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D.C. Art Gallery Closes After 17 Years

Fellow artists, friends and patrons of the arts joined Tim Davis on Saturday in his International Visions Gallery in Northwest for a closing reception, party and viewing of new works by the Chicago-born painter and illustrator.

Summer Soiree Draws Young Art Enthusiasts

More than 100 supporters of black art hit the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall recently for Summer Soiree, an annual fundraising event.

Local Legend, Broadway Star and Ellington Student Honored at 'Phantom'-Themed Gala

A "Phantom of the Opera"-costumed gentleman greeted guests Thursday at Harmony Hall Regional Center John Addison Concert Hall in Fort Washington, Md., setting the tone for "Phantom"-themed gala sponsored by the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA), ...

National Museum of African Art Celebrates Milestone

After 50 years, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art continues to inspire conversations about the beauty, power, and diversity of the arts around the world.

Maya Angelou's Love of Life, Talent Remembered

Friends and colleagues lauded the late Maya Angelou, who danced, acted, belted out songs, penned soaring poetry and captivating novels that chronicled some of the horrors of her young life and her ability to rise above circumstances that might have ...

Newseum Exhibit Serves as a Testament to Ethnic Media

With 60 artifacts and a video of ethnic reporters reading text published decades ago in their respective newspapers, the Newseum and the Smithsonian have collaborated on a new exhibition, "One Nation With News For All," which opened May 16.

Maya Angelou, Famed Poet and Author, Dies at 86

Maya Angelou, renowned poet and novelist, has died Wednesday morning at age 86.

D.C. Arts Commission Wins Key Award

D.C.'s Commission on the Arts and Humanities recently won the highly-regarded Platinum Hermes Creative Award for its 2014 entry, a 5X5 Project promo video.

D.C. Writers Tell Their Stories

Everyone has a unique story to tell but it takes real dedication to put pen to paper and share one’s personal reflections with the rest of the world.

D.C. Director Revisits Los Angeles Riots

A District native and playwright who said she envisions theater as socially transformative has stepped into the director's chair for her latest work about one of the country's most polarizing events: The 1992 Los Angeles riots.

D.C. Arts Commission Executive Inducted into City's Hall of Fame

The Washington DC Hall of Fame Society honored DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities executive director Lionell Thomas during a gala Sunday with an award in the category of Cultural Arts.

Soul In Motion Celebrates 30 Years in the Arts

Soul In Motion will celebrate three decades in the performing arts at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater in Rockville, Md., on April 19 at 8 p.m.

D.C. to Hold Arts Grants Event

The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities will host its annual Grants Kickoff at the Lincoln Theatre on April 7 at 10 a.m., with D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D) attending.

'Earth Matters, Fashion Matters' Showcases Eco-Friendly African Design

The National Museum of African Art recently held "Earth Matters, Fashion Matters," a showcase of ecologically inspired, ready-to-wear designs by eight African designers based in Africa, New York and Europe.

Newseum Spotlights Ethnic Media and Media of Color

This spring, the Newseum, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, will open "One Nation With News for All," an exhibit recognizing historical figures of color and ethnic groups in the U.S. media and their role as a voice for people ...

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