Stories for September 2010

Erica Hirshler: Looking at John Singer Sargent

September 30, 2010

The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit; 1882; Oil on canvas; 221.93 x 222.57 cm (87 3/8 x 87 5/8 in.); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Gift of Mary Louisa Boit, Julia Overing Boit, Jane Hubbard Boit, and Florence D. Boit...

Gaming: Phenom Pheon

September 28, 2010

Pheon Photographs by Rebecca Reed and Christian Goodlander One hundred sixty people came to American Art on September 18th to participate in the launch event for our new alternate reality game, Pheon. First, each participant answered three questions to determine...

Drawing the Curtain on the Running Fence

September 24, 2010

Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California 1972-76, © Christo, Photograph by Wolfgang Volz. Hangers-unfurlers fight with the wind. September 8-10, 1976. Black and white photograph. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and...

Picture This: The Art of Wood

September 23, 2010

Michelle Holzapfel, Suspended Ring, 1994, spalted sugar maple burl, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Fleur and Charles Bresler in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp, curator- in-charge of the Renwick Gallery (1995–2003) A Revolution in Wood: The Bresler Collection opens...

Remembering the Running Fence with Joe Pozzi

September 20, 2010

Joe Pozzi was only a boy when Christo and Jeanne-Claude approached his father for permission to erect The Running Fence on land that ran through their Sonoma County, California, property. We asked Joe if he would kindly share some of...