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Stories for December 2005

Sense and Design

December 29, 2005

Alexander Calder, Pin, n.d., Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1968.7.1 Designer Michael Rock of 2x4 on Dutch design: I don’t consider Dutch Design to be design generated in the Netherlands. I consider Dutch Design a kind of work, or an attitude...


You Say You Want a Revolution

December 21, 2005

Karl Gerstner, "There are five revolutions that must take place either simultaneously or not at all: a political revolution; a social revolution; a technological and scientific revolution; a revolution in culture, values and standards; and a revolution in international and...


Updike Takes On . . .

December 19, 2005

Edward Hopper, People in the Sun, 1960, oil, 40 3/8 x 60 3/8 in., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., 1969.47.61 I nearly forgot about the recent NPR interview with John Updike, author of Still...


Miami Art Machine

December 15, 2005

Marion Post Wolcott, Woman lying in the sun, Miami Beach, Florida, 1939, printed later, silver print on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Dr. John H. and Jann Arrington Wolcott, 1998.120.28 This year I had planned to attend Art...


Featuring Birds

December 13, 2005

John James Audubon, Cardinal Grosbeak, 1811, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U. S. National Museum, 1953.3.1 Here's an excerpt from Paul Richard's Washington Post article about Audubon's Birds of America, selections from which are on view at the...