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GMCW seeks Director of Development

About Us The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW) is an internationally recognized organization that inspires equality, justice, and inclusion through the performing arts. Our organization is comprised of a 300-member flagship chorus, the GenOUT Youth Chorus for LGBTQ+ and allied young people ages 13-18, the chamber ensemble Rock Creek Singers, the a cappella group Potomac Fever, the gospel/inspirational ensemble Seasons of Love, and the dance troupe 17th Street Dance. Since ...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Supreme Court, Washington, US, United States, Washington Dc, Biden, Kennedy Center Honors, Windsor, Matthew Shepard, Clinton Obama, Customer Relationship Management CRM, Lincoln Theatre, Frank Kameny, GMCW

Hunter Biden's art gallery arrangement is 'whacko,' according to ethics law expert

Hunter Biden Kris Connor/WireImage A law professor and ethics expert says the nature of Hunter Biden's art sales are "whacko." "It's bizarre that that's the solution that they came upon," Kathleen Clark told Politico. Experts are criticizing the gallery and White House's attempts to insulate the art sales from undue influence. Legal ethics expert Kathleen Clark, a professor at Washington University School of Law, told Politico Magazine that the Hunter Biden's arrang...
Tags: Art, Politics, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Politico, India, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, New York Times, Biden, Donald Trump

Biden Names Nominees To Chair National Endowments For The Arts And Humanities

“Both selections are historic: (Shelly) Lowe will be the first Native American nominated to lead the federal humanities agency and (Maria Rosario) Jackson will be the first African American and Mexican American nominated to run the arts endowment.” – MSN (The Washington Post)
Tags: Art, Featured, People, Biden, the Arts and Humanities, Maria Rosario Jackson, Shelly Lowe

Hidden Agenda? NEH Privileges “DEIA” Support in Awarding Grants Under Biden’s “American Rescue Plan”

The Toledo Museum of Art is one of the 292 organizations and institutions named yesterday to receive a share
Tags: Art, Biden, Ajblogs, Toledo Museum Of Art

Hunter Biden, Artist, Opens His Show. Are His Paintings Really Worth $500K?

As has been previously reported, his gallerist, George Bergès, is looking to fetch between $75,000 and $500,000 a piece for Biden’s paintings. And this has raised ethical issues the White House has not fully addressed. – Mother Jones
Tags: Art, White House, Biden, Visual, Hunter Biden, George Bergès

Hidden Agenda? NEH Privileges “DEIA” Support in Awarding Grants Under Biden’s “American Rescue Plan” UPDATED

UPDATE: This just in—“President Biden announced his intent to nominate Shelly Lowe as the 12th Chair of the National
Tags: Art, Biden, Ajblogs, Shelly Lowe

Court blocks Alaskan drilling project

During his administration, President Trump approved a massive oil drilling project in Alaska. Now a federal judge has reversed his move. Judge Sharon Gleason of the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska ruled that the Interior Department did not fully consider the project’s environmental impact. President Biden had gone along with the ConocoPhillips’ Willow project, located in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve. The federal government specifically set aside this area to produce oil and...
Tags: Design, Washington Post, Alaska, Biden, Interior Department, ConocoPhillips, Willow, Trump, Bureau of Land Management, GLEASON, Sharon Gleason, U S District Court for the District of Alaska, Alaska 's National Petroleum Reserve, Bridget Psarianos, Psarianos

White House pushes oil amid code red climate crisis

President Joe Biden, that supposed proponent of green infrastructure, surprised many environmentally conscious folks on Wednesday. White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan issued a statement asking for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to pump more oil. Why? In a classic wish for instant gratification, Biden’s White House is choosing the short-term goal of keeping gas prices down over the long-term goal of an inhabitable planet. Related: It’s code red for Ea...
Tags: Design, White House, Oil, Opec, Joe Biden, Fossil Fuels, Un, Biden, Emissions, Hunt, Sullivan, Jake Sullivan, Climate Crisis, Sarah Hunt, Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy

Enbridge Line 3 pipeline protestors brutally arrested

Last weekend, at least 20 people were arrested in Minnesota for protesting the proposed Enbridge Line 3 pipeline that would transport Canadian tar sands into the United States. The protestors have been fighting Canadian fossil fuel giant Enbridge for five years. The recent arrests were accompanied by tear gas and painful rubber-coated bullets. “The level of brutality that was unleashed on us was very extreme,” said indigenous lawyer and activist Tara Houska, according to Democracy Now. “People w...
Tags: Design, Activism, Minnesota, United States, Fossil Fuels, Wisconsin, Pipeline, Biden, Gulf of Mexico, Enbridge, Alberta Canada, Enbridge Line, Pennington County Jail, Houska, Pipelines, Tara Houska

"People sometimes send us pieces that were deliberately made to be bad, and you can usually see right through that. It's fake bad art, and it shows."

