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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 ...

Phillips Collection Teams with UNCF

A nationwide program to address diversity in the museum field has launched just in time for Black History Month.

Activist Amiri Baraka Laid to Rest

Final arrangements have been made for a viewing and the burial of Amiri Baraka, the famed activist and poet who died on Thursday, Jan. 9, after being hospitalized with an undisclosed illness.

Robert Freeman Exhibit on Display at Zenith Gallery

The works of renowned artist Robert Freeman will be on display through March 1 at the Zenith Gallery in Northwest.

Bombay Sapphire Series Celebrates Four Years in Exhibit of Winners Past and Present

The brilliant abstract-shaped canvases, classically crafted portraits and masterfully manipulated digital photographs lining the walls of International Visions Gallery on Connecticut Avenue represent winners — all of the artists who created them are winners of one of the most popular ...

Smithsonian Museum Features Work of South Africans

The day apartheid finally ended in South Africa; many concluded that the seeds of the race-based oppression had been swept away.

National Museum of African Art Receives $1.8 Million Gift

A unique gift and collaboration at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art will enable audiences to gain a broader understanding of how African and Omani history and culture shape and enrich the world, museum officials said.