Stories for March 2006

Best of the Web

March 30, 2006

One of our "big" ones: Campfire Stories with George Catlin. The Museums and the Web conference announced the winners of its Best of the Web competition Friday in Albuquerque, New Mexico. All the winners are listed below, but the one...


Manifest Destiny

March 28, 2006

The Copely (sic) crater on Mercury. From the Center for Planetary Sciences. This doesn't specifically concern American art—or even anything on the planet Earth—but of the craters on the planet Mercury named after important terrestrial cultural figures, only one American...


Museums and the Web Wake-Up Call

March 25, 2006

An archetypal mobile superuser. It starts very, very early. I thought I was beginning to understand this job just a little bit. We talk to curators and educators about art, listen to the public, and generally get excited about things...


Safire's Spreadsheet

March 24, 2006

A grammar maven and self-described “vituperative right-wing scandalmonger,” former New York Times opinion columnist William Safire is not your typical arts advocate. But Safire wants you to rethink not only the politics of art but art itself, according to Philip...


Think Green

March 17, 2006

Frank Brito, Saint Patrick Missionary of Ireland, about 1960s, carved and painted cottonwood, 13 x 5 x 4 3/4 in., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H....