Stories for October 2006

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2006

Kenneth McGowan, Kermit, 1979, cibachrome print, 14 x 14 in., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts, 1983.63.920 Halloween, Kenneth McGowan, Smithsonian American Art Museum


More Songs About Texas and Minimalism

October 27, 2006

Donald Judd's Table Object Via Tyler Green, earlier this year David Byrne—the extraordinary pop musician, best known for helming the Talking Heads—blogged about his trip to Marfa, Texas. Byrne sums the place up: This town was named after a minor...


Picture This: Boom Watch

October 25, 2006

Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the undulating glass canopy designed by renowned architect Norman Foster of Foster and Partners. It will cover the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard, one of the largest event spaces in Washington, which is at the...


Sportsman's Camo

October 19, 2006

Copperhead Snake on Dead Leaves, study from the book Concealing Coloration in the Animal Kingdom, by Abbott Handerson Thayer One of Chicago's contemporary galleries hosts the photography of Harvey Opgenorth. In his Museum Camouflage series, his guerilla tactics appropriate museum-hung...


In This Case: Light Displays

October 6, 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. Ethel Isadore Brown’s Vision...