Stories for June 2009

Picture This: A Young Person's Point of View

June 8, 2009

Our Teacher Programs Coordinator, Suzannah Niepold, describes one of our Education Department's local outreach activities. Eighth-grader Eli Ferster reading his composition about Thomas Le Clear's painting Interior with Portraits. Photo by Sally Otis. Three hundred and fifty D.C. eighth graders...

Isadora Duncan

June 4, 2009

Isadora Duncan by Abraham Walkowitz Abraham Walkowitz's iconic sketches of dancer Isadora Duncan capture her spirit, passion, and zest. They also reveal her sturdy physique, which is the opposite of the balletic ideal. While ballet dancers strive for perfection in...

Goodbye and Hello to George Catlin

June 2, 2009

George Catlin paintings hang in the Renwick's Grand Salon After hanging for more than five years in the Renwick's Grand Salon, the 300 or so George Catlins (as well as the Thomas Morans) have come down to make room for...