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Stories for April 2008

In this Case: Walt Whitman

April 25, 2008

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. Paul Wayland Bartlett's Walt...


SAAM Launches Photography Podcast

April 15, 2008

William Christenberry's Green Warehouse—Newbern, Alabama We just launched a new podcast in our museum series about our photography collection and exhibitions here at SAAM. The American landscape has always been a rich subject for photography. Our photography curator, Toby Jurovics,...


Robert Storr: Make New Friends, but Keep the Old

April 11, 2008

"Contemporary art," says Robert Storr, "is simply the most recent of modern art and modern art is an ongoing phenomenon." That line from a recent lecture on museums and collecting modern and contemporary art delivered by Storr, the artist, critic,...


The Art of Contemporary Jewelry:
Symposium on April 12

April 10, 2008

Claus Bury, German, born 1946, Ring, 1970, Gold and perspex acrylic, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Helen Williams Drutt Collection, museum purchase with funds provided by the Mary Kathryn Lynch Kurtz Charitable Lead Trust, 2002.3661, © Claus Bury "Don't call...


Merce C

April 4, 2008

The American Art Museum mourns the loss of choreographer Merce Cunningham who died on July 26, 2009. This post was published last year as a tribute to Cunningham's creativity and ability to incorporate new methods of expression in his work....