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In-person Classes Resume at The Art League

In-person Classes Resume at The Art League

The Art League is welcoming students back into the studio just in time for the spring term. In-person classes start Monday, April 5, at The Art League Madison Annex located at 305 Madison Street in Alexandria. Over 40 classes are being offered in an array of disciplines from drawing, painting, ceramics, and sculpture to metal jewelry design, stained glass, and steel furniture design and construction.

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Hamiltonian Artists Announces Tomora Wright as New Fellowship Director

Hamiltonian Artists Announces Tomora Wright as New Fellowship Director

Hamiltonian Artists is pleased to announce the appointment of Tomora Wright as its first Fellowship Director. She begins the role on April 13, 2021.

Wright will be responsible for building strategic partnerships in our communities and creating professional development opportunities for the Fellows through exhibitions, public programs, arts-business events, excursions, studio visits, and informal mentorship opportunities. After merging the commercial Hamiltonian Gallery and nonprofit artist fellowship program into a single 501c3 in 2019, Hamiltonian Artists is at a pivotal moment in its history.

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National Portrait Gallery Announces Rhea L. Combs as Its New Director of Curatorial Affairs

National Portrait Gallery Announces Rhea L. Combs as Its New Director of Curatorial Affairs

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has announced Rhea L. Combs as its new director of curatorial affairs, effective May 10. Combs comes to the Portrait Gallery from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, where she has served as curator of film and photography and head of the museum’s Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts. At the Portrait Gallery, Combs will work with the museum’s Curatorial, History, Conservation and Audience Engagement departments to draw connections between portraiture, biography and identity.

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Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University Names Lauren Onkey as Director

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University Names Lauren Onkey as Director

The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University has named Lauren Onkey as its next Director. Lauren most recently served as Senior Director at NPR Music, where she led a team of journalists, critics, video, and podcast makers and provided the editorial vision in creating innovative cross-platform music journalism. She will begin her director role at Corcoran on July 12.

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