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Black Theatre Ensemble’s ‘The Story’ Combines Racial Politics and the Quest for Success

By Eliza Phillips April 9, 2018

In 1981, Washington Post journalist Janet Cooke won a Pulitzer Prize for an article she wrote about an eight-year old heroin addict. After capturing the hearts of millions worldwide and sparking a...

Theater Sparks Dialogue on and off Stage

Theater Sparks Dialogue on and off Stage

By Jane Mikus November 17, 2017

A bare stage in Poulton Hall is shrouded in darkness. At once, a young man strolls out from stage right and begins speaking to the audience. He asks for someone to yell "Start the f---king play!" An...


GU Professors Address Political Art

By Alia Kawar November 17, 2017

Georgetown is a center of dialogue about art and politics, integrating both of these disciplines through its diverse coursework. The department of art and art history gives students the opportunity to...

Activism and Art: Exhibits to Visit

Activism and Art: Exhibits to Visit

By Jose Villalobos November 17, 2017

Going up the elevator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gallery, one cannot help but notice the vibrant, golden art decor that spreads all along the wall — but there is much more to the artwork than...

Political Voices Move the Film Industry Forward

By Kiera Geraghty November 17, 2017

The United States is home to millions of people with distinct identities and rich stories to tell. Unfortunately, these stories are sometimes lost in translation; it can be difficult to understand the...

Dialogues on Being Human: Discussing Art and Dignity With Wangechi Mutu

Dialogues on Being Human: Discussing Art and Dignity With Wangechi Mutu

By Emily Greffenius November 14, 2017

Bearing a basket atop her head, Kenyan-born contemporary artist Wangechi Mutu’s newest character marches across the African countryside. In her 2015 animated film “The End of Carrying All,” Mutu...


Mark Bradford Presents ‘Pickett’s Charge’ at the Hirshhorn

By Julia Yaeger November 10, 2017

“It kind of worked out, right?” said Mark Bradford, smiling and gesturing to his almost-400-square-foot creation at the Nov. 7 press preview of his new exhibit, “Pickett’s Charge.” The contemporary...


Exploring ‘Visionary’ at the National Museum of African Art

By Alexandra Brunjes October 31, 2017

“Our primary goal is simply, ‘Look closely, see further,’” said Kevin Dumouchelle, exhibit co-curator, during the press preview for the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art’s upcoming...


Crime Mysteries at the Renwick: ‘Murder is Her Hobby’

By Alexandra Brunjes October 27, 2017

In the 1940s, Frances Glessner Lee, now known as the mother of forensic science, revolutionized crime scene analysis by introducing a novel tool: dioramas. In the Renwick Gallery’s newest exhibit, “Murder...


Exploring Absence and Loss at The Hirshhorn

By Olivia Jimenez October 24, 2017

What is absence made of? How can we materialize absence? Is that even possible? The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s new exhibit, “What Absence Is Made Of,” confronts these questions through...


Exploring Interfaith Dialogue With ‘Terminal’

By Alia Kawar October 20, 2017

Subodh Gupta’s monumental installation “Terminal,” is currently on display at the Sackler Pavilion of the Smithsonian Institution’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery to celebrate the reopenings of...

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