WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

Filed Under:

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 18

Play associated audio
Rafael Guastavino's tile vaulted ceilings changed the face of American architecture. The Boston Public Library was his company's first project.
Michael Freeman
Rafael Guastavino's tile vaulted ceilings changed the face of American architecture. The Boston Public Library was his company's first project.

Mar. 18-Jun. 1: Trees- The World Greatest Cooperators

D.C.'s Zenith Gallery presents its 35th Anniversary exhibit, Trees- The World Greatest Cooperators, through June 1. More than 30 artists contribute paintings, mixed media and sculpture that speak to the trees and their role on this planet.

Mar. 18-Apr. 20: Expansions

You can see Expansions at Transformer in D.C. through April 20. The exhibit features pieces by five artists who expand on their small- to medium-sized two-dimensional work by creating larger mixed-media installations, sculpture, video animation, and paintings.

Mar. 18-Jan. 20: Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America's Great Public Spaces

A new exhibit at the National Building Museum highlights the contributions made by architectural craftsman Rafael Guastavino Sr. and his family. The first-generation Spanish immigrant left his mark on more than 600 buildings across the country, including more than 25 in the D.C. area. Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America's Great Public Spaces includes historic drawings, photos, and artifacts.

Music: "One Day (instrumental)" by Matisyahu

NPR

In Pakistan, Literary Spring Is Both Renaissance And Resistance

For the past decade Pakistan has faced war, political instability and the rise of religious extremism. But those crises have fueled a new generation of Pakistani writers and artists.
NPR

Behold Ukrainian Easter Art: Incredible, Inedible Eggs

Even 2,000 years ago, people seemed to know that the egg could be a source of life. And an ancient art form has been passed down, transforming a symbolic source of food into a dazzling decoration.
NPR

Obama's Tax Rate Rose — And He Can't Blame Anyone But Himself

President Obama, like many wealthy Americans, is paying more of his income to the IRS. He and the first lady paid $98,169 in taxes for 2013 on income of $481,098.
NPR

Between Heartbleed And Homeland, NSA Treads Cybersecurity Gray Area

Amid controversy over the Heartbleed security bug, the White House clarified how U.S. intelligence agencies must handle such bugs. Bloomberg Businessweek cybersecurity reporter Michael Riley explains.

Leave a Comment

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