Stories for August 2009

Mark Newport: Self-Made Man

August 26, 2009

Mark Newport, Batman 2 "How does a guy who doesn't like to be in public end up on stage in a full-body acrylic costume knitting things?" asks fiber artist Mark Newport, one of the four artists in Staged Stories, this...


New Podcast: The Architectural History of the Renwick Gallery

August 21, 2009

The Renwick Gallery has been the American Art Museum's showcase for contemporary crafts and decorative arts since 1972, but this National Historic Landmark has its own intriguing history. A new illustrated podcast of a talk by architect Judith Capen captures...


In Conversation with American Art

August 18, 2009

Teacher Clarice Leonard records a podcast about Duane Hanson's Woman Eating. You're a middle school teacher who knows her stuff. But these days your students know theirs as well: texting, tweeting, and networking on Facebook; they are savy social netizens....


All the (Craft) World's a Stage

August 13, 2009

Staged Stories: Renwick Craft Invitational 2009 runs until January 3, 2010. Nicholas Bell, curator at the Renwick Gallery, introduces us to the art and artists now on exhibition. Clockwise: Mark Newport, detail, Batman 2, 2005, acrylic yarn and buttons ,...


Why Fi? Hotspots and Cool Spaces at American Art

August 10, 2009

During the dog days of August, you're in the middle of D.C. and want to check your email. Best thing you could do would be to head straight to American Art where you've got two options for free Wi-Fi. Walk...