Stories for December 2012

Love at First Sight: Nick Cave's Soundsuit

December 26, 2012

Nick Cave's Soundsuit It was love at first sight when I saw American Art's museum staff erect the quirky mix of armature, doilies, and glitter, which artist Nick Cave calls a soundsuit. I am now a Nick Cave junkie. I...


Seeing Things (9): Flowers in December

December 20, 2012

This is the ninth in a series of personal observations about how people experience and explore museums. Take a look at Howard's other blog posts on the subject. William H. Johnson's Flowers After a late afternoon visit to American Art...


Preparing for Our America: Portraying Community in a Contested Field

December 13, 2012

Curator E. Carmen Ramos and curatorial assistant Florencia Bazzano-Nelson discuss Sophie Rivera's untitled photographic portraits that will be included in our upcoming exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, opening October 25, 2013. Like other artists in the...


Picture This: American Art's Civil War Podcast

December 11, 2012

The Civil War and American Art on exhibition at American Art through April 28, 2013, explores the transformative and emotional impact of the war on America through landscape and genre paintings. To accompany the show, we created a video podcast...


Installing Nam June Paik: 4 Days in 3 Minutes

December 6, 2012

Nam June Paik: Global Visionary opens next week on December 13, 2012. The exhibition features key artworks from Paik's career that demonstrate the complexity of his ideas as well as his groundbreaking approach to technology and video. Also in the...