Capital One — the bank known for its amusing commercials — will give $5 million to the Kennedy Center to boost its humor offerings, including a return engagement of Mark Twain Prize honoree Jay Leno in April, officials announced Thursday.Read full article >>
The Kennedy Center announced Thursday that it has raised an additional $40 million in gifts for its campus expansion project, set to break ground late next year.
Though still in the design phase, the $100 million privately funded expansion will provide an additional 60,000 square feet of indoor space, an outdoor video wall for simulcast performances, and landscaped gardens and public space.Read full article >>
The Nordic light crashes through the window like a diva in a china shop — pushing everything aside, demanding its presence be known.
It is the first thing a viewer notices when looking at Anna Ancher’s painting, “Sunlight in the Blue Room.” You barely see the golden-haired girl sitting in a pinafore on the edge of her chair: She tends to blend in with the furniture, which seems to be arranged to face the light streaming through a window, casting a block of lighter blue on an ocean-blue wall.Read full article >>