Stories for December 2008

It Takes a Pueblo: Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams

December 30, 2008

Left: Georgia O'Keeffe, Ranchos Church No.1, 1929, Oil on canvas, 18 3/4 x 24 inches, CR 664, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Right: Ansel Adams, Saint Francis Church Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico,...


States of Grace: Remembering Grace Hartigan (1922–2008)

December 23, 2008

Frank O'Hara by Grace Hartigan "I didn't choose painting," Grace Hartigan once told an interviewer, "It chose me. I didn't have any talent. I just had genius." I came to Grace Hartigan through her association with the poet Frank O'Hara....


The Marchbanks Calendar: December by Harry Cimino

December 18, 2008

The Marchbanks Calendar—December by Harry Cimino We've just turned the last page on this year's calendar and it's time to count down the days remaining in 2008. To take a good look at the last month of the year, I've...


A Momentous Seventy-Fifth Art Anniversary

December 12, 2008

Ray Strong's Golden Gate Bridge George Gurney, American Art's Deputy Chief Curator, came by my desk this afternoon to tell me today marked a special occasion in the art world. On December 12, 1933, seventy-five years ago today, the Public...


Collector's Roundtable: Art and the Law

December 9, 2008

Joshua Kaufman Who'd have thought that spending an hour and a half with a lawyer could be so entertaining? Local attorney Joshua Kaufman of Venable LLP enlighted the audience at American Art the other night on the legal issues of...