Stories for March 2006

A Herculean Move

March 15, 2006

How do you get a large painting into an art museum? Click on the image to begin the video (Quicktime, 4.3 MB). How does SAAM move a monumental artwork into the museum? Watch this video to find out! A tower...

Grant Wood's Studio

March 10, 2006

Visit Grant Wood’s virtual studio. Grant Wood’s iconic work, American Gothic, makes a return visit to Washington for the first time in 40 years. See it—along with lesser-known gems, such as Corn Cob Chandelier— in Grant Wood’s Studio: Birthplace of...

Shedding Some Light on Art

March 7, 2006

Scott Rosenfeld, our lighting designer, tests a new lighting system. A small crowd gathered in our offices this morning to watch Scott Rosenfeld, SAAM's lighting designer, play with this funky new light fixture. Instead of a halogen or incandescent bulb,...

Another (Alternate) Year, Another Biennial

March 3, 2006

The 2006 Whitney Biennial opened yesterday. These days biennials are met as often with fanfare as with handwringing about the state of the curated art survey. Mark Stevens discusses this year’s curator–critic matchup in his New York Magazine pregame analysis...

Site Specific

March 1, 2006

The site for the National Museum of African American History and Culture will be just northeast of the Washington Monument and west of the National Museum of American History. In light of the recent passing of both Rosa Parks and...