Sweeping Exhibit Spans Centuries of Afro-Atlantic Art

By Southwester Staff The exhibit Afro-Atlantic Histories, now open at the National Gallery of Art, flows over the limits of any museum’s walls. With more than 130 paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, time-based media art, documents and ephemera by artists from 24 countries, the exhibit explores the shared meaning of the impact and legacy of […]

Peace Gardens Reopen for Season

By Southwester Staff On the sunny afternoon of April 22, the Southwest Peace Gardens officially reopened for the season. The event was marked by the Southwest Garden Fest, a neighborhood block party hosted by GOODProjects and the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) that included food, music, guided meditations, community input for additional public art installations […]

Southwest Resident Takes On New Role Supporting People With Disabilities

By Southwester Staff The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation recently announced the appointment of Southwest DC resident Regina Blye as the first Chief Program and Policy Officer of its National Paralysis Resource Center. In the new role, Blye will provide leadership and oversight of programs that include outreach to local residents about resources, engagement opportunities, […]

Americana Exhibit Examines History of Baseball Through Unique Lens

By Southwester Staff As baseball season once again kicks off at Nationals Park, the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum has mounted a special exhibit celebrating the 150th anniversary of professional baseball.  The exhibition, titled Baseball: America’s Home Run, highlights connections between baseball and America’s national history, offering visitors the chance to examine the “mythologies of the […]

Breast Cancer Support Group Celebrates 12th Anniversary

By Southwester Staff The Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) recently celebrated its 12th Anniversary of the TDJBCF Support Group, and National Minor- ity Health Month, via Zoom and Face- book live. Thought leaders in the cancer community joined to discuss the National Minority Health Month theme Give Your Community a Boost! The theme focuses on the […]

Riverside Baptist Church Announces Scholarship Program

By Southwester Staff Riverside Baptist Church is one of the oldest churches in Southwest, tracing its roots back to the Island Baptist Church, founded in 1857. The church has been on the corner of 7th Street and Maine Avenue SW since the 1960’s, and in 2019 moved into a new building.  Today, Riverside prides itself […]