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.

D.C. Artist Norman Parish Honored

Hundreds crowded into Georgetown's Parish Gallery to enjoy a reception and art exhibit opening for artist and gallery owner Norman Parish.

Carmen Toruella-Quander: Art is Her Life

There couldn’t be a better title for an exhibit of the works of D.C. artist Carmen Toruella-Quander than the one that now graces her one-woman exhibit currently on view at the Parish Gallery in Georgetown.

D.C.'s Newseum to Open New Civil Rights Exhibit

Exhibit opening Aug. 2, will focus on key figures in the student civil rights movement.

Smithsonian's African art museum opens new exhibit

Just in time for Earth Day on April 22, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African Art in Southwest opened its first major exhibition that explores ways in which African artists come to terms with their relationship with the land ...