Stories for January 2006

The Lonesome, Crowded West

January 27, 2006

Andrea Zittel, A-Z Management and Maintenance Unit Model 003, 1992, Steel, wood, carpet, plastic sink, stove top, mirror, 86 x 94 x 68 inches, ©Andrea Zittel, Image courtesy of the Andrea Rosen Gallery, NY When I take my roadtrip one...

300 Hours and One Legendary Artwork

January 25, 2006

It took eight people more than three days to install James Hampton’s Throne. Click on the image above to watch a time lapse of its intallation. (Quicktime 12.8 MB) With our museum reopening just five months away, SAAM is a...


January 19, 2006

Caravaggio: una mostra impossible Exhibition, Loyola University Museum of Art. Photo by Mark Beane/Loyola University Chicago There’s a discussion buzzing on the Eye Level backend about Caravaggio: una mostra impossible, the “impossible” Caravaggio exhibit at the Loyola University Museum of...

Ask the Artist: William Christenberry

January 13, 2006

Installation shot: Passing Time: the Art of William Christenberry, Smithsonian American Art Museum With SAAM’s reopening set for this July (after a six year top-to-bottom renovation of our building), we begin a series of posts to give you an inside...

Primetime Artists

January 6, 2006

Nam June Paik, Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, 1995, 49-channel closed circuit video installation, neon, steel and electronic components, approx. 15 x 40 x 4 ft., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 2002.23 Want to see this...