Young Readers: Fan Fiction Gives Familiar Characters A Second Life

By Kitty Felde Ever wonder why networks keep rebooting old TV shows? There’s a special place in our hearts for characters we wish we could spend time with again and again. But what happens when we run out of episodes?  Fan fiction. These are original stories by writers who “borrow” the characters of books, movies, […]

Juried Exhibition Features 33 DC Artists Exploring Environmental Injustice

By Southwester Staff The first juried art exhibition initiated by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is now on view at the organization’s public gallery at 200 I Street SE, as well as online in an immersive virtual exhibition.  The exhibit, titled Fragile Beauty, includes works from 33 DC artists spanning a range […]

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 […]

Centuries of Japanese Art on Display During Cherry Blossom Season

By Southwester Staff With cherry blossom season in full swing, the museums of the Smithsonian are showcasing Japanese art from the 13th to the 19th centuries.  In early March, the Freer Gallery launched a new exhibition showcasing the full scope of the museum’s medieval Zen collections, one of the broadest in the world, for the […]

Hirshhorn Announces April 1 Opening Date for New Kusama Exhibit

By Southwester Staff  Following 2017’s blockbuster exhibit of “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors,” which drew 475,000 visitors and wide reach on social media, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will debut a new retrospective covering nearly 70 years of Kusama’s career.  Opening April 1, the exhibition will showcase work by Kusama from the museum’s permanent collection. […]