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ANNAH OTIS FOR THE HOYA | Two peacocks painted in gold

‘The Peacock Room Revealed’ Showcases Whistler’s Expressive Style

Finally open again after a 35-day government shutdown, the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Gallery of Art is taking advantage of an exhibition change to showcase 19th-century American artist James McNeill Whistler’s beautifully painted “Peacock Room” between now and mid-April. The room is an awe-inspiring testament to Whistler’s ability and the East[Read More…]

Glenn Ligon Reflects on Being Black in America in New Exhibit

Glenn Ligon Reflects on Being Black in America in New Exhibit

As Georgetown University students grapple with an upcoming referendum over financial contributions to descendants of the GU272, Glenn Ligon’s exhibition, “To be a Negro in this country is really never to be looked at,” could not be more timely. The exhibit opened Jan. 24 with a reception at the Maria[Read More…]


Artechouse Unveils a ‘Cherry Blossom Dream’

As a young girl waved her arms in a slow, circular motion, her movements were mirrored onto an interactive wall: Waves of fluorescent colors appeared against the constantly turning cherry blossoms. This young girl, and others of all ages, were interacting with the art, coming up with movements of their[Read More…]


GU Arts Week Stresses Need for Creative Resources

Though the Georgetown University Arts Week began slowly with a sparsely attended arts forum, the tenacity of its leaders and the passionate performances of its participants resulted in a light-hearted and highly creative five days. In a much-needed attempt to foster the arts scene at Georgetown, students with diverse artistic[Read More…]

Explore a ‘Parallel Universe’ at Artechouse

Explore a ‘Parallel Universe’ at Artechouse

Filled with brilliant light shows, “Parallel Universe” at Artechouse presents a moving fusion of art and technology that interrogates the still-undeveloped possibilities of multisensory experiences. Art is supposed to evoke sensation, and the “Parallel Universe” exhibit at Artechouse, an experimental art gallery located near L’Enafnt Plaza, is an overwhelming sensory[Read More…]


The Louvre Abu Dhabi Peers at History Through a Global Lens

After more than a decade of planning and construction, the Louvre Abu Dhabi finally opened its doors to visitors Nov. 11., 2017. The museum serves as another stepping stone in the development of the United Arab Emirate’s cultural hub, Saadiyat Island, which translates to “Island of Happiness.” Although its construction[Read More…]

Maddie Finn for The Hoya

Science and Art Come Together at the Freer and Sackler Galleries

Positioned on Independence Avenue by the National Mall, the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery feature world-renowned American and Asian art collections. Unlike more aesthetic-driven galleries, the Freer and Sackler galleries connect their art exhibitions to significant events and developments from the history of Asia. Aligning[Read More…]

Elevating the Ordinary

Elevating the Ordinary

A work of art can be any imaginable thing, and this is the beginning of modern painting.”  This quote from American artist George Bellows fittingly introduces his exhibit in the National Gallery of Art.  The exhibit encompasses eight entire galleries in the West Building of the National Gallery and, shows[Read More…]

by September 7, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Mesmerizing Art at the Phillips Collection

All summer long, the guide will take a look at some of the museums that call the District home. We’ll weed out tourist traps and find the hidden gems where you can spend a few hours along the corridors. Though the Philips Collection may not be as well known or as wallet[Read More…]

by June 1, 2012 0 comments The Guide

An Artist’s Glow That’s Close to Home

As students sit in classrooms or at their desks, whether they are enjoying their work or counting the seconds until they are done, it is unlikely that they will notice the fluorescent lights softly humming above them, let alone give any thought to their artistic value. Artist Dan Flavin (1933[Read More…]

by September 30, 2011 0 comments The Guide