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A talented painter who died poor and forgotten may have inspired the influential American artist's work in ceramics
May 24, 2012 | By Henry Adams
This weekend, air out your dirty laundry, live the life of "aloha" and check out the American Art Museum's latest exhibit.
May 24, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
How much does context matter when looking at instances of racism in movies? A journey back to the earliest instances of unapologetic stereotypes to this week's release of The Dictator
May 18, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
This weekend celebrate Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, do the Mambo at the National Museum of African Art and witness Tom Stone carve a traditional Hawiian surfboard.
May 17, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
By sketching the movements of people at the Cleveland Art Museum, Andrew Oriani laid the groundwork for some deep insights into how art is appreciated
May 16, 2012 | By Henry Adams
Captain Lawrence Oates wrote that if Robert Scott's team didn't win the race to the South Pole, "we shall come home with our tails between our legs." Actually, worse was in store
May 16, 2012 | By Gilbert King
A list of some of the best books and films about the subcontinent to take in before you go.
May 16, 2012 | By Susan Spano
From saints to sinners, some Mother's Day movies you may have overlooked
May 11, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
Tonight, the Hirshhorn's nightly 360-degree projection, SONG 1, comes alive with an outdoor concert.
May 11, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Celebrate living well with Mom this weekend at Garden Fest, the Bolivian Festival and at the Steinway series with Mendelssohn Piano Trio.
May 10, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
A stunning statue at the Cleveland Museum raises concerns about the acquisition of antiquities
May 10, 2012 | By Henry Adams
From animation studios to movie stars to box office tallies, China has become the next frontier in film production
May 10, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
A new made-for-television movie airing May 28 recounts the stormy love affair between the writer and the war correspondent
May 09, 2012 | By Susan Spano
This week, get a book signed by New Orleans specialist Carolyn Morrow Long, enjoy a concert by the Encore Chorale, and discover the real Aaron Burr in a lecture by H.W. Brands.
May 07, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Events May 4-6: Cool off with IMAX, Fly a kite at the Sackler and celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Smithsonian
This weekend, view the spectacular journey of a polar bear and her cubs in IMAX, make your own Korean kite and join Smithsonian in kicking off the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration.
May 03, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
Twenty-five years after The Simpsons made their TV debut, the show's creator talks about Homer's odyssey—and his own
May 2012 | By Claudia De La Roca
This week, take a garden tour, discover the universe through cutting edge developments in X-ray telescopes, and meet acclaimed artist Roni Horn.
April 30, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Chinese artist Ai WeiWei challenges ideas of authenticity with his reproduction of Qing dynasty zodiac animal heads, now on view at the Hirshhorn Museum.
April 26, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Events April 27-29: Insight into 20th-Century African American Art, Anacostia River & Jazz Fest, Gamer Symphony Orchestra
This weekend, get some insight into 20th-Century African American Art, Dance at the Anacostia River and Jazz Fest and hear the Gamer Symphony Orchestra perform arrangements of video game music.
April 26, 2012 | By Kelly Smith
What's so great about the curve-filled, machine-inspired art movement that burst on the scene in the early 20th century and owes a lot to Cubism? Certainly not its founders' politics
April 24, 2012 | By Henry Adams