Stories for April 2012

Open Now: African American Art

April 27, 2012

Installation shots from the African American Art exhibition. (click on montage for larger image). Our latest exhibition, African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond, opens today and runs through September 30, 2012. The show features a selection...


The Art of Video Games: The Music

April 24, 2012

Photo Courtesy of Austin Wintory. Austin Wintory is the composer behind such video games as Journey and flOw. Wintory will be doing a pre-concert Q&A on April 29th at 2:30 p.m. before the University of Maryland Gamer Symphony Orchestra plays...


Celebrating Ella at 95

April 19, 2012

For the third straight year, the American Art Museum will be celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month with a tribute to the Empress of the Blues, Ella Fitzgerald. The performance will take place April 22 and is generously supported by the Ella...


Preparing for African American Art: Conserving a Work By John Scott, Part 2

April 17, 2012

Conservation of John Scott's Thornbush Blues Totem (click on montage for larger image). Sometimes loss is not a bad thing. In the case of art conservation, a tiny paint loss can be used to aid the conservators in their examination...


Q and Art: Symbols

April 13, 2012

This post is part of an ongoing series on Eye Level: "Q and Art," where American Art's Research department brings you interesting questions and answers about art and artists from our archive. J. William Fosdick's Adoration of St. Joan of...