Said Louise Sacco, the permanent acting interim director of the Museum of Bad Art, quoted in "Treasures from the Museum of Bad Art" (CBS). The article is from 2015. Some readers will know why I'm thinking about it today.Click through and scroll to see what sort of badness is museum-worthy. It must be "sincere and original, and something went wrong in a way that's interesting." I laughed a lot looking at these pictures — hardest at "President Kennedy Eating Ice Cream": It's obvious what went wro...
Tags: Art, Photography, Law, Museums, Ice Cream, Cbs, Jfk, Biden, Kennedy, Smiling, Cezanne, Ann Althouse, Louise Sacco, Museum of Bad Art

Art gallery owner selling Hunter Biden's paintings estimates they'll go for $75,000 to $500,000 each

Hunter Biden Kris Connor/WireImage A gallery owner selling Hunter Biden's paintings estimates they could go from $75,000 to $500,000 each. The gallery owner will sell Hunter's artwork without disclosing who buys them, even to Biden. The arrangement puts the White House in an ethical gray area, experts told The Washington Post. See more stories on Insider's business page. A gallery owner who struck an arrangement to sell Hunter Biden's paintings says the individual pieces o...
Tags: Art, Post, Politics, Washington Post, White House, Painting, Trends, Joe Biden, House, New York Times, Biden, Donald Trump, George W Bush, The Washington Post, Trump, Hunter

Biden’s Picks For Replacement Members On National Council On The Arts

President Biden’s planned nominees for the National Council on the Arts are wildly diverse in their experiences and artistic disciplines. – NPR
Tags: Art, Biden, Issues, National Council, 06.24.21

"If you stand in front of a Rothko, the things that he evokes go far beyond the pain that Rothko was experiencing in his personal life at that moment."

"I don’t paint from emotion or feeling, which I think are both very ephemeral... For me, painting is much more about kind of trying to bring forth what is, I think, the universal truth. The universal truth is that everything is connected and that there’s something that goes far beyond what is our five senses and that connects us all."Babbled Hunter Biden, quoted in "Hunter Biden’s artwork is actually good and will be worth a lot, experts say" (NY Post).Is art about showing that everything is con...
Tags: Art, Law, Biden, Conspiracies, Hunter, Rothko, Ann Althouse, Hunter Biden

Under Biden’s Plan, NEA Funding Would Rise

On the Friday before Memorial Day weekend, President Biden proposed a 20 percent increase in funding for an agency the previous president always threatened to cut entirely. “According to the endowment’s analysis, the Biden spending plan would be the largest single-year increase in its funding since the jump between 2009 and 2010 when its budget rose from $155 million to $167.5 million.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Biden, Issues, 05.28.21

How Biden’s New, De-Trumpified Commission Of Fine Arts Could Make A Real Difference

Philip Kennicott: “The new members aren’t just visionaries with a firm command of inspiring rhetoric; they know how to read a plan, look at a model, scrutinize a drawing and make precise comments about the small questions of design, materials, spacing, proportion and light. … Rather than simply assess the impact and design of selected federal projects, most of them in the District, the CFA could become a clearinghouse for progressive design thinking throughout the federal government.” – The Was...
Tags: Art, Biden, Visual, Philip Kennicott, 05.26.21

Biden Sets Aside Tradition, Fires Four Members Of The US Commission Of Fine Arts

On Monday, the Biden administration sent letters to architect Steven Spandle, landscape architect Perry Guillot, sculptor Chas Fagan and commission chairman Justin Shubow asking that they resign by 6 p.m. that day or face termination. None of the four resigned. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, US, Biden, Issues, Justin Shubow, 05.25.21, Steven Spandle, Perry Guillot, Chas Fagan

What Does Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Bill Have For The Arts?

“The relief bill includes $470 million earmarked for cultural organizations, with $135 million each for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and $200 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The bulk of the NEA and NEH funding — 60 percent — is set aside for direct grants and relevant administrative expenses for programming related to the pandemic. The rest will go to state arts agencies and regional arts organizations to hel...
Tags: Art, Biden, Issues, Nea, Neh, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 03.10.21

Murdoch Admits It Out Loud: Fox News Is The ‘Opposition’ To Democrats And Biden

Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch, Rupert’s elder son, told a group of investors that Biden’s presidency would be good for Fox News (which, of course, used the slogan “Fair and Balanced” for decades): “The main beneficiary of the Trump administration from a ratings point of view was MSNBC … and that’s because they were the loyal opposition, That’s what our job is now with the Biden administration.” – NBC News
Tags: Art, Media, Fox News, Biden, Msnbc, Murdoch, Trump, Fox Corp, Lachlan Murdoch Rupert, 03.04.21

Artists Hope Biden Immigration Policies Will Make It Easier To Collaborate Internationally

Now that the bans are reversed, immigration lawyers who work with artists, including Ashley Tucker, director of programs at the Artistic Freedom Initiative in New York, will turn their attention to applications for visas and refugee status by artists who were on their radar but stood no chance during the last four years. – Artnet
Tags: Art, New York, Biden, Issues, Ashley Tucker, 03.04.21, Artistic Freedom Initiative

President Biden Reverses The Truly Terrible 45 ‘Classical Architecture’ Order

The executive order, which the former president signed “in December after losing his bid for re-election, was titled ‘Promoting Beautiful Federal Civic Architecture,’ and it praised Greco-Roman architecture as being ‘beautiful” while describing modernist designs as ‘ugly and inconsistent.'” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Biden, Visual, 02.26.21

