It’s a big day in Washington, D.C. today! The White House is hosting an event called South by South Lawn (subtitle: A White House Festival of Ideas, Art and Action), a one-day version on the very popular South by Southwest event that takes place annually in Austin, Texas, and it features some major art activities.
The affair began this morning with a talk between artist James Turrell and architect David Adjaye, moderated by Michael Govan, the director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Kimberly Drew, the social media manager at the Metropolitan Museum of Art who runs the Black Contemporary Art Tumblr and the @museummammy Instagram account, is on the scene and sharing the action on the White House’s Instagram Stories account. Type in @WhiteHouse on the Instagram application on your telephone to follow along.
Also, Chuck Close is apparently on the grounds taking photos with a 20-by-24-inch Polaroid camera.