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Stories for October 2008

In This Case: Male Wood Duck in a Forest Pool by Abbott Handerson Thayer

October 17, 2008

Abbott Handerson Thayer’s Male Wood Duck in a Forest Pool Sometimes we have to accept that one of our artworks is flying the Luce coop. It is always sad, but we resolve to keep a stiff upper lip, pick ourselves...


Stop-Loss: Restoring the Aaron Douglas Murals at Fisk University

October 14, 2008

South wall, North Reading Room, Cravath Hall, Fisk University. Post-Treatment. 2003 In honor of our recent exhibition Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist, the Lunder Conservation Center presented a behind-the-scenes look at the artist's Fisk murals. In 1930, when Aaron Douglas...


Let Them Draw Cake!

October 9, 2008

Wayne Thiebaud's Cake Window, from the book Delights As we celebrate National Cake Decorating Day on Friday, October 10 (people, check your calendars!), I can think of no greater tribute to the sugary art of confection than pausing to look...


Wall Street

October 7, 2008

Wall Street by Arnold Ronnebeck The market's up! The market's down! While the financial markets try to regain their footing, I decided to see how artists have portrayed Wall Street over the years, and came across this interesting lithograph by...


Ghosts of a Chance: A Story of Spirits

October 3, 2008

Ghosts of a Chance: Catch a Falling Star (Predictor of Imminent Doom). Ghosts of a Chance Contributor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2008.GOAC.2.6 Georgina Bath is the Interpretive Programs Manager for the Luce Foundation Center for American Art, our visible storage...