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Stories for October 2009

Discovering 1934: The Stories Behind the Paintings

October 30, 2009

John Cunning's Manhattan Skyline "What kind of highway signs did they have in Minnesota in 1934?" was just one of the questions Ann Prentice Wagner, guest curator of the exhibition 1934: A New Deal for Artists, needed to answer to...


Halloween 2009: Goblin Lanterns by Helen Hyde

October 30, 2009

Goblin Lanterns by Helen Hyde For the ghostly and ghoulish among you, I found Helen Hyde's Goblin Lanterns of 1906. The artist, born in New York in 1868, moved with her family to San Francisco two years later, where her...


In Memoriam (with a Personal Story): Ruth Duckworth

October 23, 2009

A Ruth Duckworth sculpture adorns my bookcase. Earlier this week I was saddened to read in an email that sculptor Ruth Duckworth had passed away at ninety on October 18th. We are frequently confronted with obituaries of artists that signify...


Picture This: Talking About Slow Art

October 22, 2009

How long does it take to really see a work of art? Some visitors to American Art's Slow Art event this past Saturday had a go at answering that question and then discussed the artworks they had taken a long...


Hope During Hard Times, 1929–1939

October 20, 2009

Leah Rand interned this past summer and was co-curator for the exhibition Hard Times: 1929–1939, organized by the Archives of American Art, which is on view through November 8th in the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery on the first floor of...