Student Poetry from Richard Wright Public Charter School

By Asia Thomas, 11th Grade  Ms. Lindsey Laster, MAT, Instructor and Poetry Club Sponsor Self-discovery noun self-dis·​cov·​ery | \ ˌself-di-ˈskə-v(ə-)rē  \ Definition of self-discovery A state of vulnerability where you realize your true self and the unique characteristics you have. A cast-off of old behaviors and the old ‘you’ to experience a new self. In […]

National Native American Veterans Memorial to be Dedicated Nov. 11

By Southwester Staff This Veterans’ Day, a new memorial to honor Native veterans will be dedicated on the grounds of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.  The National Native American Veterans Memorial was commissioned by Congress to honor the service of Native Americans in every major military conflict in the U.S. since the […]

Juried Exhibition Features 33 DC Artists Exploring Environmental Injustice

By Southwester Staff The first juried art exhibition initiated by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is now on view at the organization’s public gallery at 200 I Street SE, as well as online in an immersive virtual exhibition.  The exhibit, titled Fragile Beauty, includes works from 33 DC artists spanning a range […]

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 […]

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 […]