Stories for December 2006


December 28, 2006

An acquaintance of mine carries around JPEGs of her artwork on her iPod—just in case she should ever find herself in an elevator with an interested curator or critic. (More than once I've seen her friends cajole her into showing...

The Halff Collection

December 26, 2006

Childe Hassam, The New York Bouquet: West Forty-Second Street, 1917, Oil, 35 3/8 in. x 23 3/8 in., Collection of Hugh and Marie Halff Twenty-six major paintings from America's Gilded Age make up the collection assembled by San Antonio's Hugh...

Knights of the Société Anonyme

December 21, 2006

Société Anonyme: Modernism for America Web Site from the Yale University Art Gallery Following the landmark National Gallery of Art Dada exhibition, the Phillips Collection contributes to the District's year of Dada with the exhibition, "Société Anonyme: Modernism for America"....

Groove is in the Heart

December 19, 2006

SAAM's ¡del Corazón! Web Site The Smithsonian American Art Museum recently launched ¡del Corazón!, an online catalogue of Latino art from the United States. The variety of artists highlighted just goes to show that there is no monolithic "Latino" visual...

Appropriation Anxiety

December 12, 2006

For the show that he curated here in D.C., New York–based artist José Ruiz writes that he was prompted by a bit of wordplay: I was listening to someone talk about six degrees of separation (for about the hundredth time)...