Smithsonian’s Craft Show Brings Modern Day Craft to the Building Museum

Each year, I relish the opportunity to visit the Smithsonian Craft Show, held in the lofty colonnade of the National Building Museum.  The term “craft show” really doesn’t do it justice–the pieces people bring to show at this juried event are spectacular.  Some of my favorites from Thursday’s Friend’s Night Out include an amazing Cruella d’Ville…

The Freer Sackler Weaves Together Traditional and Contemporary Fashion

“To Dye For: Ikats from Central Asia,” will be on view at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery March 24–July 29. Traditional 19-century ikat coats and panels from the Sackler’s collections, a gift of Guido Goldman, encourage visitors to explore the techniques and traditions that produced the Central Asian textiles. Alongside these historical objects are a number of…

Freer|Sackler Celebrates Reopening With Two-Day Festival Oct. 14-15 

IlluminAsia Festival Features Asian Art, Food and Cultures    An extraordinary nighttime video projection on the façade of the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art, music by the Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble and an outdoor Asian food market are a few highlights of the weekend that marks the opening of the Freer following an 18-month renovation….

Find Your Fabulous at the Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show

Smithsonian Craft2Wear: a curated show and sale of limited-edition wearable art, where you will discover stylish and fashion-forward clothing, jewelry and accessories. More than 60 acclaimed designers from all over the country are represented. Take this unique opportunity to enhance your fall wardrobe and to begin your holiday gift shopping. With a theme of Chic and…

This Weekend Visit Smithsonian’s 35th Annual Juried Craft Show

  This weekend only, the National Building Museum is taken over by some of the most prestigious designers and crafters in the country.  On display and for sale are works from 120 artists representing all facets of contemporary design and craft– basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood….

Wine and Design, Take Me Away

  Taking a step away from the dusty yet somehow still humid DC summer and into the cool and calm recesses of a museum is one of the pleasures of living in this city of ours.  Getting to spend time decompressing with a glass of wine and a project you don’t necessarily need to do…

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Anacostia in Bloom Edition

Friday, June 26  A Creative DC – 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A Creative DC partners with Maketto on H Street NE to present In Real Life. The goal of the invitational series, a type of networking event, is to connect and empower DC’s creative communities. For more information, click here. The event is located…

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Fascist Hipsters Edition

Thursday, June 18 Brookland Arts Walk Third Thursday Cheryl D. Edwards’ Studio – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Post Avant-Garde/Conceptualism features the works of Olubanke King-Akerele, Charles M. Bergen, Cheryl D. Edwards, Donna-Marie R. Jones, and Sue Wribican. For more information, click here.  Cheryl Edwards’ Studio is located at 716 Monroe St. NE Studio #9. Wild…

Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art to Close January 2016 for Major Renovations

The Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art, one of the two national museums of Asian art, will undergo major renovations beginning this month to bring its technology and infrastructure into the 21st century and revitalize gallery spaces. Work behind the scenes will continue throughout 2015, and following a slate of special celebratory events, the museum will…