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Stories for June 2008

Americans in Paris

June 26, 2008

Louise Bourgeois' Maman. Photo by Howard Kaplan. Greetings from Paris. I'm here for a week for the exhibition of a friend's paintings and have fallen in love all over again with this city. It's a city for the senses: everything...


Anna Deavere Smith: The We of Me

June 12, 2008

Anna Deavere Smith Anna Deavere Smith gave the final talk in the American Pictures Distinguished Lecture Series. Smith spoke about a Ruth Orkin photo, Member of the Wedding, Opening Night, Ethel Waters, Carson McCullers, and Julie Harris, New York City,...


Scan the Man: Scanimation Book Event on June 14

June 10, 2008

Gallop! A Scanimation Picture Book by Rufus Butler Seder Gallop! A Scanimation Picture Book is one of those books I bought for a child in my life, but was reluctant to hand it over when the fateful day came. The...


The Last Waltz: Lincoln's Second Inauguration

June 10, 2008

Patent Office Building, 1846, Daguerreotype by John Plumbe Jr., Library of Congress On the evening of March 6, 1865, a ten dollar ticket admitted "one gentleman and two ladies" to President Lincoln's second inaugural ball, held in the very building...


Take Me Out to the Museum: Baseball Family Day @ SAAM

June 4, 2008

Unidentified Photographer, Untitled (historical photograph, baseball team) from the Buffalo, New York Documentary Survey Project The ballparks in my old stomping ground of New York are shutting their doors. The newspapers reported the impending closing of Yankee and Shea Stadiums,...