Stories for July 2010

George Washington Wearing a Toga?

July 29, 2010

Horotio Greenough’s statue of George Washington on the Capitol grounds (photographer and date unknown) is from the American Sculpture Photograph Study Collection, Photograph Archives (S0001154). Before construction began in 1848 on the world's tallest stone structure, the Washington Monument, commemorating...


American Art-O-Mat

July 26, 2010

Our Art-O-Mat is now dispensing art in our Luce Foundation Center. We’re very excited about the shiny new Art-O-Mat that arrived in the Luce Foundation Center this week. Now you can start your very own collection of American Art right...


Artist Talks: A Summer of Craft

July 21, 2010

Jan Baum discusses her work in the Luce Foundation Center. We get lots of questions about the craft objects in American Art's Luce Foundation Center. Visitors are often curious about the pieces on display and how they were created. So...


Steven Spielberg on Norman Rockwell and the Movies

July 16, 2010

The following is an excerpt from an interview with Steven Spielberg by filmmaker Laurent Bouzereau on August 6, 2008. Steven Spielberg Laurent Bouzereau : What was your first encounter with Norman Rockwell? Steven Spielberg: Whenever my dad would bring home...


George Lucas on Norman Rockwell and the Movies

July 16, 2010

Note: The following is an excerpt from an interview with George Lucas by Laurent Bouzereau, filmmaker, and Virginia Mecklenburg, senior curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, on September 12, 2008. George Lucas Laurent Bouzereau and Virginia Mecklenburg: Do you...