Latest from Kelsey Ables

Yoko Ono’s ‘Wish Tree’ at the Hirshhorn is branching out. This year, your wishes can be virtual.

The museum is taking wishes posted to Instagram with the hashtag #WishTreeDC and putting them on the tree.
  • Apr 15, 2021

A printing press operator and a snail expert? These museum workers have become unlikely TikTok stars.

The Sacramento History Museum and Carnegie Museum of Natural History are making names for themselves on the Gen Z-dominated platform.
  • Apr 10, 2021

The ‘slow art’ movement isn’t just about staring endlessly at paintings. It’s also about accessibility.

Museums around the world will celebrate “Slow Art Day” on April 10.
  • Apr 4, 2021

Brutalist buildings aren’t unlovable. You’re looking at them wrong.

An essay/love letter/guide to the Brutalist architecture of Washington.
  • Mar 25, 2021

What it felt like to lose time — and all the other things coronavirus took away

Stories of what it felt like to live through the shutdown. Dancing alone, canceling weddings, missing touch, missing one another and feeling alone together.
  • Mar 8, 2021

In images and words of rebirth, a poignant tribute to civil rights giants John Lewis and C.T. Vivian

“The Baptism,” by Carl Hancock Rux and Carrie Mae Weems, was commissioned by the Lincoln Center and is viewable online.
  • Feb 24, 2021

Six vegan breakfast sandwiches that will make you reconsider bacon, egg and cheese

No sad cashew yogurt here. These plant-based morning meals-to-go are flavorful fast food.
  • Feb 17, 2021

Baltimore exhibition of outsider art celebrates nature’s ‘excess’ with a wake-up call about pollution

More is more in “The Secret Life of Earth” at the American Visionary Art Museum.
  • Feb 8, 2021

Miss visiting museums? Engaging with art on a small phone screen can actually be rewarding.

“The Met Unframed,” available through Feb. 16, lets you explore works from the New York museum’s collection.
  • Feb 3, 2021

A closer look at Robert Duncanson, the Black landscape artist behind the inaugural painting presented to the Bidens

“Landscape With Rainbow” is a part of an oeuvre of poignant, hopeful images the artist painted in the Civil War era.
  • Jan 28, 2021