Stories for May 2007

The Media Arts, or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Film Art

May 31, 2007

Still of Maya Deren from her film Meshes of the Afternoon For a moment I felt an intense flashback to my college days: I walked into the auditorium, took my seat, and was handed a five-page handout listing slides and...

In This Case: Peter Paul Rubens

May 25, 2007

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. Peter Paul Rubens, Madonna...

A Week in Reviews

May 25, 2007

Nice review of our Scully exhibition in dcist earlier this week. (They also have a review of our Saul Steinberg exhibition.) Sean Scully, Saul Steinberg, American Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Apples, Oranges

May 16, 2007

Sean Scully; Untitled (Print #6), from the portfolio Enter Six; 1998; etching, aquatint, sugarlift, and spitbite; Smithsonian American Art Museum; Gift of the artist The upcoming exhibition of Sean Scully's prints puts me in mind of a conversation I had...

Media Arts Lectures at SAAM Start Tomorrow

May 14, 2007

Nam June Paik; Zen for TV; 1963, 1976 version; manipulated vintage television and components; 19 x 22 1/2 x 18 in.; Smithsonian American Art Museum; Gift of Byungseol and Dolores An; 2006.20 Tuesday, May 15, John Hanhardt, SAAM's new Senior...