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Stories for February 2009

Boasting 101

February 24, 2009

A visitor to American Art looks at Nam June Paik's Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii. Photo: Neon State courtesy of ©Jeff Suhanick via American Art's flickr group. Lots of museum work takes place behind the scenes, so that when...


Let Them Eat [Cup]cake!

February 21, 2009

Detail from Zilly Rosen’s duo cupcake portrait of Barack Obama and Abe Lincoln. The extreme close-up angle of this shot not only shows the cupcakes in detail but also makes for an interesting resemblance between our 44th President and Jay...


On this Screen: Interview with Chuck and Jan Rosenak

February 20, 2009

The Rosenaks, ready for their interview Here at the Luce Foundation Center we love using technology to add to our visitor's experience of the 3,400 objects housed here in visible storage. For a while we've been showing a series of...


Frank Gohlke's World in Black and White (and sometimes color)

February 18, 2009

Frank Gohlke, Chemical Brook enters the Sudbury River, Ashland, Massachusetts, December 1991, Chromogenic development print, Collection of the artist, © 1991 Frank Gohlke On Thursday evening, January 29, photographer Frank Gohlke presented Stories in the Dirt, Stories in the Air,...


In This Case: African American Artists

February 12, 2009

In This Case is a series of posts on art in the Luce Foundation Center for the Study of American Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. This piece was written by Jill Paschal, an intern here at the Luce...