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Revealing Homer in A Visit from the Old Mistress

November 8, 2012

Top: Winslow Homer's A Visit from the Old Mistress (white rectangle marks area of newly discovered signature). Bottom: Signature closeup. Click on image to enlarge. In this post, program coordinator Christopher Wayner talks about a recent discovery made by conservators...


Q and Art: Liberty

November 6, 2012

Frederic Auguste Bartholdi's Liberty Question: Is American Art’s Liberty sculpture one of the models made to raise money for the construction of the Statue of Liberty? If not, what is it? Answer: The American Art Museum’s sculpture Liberty is a...


Announcing the Winner of the Contemporary Artist Award

November 5, 2012

Cool Spot by Kathy Butterly Today, the American Art Museum announced that Kathy Butterly is the 2012 winner of our Contemporary Artist Award. She was selected after a lively discussion by a panel of five independent experts who know the...


The Civil War and American Art: The Power of Images

November 1, 2012

This blog post inaugurates a monthly Eye Level feature on our upcoming exhibition The Civil War and American Art. Curator Eleanor Harvey will be talking about many of the important intersections between American art and the Civil War. The exhibition...