Americana Exhibit Examines History of Baseball Through Unique Lens

By Southwester Staff As baseball season once again kicks off at Nationals Park, the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum has mounted a special exhibit celebrating the 150th anniversary of professional baseball.  The exhibition, titled Baseball: America’s Home Run, highlights connections between baseball and America’s national history, offering visitors the chance to examine the “mythologies of the […]

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. […]

Costumes Take Center Stage in Arena’s Catch Me If You Can

By Sheila Wickouski In the Arena Stage production of Catch Me If You Can, costumes take center stage, creating the atmosphere of the 1960’s and supporting the story with humor and panache.  Costume designer Alejo Vietti has worked on productions ranging from Broadway to Donesk, Ukraine. He has designed costumes for the Radio City Rockettes […]

Southwest Chamber Players Present 25th Anniversary Shows

By David Ehrlich The Southwest Chamber Players announce their triumphant return to the concert stage of Saint Augustine’s Episcopal Church with a pair of concerts Friday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 3 at 2:30 p.m. Following a two-year hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic, this happy occasion will mark the amateur organization’s […]