Stories for May 2012

No Crystal Stair: African American Art

May 15, 2012

Robert McNeill's Make a Wish (Bronx Slave Market, 170th Street, New York) In a poem titled, "Mother to Son," Langston Hughes wrote of an African American woman's hardships, as she advises her son to never give up: "Well, son, I'll...

The Moving Image: Watch This 2.0

May 10, 2012

Watch This! Gallery at American Art Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image, the dynamic exhibition of time-based media has been reinstalled, with new examples of video art that span the last fifty years. It has...

Luce Unplugged: Pairing Art with Music

May 8, 2012

Shark Week, Second String Band by Jon Brack, and Birdlips by Jill Palumbo Nowadays there are lots of riffs on the traditional wine pairing--beer pairings, pickle pairings (perhaps this is only me), and the list could go on. The American...

Seats of Power (and an Occasional Settee)

May 3, 2012

Overmantel, The President's House, about 1824, watercolor on plaster, by Rufus Porter, Gift of the White House Historical Association, 1992, photo courtesy White House Historical Association Behind every good sunrise lurks an inevitable sunset. This Sunday, May 6, Something of...

Handi-Hour: Let's Make Duct Tape Wallets and T-Shirt Necklaces

May 1, 2012

Combining "happy hour" and "handmade,"our May 10th Handi-hour offers the opportunity to make crafts, taste selected craft beers, and listen to live music in the Grand Salon of our Renwick Gallery of American Craft. Craft-tenders will provide hands-on expertise with...