Rubell Museum Announces October Opening 

Access to World-Class Contemporary Art Collection Free for DC Residents By Southwester Staff An opening date of October 29, 2022 was announced this month for the Rubell Museum DC, currently under construction at 65 I Street SW. The museum will showcase contemporary art from the expansive collection of Don and Mera Rubell and admission will […]

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 […]

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. […]

Glass and Light Inspire in New Exhibit at National Museum of the American Indian

By Sheila Wickouski Of the thousands of stories of Raven the trickster told by the indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest, international glassmaker Peston Singletary has chosen to tell one version from his Tlingit clan in the exhibition Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight now on view at the National Museum of the […]

National Museum of African Art Offers Intimate Portrait of Nollywood Stars

By Southwester Staff  The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art has laid out a red carpet for guests to enter its latest exhibit: Iké Udé: Nollywood Portraits. Udé’s world spans from homeland of Nigeria to his current base New York. In 2014, he returned to Nigeria to create portraits of film stars, directors and producers […]