Stories for August 2006

In This Case: LeWitt

August 30, 2006

In This Case is a series of periodic posts on art in the Luce Foundation Center, a visible art storage facility at the Smithsonian American Art Museum that displays more than 3,300 pieces in fifty-seven cases. Note that the image...


The Initiative

August 25, 2006

Included on the Smithsonian Photography Initiative Web site: Terry Evans, Fairy Ring #2, Fent's Prairie, 1979, Ektacolor print, 15 x 15 in., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Consolidated Natural Gas Company Foundation, 1989.38.5 After the New York Public...


Bar Italia

August 18, 2006

Paul Cadmus, Bar Italia, 1953–1955, tempera on wood, 37 1/2 x 45 1/4 in., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., 1969.47.54. Getting tired of mobs of tourists wherever you travel this summer? Paul Cadmus could...


Cornell Cool

August 17, 2006

Joseph Cornell, "Ideals are like stars, about 1957-58, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1984.124.71 The "Week Ahead" column in the Sunday, August 13, New York Times notes a Joseph Cornell exhibiton at the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, New York....


Mountains and Clouds

August 10, 2006

Alexander Calder's Mountains and Clouds at the Hart Building A friend who works in the Senate offered to meet me in the Hart Building before heading over to show me around some special collections rooms at the Library of Congress....