Stories for November 2011

Multiplicity: Five Questions with Joann Moser

November 29, 2011

Multiplicity opened at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on November 11 and runs to March 11, 2012. Georgina Goodlander asked the curator, Joann Moser, a few questions about the exhibition. John Baldessari, Black Dice, 1982, nine prints, color aquatint, photo...


Happy Thanksgiving from American Art and the Renwick Gallery!

November 22, 2011

Dinner Platter (Hayes service), 1880, porcelain, made by Haviland & Co., Limoges, France, designed by 24. Theodore R. Davis, U.S. Government purchase, 1880, photo courtesy White House Historical Association Here's one bird who knows how to strut his stuff. You...


Internet Pioneers and the Fathers of Invention

November 17, 2011

Friends from way back: Steve Crocker, right, was Vinton Cerf's Best Man at his wedding. Judging by the conversation between Internet gurus Steve Crocker and Vinton Cerf, the world as we know it began about fifty years ago. That's when...


Take Five: Five Questions with Sandra Y. Johnson

November 15, 2011

Sandra Y. Johnson and her jazz group will be performing at Take 5! on Thursday, November 17th from 5–7 p.m. in the Kogod Courtyard. Laurel Fehrenbach, Public Programs Coordinator for the museum, asked Sandra a few questions about her music...


Julie Mehretu on "Grey"

November 9, 2011

Julie Mehretu's Local Calm New York-based artist, Julie Mehretu, was the third and final speaker in this year's Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art. Her work uses layers of architectural images--stadiums, airports, ruins both contemporary and ancient--and repurposes them...