Going Out Guide: art


Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Pharrell’s hat, now on view in Alexandria

Pop culture’s most au courant lid is portrayed in artist Diane Blackwell’s “Happy.“

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:44 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Events

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Sneak peek: Garry Winogrand at the National Gallery

Previously unseen images by a photographer who found ambiguous beauty in postwar America.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:08 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 02/14/2014

A “Portrait of America” with Google Glass

David Datuna’s installation explores contributions from the Founding Fathers to Lady Gaga.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  12:14 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 02/06/2014

Hierarchy art space opening in Adams Morgan

Organizers are planning two art exhibits, a short film festival and more.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:28 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Openings

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Heiner Contemporary closes Georgetown gallery

The gallery’s programming leaned heavily toward painting.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  05:13 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Jose Andres’s latest gig: Tapas art adviser

The chef assisted with an upcoming exhibition of photographs and artifacts about tapas culture.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:51 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Food, Restaurants

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Art Yards ends with an eye-popping show beginning tonight

Three sides of a Southeast building are covered with paintings and light projections through Saturday.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:58 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Art yards

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Artist Alicia Eggert says, ‘You are on an island’

You might spot the artist’s mobile sculpture driving around town in the coming days.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  01:32 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Museums

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 11/25/2013

DC Art Yards transforms former government office building

The former National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency building is getting a makeover before it’s demolished in 2014.

By Margaret Ely  |  03:01 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Events

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 11/08/2013

More ‘Pieces of Amber,’ in which we hear from Amber herself

The subject of the confessional theater piece disputes work’s origins.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  05:20 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Museums, Theater

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Ice skating at the Corcoran? Yep, at Mia Feuer’s ‘An Unkindness’

Read about how Feuer’s indoor “ice rink” came together.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:15 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, holiday_activity

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 11/06/2013

‘Pieces of Amber’ channels the ‘Sleep No More’ experience at doris-mae

Tiny 14th Street gallery doris-mae hosts an ambitious performance-art piece.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  05:11 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, galleries, Performances

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 10/31/2013

FotoWeek DC renews its local focus

The annual photography festival goes back to its roots with a show of local photography in NoMa.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:38 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Events

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Hirshhorn cancels next week’s After Hours party due to shutdown

Other upcoming events at the museum are still on schedule.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:39 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  art parties

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 10/14/2013

14th Street mural artist: ‘It was both symbol and painting’

The artist behind the recently removed 14th Street “Lovers” mural explains the story behind the work.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:26 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Art

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 10/08/2013

‘Lovers’ mural painted-over on 14th Street

A neighborhood fixture has been whited out.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:25 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Art, Murals

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Five weird and wonderful works at the (e)merge art fair

Performance art, whimsical sculpture and a typewriting man await at this weekend’s art fair.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:47 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  (e)merge art fair, Art, Events

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Non-Smithsonian exhibits for ‘nonessential’ workers during the government shutdown

Head to private collections and local galleries for a weekday diversion during the government shutdown.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:53 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Government shutdown, Museums, Shutdown

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Third annual (e)merge art fair returns to Capitol Skyline Hotel

Third annual (e)merge art fair comes to D.C.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  09:51 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Museums

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Catalyst Projects gallery coming to Brookland

The gallery will open in the Monroe Street Markets on Oct. 10.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:32 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Brookland

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Help a Dutch artist realize his dream of spelling out ‘I [Heart] DC’ in parked cars

Erik Van Loon wants to spell out “I [Heart] D.C.” with your red or black car.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:59 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Nuit Blanche D.C. returns Sept. 28

The after-dark arts festival will be headquartered at the Wonder Bread Factory on Sept. 28.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:34 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 08/08/2013

Where can I take an art class that isn't one of those drink-and-draw deals?

The Going Out Guide staff takes your questions about adult art classes and other weekend plans.

By Fritz Hahn  |  09:01 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Classes, Got Plans?, Museums

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Andy Warhol's "Silver Clouds" comes to Artisphere

Artisphere funds inflatable Warhol installation with crowdsourced campaign.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  01:22 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Museums

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 07/30/2013

SynchroSwim (artfully) wades back into the Capitol Skyline pool Saturday

The Washington Project for the Arts's weird, wonderful and seriously splashy synchronized swimming party returns after a two-year hiatus.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:02 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, art parties

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Painter Martin Swift mans up in new exhibition

The painter presents a solo show of large-scale male nudes.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:17 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 07/11/2013

Erase all of an artist's ideas, tonight at Transformer Gallery

Artist Adrian Parsons' endurance performance piece invites visitors to erase and modify a file of ideas he's been compiling for eight years.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:03 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 06/24/2013

Hirshhorn previews its new exhibit with a late-night cocktail party

The museum's free cocktail party Friday will offer an early peek at "Peter Coffin: Here

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:04 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  art parties, Events, Exhibits

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 06/07/2013

A carpet of one million bones on the National Mall this weekend

Installation artist's carpet of 1,018,260 hand-crafted human bones calls attention to genocide.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  12:39 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Ten costumes from the National Gallery's 'Ballets Russes' that wouldn't look out of place at Urban Outfitters

Artists and ballet costume designers of the early 20th century were ahead of their time.

