Stories for November 2013

What's LOVE Got to do with it?: Barbara Haskell on Robert Indiana

November 26, 2013

Robert Indiana's Love Remember when LOVE was all the rage, as opposed to social media's lukewarm, one-size-fits-all, "Like"? Robert Indiana's iconic Pop image from 1970 seemed to sum up the era in its message as well as its delivery: bright...

Hacking the Museum

November 21, 2013

Last weekend, the Smithsonian American Art Museum opened up its doors and its data to a group of enthusiastic hackers. We were looking for help re-imagining the digital interpretation in the museum's visible storage facility, the Luce Foundation Center for...

Clarice Smith Lecture: Richard Lacayo on the Art of Growing Older

November 13, 2013

Edward Hopper's People in the Sun Time magazine art critic Richard Lacayo spoke the other evening on the work and lives of aging artists as the second speaker in this year's Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art. In a...

Symposium: American Art in Dialogue with Africa and its Diaspora

November 7, 2013

Kathleen Joyce, intern in American Art's Research and Scholars Center, recaps our symposium American Art in Dialogue with Africa and its Diaspora made possible by the Terra Foundation for American Art. The symposium took place on October 4-5, 2013. If...

Picture This: Día de los Muertos: American Art's Day of the Dead Celebration

November 5, 2013

There's nothing like a skeleton face for Día del los Muertos/Day of the Dead. Photo by Bruce Guthrie Photos We had a great time at the Day of the Dead Family Day on November 2nd! Thanks to Bailes de Mi...