February 12, 2010 |
CORRECTION: The Galleries column about D.C. art dealer Leigh Conner said she owns the Northeast Washington building that houses her gallery, Conner Contemporary Art. The building is co-owned by Conner and her partner, Jamie Smith. Word of advice: Art dealer Leigh Conner is many things -- well-connected, a powerhouse, the District's top gallerist -- but one thing she isn't is laid-back. Never, ever cross her. Trust me, I know. Conner is the public face of Conner Contemporary Art, the Trinidad gallery she runs...
October 1, 2013 |
The Greek delegation is not pleased. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, in Washington for official business, planned to attend to the opening reception on Wednesday of "Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections," scheduled to open Oct. 6 at the National Gallery of Art. Add that to the list of failed plans in Washington. The opening party was canceled, and the Prime Minister will go home without seeing the exhibition, one organized in collaboration with the Benaki...
August 1, 2012
Barbara A. Bither, 58, who had worked as a museum curator and historical researcher at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing's Historical Resource Center, died June 29 at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington. She had Paget's disease of the bone. The death was confirmed by her husband, Marc Brenman. Ms. Bither joined the Historical Resource Center in 1997 and specialized in the history of currency papermaking and engraving. Over the years, she helped the Secret Service as an expert on counterfeit money.
January 27, 2013 |
There's something slightly unruly and diffuse about the National Gallery of Art 's new exhibition of 19th-century French works on paper, " Color, Line, Light: French Drawings, Watercolors, and Pastels From Delacroix to Signac . " Part of it is the art, diverse in form, style and ambition; but part of it is the exhibition, which is devoted not to an argument, or a comprehensive overview, but to the generosity of the man who collected it, James...
December 21, 2012 |
The next time you consider building or buying a house, consider this: rather than clear trees from a plot of land and pour a foundation into the ground, tap into your childhood imagination and build your house in the trees. " Tree Houses: Fairy-Tale Castles in the Air ," by Philip Jodidio invites readers to tour 50 tree houses from around the world. Jodidio, who studied economics and art history at Harvard University, served as editor-in-chief of the Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years and is...
July 12, 2012 |
The Class of 2007 was the last to finish college before the recession hit. Five years later, those graduates are returning to alma maters for their first milestone reunion — and reflecting on cruel economic times. Here at Dickinson College in south-central Pennsylvania, at open bars and formal dinners, they swapped stories about the challenge of establishing careers and lives when great jobs are so hard to find. "When we graduated, we were all chomping at the bit to get out of here and change the world," said...