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.

'Love in Afghanistan': A Cross Cultural Romance

The plot is age-old – boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, fate intervenes and the romance is doomed. But while the plot may not be new, the approach in Charles Randolph-Wright’s latest play, "Love in Afghanistan," is ...

Kinsey Collection Featured at Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Philanthropist couple Bernard and Shirley Kinsey spent nearly three decades gathering as many as 400 authentic and rare works of art, artifacts, books, documents and manuscripts, all which tell the often untold story of African-American achievement and contributions.

D.C. Fashion Week 2013 Showcases Homegrown Talent

D.C. Fashion Week 2013, featuring the spring and summer 2014 collections of designers from around the world, kicked off its nineteenth cycle at the Woolly Mammoth Theater on Monday, Sept. 23, with an eco-friendly designer showcase.

Faith Ringgold's Works on Exhibit

Artist Faith Ringgold created artwork that proved controversial but are now among the most sought after and legendary pieces of art.

Local Art Exhibit Spotlights Racism, Injustice

Dozens of pieces of art are on display as part of "The Art of Justice: Honoring and Continuing a Movement for Equality through Artistic Expression," an exhibit at the Mount Rainier Artist Lofts gallery in Mount Ranier, Md.

National Gallery Exhibition Marks Artist Kerry James Marshall's First D.C. Solo Show

Artist Kerry James Marshall transformed his obsession with the Middle Passage into a body of artwork.