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Stories for November 2009

Thanksgiving, 1969 by Werner Drewes

November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving, 1969 by Werner Drewes Forty years ago, German-born American artist Werner Drewes created this colorful woodcut in honor of what may be the most typically American holiday. I like it for its vivid lines, burst of energy, and full-blown...


Remembering Jeanne-Claude (1935–2009)

November 20, 2009

When I heard that artist Jeanne-Claude had died, I went back to the blog post I wrote last year about her visit to American Art with her other half, Christo. Together, as husband and wife and as artists, Christo and...


Luce en Español/Luce in Spanish

November 17, 2009

Recently, American Art staff member Tierney Sneeringer was very excited to conduct her first Spanish tour, welcoming the "Friends of the Canal Museum" to the Luce Foundation Center. To schedule a Spanish tour with Tierney, e-mail AmericanArtLuce@si.edu. Tierney Sneeringer, una...


Roy DeCarava, 1919–2009

November 12, 2009

Roy DeCarava's Lingerie, New York Roy DeCarava, an American master, died October 27, 2009, a few weeks shy of his ninetieth birthday. Born in Harlem in 1919, and coming to adulthood during the Harlem Renaissance, DeCarava became a photographer of...


Picture This: Playing Punball

November 9, 2009

A museum visitor plays William T. Wiley's Punball: Only One Earth. You've seen the William T. Wiley exhibition. Now play the game! What, you haven't seen the show yet? Well, now's your opportunity to kill two birds with one stone....