Stories for November 2006

Eye Level's First Anniversary!

November 29, 2006

On this date last year we launched Eye Level. Just for fun, here is a visual index of all our posts -- 121 if you're keeping score. (Some date back a little farther than a year: when we launched we...

Picture This: Goop Joe's Poultry Pages

November 28, 2006

During the press preview for our Joseph Cornell exhibition I kept seeing people smiling and laughing while looking at the objects in one particular case. It contains pages from Goop Joe's Poultry Pages, a delightful mashup that Cornell made for...

The Empirical Cornell

November 20, 2006

Soap Bubble Set, 1949-50, Wood box construction with glass and mixed media, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by the American Art Forum In "Dance With Duality," her essay for Joseph Cornell: Shadowplay Eterniday, Linda Roscoe Hartigan writes:...

Picture This: Joseph Cornell Docent Training

November 17, 2006

Exhibition curator Lynda Hartigan leads a training session for docents in the galleries of our Joseph Cornell exhibition (opening today). Cornell is known for his glass-paned boxes filled with intricate three-dimensional collages. This picture made me realize that we've created...

Picture This: Joesph Cornell Installation

November 15, 2006

Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination opens in two days (on Friday November 17, 2006), and we're busy busy busy. This shot shows Mitzi Harp, head of computer support, working on audio-visual and kiosk systems for the exhibition. Joseph Cornell, Smithsonian...