Stories for July 2011

Matthias Pliessnig: In Ship Shape

July 28, 2011

Matthias Pliessnig; Amada; 2010; white oak, birch; Private Collection "In 2006 I built a boat and was attracted to the process as well as to the form. It required a whole new way of thinking for me--a 180 degree turnaround,"...

Help Identify Ms. Nameless Artist

July 26, 2011

Emily Moazami, one of American Art's photograph archivists, needs your help identifying an artist. Help us identify this artist. This photograph of a woman artist painting in her studio is from the Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, but we...

Picture This: An Artwork Spa

July 21, 2011

Members of American Art's Conservation department wash Luis Jiménez's Vaquero Artworks within American Art are meticulously attended to. Humidity and lighting are kept at optimum conditions. But how do you take care of an artwork that adorns the outside entrance...

Let Them Eat Paik!

July 19, 2011

Nam June Paik, 1991, © Nam June Paik Studios, Inc. Happy Birthday Nam June Paik! Join John Hanhardt, senior curator for media arts, and artist Jim Campbell Wednesday evening at 6pm in American Art's Watch This! gallery for a celebration...

Picture This: Exploring The Great American Hall of Wonders

July 14, 2011

American Art's The Great American Hall of Wonders exhibition opens tomorrow, July 15 and runs through January 8, 2012. Examining the 19th-century belief that Americans shared a special genius for innovation, the show is divided into six rooms which explore...