How US Presidents Engage With Washington Culture

There are early signs that new president Biden and his vice-president, Kamala Harris, “could provide a much-needed boost for cultural scene hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and focus attention on the District of Columbia’s (DC’s) long campaign for statehood.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, US, Dc, Biden, District Of Columbia, Kamala Harris, Issues, 01.31.21

Biden’s Inauguration Was Driven By Creativity. So Let’s Use That Creativity…

There can be no national recovery, no American Rescue, without the creative economy, and the 5.1 million creative workers who make it up. And right now, many of those creative workers are in dire straits. The impact of COVID has been profound in every state in the country and will continue to be for much of 2021. – Americans for the Arts
Tags: Art, Biden, Issues, 01.28.21

Bipartisan? Biden Should Think Arts

“It’s worth recalling that federal support for the arts throughout modern American history has been bipartisan. The Federal Art Project (1935–43) commissioned artworks by some 10,000 artists during Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidency, while in 1969 Richard Nixon doubled what Lyndon Johnson had previously provided for the newly created NEA.” – Apollo
Tags: Art, Biden, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Issues, Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, 01.25.21

The Biden Administration Gives Hope, And Attention, To The Arts

Despite the fact that the previous president was, himself, the product of show business, the arts seemed to mean nothing to him. “If artists were hostile to Trump’s policies, Trump’s White House — perhaps from a self-protective attitude of ‘If I can’t have it, then I never wanted it’ — was unusually inhospitable to or at best uninterested in them, routinely dropping the National Endowment for the Arts from his proposed budgets. He was the first president to skip the Kennedy Centers Honors.” Thi...
Tags: Art, White House, Biden, Issues, Trump, 01.21.21, Kennedy Centers Honors Things

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says that Biden 'has not spent a moment thinking about the color scheme of Air Force One'

Air Force One. w_p_o/ Jen Psaki said that President Biden has not spent time thinking about the color scheme of Air Force One. Newer VC-25B planes will replace the current VC-25A planes that operate as Air Force One. The current light blue color scheme was designed by John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Friday that President Joe Biden has not spent time thinking about the c...
Tags: Politics, Design, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, John F Kennedy, Aviation, Jfk, Air Force, Biden, Donald Trump, Jackie Kennedy, White House Press, Jacqueline Kennedy, Air Force One, Jen Psaki

"Truth is the property of being in accord with fact or reality.... typically ascribed to things that aim to represent reality or otherwise correspond to it, such as beliefs, propositions, and declarative sentences...."

"Most human activities depend upon the concept, where its nature as a concept is assumed rather than being a subject of discussion; these include most of the sciences, law, journalism, and everyday life.... Most commonly, truth is viewed as the correspondence of language or thought to a mind-independent world." From "Truth," a Wikipedia article I stumbled upon, via "The McNamara Fallacy," as I was writing the last post, which ended with my saying I needed to start this new post, because "Truth...
Tags: Art, Law, Washington, Wikipedia, America, Joe Biden, New York Times, Philosophy, John F Kennedy, Propaganda, Jfk, Biden, Trump, Nixon, Susan Glasser, Glasser

The Bidenification of the Oval Office.

  And now I have the answer to the question we had when we watched him sign those executive orders on Day 1: Who's that a bust of in the most prominent place right behind the desk, looming amongst the family photographs? Answer: Cesar Chavez! [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Art, Law, Biden, Oval Office, Cesar Chavez, Ann Althouse, Interior Decoration

This Very Minute Has History In It

So often I realize how powerfully theatre songs relate to real events. Did you notice that the amazing young poet Amanda Gorman quoted Hamilton in her inaugural poem?So often we'll work on a show that debuted years ago, even decades ago, and discover its surprisingly strong connection to current events. So often I've written press releases for shows, that start, "Even more relevant now than when it first debuted..."Maybe that's because the greatest works of art are genuinely timeless and univer...
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Theater, Biden, Hamilton, Scott Miller, Musical Theatre, Rock Musicals, Pandemic, Jerry Herman, 2021, Amanda Gorman, COVID

Ominous Juxtaposition? Biden Flanked by Duncanson’s “Rainbow” & Statue of a Murdered President

Am I the only one who gasped at the photo in this tweet? – Lee Rosenbaum
Tags: Art, Biden, Ajblogs, Duncanson, 01.20.21

Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Jan. 21-28

    A Megalodon is on display during the Jurassic Quest Drive Thru experience at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. The show features over 70 life-like dinosaurs and can be viewed with tickets purchased in advance online through January 31, 2021. (Photo by Andy Holzman)     Take a chance on cultural experiences, Jan. 21-28.   EVENTS   Holiday in the Park Drive-thru Experience at Six Flags Magic Mountain: A thrill of a different kind for the holiday season with lights choreographed to festi...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Books, Comedy, Movies, California, Trees, Jerusalem, America, Los Angeles, Events, Sport, Nasa, Dance, Richard Louv, Birds

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