Post Tagged with: "painting"

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE

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

“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 artist’s newest work occupies the entire th ird floor of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden beside the National Mall.[Read More…]

Empowering Women Through Art at the Zenith Gallery

Empowering Women Through Art at the Zenith Gallery

Walking into the “Artists Femina” exhibit at Zenith Gallery is an arresting experience. The walls, floors, tables — every possible surface — are covered in an almost dizzying, captivating array of art. Founded in 1978 by artist Margery Goldberg, Zenith Gallery is a contemporary and modern art gallery located in[Read More…]

by October 31, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM

Museum Exhibits Across the District

“Wish Tree for Washington, D.C.” The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is one of D.C.’s premier art galleries, attracting millions of visitors each year with its eye-catching exhibits. In 2007, during the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival, the Hirshhorn installed “Wish Tree for Washington, D.C.,” a sculpture by Yoko Ono[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments Summer Highlights, The Guide
THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION

Inside the Mind of George Condo

George Condo is grotesque. In “The Way I Think,” an exhibit of drawings and sketches by the American contemporary visual artist are showing now at the Phillips Collection, vicious smiles leer from jumbled canvases as reds and blacks clash in rough forms. Human figures become monstrous in Condo’s various portraits.[Read More…]

BUFFALO NEWS, CARLA LEYJA/THE HOYA
Aaron Maybin is on a mission to prove the power of artistic expression. After Baltimore cut its arts and music programs, Maybin launched his own program in the city with a focus on underprivileged and at-risk youth.

Art as Activism

Aaron Maybin, a former National Football League star, retired from professional football in 2014 to pursue a notable track in art and philanthropy full time, with the mission of encouraging underprivileged youth to create art. On Tuesday night, the Women’s Center, Health Education Services and the Center of Multicultural Equity[Read More…]

by February 26, 2016 1 comment Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
MCCOY: Making Art My Own Liberation

MCCOY: Making Art My Own Liberation

I spent most of middle school and high school pursuing things that other people told me I should. In seventh grade, my art teacher told me I was good at drawing, so I drew. In my senior year, my science teacher told me I had a gift for chemistry, so[Read More…]

NAAZ MODAN FOR THE HOYA

Photo Essay: Craft

The typical Georgetown student does not exist. We live on a campus filled with dance groups, preprofessional organizations, acting troupes, creative writing clubs, a cappella groups and countless others, each with its own disciplines, its own tools of the trade. Craft is often painful, exhausting and disappointing. But true excellence[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 0 comments Uncategorized
Movie Review: ‘Woman in Gold’

Movie Review: ‘Woman in Gold’

★★★☆☆ “People forget, especially the young.” These words, uttered by Maria Altmann (Dame Helen Mirren) in the Holocaust-inspired film “Woman in Gold,” perfectly encapsulate the film’s central motifs of memory and history, commenting on the fact that the horrors of the Holocaust are gradually receding into the depths of the[Read More…]

by March 20, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Lauinger, Reimagined

When Reimagine Georgetown was established in 2003, hopes were high that three of the university’s largest student organizations — the Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union, Students of Georgetown Inc. and The Hoya — would be able to provide high-impact, high-quality improvements to campus life. Although the program[Read More…]

by November 11, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Restored Painting Now at Rest on Hilltop

Restored Painting Now at Rest on Hilltop

Over 80 years ago, William Francis Boland returned to his Germantown, Md., farmhouse with a painting that had been passed down through his family for generations. The painting was the self-portrait of Boland’s maternal uncle, James Alexander Simpson, a Georgetown-born artist and the university’s first professor of drawing and painting. In[Read More…]

by January 31, 2012 0 comments City News, News