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Charles Willson Peale: The Man in Front of the Curtain

September 13, 2011

Charles Willson Peale, The Artist in His Museum, 1822, oil on canvas, Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Gift of Mrs. Sarah Harrison (The Joseph Harrison Jr. Collection) Charles Willson Peale, is the poster boy, er...gentleman, for the...


9-11 Up-Close and Far Away

September 9, 2011

Thomas Ruff's jpeg d01 Growing up in New York when the Twin Towers were being built makes me think we were raised at about the same time. They became a part of the landscape and my friends and I marveled...


From Defense to Decoration: the Renwick Gallery in the Civil War

September 6, 2011

The history of American Art's Renwick Gallery is a rich one. Recently, The Bigger Picture, the blog of the Smithsonian Institution Archives posted a story about the Renwick during the Civil War written by Intern Aly DesRochers. We thought it...


Saying Goodbye (and sometimes hello) to George Ault

September 1, 2011

George Ault, January Full Moon, 1941 Oil on canvas, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust (by exchange), Photo by Jamison Miller Now that the exhibition, To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America is closing...