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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Oct. 8

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Seldom does one see the work of a painter, who is also an adept bed sheet manipulator, on display in Northwest Washington.
Mariah Anne Johnson
Seldom does one see the work of a painter, who is also an adept bed sheet manipulator, on display in Northwest Washington.

(Oct. 8) Take that, Ikea!

When you're buying furniture you want to think long term, and when you're installing furniture in your museum it's pretty much the same deal. The National Gallery of Art opened a new permanent installation yesterday: Masterpieces of American Furniture from the Kaufman Collection features nearly 100 examples of early American furniture from the 18th and early-19th centuries.

(Oct. 8-Nov. 3) In the Pines

Washington artist Mariah Anne Johnson is both a painter and a bed sheet manipulator. She's drawing on both of those skills to transform Northwest's Flashpoint Gallery into childhood memories of her grandmother's house and the surrounding woods in Hot Springs, Arkansas. In the Pines invites viewers into a carefully constructed forest of vertically hung bed sheets and acid toned paintings through early November.

(Oct. 10) What makes American art American?

Critic, and commentator Adam Gopnik drops by the American Art Museum Wednesday evening to lead a lecture better had at no other venue. The staff writer at The New Yorker reflects on what makes American art American...at the American Art Museum. It's perfect!

Music: "Lowdown Popcorn [Buttered Version]" by James Brown

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