Stories for July 2009

Picture This: Taking Down a House of Cards

July 31, 2009

De-installing Chance City by Jean Shin Jean Shin’s exhibition Common Threads just closed at American Art. Once a show is over, American Art’s Registrar’s Office is tasked with de-installing it. If the work is from our permanent collection, each piece...

Seeing Things (4): On Beauty

July 27, 2009

This is the fourth in a series of personal observations about how people experience and explore museums. Take a look at Howard's other blog posts on the subject: Seeing Things (1), Seeing Things (2): Art and Love, and Seeing Things...

Art Attack with Lee Sandstead

July 23, 2009

Lee Sandstead: Before Art and After Art Art historian and Travel Channel host Lee Sandstead welcomes each visitor at the door of the McEvoy Auditorium wearing what he called hippie pants ("genuine polyester, not the fake stuff we have today")...

Morris Louis: Making Faces

July 20, 2009

Faces by Morris Louis The son of a Russian immigrant, abstract painter Morris Louis grew up in Baltimore. As an adult, Louis lived in Silver Spring, Maryland, and in Washington, D.C., where, in a small bungalow on Legation Street, NW,...

A Graphic Master: Charles White

July 14, 2009

Joann Moser, Senior Curator, wrote the following blog post about one of our recent acquisitions to American Art's collection. Untitled, by Charles White, 1950, ink and graphite on paper, 29 3/4 x 20 in., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of...