The Hirshhorn Museum, which previously had only one work by Duchamp, now ranks near the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art as holding the most prominent public collections of his work.
Brendan L. Smith
Brendan L. Smith is a mixed-media artist, freelance writer, and arts educator in Washington, D.C. In past lives, he was a staff reporter for newspapers across the country, a wildland firefighter in New Mexico, and a night-shift supervisor of a homeless shelter.
When Chairs Become Extraordinary Sculptures
The chairs in When Attitudes Become Chairs reveal how a decidedly utilitarian object can become something inspirational and new.
The Insider’s Guide to Outsider Art
The exhibition features some compelling artwork, but it falls into the same traps and stereotypes that have plagued many museum exhibitions featuring outlier artists (if that’s what we’re supposed to call them now).
Burning Man Goes to Washington
In an exhibition opening March 30, the Renwick Gallery has transported some of that Burning Man spirit to its more buttoned-down environs.
Interactive Art Center Meow Wolf Is Forging a New Business Model for Artists
Meow Wolf has evolved from a ragtag group staging low-budget shows into a multimillion-dollar operation that employs more than 150 people.
A Wireless Vibration Suit Helps the Deaf “Feel” Music
Developed by Not Impossible Labs, the suit translates sounds into a cascade of vibrations, with different instruments registering in different zones across the body.