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The Chair: An Update

May 10, 2006

Multiple versions of this piece exist. But SAAM's is the only one Thiebaud's studio knows about. Wayne Thiebaud, Electric Chair, 1957, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2005.5.69 Last month I picked up on an item from the American Art collection highlighted...


Meet Me at Midnight

May 4, 2006

Meet Me at Midnight, a new art game for kids (midnight.si.edu) Today we are launching Meet Me at Midnight, an interactive art mystery Web site for kids. It's perfect for eight- to ten-year-olds and is meant to be a fun...


Before and After

May 1, 2006

Last week Kriston posted his impressions of the newly renovated Old Patent Office building which will house SAAM and the National Portrait Gallery come July 1. We showed a vintage photograph of the building interior when it was used as...