Stories for April 2009

A Trophy for the Installation

April 23, 2009

Jean Shin installing Everyday Monuments, 2009, sports trophies, cast and sculpted resins, digital projections, Courtesy of the artist and Frederieke Taylor Gallery, N.Y. Last week, we began to install works by the artist Jean Shin for an exhibition titled Jean...

Abraham Lincoln 2.0

April 15, 2009

Lincoln by Gutzon Borglum I recently discovered a side of Abraham Lincoln I didn't know too much about: our sixteenth president was a nineteenth-century technophile. Not only is he the only president to this day to have a patented invention...

Collectors' Roundtable: Keith F. Davis on Collecting Photographs

April 13, 2009

American Art's Southworth and Hawes daguerreotype: A Bride and Her Bridesmaids The Hallmark Photo Collection (yes, that Hallmark) began in the early 1960s, and was even displayed in a gallery on the ground level of their flagship store in Manhattan....

Texting Ghosts

April 8, 2009

Detail from Ghosts of a Chance game manifest You arrive in the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Luce Foundation Center and are presented with a problem; the museum is haunted and we need YOUR help to banish the mischievous spirits. To...

No Tower of Art Babble!

April 7, 2009

Luis Jimenez video on American Art's ArtBabble Page Film and video began as linear, storytelling media: you sat down, watched a movie through, and then the experience was over. Maybe if you were watching with an interested companion or a...