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Stories for June 2011

We've Got Something for You at the Renwick This Holiday Weekend

June 29, 2011

These artists 'draw the spotlight on craft that couldn't havebeen made at any other time than now.' Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post Matthias Pliessnig; Thonet No. 18; 2007; white oak, Thonet no. 18 café chair; Courtesy of Lewis Wexler, Wexler...


Lights, Camera, Action! Antiques Roadshow in the American Art Museum

June 27, 2011

Antiques Roadshow host, Mark L. Walberg, prepares for filming in the Lunder Conservation Center last August. A crew from Antiques Roadshow, along with Nancy Druckman from Sotheby's, filmed a segment about some of American Art's portrait miniatures last summer and...


The Best of Ask Joan of Art: Are Tattoos Art?

June 21, 2011

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 actually...


Cliff Lee and the Emperor's Old Glaze

June 16, 2011

Cliff Lee, Prickly Melons (short and tall), 2008, Porcelain, imperial yellow glaze, Collection of the artist "Yellow makes everything shine," ceramicist Cliff Lee said at the opening of the Renwick Gallery exhibition History in the Making: Renwick Craft Invitational 2011,...


Getting Funky with American Art's Take 5!

June 14, 2011

Summer is almost officially here, though it already feels like it when we step out of the crisp, cool corridors of the museum. In celebration of the sunshine and swelter, one of our public programs assistants, Laurel Fehrenbach, has some...