Jacob Lawrence's 'Bar and Grill' is featured in the American Art Museum's new exhibit of African American art.
(April 26-29) The Nautical Yards
Built in the early 19th century, Washington’s Navy Yard is the U.S. Navy’s oldest shore establishment. Near Southeast has seen a few wars, some landmark scientific developments, and its fair share of changes in the neighborhood. D.C.’s force/collision ensemble channels that history in The Nautical Yards, performed at sunset today through Sunday at The Yards Park. Dancers, actors, and musicians weave together a story about two lovers separated by war using elements of water mythology and nautical tales.
(April 27-Sept. 3) Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond
The American Art Museum traces the history of African-American art through the 20th century in a new exhibit opening tomorrow. Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond features paintings, sculpture, prints, and photographs by 43 black artists who documented a few decades of tremendous social and political change.
Music: “Perfect Disguise” by Modest Mouse