Stories for July 2011

The People Behind the Video Games: thatgamecompany

July 12, 2011

Exhibition coordinator Georgina Goodlander and curator Chris Melissinos have been conducting interviews with video game designers, developers, writers, and composers for the upcoming exhibition, The Art of Video Games, which opens March 16, 2012 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum....

Latino Art 101 with Curator E. Carmen Ramos

July 7, 2011

E. Carmen Ramos became the Smithsonian American Art Museum's curator of Latino art last fall. Now that she's had a chance to get settled, we caught up with her to ask about her interests and the rich holdings of Latino...

Aultered States: George Ault's Disquieting World

July 5, 2011

George Ault, Studio Interior, 1938, Watercolor and pencil on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from The Museum of Modern Art "Welcome to the disquieting, and I may say, disturbing world of George Ault," independent historian Stephen May told us...

A Special American Art July 4th Anniversary

July 1, 2011

Theodore R. Davis, Patent-Office, Washington, DC— Examiners at Work, 1869, hand-colored wood engraving on paper, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC This Independence Day we not only celebrate the anniversary of the founding of our country, but another July...