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Stories for May 2011

George Inness and I

May 31, 2011

Sundown by George Inness George Inness (1825-1894) has been like a thorn in my side for the past year, so when I learned that we share the same birthday (May 1st), 150 years apart, I softened to the great nineteenth-century...


Collector's Roundtable: Robert Lehrman

May 26, 2011

Untitled by Joseph Cornell Local DC collector and philanthropist Robert Lehrman was the third and final speaker in this year's Collectors' Roundtable series. Speaking on the "Secrets of the Art World," Lehrman tried to unlock those secrets for the enthusiastic...


Happy 100th Birthday Will Barnet!

May 25, 2011

Will Barnet's The Blue Thread May 25, 2011 is the one hundredth birthday of American artist Will Barnet. His paintings often focus on domestic scenes that celebrate human (and animal) relationships. The Blue Thread, currently on view on the third...


Judith Schaechter: Through A Glass, Darkly

May 19, 2011

Judith Schaechter, A Little Torcher, 1990, glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance and museum purchase through the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program This is not your grandmother's stained glass. Inspired by sources as disparate as...


Take Five: Five Questions with Avi Wisnia

May 17, 2011

Avi Wisnia Laurel Fehrenbach, public programs assistant here at American Art, spoke with Avi Wisnia of the Avi Wisnia Quartet about their upcoming performance at Take 5! on Thursday, May 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. Eye Level: You have...