All posts in Washington DC

Art World Roundup: What’s below the Mona Lisa, philanthropists band together to aid BIPOC organisations, and more

In this week’s Art World Roundup, we look at a new study shedding more like on the Mona Lisa and a report with surprising information on the state of the illicit trade of cultural artefacts. Philanthropists groups in the US have banded together in an effort to support BIPOC organisations while Kevin Young has been appointed as […]

Art World Roundup: art acquisitions, art restitution, and the end of King Tut ‘s touring show?

In this week’s Art World Roundup, we cover the US National Gallery of Art’s first acquisition of art by a Native American artist and how one London MP is honouring an artist and victim of Grenfell. The UK government pledges to help out the culture sector while the LACMA quietly restitutes works to South Korea. […]

The Obama portraits, by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, to tour five US cities

Getting to meet the president of the United States is an honour that many people won’t see in their lifetime. Usually, the closest you get is visiting Washington DC, the Capitol Building, or, by heading to the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in DC to see the official presidential portraits. Of course, getting to DC is […]

At 500, Tintoretto gets his first retrospective in the US

Jacopo Tintoretto, one of Venice’s greatest Renaissance artists, is currently having his first retrospective in the US and North America to celebrate the 500th anniversary of his birth. While other museums have been set on securing works by Leonardo da Vinci to commemorate the 500th anniversary of his death throughout 2019, the National Gallery of […]