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Stories for March 2011

Draw & Discover: It's Like Riding a Bike!

March 31, 2011

Mary Tait, who leads the Draw & Discover workshops Tuesdays in the Luce Foundation Center interviewed one of the program's veteran participants, Barbara Wright, about her experience with the workshop over the years. Top: Romaine Brooks's La France Croisée. Bottom:...


Five Questions with Chris Melissinos, Curator for The Art of Video Games

March 29, 2011

Chris Melissinos Chris Melissinos is the curator for the 2012 exhibition The Art of Video Games at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Georgina Goodlander, project manager for the exhibition and interpretive programs manager for the museum’s Luce Foundation Center, asked...


Picture This: The Arrival of an Artwork

March 24, 2011

The arrival of Matthias Pliessnig's Amada at the Renwick When you view an art exhibition, you're seeing the result of a process that is months, sometimes years, in the making. Artists and curators converse; curators visualize and organize the show;...


Darkness at the Edge of Town: George Ault and 1940s America

March 22, 2011

George Ault's Bright Light at Russell's Corners George Ault didn't very much like the world-at-large, so he left New York City in 1937, and moved about 100 miles north to the village of Woodstock, New York with Louise Jonas, whom...


Picture This: Closed Forms by Toshiko Takaezu

March 18, 2011

Closed Forms by Toshiko Takaezu Pioneering ceramic artist, Toshiko Takaezu, passed away last week in her native Hawaii at the age of 88, following a six-decade career in clay. The Renwick Gallery celebrates her life and career with the installation...