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Kennedy Center Plans Its First Musical

Artists from Spain and Portugal will be a centerpiece of the Kennedy Center’s next season, along with a first for the performing arts giant: its own new musical.

03/04/2014

The Smithsonian Institution Arts and Industries Building (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Smithsonian American Art Opens ‘Modern Realism’

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is opening a new exhibition to showcase examples of modern realism from 20th century artists.

02/28/2014

The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Made in the U.S.A’ Art Exhibit Takes Over D.C.’s Phillips Collection

One of the great art patrons of the 20th century who built the nation’s first modern art museum in Washington is offering a broad new look at the evolution of American art through a collector’s eye beginning 100 years ago.

02/27/2014

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Historic D.C. Site to Become Art Museum

A historic downtown Washington building where telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell once conducted experiments could become a contemporary art museum.

02/04/2014

Sunset at Montmajour, 1888. (Photo credit: Van Gogh Museum)

D.C. Exhibit of Van Gogh’s ‘Repetitions’ Extended

The Phillips Collection is extending its exhibition of Vincent van Gogh’s artwork for an extra week in Washington.

01/03/2014

File photo of "Self Portrait," an 1899 painting from Pierre-Auguste Renoir. (credit: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Legal Fight Continues Over Renoir Painting

Lawyers for a Virginia woman trying to reclaim a Renoir painting seized by the FBI in an ownership dispute say a Baltimore museum’s claim to the painting can’t be authenticated in court.

01/02/2014

South Africa Says Goodbye to Mandela

African Women Artists Featured at Anacostia Museum

The African bead art of ndwango from a South African all-women artists’ community is being showcased at the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum.

12/23/2013

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Rarely Seen Van Gogh Painting Moves to National Gallery in D.C.

A Vincent Van Gogh painting that has been hidden away at a Virginia estate for decades will have a new home at the National Gallery of Art.

12/19/2013

Members of the Kankouran West African Dance Company perform in D.C. to celebrate Nelson Mandel's 95th birthday. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

African Art Museum In DC Invites Mandela Tribute

The National Museum of African Art in Washington is inviting visitors to sign a condolence book for Nelson Mandela.

12/06/2013

Sunset at Montmajour, 1888. (Photo credit: Van Gogh Museum)

Van Gogh’s Artistic ‘Repetitions’ Featured in D.C.

Vincent van Gogh’s various versions of some of his well-known paintings are featured in the first major exhibit of his artwork in Washington in 15 years at The Phillips Collection.

10/11/2013

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