Arts Issue

AISHA MALHAS/THE HOYA

Freer and Sackler Galleries Reopen During Celebration of Asian Culture

Patterned paper lanterns, a vast maze of Asian food stalls and the sounds of traditional Middle Eastern songs greeted visitors of the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery during their grand reopening celebration last weekend. The two-day celebration, “IlluminAsia: A Festival of Asian Art, Food[Read More…]

VALERIE MA, GRACE CHUNG/THE HOYA

Artist, Author, Visionary: Clifford Chieffo

Patrick Ewing. “The Exorcist.” Booth 133 at The Tombs. They all have one thing in common: Emeritus art department professor Clifford Chieffo. Chieffo taught Ewing painting, served as a liaison and location scout to Warner Bros. when the company filmed on campus and has been to The Tombs so many[Read More…]

Exhibit Review: Art and Science Working for a Better Environment

A commentary on humanity’s effect on the environment, a critique of materialistic trends in society and a testament to earth’s regenerative abilities, Denise Milan’s multi-faceted exhibition “Mist of the Earth” opened in Regents Hall on Oct. 18. The exhibition, presented by the science, technology and international affairs department, brought the[Read More…]

Student Expression at Arts Week

Student Expression at Arts Week

After the success of its inaugural year in 2014, Georgetown University Arts Week is back. From April 11-18, students will be able to experience a diverse set of events and activities promoting the arts at Georgetown. Arts Week was started as a way to celebrate and promote student art, drawing[Read More…]

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The Arts Issue

The Arts Issue

Washington, D.C., is home to a menagerie of galleries and museums that are frequently forgotten during the busy routine of campus life. This issue  is an overview of the diverse exhibits located just a bus ride or metro stop away. With pieces spanning art forms, continents and centuries, it provides[Read More…]

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Permanent Works at the Phillips Collection

Permanent Works at the Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection is a hidden gem of galleries in the District. While it is does not offer as wide a range of work as the Smithsonian art museums, it is one of the most impressive private collections in D.C., and it deserves this reputation. This body of artwork comes entirely[Read More…]

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Arts of the Islamic World

Arts of the Islamic World

Over the past decade, the ideaology of Islam has become the subject of controversy, but most people only have a superficial knowledge of this complex school of thought. Before one can knowledgeably discuss this dynamic religion, it is first necessary to immerse oneself in the rich culture that surrounds its[Read More…]

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The Lincoln Gallery

The Lincoln Gallery

The Lincoln Gallery instantly invites visitors with its beautiful granite floor, concave ceilings letting in natural light and elegant views of the Courtyard Cafe located in the middle of the museum. However, the exhibit itself is anything but dainty — the powerful contemporary art found here explores intense social themes[Read More…]

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COURTESY NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, WASHINGTON

St. Mary in Medieval Art

I associate many cities with paintings that live in them. Long before I moved here in 2006, mention of Washington, D.C. often brought to mind Jan van Eyck’s “Annunciation.” This 3-foot-tall panel was made in the 1430s, centuries before anyone had ever imagined this city. The painting was here when[Read More…]

COURTESY MARSHA MATEYKA GALLERY

Artist Interview: Stephen Talasnik

Born in Southwest Philadelphia, Stephen Talasnik began experimenting with organic material and geometric designs at a young age. His passion has only intensified over time, and his artwork has developed into a mature and idiosyncratic style. In his exhibit “Linear Transformations,  Structures of Questionable Origins,” currently on display at the[Read More…]

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