Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 12 | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Art Beat

Filed Under:

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 12

Play associated audio
Ann McCoy's 1979 work Ach Rèalt na Glanmhaigdine ina ga ar an Uiscedepicts the colorful world under the sea.
Photo courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation
Ann McCoy's 1979 work Ach Rèalt na Glanmhaigdine ina ga ar an Uiscedepicts the colorful world under the sea.

Mar. 12-Aug. 17: Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection
Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection is on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum through August 17. Chief Curator Virginia Mecklenburg selected the 70-plus paintings and sculptures in the exhibit and says you don’t have to know anything about art to understand what these introspective works are about: "Each piece provides some sort of avenue for thinking about who we are as individuals, how we function as social beings, what the human condition is… And so we think about being part of, if you will, a family of man that shares values, fears, anxieties, joys."

Mar. 12-16: Oklahoma!
It’s not too late to see Oklahoma!, which is on stage at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington through Sunday. Presented by Chalice Theatre, the musical is set in an early 20th-century pioneering community and follows a group of cowboys and farmers as they fight for love.

Music: “Midnight Cowboy” by Ferrante and Teicher

NPR

Buzz Bissinger: With Caitlyn Jenner, 'You Feel A Connection'

NPR's Melissa Block interviews Buzz Bissinger about his profile of Caitlyn Jenner in Vanity Fair and her gender transition. She is formerly known as Bruce, an Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon.
NPR

Grass Gourmands: A Herbivore Food Mystery On The African Savanna

A new study sheds light on a longstanding ecological question: How do so many species like impalas and elephants co-exist when they're all feeding on the same limited foods?
NPR

Pro-Warren Group Disbands, As Senator Splits Again With Obama

A group pushing Elizabeth Warren to run for president moves on and "declares victory" in advancing her positions. But Warren is already on to new fights.
NPR

Senate Approves USA Freedom Act, After Amendments Fail

"It protects civil liberties and our national security," President Obama says. "I'll sign it as soon as I get it."

Leave a Comment

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