Stories for July 2012

40 under 40: Q & A with Curator Nicholas Bell

July 31, 2012

Nicholas Bell, curator of 40 under 40: Craft Futures oversees installation in the exhibition galleries. We recently opened 40 under 40: Craft Futures at the museum's Renwick Gallery. Having all of the artists here for several days was quite the...


Kerplunking Culture: Art-o-Mat Swap Meet

July 26, 2012

Repurposed vending machines produced by Artists in Cellophane I have a confession. I like vending machines a little too much. The convenience, the multitude of options, the opportunity to empty out my change purse—what's not to love? Artist Clark Whittington...


The Moon is a Television: On Nam June Paik's 80th

July 25, 2012

Cupcakes decorated with Nam June Paik's Zen for TV Long before there was YouTube and social media, there was Nam June Paik who said, "Someday everybody will have his own TV channel." Paik, who was born in Korea, and spent...


Picture This: Einstein Wrapped in Yarn

July 20, 2012

Click image for larger view. Crazy, fun things happen when artists come to town. Olek, pictured here and one of 40 artists whose work is in the Renwick Gallery's 40 under 40: Craft Futures exhibition, wrapped the Albert Einstein Memorial...


Preparing for African American Art: A Conversation with Renée Stout

July 19, 2012

Left: conservator Hugh Shockley talks with artist Renée Stout. Right: Stout's The Colonel's Cabinet Have you ever looked at a work of art and wished you could ask the artist how they made it? For our conservators, speaking to artists...