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  • Abstract Influence

    ''To me, it's one of the finest series of American paintings made during the 20th century,'' says the Corcoran's Philip Brookman, referring to the late...

  • Bead-decked

    Some people spruce up used cars with a simple paint job. But paint has nothing on bright glass beads. ''People are really, really intrigued by...

  • Frida's Photos

    Sometimes it pays to be a sister city. Right now in Arlington, for instance, you can see a collection of Frida Kahlo's photographs, never before...

  • Artful Porn

    When is porn art? When is an art gallery a back room? The answer to both questions is now – at least as conceived by...

  • Imagining a Different District

    As senior vice president and curator at the National Building Museum, G. Martin Moeller Jr. knows his exhibits. Even his highly abbreviated tour of ''Unbuilt...

  • Sapphic Glances

    ''The two women were very public as a same-sex couple,'' says art historian Wanda M. Corn of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. '' they...

  • Shopping Spree

    ''I go every year and do lots of shopping. It's one of my favorite events,'' says Monica Jeffries Hazangeles of Stathmore's Museum Shop Around. And...

  • Male Men

    If you head out to the opening exhibit at Vitruvian Gallery, on display through Nov. 19, you're sure to run into Edmund. Certainly you'll pass...

  • Soap Box

    Growing up in a small town in central Florida, Kalup Linzy was obsessed with soap operas. ''In high school, I ran track and watched the...

  • Privileged Information

    Sometimes, Anthony Dortch Jr.'s parents just don't understand. ''My parents look at my artwork,'' he says, ''and sometimes go, 'Why? Why not just make some...

  • Junk No More

    Mark Morgan had a rough transition in 2001. First, he underwent major surgery in May that could have left him with a colostomy bag or...

  • Jersey Boys

    When William Waybourn took the photographs for the D.C. Strokes 2008-2009 calendar, he was able to pose the rowers -- or at least keep a...

  • Knock on Wood

    You might call Michelle Peterson-Albandoz a dumpster diver for art. The Chicago resident trolls for wood in ''dumpsters and back alleys and stuff'' to create...

  • Cause Célèbre!

    ''We were just thrilled about decision that gay marriage would be legal,'' says Judy Gilbert Levey, co-president of the Foundry Gallery. ''We...

  • Pop Photography

    Some of your favorite musicians might be in the closet -- as photographers. ''I know that there are many, many musicians who are expressing themselves...

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