Stories for April 2006

Looking at Art with Fresh Eyes

April 19, 2006

Director of Education Susan Nichols discusses Dan Dailey’s Parkman Coupe with Holton students. There’s nothing like looking at artworks with fresh eyes—or, at least, watching others look with fresh eyes. Last Wednesday, the AP Art History class from The Holton-Arms...

Presenting Dorothy Draper

April 17, 2006

Dorothy Draper, 1937, Courtesy Collection of Dorothy Draper & Co. Inc., The Carleton Varney Design Group. If you don't know the name, you know her work. She is the incredible Dorothy Draper (1889-1969), and she is having a banner year....

Hiroshi Sugimoto (Part I)

April 12, 2006

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Polar Bear, 1976 In person, Hiroshi Sugimoto resists the descriptions that apply to his photography; he is not dour or somber but affable, even irreverent. His February 16 onstage conversation with Hirshhorn Museum chief curator Kerry Brougher saw...

The Hours

April 10, 2006

Man Ray, Indestructible Object, 1965, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1993.43 Recently my roommate and I found ourselves tossed out of the Dada exhibit at the National Gallery of Art. No, not for any Dada-inspired improvised performances—merely because the museum closed....

Cherry Jam

April 7, 2006

Tidal Basin in Full Bloom. Photo by Mike Edson. This is the time of year when Washington policy wonks, lobbyists, federal employees, and even elected officials put down their budget reports and poll results and head out to roll around...