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Annual Waterfowl Festival Returns to Easton

s I write this column, Hurricane Sandy approaches our coast from the Atlantic. The eaves and branches outside my window ...

Lichtenstein Blockbuster Proclaims Power of Print

In 2012, the work of Roy Lichtenstein has become basically prescient. The relevance of his 50-year-old concept has been widely amplified in recent years by the onslaught of social media and viral networking. Today, everyone shares and manipulates text and image with a personal flourish, from Facebook to Twitter, whose entire structures rely upon a cache of shared, recognizable symbols and icons.

Get Shuckin’! Oyster Festivals Around the Region

Oysters occupy a unique intersection on the cultural and culinary map. The salty little pearls bring us together, bridging the gap between working class bar fare and high-society gastronomic opulence.

The Auction Block

For centuries, auctions and estate sales have been used to establish the value of artifacts, artworks, artists, and items of ...

14th Street Gallery Walk

The first flecks of yellow are dotting the trees around Washington, a seasonal indicator that, among other things, signals the ...

No ‘Doubt’ about Barbara Kruger at the Hirshhorn

Words civilize us. They separate us fair-haired and dexterous animals of intellect from the world of beasts. A baby’s ...

The Blue Ridge, an Autumnal Escape in Virginia

“We need the tonic of wildness,” wrote Henry David Thoreau. “We need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some ...

Countryside Real Estate Roundup

Right now is an incredible confluence of events in the real estate world. Prices of homes seem to have bottomed ...

Georgetown Art Walk

Unique things are happening in Georgetown’s gallery community. From microscopic sculptures, to affordable contemporary art sales, to themed shows ...

The Eastern Market Experience

Eastern Market, among many other apt definitions and descriptions, is a cultural hub for the city and surrounding area.

BELLOWS AND MIRÓ: Painting the Cultural Fabric

Within the stone walls of the National Gallery of Art, the calm, quiet rooms are always cool and astonishingly breezy ...

Riding To Buy Fresh

In 2007, the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission started the Buy Local Challenge (BLC) to highlight the economic and environmental ...

Beat the Heat with Boats and Beaches

For the past few weeks, being out in the sun has been downright masochistic. Stepping outside, the pelting heat was ...

City Center Gallery Walk

The American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead was a keen observer of the riches of modern city life. She spoke of ...

Richard Diebenkorn: Everything All At Once

Through the end of September, the Corcoran Gallery of Art is hosting “Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series,” a retrospective of the artist’s landmark series made between 1967 and 1988, which marks the first major museum exhibition focused on these luminous, grid-like paintings.

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