Stories for October 2009

Slow Art at American Art

October 14, 2009

David Hockney's Snails Space with Vari-Lites: "Painting as Performance"(located in the Lincoln Gallery on the third floor), one of the artworks we'll be discussing at Slow Art. Social media is really hot right now. It’s a good way to bring...

Five Questions: Between Sets with the Afro Bop Alliance

October 14, 2009

Laurel Fehrenbach is a Public Programs Assistant here at American Art. She manages the free Take 5! Jazz concerts that take place in the Kogod Courtyard every third Thursday from 5–7 p.m. Afro Bop. Photo by Larry Melton. The Grammy...

The World According to Wiley

October 13, 2009

William T. Wiley stands next to his Punball: Only One Earth "So we'll see what happens when it gets dark," William T. Wiley said after introductory remarks at the McEvoy Auditorium the other night to inaugurate the 2009 Clarice Smith...

The American Art Museum and the National Parks: America's Best Idea

October 6, 2009

Thomas Moran's The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone (1872) Jo Ann Gillula is Chief of our External Affairs department. Ken Burns's latest documentary on our national parks gave her a chance to reflect on some of our country's greatest nineteenth-century...

On Stage with the Renwick's Staged Stories

October 2, 2009

SunKoo Yuh, Can You Hear Me?, 2007, glazed porcelain, Collection of the artist To make her point that "museums are a place of theater," Kate Bonansinga, curator of Staged Stories: Renwick Craft Invitational 2009, began her introductory comments for the...