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Newly Dedicated Arlington Sculpture  Luminous Bodies by Cliff Garten Honors COVID-19 Frontline Workers

Newly Dedicated Arlington Sculpture Luminous Bodies by Cliff Garten Honors COVID-19 Frontline Workers

Marking a major milestone in the completion of the Corridor of Light, a 13-year effort to create a vibrant gateway for Rosslyn’s central corridor, the installation of Luminous Bodies by Cliff Garten is set to conclude on Monday, June 1, 2020. Located at the Esplanade Bridge, North Lynn Street and Lee Highway (above I-66 and adjoining the approach to Key Bridge), these monumental sculptures mark a major entrance into Arlington from Washington DC.

In honor of America’s essential workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Luminous Bodies sculptures initially will be illuminated with a changing array of blue to blue-green light each evening (8 -10 p.m.). This #LightItBlue display will continue until the pandemic allows the artist to travel for the final programming and dedication of the sculptures.

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DC Historic Preservation Review Board Reassesses Vote to Demolish MARABAR Site-Specific Installation

DC Historic Preservation Review Board Reassesses Vote to Demolish MARABAR Site-Specific Installation

The District of Columbia Historic Preservation Review Board’s decided on May 28, 2020 to revisit its August 1, 2019, 7-0 vote that would result in the demolition of the site-specific installation MARABAR on the National Geographic Society’s (NGS) campus. NGS’ plans to renovate the M Street plaza on their campus includes the demolition of the installation created by New York-based artist Elyn Zimmerman.

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Driskell Center Launches New Website

Driskell Center Launches New Website

The Driskell Center has announced that the launch of a new website. The web address will remain the same, but the new site will be easier to navigate and showcase the many features of the Driskell Center. The new site, will feature programming tentatively scheduled for 2021 due to the unexpected death of Professor Driskell earlier this year.  The programming is dedicated to celebrating his life and legacy.  However, because of the uncertain nature of COVID-19, the programming remains a work in progress. The new website will provide timely and updated event information.  The center’s website URL is www.driskellcenter.umd.edu

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National Museum of Women in the Arts Wins Webby Award

National Museum of Women in the Arts Wins Webby Award

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) won the Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Social Media Account in the Art and Culture category in the 24th Annual Webby Awards. This is the museum’s first nomination and win at The Webby Awards. NMWA won for its overall presence on Instagram. With its account @WomenInTheArts, the museum addresses the gender imbalance in the presentation of art by bringing to light important women artists of the past while promoting great women artists working today.

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