Stories for September 2012

Edward Hopper: Mapping the Light

September 28, 2012

Edward Hopper's Ryder's House "Is there anything left to be said about Edward Hopper? Poet of light, documentarian of alienation, isolation, angst, stasis, human disconnection and impotence?" art historian Kevin Salatino asked at the start of his talk, Edward Hopper...

The Art of Video Games Departs!

September 25, 2012

Spontaneous Art with museum staff and volunteers After more than six months on view, The Art of Video Games exhibition will be closing at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on September 30, 2012. It's been an exhilarating few months for...

Introducing Paikbot!

September 20, 2012

Untitled (Robot), 1992, single-channel video in robot-shaped assemblage of radio, television, and stereo system parts, with metal hardware, and additions in paint; color, silent, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift to the Nam June Paik Archive from the Nam June Paik...

Picture This: Abstract Drawings

September 18, 2012

Paper conservator, Kate Maynor talks about the conservation of Claire Falkenstein's Branding Have you ever thought about the way the paper fibers hold on to ink as you are writing down your grocery or to do list on a sheet...


September 13, 2012

Alex Minoff, The Caribbean, and Kokayi In the words of How I Met your Mother's Barney Stinson, our next Luce Unplugged is going to be, "legen . . . wait for it . . . dary." Legendary. Pop culture references...