Stories for July 2006

The Science

July 31, 2006

Ann Creager uses microtweezers to restore Gene Davis's Two Part Blue. Photo by Michael Mansfield. Gene Davis's Two Part Blue was given to American Art in the ‘90s as part of the late artist’s estate. The painting came with a...

Responsive Architecture

July 28, 2006

Architects' depiction of the proposed Parrish Art Museum. © 2006 Herzog & de Meuron From the NYT write-up of the new design for the Parrish Art Museum in Long Island: Typically, architects design museums with the art collection in mind;...

Museum Lighting: How We Do It

July 24, 2006

Color Field Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Scott Rosenfeld: "I think the entrance view works well. All three artworks, Anne Truitt's 17th Summer (left), Paul Reed's #1D (center) and Gene Davis's Wall Stripes No.3 (right) read as dynamic fields of...

Picture This: Conserving a Lady

July 21, 2006

Over the past week I've paused several times in front of this project in progress at the Lunder Conservation Center. What was that yellow splotch on the woman's face? I spoke to conservator Ann Creager, who explained that she was...

Picture This: A Courtyard Duo

July 18, 2006

With our opening festivities complete we're turning our attentions upward —to the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard being designed by renowned British architect Norman Foster and scheduled for completion by the fall of next year. The top image is a...