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Stories for March 2011

The Luce Center Goes Local

March 17, 2011

Ibram Lassaw's The Hyades It seems like DC's art scene is exploding. New art spaces are popping up across the city and blogs that focus on art-related activities are becoming more numerous. Is DC the next big art city? Who...


Along Came a Spider. . .

March 14, 2011

Alexander Calder with sculpture from the Peter A. Juley & Son photo collection Have you noticed any of the spiders in Alexis Rockman’s paintings on view at American Art? The creepy-crawly, sometimes long-legged, sometimes furry, sometimes poisonous insects often cause...


Picture This: George Ault and 1940s America

March 10, 2011

Paintings Conservator, Amber Kerr-Allison does a final inspection of George Ault's painting Bright Light at Russell's Corners with a UV flashlight just before the show opens. American Art's exhibition To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America opens tomorrow,...


Picture This: Freestyling in the Luce Center

March 8, 2011

Christylez Bacon's list was an artform all by itself. Sunday, March 6 marked the third installment of the Luce Foundation Center’s new Art + Coffee series Luce Unplugged. D.C. native and GRAMMY®-nominated musician Christylez Bacon performed after Luce Center staff...


He's Got Game: Five Questions with CityMystery's
John Maccabee

March 4, 2011

John Maccabee, founder of CityMystery, helped to create Ghosts of a Chance, American Art's first alternate reality game which was a first for museums everywhere. He and his team recently helped us launch Pheon, which has an online component as...