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Stories for December 2010

Gaming: Pheon-line

December 29, 2010

The secret world of Terra Tectus is besieged by war. Citizens are split into two factions, Staves and Knaves, who battle for power. The division is not as simple as that of good and evil--both sides can display positive and...


Just Plain Folk: On Norman Rockwell's Models

December 27, 2010

Left: Norman Rockwell, Can’t Wait , 1972, charcoal on paper, Collection of George Lucas, ©Brown and Bigelow. Right: Norman Rockwell in his studio with model Hank Bergmans examining the painting Can’t Wait, about 1970, Norman Rockwell Museum, Licensed by Norman...


The Best of Ask Joan of Art: The History of Woodturning and Lathes

December 21, 2010

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 real Joan is Kathleen...


Pierre Huyghe wins the 2010 American Art Award

December 16, 2010

Pierre Huyghe, The Host and the Cloud, 2009-2010, live experiment. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York Pierre Huyghe is the 2010 winner of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Contemporary Artist Award. He is the ninth recipient...


Comments at an Exhibition: Visitors Respond to Rockwell

December 15, 2010

Norman Rockwell, Boy and Father: Homework, Four Seasons Calendar, 1962, oil on canvas, Collection of George Lucas, © Brown and Bigelow With the exhibition Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg closing on January...