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Iranian Artist Subject of Retrospective at Hirshhorn

In beholding artist Shirin Neshat, a diminutive, chic-ly dressed Iranian woman whose appearance belies her age, it is hard to imagine her creating the strong, aggressive works that make up the new retrospective exhibition "Shirin Neshat: Facing History" at the ...

Artifacts from Sunken Slave Ship on Display

It was the find that Lonnie Bunch III and the new National Museum of African American History and Culture had searched for so desperately: the remains of one of the hundreds of ships that were used to transport millions of ...

ButtaflySoul Hosts Poetry Slam during Black Pride

On a warm, Saturday evening in Northwest, poets from the District, Baltimore and as far away as South Carolina, offered their best pieces in a friendly competition — with bragging rights and a $500 cash prize at stake.

Exhibit Showcases Works of African Artists

“The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists” can be viewed now through Aug. 2 at the National Museum of African Art.

Photographer Sets Sights on Anacostia's Waters

When Bruce McNeil travels abroad — to Ghana, China or Quebec — his destinations have one thing in common: there’s a river nearby.

Civil War Exhibit Focuses On Families

More than century after the historic population boom, Washingtonians and people from around the country have a chance to revisit history and commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with the Smithsonian Institution.

Famed Artist Faith Ringgold to Headline Pepco Art Gallery's Black History Exhibit

The Pepco Edison Place Gallery will open Friday its "Light of the Ancestors" Black History Month exhibit, featuring Faith Ringgold, one of the most prominent African-American artists.

Annie Lee, Famed Artist and Humanitarian, Dies

Annie Lee, an internationally acclaimed artist who was a major supporter of the Tom Joyner Foundation's effort to raise money for historically Black colleges and universities, died Nov. 24 in Henderson, Nevada. She was 79.

Exhibit Gives Voice to Legendary Artist Lois Mailou Jones

Unlike a photograph, a painting can capture more than just one moment in time. Consider the works of one beloved Howard University professor of art whose brilliance continues long after her death.

Funds Sought to Showcase Acclaimed Artist Jacob Lawrence

Officials at the Phillips Collection in Northwest have detailed its plans to develop a robust micro site featuring the works and previously unpublished interviews between preeminent American artist Jacob Lawrence and museum curators, including one conducted just prior to the ...

African-American Art History Highlighted at Howard U. Gallery

When one steps into the Howard University Gallery of Art during the current exhibit, "The Dianne Whitfield-Locke and Carnell Locke Collection: Building on Traditions," it becomes an educational walk through centuries of African-American art history.

Event to Honor D.C.-Area Artist, Detroit Luminaries

An art exhibit will be held at an upscale Northwest hotel on Oct. 26 in honor of D.C.-area artist M. Gasby Brown and the 10-year anniversary of her "No Permission Needed" artwork collection.

Volunteers Sought for All-Night Art Festival in D.C.

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities announced that it will expand its annual nightlong street festival for artists to several neighborhoods citywide — and the Congress Heights team is seeking volunteers to help pull off this year's event.

Bill Cosby's Art Collection Headed to Smithsonian

America's favorite TV dad has become one of the Smithsonian's newest benefactors.

Anacostia Residents Seek Removal of 'Junk' Art Exhibit

Anacostia residents made it clear they wouldn't tolerate a storefront art exhibit on display in their community that they say is an unsightly pile of junk, and the city was forced to listen.

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