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Penn on Paper: Acquiring 100 Masterworks by Irving Penn

August 9, 2013

Irving Penn, Dior Black Suit (Tania), Paris, 1950, gelatin silver print Copyright © by The Irving Penn Foundation Mud-Glove is one of the images currently on view in A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Taken...


In Closing: The Impact of Nam June Paik on Contemporary Art

August 7, 2013

This blog post is part of a series of pieces about our film and media arts initiatives here at American Art. Michael Mansfield, associate curator of film and media art, has some final words on our exhibition Nam June Paik:...