WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Jan. 16

Play associated audio
"Theory of Relativity" by Magida Hyatt is one of the abstract paintings featured in The Now Painters exhibit Towards Abstraction.
Courtesy Watergate Gallery & Frame Design
"Theory of Relativity" by Magida Hyatt is one of the abstract paintings featured in The Now Painters exhibit Towards Abstraction.

Jan. 16-Feb. 5: Towards Abstraction
You can view abstract work by a group of Corcoran College of Art + Design — educated painters through February 5 at The Watergate Gallery, which is hosting a reception tonight at 6:30 p.m. for the exhibit, entitled Towards Abstraction. Each of the painters employs a unique method and ideology in his or her work, with inspiration ranging from personal travels to the natural world.

Jan. 18-27: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Speaking of the abstract, starting this Friday you can watch The National Ballet of Canada dance down the rabbit hole and across the stage at The Kennedy Center, where the ensemble will be performing Alice's Adventures in Wonderland through January 27. Lewis Carroll's whimsical tale of a young girl's sojourn in Wonderland comes to life as the company recreates memorable characters such as the Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts. The theatrical presentation is co-produced with The Royal Ballet of London and is choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon.

Music: "Little Alice" by Danny Elfman

NPR

He Died At 32, But A Young Artist Lives On In LA's Underground Museum

When Noah Davis founded the museum, he wanted to bring world-class art to a neighborhood he likened to a food desert, meaning no grocery stores or museums. Davis died a year ago Monday.
NPR

The Strange, Twisted Story Behind Seattle's Blackberries

Those tangled brambles are everywhere in the city, the legacy of an eccentric named Luther Burbank whose breeding experiments with crops can still be found on many American dinner plates.
NPR

Trump Surrogate Tweets Cartoon Of Hillary Clinton In Blackface

Pastor Mark Burns mocked Hillary Clinton with a cartoon that read, in part, "I ain't no ways tired of pandering to African Americans."
NPR

Listen: 'Web Site Story,' NPR's Musical About The Internet — From 1999

Found in our archives: an Internet-themed remake of West Side Story from the dot-com bubble era. It begins with Bill Gates and features the sound of a modem but isn't as obsolete as you might expect.

Leave a Comment

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