Strength, Beauty and Power: An Exploration of Women at the National Museum of African Art

By Sheila Wickouski In adjoining galleries at the National Museum of African Art, two exhibits offer rare experiences in considering different expressions of art that emphasize the strength, beauty and power of women.  I am…Contemporary Women Artists of Africa (through July 5, 2020)features works of 27 artists from 10 African countries who explore through media as […]

Fiercely Imaginative: Arena Stage at Seventy

By Katelynd Anderson If you stand in the Molly Smith Study and listen closely you can hear the wind moving through Arena Stage. It moves with a unique energy and sound—not unlike that of Arena Stage itself. For the last seventy seasons, Arena Stage has been an anchor not just in our Southwest community, but […]

Dinos Roam at Museum of Natural History

By Sheila Wickouski On July 16, 1969, the spaceship Apollo 11 landed on the moon with Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin. The journey had taken 4 days, 6 hours and 45 minutes to get there from earth.  While people who are alive today may one day have the possibility of going further into space, […]

Hirshhorn Exhibit Adds Flavor to Art

By Sheila Wickouski How long should you take to view a work of art when walking through a gallery? Rirkrit Tiravanija: Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Green, now at the The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gardens, offers a different approach to that question.   The installation is unusual because it invites the viewer to not only look at the art […]