds at the Norman Rockwell show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum have prompted the museum to extend its hours during the upcoming holidays. Since "Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg," opened...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  extended hours for rockwell, norman rockwell, smithsonian american art museum

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 10/25/2010

2010 Ken Cen Watch: Winfrey

The Washington Post arts staff is keeping an eye on the doings of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honorees. This year's class is Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey. As she gears up to launch...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  04:30 PM ET, 10/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  kennedy center honors, meryl streep, oprah winfrey, sandra bullock

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 09/24/2010

Gray speaks up for the Humanities Council

During its 30th anniversary programs the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C., was generously giving awards to filmmakers, historians and those who work to preserve neighborhoods and cultures. However, as the celebrations wound down Thursday night, the council itself received a...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  05:01 PM ET, 09/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  d.c., humanities council of washington, johnnetta cole, michel martin, peggy cooper cafritz, vincent gray

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 09/23/2010

A free evening with Heritage pioneers

Nashville's in the house! The foot-stomping spot on Friday night will be the Music Center at Strathmore, where the 2010 National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellows will perform and talk.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  08:59 AM ET, 09/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  Del McCoury, Heritage Fellows, National Endowment for the Arts, Yacub Addy

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/01/2009

Shakespeare Records a Surplus

Even with most arts groups still struggling to recover from the financial downturn, the Shakespeare Theatre Company reported Thursday that its financial status is turning around. The theater received its audit this week for the fiscal year of August 2009...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/01/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  Shakespeare Theatre Company