By Maura Judkis | @maurajudkis  |  05:04 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 05/02/2013

Transmodern Festival celebrates 10 years in Charm City

The annual display of hard-to-define-let-alone-describe art is still pretty much under the radar of most non-hipster Washingtonians in a way that Saturday's Kinetic Sculpture Race no longer is. That's probably just the way the festival's organizers like it.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  03:47 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Baltimore

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 04/12/2013

'Mumbo Sauce': Where's the flavor?

The pop-up show of artists with D.C. roots fails to complement "Pump Me Up."

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:05 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 04/09/2013

"Angels, Demons, Savages" and frozen custard

The subjects of the Phillips Collection's Pollock-Dubuffet-Ossorio exhibition are the inspiration for a new line of desserts from Shake Shack.

By Alex Baldinger  |  02:49 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Performance art meets slumber party at Capitol Skyline

Washington Project for the Arts wants you to know you're never to old for a sleepover.

By Stephanie Merry  |  02:55 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  art parties

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 03/07/2013

Old and new, fused with rubber at the Phillips

Amid themes of death and decay, rubber sculptures interact with archive pieces.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  04:41 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Weekend Section

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

ArtJamz outgrows its old space

Paint-and-sip art space ArtJamz is upgrading to a large Dupont loft.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:03 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Dupont Circle, Openings

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Art for the weekend: "HELLO my name is" at the Fridge

Street artists show off trademark tags and styles.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:56 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, art parties, galleries

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 02/28/2013

Artini tickets are on sale now

The Corcoran's sixth annual art-inspired cocktail competition is March 22.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  10:12 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  art parties, Cocktails, Museums

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 02/20/2013

This is how the Kennedy Center will look during Nordic Cool 2013

A light display created by Danish lighting designer Jesper Kongshaug will shine through March 17.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:17 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Nordic Cool

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 02/15/2013

The Northern Lights, wooden elk and ice instruments at Nordic Cool

The Kennedy Center's month-long festival features 750 artists illuminating the cultures of Nordic nations and territories.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:16 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, dance, movies, Music, Theater

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 02/12/2013

See "The Legend of Cool 'Disco' Dan" at AFI on March 1

You have one additional chance to see the documentary about D.C.'s graffiti hero.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:55 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, movies

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Pleasant Plains Workshop moves into Soul Vegetarian's Exodus

Arts space near Howard will grow, offering more prints, vintage clothes and zines for art-fans.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:34 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 02/06/2013

'Angels, Demons and Savages: Pollock, Ossorio and Dubuffet' at the Phillips Collection

An introduction to Alfonso Ossorio, who influenced the development of Jean Dubuffet and Jackson Pollock.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:28 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Museums, Openings, Art

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 02/06/2013

Cool 'Disco' Dan documentary connects D.C. breakdancer to a portrait of the past

The mysterious subject of a portrait from the 1980s, known only as California, has been found.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:59 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 01/31/2013

Art in focus: Arlington Arts Center's "Interwoven"

At the Arlington Arts Center, artists celebrate the marriage (or, rather, a menage a trois) between fine art, craft and design.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  05:09 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 01/28/2013

Spring Arts Preview: The best movies, music and more

Get out your calendar. It's time to decide what exhibitions, plays, movies and concerts to see.

By Stephanie Merry  |  01:28 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, dance, movies, Music, Spring Arts, Theater

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 01/23/2013

"The Legend of Cool 'Disco' Dan" documentary trailer looks awesome

A new documentary details the impact of the graffiti phantom on the city.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:08 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Film

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 01/18/2013

See Ai Weiwei on the front of the Newseum tonight and Saturday

See projections of the Chinese dissident artist's work on Pennsylvania Avenue.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:57 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Museums

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Jules Olitski: ‘The best painter alive’?

The painter, who is the subject of two current shows, was praised for his innovative technique.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:21 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  art

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Kehinde Wiley to speak tomorrow at American Indian Museum

Internationally-acclaimed New York-based artist Kehinde Wiley will give a talk tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in the National Museum of the American Indian’s Rasmuson Theater.

By Jess Righthand  |  05:26 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events | Tags:  Kehinde Wiley, African Art