Posts by Ted Coltman

Ted Coltman worked in public media for more than 35 years, shepherding innovative uses of the internet both for behind-the-scenes business operations and for online services to the public. Before joining public media, he was a consultant on the economics of mass transit, and before that, a reporter for daily newspapers in Hartford, New York, Annapolis, and Baltimore. Ted took a B.A. degree at Harvard College and a master’s degree in city and regional planning at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and Kennedy School of Government. He lives in Washington's Capitol Hill neighborhood.

By Ted Coltman on May 22, 2019

East City Artnote: Rirkrit Tiravanija: (who’s afraid of red, yellow, and green) at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Contemporary Thai artist Rirkrit Tiravanija focuses on bridging gaps that separate audiences from physical objects of artwork, chiefly through real-time experiences and interactions. The Hirshhorn currently offers a chance for visitors to step onto such a bridge in an unusual culinary/artistic experience that is both intriguing and puzzling.

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By Ted Coltman on August 20, 2018

East City Art Reviews—One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey at the National Portrait Gallery

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has mounted a deeply thoughtful exhibition of portraits, news photographs and video clips chronicling a single year in American life—1968. The year marked a time of great social and cultural upheaval, a time of shocking violence both at home and abroad and a time of surprising insight into our stewardship of the planet on which humanity lives.

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