Rubell Museum Opens Doors in Former Randall School Building

Southwest’s Newest Museum Showcases Contemporary Art in Historic Space By Southwester Staff  On October 27, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser cut a red ribbon to open Washington, DC’s newest museum, the Rubell Museum DC at 65 I St. SW, the site of the historic Randall School.  Dedicated exclusively to contemporary art, the Rubell Museum reinvigorates one […]

National Gallery of Art Presents Major Exhibit Showcasing  Black Artists of the American South

By Sheila Wickouski A Man Can Be A Star by Thornton Dial, Jr. is itself a sparkling star in the constellation of artworks in the exhibition Called to Create: Black Artists of the American South at the National Gallery of Art, on view through March 26, 2023. Pop art sensibility and a political message meld […]

American Indian Museum Plans Events Around Indigenous Peoples’ Day

By Mike Goodman  Last year was the first year in American history that a sitting U.S. President officially recognized Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which was through a proclamation by President Joe Biden on Oct. 8, 2021. As we approach this year’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Oct. 10, as well as Day of the Dead on Nov. […]

National Air and Space Museum to Open Renovated West End in Mid-October

By Southwester Staff  After embarking on a large-scale renovation project in 2018, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will reopen half of its flagship building on the National Mall Friday, October 14. Eight new and renovated exhibitions, the planetarium, museum store and Mars Café will open on the building’s west end. “This is one […]

National Museum of African American History and Culture to Host  Star-Studded Block Party Celebrating Hip-Hop and Rap

By Southwester Staff The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) will host its inaugural Hip-Hop Block Party Saturday, August 13, to celebrate the first anniversary of the release of the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap. The event will feature performances by local and national talent, presentations and activities that explore […]

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 […]