Stories for August 2013

Silent Film With an Emphasis on Sound

August 29, 2013

On August 31st, acclaimed composer and pianist Andrew E. Simpson will perform the world premiere of his original score for William Wellman's riveting story of love and tragedy, Wings (144 minutes, silent; 1927). The program is jointly presented by American...


In This Case: Highlighting Women Sculptors

August 27, 2013

Emilie Reed was an intern in the Media and Technology Office this summer. Here, she discusses some of her favorite works by female artists that are currently on view in the Luce Foundation Center. Louise Nevelson's Night Leaf The Luce...


Q and Art: William H. Johnson and the WPA Community Art Centers

August 21, 2013

This post is part of an ongoing series on Eye Level: Q and Art, where American Art's Research department brings you interesting questions and answers about art and artists from our archive. Question: Did William H. Johnson (1901-1970) participate in...


Preparing for Our America: Imagining Migration, iliana emilia garcía's Chairs

August 15, 2013

How does it feel to leave your homeland and settle in a new country? In this blog post, curatorial assistant Florencia Bazzano-Nelson explores how one immigrant artist, iliana emilia garcía imagines her ongoing ties to her native county of birth....


Take 5: Five Questions for Jazz Musician Andrea Wood

August 14, 2013

Jazz musician (and DC native) Andrea Wood will present the music of Washington’s legendary Shirley Horn at Take 5! on Thursday, August 15th from 5-8 p.m. Laurel Fehrenbach, public programs coordinator, interviewed her about the upcoming concert. Photo courtesy of...