Laurie Goodman

What makes the American house a home

The National Building Museum explores what makes an American house a home, as part of a new long-term exhibition that opened April 28. Designed by award-winning New York-based firm Ralph Appelbaum Associates – which worked on the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and the Newseum – House & Home takes viewers through seven individual, but related […]

Getting the royal treatment

Three students slipped into ball gowns and lived like queens last week. Instead of running through the typical student schedule of classes and work, seniors Amy Brickman, Pierron Tackes and Lauren Kalina attended events like meet-and-greet ceremonies at the Department of State and gathered at a tea party as winners of the weeklong Cherry Blossom […]

Dancing for a reputation, creating a legacy

A group of student dancers draw their inspiration from an unlikely place: a turn-of-the century American industrialist. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” The mantra, first said by Henry Ford, has been repeated by the members of GW Raas throughout the past year in preparation for their competitions. […]

New exhibit showcases video games as art form

Flashing lights and virtual sounds are typical of video games but a new exhibition also displays them as a viable form of art. “The Art of Video Games,” which opened at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on March 16, pays tribute to the complex electronic visuals of video games – a form of art rarely […]

Peering into the frames of Frida Kahlo’s life

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits depict a familiar face constructed by the artist’s own brush strokes. A new exhibit at Artisphere examines Kahlo through someone else’s eyes, through the lens of a camera, portraying the Mexican artist in a new and different light. The exhibit is only a small portion of a greater collection of […]