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Westermann's Table

June 7, 2007

H. C. Westermann; Westermann's Table; 1966, Douglas-fir plywood, Masonite, books, bolt, paint and graphite; 44 x 23 x 23 1/2 in.; Smithsonian American Art Museum; Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment; 2002.51 "Herman Melville's cursed...


In This Case: Tony Smith

June 5, 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. Tony Smith, She Who...


On the Calendar: Cartoons and Improv Comedy This Weekend

June 1, 2007

Saturday, improv comedy group Now This! will be improvising scenes based on Saul Steinberg's New Yorker cartoons. Sunday, New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff talks about Steinberg's early work. Smithsonian American Art Museum