19th Century Paris and Cristen Conger

By Daniela Sol        In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Phillips Collection, a gallery in downtown DC, held a gallery conversation last Thursday. Feminist activist, Cristen Conger, welcomed their new exhibit displaying Toulouse Lautrec’s vibrant portrayal of exuberant late 19th century Parisian art scenes. The conversation focused on topics related to female celebrities’ power Read More …

Antigonón at the Kennedy Center

By Rachel Gallagher        Antigonón, un contingente épico—a Cuban take on the Greek tragedy Antigone—expresses the complex identity of Cuba both past and present, through bold artistic expression.        Antigonón, un contingente épico was performed at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater March 21-22, 2017 by Teatro El Público, a Havana based theatre company founded by Read More …

What to Watch: The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

by Rachel Gallagher         From March 14th – 26th various embassies, libraries, museums, theaters, and universities will be  hosting screenings of environmentally-themed films for the 25th Anniversary of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF).  The Environmental Film Festival is “the longest-running environmental film festival in the United States,” according to their website. Read More …

Heaven at The Barber of Hell’s Bottom

by Piero J Filpi          Before the Civil War, the area located near 8th Street NE and P was referred to as “Hell’s Bottom.” Similar to Daredevil’s rendition of Hell’s Kitchen in New York, the D.C. area was riddled with crime throughout the 1850’s and 1860’s. Walking into the Barber of Hell’s Bottom, a Read More …

Yayomi Kusama’s Poetic Peace Through Pumpkins and Mirrors

By Daniela Sol A new exhibit is opening this February 23rd at the Hirshhorn museum by the artist Yayomi Kusama named Infinity Mirrors. This opening will be thehe artist’s most significant tour in North America for over two decades. The exhibit is being held in honor of the Japanese artist’s sixty-five years as an artist. Read More …