National Museum of Asian Art Reopens with Textile Exhibit

By Sheila Wickouski The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art reopened on December 18 with a special exhibition, Fashioning an Empire: Safavid Textiles from the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha.  While the artistic traditions of the Safavid empire extended through architecture, poetry, and philosophy, this exhibition focuses on how textiles served as powerful intermediaries for […]

Arena Stage Premiere Shines Light on Unseen History

By Sheila Wickouski On January 21, Arena Stage will host the world premiere of Change Agent, a fictional take on the historic events of the 1960’s that still shape our world today. Tony Award-nominated playwright and director Craig Lucas, known for An American in Paris and The Light in the Piazza, imagines how unsung influencers […]

Southwest Waterfront AARP Chapter to Host Community Conversation

The Southwest Waterfront AARP Chapter invites the public to join their January Community Conversation with ANC 6D 05 Commissioner Fredrica “Rikki” Kramer. The teleconference will take place on Wednesday, January 19 at 12:00 p.m.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about community matters, programs and initiatives in support of and benefitting adults age 50 […]

Arena Stage Opens Fellowship Applications for Aspiring Artists of Color

 By Southwester Staff  The Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Southwest DC has relaunched   the Allen Lee Hughes BIPOC Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Program, named for the Tony Award-nominated lighting designer, is reclaiming its roots as a professional training program for individuals who self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color).  […]

January Meeting of Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund Support Group to Focus on Advocacy, Grief and Loss

By Southwester Staff Every January, the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund Support Group meeting focuses on the meaning and importance of advocacy around breast cancer and cancer in general. As we kick off the new year and the beginning of the tenth anniversary of the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund, (TDJBCF) the topic […]