Stories for October 2012

Gardening in the Age of the Moving Image

October 30, 2012

This blog post begins a series of pieces about our film and media arts initiatives here at American Art. First up, Michael Mansfield, associate curator of film and media art, fills us in on our upcoming exhibition Nam June Paik:...

Art Critic Adam Gopnik on What Makes American Art American

October 25, 2012

Taking a stab at what defines American art, Adam Gopnik, art critic at The New Yorker, spoke to a standing-room only crowd at the museum's McEvoy Auditorium, as the second (of three) speakers in this year's Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture...

Conservation: Not Your Usual Dental Check-up

October 23, 2012

Conservation Technician Susan Edwards vacuums Tiger by Felipe Archuleta You may not think about the potential dust that could collect in-between the teeth of Tiger by Felipe Archuleta on display in American Art's first floor folk art galleries, but it...

Aesop and the Scavenger Hunt

October 17, 2012

Prizes for completing the scavenger hunt. The Luce Foundation Center has been organizing scavenger hunts throughout the space since we reopened after our renovation in 2006. Over twenty thousand people have searched our open storage for those elusive objects. It's...

Preparing for Our America: John Valadez’s Great American Streets

October 11, 2012

In this blog post Curatorial Assistant Florencia Bazzano-Nelson comments on John Valadez's Two Vendors, an intense and large-scale pastel that will be featured in the upcoming 2013 exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art. Like other works in...