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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.

Arts & Humanities Fest Concludes in D.C.

Plans to punctuate the Arts & Humanities Festival at St. Elizabeths East with a gospel music extravaganza may have been halted by the rain, but it didn’t put a damper on the spirit of the weekend celebration.

Student Involvement in Civil Rights Focus of Newseum Exhibit

It would not be far-fetched to say that without the youth, vigor, energy and fearlessness of the young people who stood on the frontlines of the civil rights movement, it may have failed or achieved far less than it did.

Arts & Humanities Festival at St. Elizabeths East

The Humanities Council of Washington, DC and Building Bridges Across the River at THEARC announce the kickoff of the Arts & Humanities Festival at St. Elizabeths East on Saturday, July 27.

National Arts Medal Inspires WPAS

The Washington Performing Arts Society's mission to provide quality arts presentations and art education to the District of Columbia recently received a major boost.

Nikki Giovanni Rocks Busboys and Poets

For most of her 70 years, poet Nikki Giovanni has lived by the philosophy that there are things you stand up for because they're right.

Januwa Moja: Art as a Reflection of Black Life

For more than 40 years, Januwa Moja has designed exquisite African-inspired outfits far from the runways of London, Paris and Milan.

Washington Performing Arts Society to Receive National Medal of Arts

President Barack Obama will honor the Washington Performing Arts Society, one of the nation's leading performing arts presenters, with the National Medal of Arts on Wednesday.

Shakespeare Writings Inspired South African Prisoners

The Folger Library exhibit, titled "A Book Behind Bars: The Robben Island Shakespeare," opened May 25. The exhibit also includes sketches of Robben Island locations by Nelson Mandela, which are being shown for the first time in the U.S.