National Cherry Blossom Festival to Return in 2022

By Southwester Staff The National Cherry Blossom Festival will make its return in 2022, after the pandemic cancelled 2021 events and caused authorities to warn visitors away from the Tidal Basin during cherry blossom season.  National Cherry Blossom Festival President Diana Mayhew announced that the festival’s signature events will take place in person between March […]

William Dennis Grubb, Southwest Resident and Early Peace Corps Volunteer, Passes Away

By Ana Carmen Neboisa Mr. William Dennis Grubb peacefully entered into eternal rest on October 25 at his home in Southwest Washington. The Peace Corps, global development, education, and the church have propelled his lifelong service to help others in nations on five continents. An Eagle Scout, Mr. Grubb joined the then-new Peace Corps at […]

Performance Art, Sculpture Sound Collective Call for Freedom 

 By Southwester Staff At sunrise on October 15 on the National Mall, Abigail DeVille’s new performance, WAKE UP: Liberation Call at Dawn, called citizens to attention through a procession rooted in drumming, referencing various cries of protest and action throughout American history, a narrative that includes lesser-known events such as the Stono Slave Rebellion of […]

National Museum of African Art Exhibit Bridges Distance and History

By Southwester Staff  Currently on view at the Smithsonian ​​National Museum of African Art, the exhibit “Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa” is filled with delightful surprises for lovers of art and archeology.  Covering 800 years of trade over three continents, the exhibit connects objects and other […]

Hirshhorn Hosts New Exhibitions Inside and Out

By Southwester Staff Art is everywhere —indoors and outdoors —at the Hirshhorn Museum.  The exterior of the cylindrical building is now the site of Swiss artist Nicolas Party’s “Draw the Curtain” (2021). The artwork wraps around the building a full 360 degrees, spanning a circumference of 829 feet.  The original pastel painting, digitally collaged and […]

Focus on Health for the Holidays

By Southwester Staff Each holiday season, the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) focuses on breast cancer and its impact on the family, children, and the survivor. The TDJBCF also works to raise greater awareness about reducing one’s risks for developing the disease, early detection, mammography screening, adherence, and genetic counseling and testing.  Join […]