WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Play associated audio
 A reproduction of Judy Taylor's labor-themed mural is showing at VisArts in Rockville.
Judy Taylor
A reproduction of Judy Taylor's labor-themed mural is showing at VisArts in Rockville.

You can save yourself some labor on the road and enjoy any number of local art events this weekend.

(Sept. 2) Capital Portraits

If you’ve never spent a happy hour or two at the National Portrait Gallery, you have a chance tonight. The Gallery bids adieu to Capital Portraits from 6 to 9. You can enjoy works from greats like Warhol and Cassatt on loan from private collectors in and around D.C. For further enticement, there will be a hip hop dance troupe, performance art and local beat aficionado DJ Natty Boom.

(Sept. 3-5) Page to Stage

The Kennedy Center celebrates the labor of hungry writers in its 10th annual Page to Stage festival this weekend. Forty area theater companies pitch in to help present free readings and open rehearsals of local and national playwrights, librettists and composers.

(Sept. 2-20) A labor of love

Maine’s governor recently removed a labor-themed mural from the state’s Department of Labor and sparked controversy in the process. A large-scale reproduction of Judy Taylor’s 11-panel piece is on view at Vis Arts in Rockville. The History of Labor in the State of Maine is accompanied by other works about work in Celebrate Labor: Where Art and Politics Meet through September 20th.

Music: “The Black Keys Work” by Erlend Oye

NPR

'Theeb' Looks At Middle East History Through The Eyes Of A Bedouin Boy

The Oscar-nominated film is set in 1916 Saudi Arabia, a pivotal time in the region. Director Naji Abu Nowar says he wanted to explore "how strange and surreal it must have been" for the Bedouins.
NPR

Beer And Snack Pairings: A Super Bowl Game Everyone Can Win

Which beer goes with guacamole? How can a brew complement spicy wings? Two craft beer experts share their favorite pairings and help us take our Super Bowl snack game to the next level.
NPR

5 Things You Should Know Before the New Hampshire Primary

New Hampshire has a reputation for strong voter participation and independents. It's really easy to get on the ballot, and it has had a better track record of picking GOP nominees in recent years.
NPR

OK, Google, Where Did I Put My Thinking Cap?

It can be too easy for students to Google an assignment before they stop to think about it. Some researchers say we're losing our critical thinking and memory skills by relying on the search bar.

Leave a Comment

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