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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…]

Spring Arrives at the Freer Gallery with “Seasonal Landscapes in Japanese Screens”

Spring Arrives at the Freer Gallery with “Seasonal Landscapes in Japanese Screens”

Slowly but surely, spring is creeping up on Washington, D.C., which means that it is time to set the date for a highly anticipated spring event: the National Cherry Blossom Festival. In conjunction with the festival, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art — the two[Read More…]

Arabian Treasures Unveiled

Arabian Treasures Unveiled

From 1950s Dodge Caravans bumping their way over sand dunes to spiders the size of human hands and jaw-dropping artifacts, the “Unearthing Arabia” exhibit at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery has its fair share of Indiana Jones-like qualities. The exhibit chronicles the archaeological work of prolific American explorer Wendell Phillips[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
The Art of Arabic Script

The Art of Arabic Script

There are many who see the foreign symbols of the Arabic alphabet as art themselves, in contrast to the bland letters of our own modern English alphabet. The sequences of curves and dots that make up the Arabic figures give it a creative nature. Historically, Persian calligraphers used flat-tipped pens,[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
American Art Uncovered

American Art Uncovered

It may be surprising to many a patriotic Hoya that, in the field of art history, the United States has traditionally lagged behind. It wasn’t until the 20th century — after WWI wiped out the major artistic populations of Europe — that the United States was able to come to[Read More…]

by February 28, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Warhol Explores Fame Through Different Lens

Warhol Explores Fame Through Different Lens

Tucked away in the corner of the second floor of Corcoran Gallery of Art, “Shooting Stars” is a small exhibit that provokes big ideas. Open from Feb. 9 to April 21, 2013, the exhibit features early Hollywood publicity stills and portraits by Andy Warhol, and it explores the concepts of[Read More…]

by February 15, 2013 0 comments The Guide