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Stories for May 2008

Jackson and Me

May 30, 2008

Going West by Jackson Pollock My favorite scene in the documentary on Jackson Pollock that recently arrived from Netflix was the one in which the director had the artist paint on a sheet of glass while he filmed from below....


Night at the Museum II: Escape from the Smithsonian

May 23, 2008

A scene from the upcoming film Night at the Museum II: Escape from the Smithsonian? No, it's from our own Meet Me At Midnight. You heard it here first at Eye Level. The sequel to the wildly successful Ben Stiller...


Superhighway Scholars: Calling all 4th Graders

May 16, 2008

We asked SAAM's Patrick Martin, to write a post about a new Web initiative from our museum’s Education department: Superhighway Scholars. Nam June Paik's Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii If you listen closely, you can hear it. It’s that...


Still Life with Fruit and Champagne

May 9, 2008

Still Life with Fruit and Champagne by Helen Searle In my house there's the five-second rule: if some edible falls on the floor and you snatch it back in the alloted amount of time, it's still good enough to eat....


Philadelphia Story: Gary Wills on Thomas Eakins

May 5, 2008

Thomas Eakins's study for a second round of images of the Rush workshop from the SAAM collection: William Rush's Model What would you choose if someone were to ask you to pick an iconic work of art that spoke to...