Stories for April 2012

Preparing for Its Close-up: Flowers by William H. Johnson

April 11, 2012

Conservation of William H. Johnson's Flowers Who doesn't like getting a personal letter in the mail? Some people get excited over coupons or magazines, but I enjoy receiving a letter hand addressed to me with a customized stamp. Well, there...

Remembering Elizabeth Catlett

April 5, 2012

Elizabeth Catlett's Singing Head The American Art Museum mourns the loss of one of our country's most important artists, Elizabeth Catlett. Ms. Catlett, whose career spanned more than seventy years, connected her work to progressive causes, especially those she thought...

Preparing for African American Art: Conserving a Work By John Scott, Part 1

April 4, 2012

Have you ever taken a poster off a wall and found some pieces of foamy tape left behind? That's similar to what is stuck to the base of the John Scott sculpture, Thornbush Blues Totem. While the tape might have...

Picture This: Google Art Comes To American Art

April 3, 2012

In December 2011 Google brought its special panorama camera to photograph American Art's galleries as part of the Google Art Project. Here the photographer is going up and down our Kogod Courtyard as part of the project's Museum View. Today...