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Stories for October 2005

The Scully Files

October 31, 2005

Sean Scully, Wall of Yellow Light, 2002, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2003.39.1 (printer: Gregory Burnet) I don't think I'm alone when I say that, from time to time, an artist whose work I've always casually admired will—without warning—completely capture my...


Out for a Stroll

October 20, 2005

Robert Cottingham's Art juxtaposed with a photograph of the Clydes Restaurant sign installation (Photo by Jeff Gates). When you work in an office building, especially if you sit at a computer all day, you need to force yourself to get...


Katrina and the Arts

October 14, 2005

Kenneth Snelson, Maquette for Tree I, 1979, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1980.49.11 While focusing on providing material aid and relief to the thousands displaced by Hurricane Katrina, it's certainly the case that much in the way of charity will be...


Happy Birthday to Clarice Smith
(the Lecture Series, That Is)

October 7, 2005

It occurs to me that just about this time last year Peter Schjeldahl kicked off the Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art series. That was a really sharp event. If you missed it, you're in luck—local blogger Charles Downey...