Stories for January 2013

The Civil War and American Art: "The Alphabet is An Abolitionist"

January 29, 2013

This blog post is part of a monthly Eye Level feature on our exhibition The Civil War and American Art. Curator Eleanor Harvey talks about many of the important intersections between American art and the Civil War. The exhibition runs...

Seeing Things (10): Woman With Red Mouth

January 25, 2013

This is the tenth 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. David Park's Woman with Red Mouth Have you seen this woman? I...

Handi-Hour: A Penny For Your Thoughts

January 22, 2013

Stacey Lee Webber, Detail, The Craftsman Series: Shovels, 2011, pennies, Courtesy of the artist Now that winter has descended on DC after a two year hiatus, it's time to come inside. Tomorrow evening's Handi-hour at our Renwick Gallery features 40...

Nam June Paik from A to Zen

January 16, 2013

Nam June Paik's Zen for TV Nam June Paik was more than a guy who made sculptural work with televisions. He was a thoughtful, prescient artist who turned ideas about communication on its head in the middle of the twentieth...

Five Questions: A Sing-Along with Wyckham Avery

January 10, 2013

This Sunday, local actor Wyckham Avery will share excerpts from her latest solo project, Just Sing Me a Song, as part of the museum's ongoing series presented with CulturalDC. We recently asked Avery a few questions about the play, its...