May 27, 2011 |
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Spoleto Festival USA, an annual burst of opera, chamber music, jazz, theater and dance, opened Friday in historic Charleston — although state funding was axed for the second straight year. The $7.6 million budget for the 17-day festival dips into the organization's reserves, said General Director Nigel Redden, who also directs the summer Lincoln Center Festival in New York. "I think this year will be a struggle," Redden said. "The budget is a big increase over last year even in spite of cutbacks.
May 9, 2011 |
Selling contemporary art is one thing. Selling performance art is another. But selling performance art for charity is nearly unheard of. Yet the District of Columbia Arts Center in Adams Morgan is betting that it can not only build a fundraiser out of performance, it can make a performance out of a fundraiser. On Thursday, DCAC is hosting its first experience auction — a live auction in which experiences, not things, will hit the auction block. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on...
November 14, 2012 |
T aryn Simon's art doesn't look like it was made by an individual. Her photographic displays are so orderly and spare that one might think they were assembled by a committee, perhaps human rights activists documenting some horrendous government crime, or lawyers laying out their case for a class-action suit. Row after row of relentlessly similar portraits have the limited expressive power of a high school yearbook, or a Most Wanted poster on a post office wall. Every portrait is...
June 7, 2013
The Washington Post is proud to sponsor SUPERNOVA, a Rosslyn Arts Project, in its inaugural year. SUPERNOVA runs from June 7-9 and features free performance arts piece in public spaces all over Rosslyn. Emerging and established local, regional, national and international performance artists will come to Northern Virginia to present an expansive range of positions and approaches to performance art. Performance art, live art, body art, relational art, action art, happenings, actions, interventions and more will take place...
August 2, 2012 |
At 10 a.m. on Aug. 11, Kathryn Cornelius will wear a white gown and walk toward her betrothed to exchange vows before a crowd of assembled guests. An ordained minister will officiate, then the pair will drink champagne, cut the cake and gaze into each other's eyes as they dance their first dance. And then they will divorce. At 11 a.m. she'll do it all over again with someone new. And at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and every hour on the hour until she has wed and divorced seven people.
August 30, 2011 |
Art Portraits After 5 The number of after-hours museum parties continues to grow, but the price of admission has been rising just as steadily. Thankfully, the National Portrait Gallery's soiree is something of an anomaly: It's free. And the inaugural party — from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday — features quite the lineup. Most of the event is in the museum's spectacular Kogod Courtyard (inside the Reynolds Center, which also houses the Smithsonian American Art Museum), although visitors will also have access to the soon-to-close exhibit "Capital...