Sunday, March 05, 2006

New Photography Curator

Toby Jurovics has been hired as the Smithsonian American Museum's new Curator for Photography.

Previously, Jurovics served as a curator of photography at the Princeton University Art Museum.

As a federal government employee, Jurovics will be now responsible for research, exhibitions and acquisitions related to the Smithsonian American Museum's photography collection.

What Hollywood didn't tell you

Congrats to Philip Seymour Hoffman for winning an Oscar for playing Truman Capote in the movies.

And now for what Hollywood didn't tell you...

Between 1946-1956, around 50,000 Cubans obtained legal permanent visas to emigrate to the United States.

It was during this migration that José Capote migrated to the USA and settled in New Orleans in search of work, met and married Lillie Mae Faulk, and became a father to her young son Truman.

DC Dealer in NYC's DIVA

Hardworking DC art dealer Rody Douzoglou will be participating at the Digital and Video Fair (DIVA) in New York March 9-12, 2006.

Click here for more info on the videos and artists that Rody has been showcasing at art fairs all over the world.

One more

One of the great things about living in an area with a great visual arts presence is the sheer number of good places and venues that exhibit artwork. Here's a new one to me:

DC artist Afrika Midnight Asha Abney will be exhibiting through March 31, 2006 at The Graham Collection, located at 3518 12th St NE in Washington, DC. Contact numbers for Afrika Midnight Asha Abney is 202-455-3773 or Karl Graham, gallery owner of The Graham Collection at 202-832-9292.