Stories for May 2010

Picture This: A Photo by Louis Comfort Tiffany

May 28, 2010

Louis Comfort Tiffany's Fishermen Unloading a Boat, Sea Bright, New Jersey For me, the name Louis Comfort Tiffany conjures up images of art glass, opulence, and the mystique of the Gilded Age. But I had no idea that he was...


The Best of Ask Joan of Art: The Ghost Clock

May 26, 2010

Wendel Castle's Ghost Clock This post is part of an ongoing series on Eye Level: The Best of Ask Joan of Art. Begun in 1993, Ask Joan of Art is the longest-running arts-based electronic reference service in the country. The...


The Art of Gaman: The Bird Artist

May 20, 2010

Wes Yamaka recently wrote a comment about his father-in-law on our The Art of Gaman exhibition comment page. We'd like to post it on Eye Level as a testament to the personal stories that have been passed down from internees...


Analyzing Tanner

May 14, 2010

The back of Henry O. Tanner's Study for the Annunciation. Click on image for a close-up of notes believed to be Tanner's. The Smithsonian American Art Museum has the largest collection of works by African American Henry O. Tanner in...


Collecting for the Long Haul with Richard Kelly

May 13, 2010

J. C. Leyendecker, The Florist, 1920, Oil on canvas, 20.25 x 19.5 inches, Unsigned, Published: Kuppenheimer Style Book, Spring 1920, The Kelly Collection of American Illustration This year's Collectors' Roundtable Series concluded the other evening with a spirited presentation by...