Stories for April 2010

American Pictures: Jules Feiffer on Fred Astaire

April 30, 2010

Bob Landry, Fred Astaire in "Puttin’ on the Ritz," 1945, Time & Life Pictures "That is not me," Jules Feiffer said, referring to the Bob Landry black-and-white photograph of an elegantly dressed Fred Astaire performing "Puttin' on the Ritz" from...


Albert Maysles on Meeting—and Filming—Christo and
Jeanne-Claude

April 28, 2010

Christo and Jeanne-Claude Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972--76, ©Christo, Photograph by Wolfgang Volz, Christo on intercom in cab of truck, mid-August 1976, black-and-white photograph, Smithsonian American Art Museum Filmmakers Albert Maysles and his brother, David (who died...


Nina Simon: The Participatory Museum

April 21, 2010

The Participatory Museum by Nina Simon Nina Simon is well known to museum folks as the author of the blog Museum 2.0. She consults with museums around the world to design exhibitions, programs, and online experiences that engage visitors as...


Christo-Inspired Sketching Workshop

April 19, 2010

Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California 1972--76, photograph by Wolfgang Volz, attaching panels to poles, September 6–7, 1976, black and white photograph, 15 3/4 x 23 1/4 in. On April 20, in the Luce Foundation Center's...


Collectors' Roundtable: Glass Acts

April 18, 2010

Dan Daily's Parkman Coupe In the second of three Collectors' Roundtable lectures this spring, Elmerina and Dr. Paul Parkman and John T. Kotelly led a spirited conversation on collecting contemporary craft. All three share a passion for studio arts and...