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Stories for March 2010

Picture This: Duct Tape and the Running Fence

March 30, 2010

Christo talking with curator George Gurney and exhibition designer David Gleeson. Photo by Jerry Hovanec Running Fence, the monumental temporary artwork by Christo and Jeanne-Claude existed for only two weeks in September of 1976. It was made of 240,000 square...


When Marian Sang

March 26, 2010

William H. Johnson's Marian Anderson #1 I've been thinking a lot about Marian Anderson lately, the great contralto whose concert on Easter Sunday seventy-one years ago at the Lincoln Memorial brought the nation together in the name of civil rights....


Collectors Roundtable: The Pleasures of Building a Print Collection

March 22, 2010

Peggy Bacon'sThe Patroness This year's Collectors Roundtable series was formed in part by feedback the museum received from the previous one. People wanted more Collecting 101 presentations, so this year's program was shaped with the budding collector in mind. Plus,...


Games, Games, and More Games

March 18, 2010

Chris Melissinos and Georgina Goodlander speak about museum gaming at the Game Developer’s Conference. Last week I joined guest curator Chris Melissinos at this year's Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco to present "A Day at the Museum: How the...


Picture This: Panning the Sierra Nevada

March 16, 2010

Albert Bierstadt's Among the Sierra Nevada, California is a large painting. In fact, it's over ten feet wide. This museum visitor thought it best to pan across the painting rather than take a still shot. Albert Bierstadt, Sierra Nevada, American...