WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Nov. 30

Play associated audio
An ordinary dishtowel makes its way into dozens of paintings at MICA in Baltimore.
Courtesy of MICA
An ordinary dishtowel makes its way into dozens of paintings at MICA in Baltimore.

(Dec. 1-March 11) Throw in the towel
Dozens of artists were asked to throw in the towel for an art exhibit opening tomorrow at the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Meyerhoff Gallery in Baltimore. The Common Object features more than 60 paintings incorporating a very ordinary dishtowel. The purpose of the exercise was to give the mundane its beautiful due.

(Dec. 1-Dec. 10) The luckiest film festival of them all
Two film festivals open in the District tomorrow. The Capital Irish Film Festival brings shorts and full length features to the E Street Cinema and the Goethe Institut in Northwest Washington. The festivities get started with The Lotus Eaters which is about a group of hedonistic youngsters who excessively attend festivities.

(Dec. 1-11) Women and work on the big screen
The Washington Jewish Film Festival screens at a number of theaters in Northwest and the AFI Silver in Silver Spring through December 11th. This year’s celebration focuses on “Women Filmmakers” and “Jews at Work”, including pioneering dancer Anna Halprin and architect Erich Mendelsohn.

Music: “Daydream” by Youth Lagoon

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 24

You can see a creative dance group perform a physical ode to the natural world or check out an indie-soul singer who uses music to pay tribute to her roots.
NPR

Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro's 'Dream' Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy

On the first leg of his Asian tour, the president stopped by the iconic sushi restaurant. David Gelb, who directed a documentary about the restaurant, says eating there is amazing and nerve-wracking.
WAMU 88.5

Environmentalists Turn To Campaign Finance Reform To Advance Cause

Frustrated by the lobbying power of oil and gas companies, environmenalists are joining the call for campaign finance reform in Washington.

NPR

FCC Set To Change Net Neutrality Rules

On Thursday, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules for how broadband providers should treat the Internet traffic flowing through their networks.

Leave a Comment

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