Nancy Garrett

<i>Sticks and Stones</i>: Will Jokes Ever Hurt Us?

Sticks and Stones: Will Jokes Ever Hurt Us?


In perhaps one of the most controversial comedy specials in the last 10 years, Dave Chappelle opens with a joke about Anthony Bourdain’s suicide. Bourdain, the victims of Michael Jackson, the LGBTQ+ community, and the #MeToo movement are just some of the casualties in Chappelle’s comedic protest of political correctness.  After walking away from a…

<i>Baselitz: Circling Back to Germany</i>

Baselitz: Circling Back to Germany


Over the course of his life, German artist Georg Baselitz has amassed a body of work that is equal parts historical, political, and personal. Baselitz: Six Decades in Review, now on display at the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Gallery, is a sweeping collection of Baselitz’s work, grouped by the decade in which it was produced….

National Portrait Gallery’s <i>Unseen</i> Exhibit is Halfway There

National Portrait Gallery’s Unseen Exhibit is Halfway There


50 years ago, the National Portrait Gallery opened its America’s Presidents exhibit, which has since become one of the Smithsonian’s landmark tourist destinations. As the Portrait Gallery celebrates its history, it has also established a space to reflect on the American history of portraiture. Unseen: Our Past in a New Light opened in March and…

Deep Dive into <i>Parallel Universe</i>

Deep Dive into Parallel Universe


Parallel Universe, ARTECHOUSE’s most recent exhibit presented in partnership with the Turkish art group Ouchhh, is a hypnotic fusion of art and technology defined by its endless dichotomies. Black and white, dark and light, full and empty, everywhere and nowhere—these are the contradictions that give Parallel Universe its untiring dynamism. The exhibit envelops visitors, wrapping…

Put it in Print: Hung Liu Honors the Women of China

Put it in Print: Hung Liu Honors the Women of China


“Hung Liu in Print,” the latest featured exhibit from the National Museum for Women in the Arts, is pensive, meditative. It displays a number of Hung’s prints and tapestries, all of which commemorate and elevate the most frequently ignored figures in Chinese history: women. Using her signature layered style, Hung shows viewers the perseverance and…

A Case for the Classics: <i>Hocus Pocus</i>

A Case for the Classics: Hocus Pocus


Hocus Pocus (1993) is the best Halloween movie ever made. You may ask, what about Halloweentown? Or the spooky classic Twitches? Or even the controversial The Nightmare Before Christmas? But, these movies do not even register on the same plane as Hocus Pocus, the single greatest spooky story of all time. “A biased view!” the critics…

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