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Stories for June 2009

In this Case: More 1934 in the Luce Foundation Center

June 25, 2009

Waterfront—Brooklyn by Harry Shokler It was August last year when visitors on my tour started to pause a bit longer in front of cases 34b to 38a. All of a sudden the public’s interest was piqued by these paintings of...


In This Case: Death of Rubén Salazar

June 23, 2009

Frank Romero's Death of Rubén Salazar As the saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Similarly, in the Luce Foundation Center, our staff members have an array of "favorites." Bridget loves folk art, Ed enjoys our new...


Looking at 1934: Lily Furedi's Subway

June 18, 2009

Lily Furedi's Subway, part of the exhibition 1934: A New Deal for Artists The other day while taking the Metro (that's D.C.-speak for subway) to the Smithsonian, I spotted something on the floor below the seat across from me. When...


Portraits of Women Artists

June 16, 2009

Women Artist Portraits, part of American Art's Juley Collection on Flickr Commons To celebrate Women’s History Month, a selection of women artist portraits from the Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, part of the photograph archives at the American Art...


On "1934," a Poem by Philip Levine

June 10, 2009

In the Barber Shop by Ilya Bolotowsky The May 25th edition of the New Yorker features a poem by Philip Levine, an American poet who can count among his numerous awards the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He...