Stories for September 2008

Collector's Roundtable: Round One

September 30, 2008

Alex Katz's Black Scarf Eric Widing, head of the American Paintings and Sculpture Department for Christie's since 1998, kicked off the 2008 Collector's Roundtable series with his talk, "Buying at Auction," offering us a capsule of his years in the...


Mark Dion wins the Lucelia Artist Award

September 26, 2008

Mark Dion, Neukom Vivarium, 2004-2006, mixed-media installation, Seattle Art Museum. Photo by Paul Macapia, 2007, courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York. Dion placed a log within a greenhouse where visitors are encouraged to study the funguses, insects,...


In This Case: An American Puzzle by Lloyd G. Schermer

September 23, 2008

Take a look at a larger view of Lloyd G. Schermer’s An American Puzzle. What do Mickey Mouse, a lobster, and a football player all have in common? Give up? They can all be found in Lloyd G. Schermer’s An...


Ghosts of a Chance

September 18, 2008

Georgina Bath is the Interpretive Programs Manager for the Luce Foundation Center for American Art, our visible storage facility. Earlier this month the Luce Foundation Center launched Ghosts of a Chance, a creative initiative that calls for audience participation on...


Zen and the Art of Video with Bill Viola

September 15, 2008

Bill Viola, Three Women, 2008, color high-definition video on plasma display mounted on wall; performers: Anika, Cornelia, Helena Ballent, Photo: Kira Perov Bill Viola kicked off the 2008 Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art series last week to a...