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Stories for February 2010

Picture This: Get Ready for an ARTrageous Weekend!

February 25, 2010

Partying from last year’s ARTrageous! benefit Friday at 5:30 p.m., artist Karen LaMonte discusses the inspiration and process for her work, Reclining Dress Impression with Drapery, centerpiece of Saturday's museum benefit gala, ARTrageous! This program is free and open to...


How The West Was Framed: The Survey Photographs of Timothy H. O'Sullivan

February 23, 2010

Timothy H. O'Sullivan's Cañon de Chelle. Walls of the Grand Cañon about 1200 Feet in Height. There hasn't been a major exhibition of the works by nineteenth-century photographer Timothy H. O'Sullivan in more than thirty years, but thanks to a...


Gaman: FDR and the Japanese American Internment Camps

February 19, 2010

Artist unidentified (Interned at Heart Mountain, Wyoming), Camp Scene, wood, paint, Collection of the Japanese American Museum of San José. From The Art of Gaman by Delphine Hirasuna, ©2005, Ten Speed Press. Terry Heffernan photo. On February 19, 1942, President...


In This Case: Happy Birthday Mr. President

February 15, 2010

W. G. Williams's President and Mrs. Eisenhower on display in our Luce Foundation Center. We usually think of Presidents' Day as celebrating the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. But we found this presidential gem of President and Mrs....


Matters of the Heart

February 12, 2010

Joseph Cornell's The Heart on the Sleeve This Valentine's Day, love may be in the air, but it's also found its way into the museum. We've had canoodling sightings in the Kogod Courtyard, and even a highly romantic marriage proposal...