African Art in Fragments of Time and Gold

By Southwester Staff Rich with archeological treasures of enduring artistic beauty, the exhibit Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, is filled with delights to behold. Covering the period from the beginning of Islam in the seventh century to the […]

Artechouse Displays the Blues

By Sheila Wickouski Blue is all around us, evoking many emotions from the optimism of “blue skies” to the sadness of “singing the blues.” In art, the color blue has been used for tens of thousands of years, from a blue Egyptian funerary figure, a Chinese blue-and-white teapot, Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa, to […]

Bailiwick Pops Up at The Wharf

By Matt Koehler Everyone has a favorite piece of clothing. Maybe it’s a shirt, a pair of pants, a scarf, or a pair of shoes. For me, it’s a comfortable black t-shirt with bold white lettering that simply says “The District vs Congress.” Wherever I go, that t-shirt elicits a response. And, when they inevitably […]