Art Beat: Tuesday, Nov. 2 | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Art Beat: Tuesday, Nov. 2

Play associated audio

"Art Beat" with Sabri Ben-Achour:

(Nov. 2-Dec. 4) VERY QUEER PORTRAITS Texan artist Heyd Fontenot uses the nude portrait as commentary on modern identity issues in The Very Queer Portraits of Heyd Fontenot at the University of Maryland's Art Gallery in College Park for the next month. Human imperfections, comical innuendos, and the occasional goat assist the artist in getting to the core of what it means to be weird: It means you're normal.

(Nov. 2-Jan. 9) IN VIBRANT COLOR If something a little less sexual but way more colorful appeals to you, head to the National Museum of Women in the Arts sometime before January. A Life in Vibrant Color features a wealth of paintings, textiles, and sketches by pioneering African American artist Loïs Mailou Jones. Jones' work draws inspiration from the struggles she witnessed growing up in the United States as well as her time spent in Haiti, Africa, and Martha's Vineyard.

(Nov. 2-Dec. 26) OKLAHOMA! You may have heard that DC's Arena Stage is back and that she's had some work done. Her name got bigger, too. Roger and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! celebrates all things America with song at dance at Arena Stage at The Mead Center through Christmas.

background music: Ce Matin La by Air


Herbie Hancock: 'On A Path To Find My Own Answer'

In a candid interview, the ever-innovative pianist traces the lines between Buddhist chants, Sly Stone and Miles Davis, while shedding new light on some hard facts about his past.

Glow-In-The-Dark Treats To Light Up Your Halloween

Two entrepreneurs have developed new tricks to make food that's literally illuminating, using ingredients that are as natural and unprocessed as possible. It's just basic food chemistry, folks.

Big-Spending Democrat Faces Off With Koch Brothers In Campaign Ads

Climate change activist Tom Steyer has become the single biggest supporter of Democrats this election. New FEC filings show he gave his NextGen Climate Action superPAC another $15 million. In ads, NextGen is tying candidates in six Senate races to the conservative billionaire Koch brothers.

Tweets In Hong Kong Puts Kenny G In Jam With Communist Party

The saxophone superstar, hugely popular in mainland China, walked into a mine field in Hong Kong. Selfies with demonstrators sparked a response from the government — and Kenny G took down the tweets.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.