Stories for January 2011

Lighting the Preamble

January 28, 2011

Scott Rosenfeld, American Art's lighting designer, lets us in on the challenges of lighting an artwork. Lighting Mike Wilkins'sPreamble At American Art we do our best to provide lighting that allows visitors to fully experience our artworks. We succeed much...


A Year of Gaman: 5 Questions with Curator Delphine Hirasuna

January 25, 2011

Kichitaro Kawase, Interned at Amache, Colorado, Butsudan, Scrap wood, paint, metal, Collection of Haruo Kawase and Family, ©Photo by Terry Heffernan. On Sunday, The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946 ends its nearly...


Alexis Rockman's Evolution

January 20, 2011

Alexis Rockman, Evolution, 1992, Oil on wood, Collection of George R. Stroemple, © Alexis Rockman, Photo courtesy of the artist Alexis Rockman kicked off the first in the series of "Art and Science" talks at American Art's McEvoy Auditorium in...


Found Object: a Pre-Photoshop Artifact

January 14, 2011

Emily Moazami, one of American Art's photograph archivists, recently found this gem in our Peter A. Juley & Son Collection. Photograph by Paul Juley We recently unearthed an interesting example of a pre-Photoshoped holiday card as part of American Art's...


Five (and a half) Questions with Alexis Rockman

January 11, 2011

Alexis Rockman, Bromeliad: Kaieteur Falls, 1994, Oil and lacquer on wood, Nestlé USA © Alexis Rockman, Photo courtesy of the artist In advance of Alexis Rockman's lecture at American Art on Wednesday night at 7pm, we spoke to him from...