Stories for October 2008

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2008

John Whetten Ehninger's October When I came home from work last night there were piles of leaves all over the front lawn and two humongous carved pumpkins on our front porch. I'd like to think my family dressed up just...


Georgia on My Mind: Miss O'Keeffe "on stage" at Smithsonian American Art Museum

October 30, 2008

Natalie Mosco as Georgia O'Keeffe A Brush with Georgia O'Keeffe is a play about the artist who is being celebrated—along with photographer Ansel Adams—in SAAM's current exhibition, Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Natural Affinities. Actress and playwright Natalie Mosco stars...


Collector's Roundtable: Lewis Nerman at Smithsonian American Art on October 28

October 27, 2008

Lewis Nerman Lewis Nerman is a passionate collector of contemporary art. In 2007, he and his family opened the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, Kansas. A major contemporary gallery in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is also...


In This Case: Halloween Costumes

October 25, 2008

In This Case is a series of ongoing 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 sixty-four secure glass cases. This piece...


Lino Tagliapietra: Wedded to Glass

October 21, 2008

Endeavor (installation of 35 boats), 1998–2003, designed and made by Lino Tagliapietra; blown glass with multicolor canes, cut. Courtesy of Lino Tagliapietra, Inc.; photo by Greg R. Miller When Lino Tagliapietra's wife had admired a Valentino couture gown some years...