Stories for November 2012

FEAR NOT, The Hampton Throne is Reinstalled!

November 29, 2012

James Hampton's Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly It seemed strangely appropriate that the art handlers were not wearing any shoes as they came in and out of the freshly painted niche on the first...


Nam June Paik: Television as Medium

November 27, 2012

The exhibition Nam June Paik: Global Visionary opens at American Art on December 13, 2012. This is a complicated installation with artworks that involve a mix of old and new technology, robots made from TVs, and even several hundred plants,...


Seen and Not Heard: Kerry James Marshall

November 21, 2012

Kerry James Marshall's Sob Sob Kerry James Marshall, whose work Sob Sob is on view in the museum's Lincoln Gallery on the third floor, chronicles the African American experience in his paintings. These themes include issues of race, identity, and...


In This Case: Fall into the Gap

November 20, 2012

Two of the gaps to be filled with American art by the Luce Center staff. I've had dreams about WPA murals measuring forty inches wide. Visions of playful, contemporary teapots that stand eight inches tall have danced in my head....


War and Paint: Art of the Civil War

November 15, 2012

Eastman Johnson's Negro Life at the South. Eye Level had a chance to speak with Eleanor Harvey, senior curator at American Art, and curator of the new exhibition, The Civil War and American Art, opening at the museum on November...