American Art Here
September 18, 2014
Our art conservators discovered a drawing on the back of a William H. Johnson artwork during the conservation process.
September 16, 2014
Erin Benz interned at American Art's Luce Foundation Center this summer. While here, she took the time to write about one of her favorite artists in our collection, Lilly Martin Spencer.
September 11, 2014
Fermented Soil by Hans Hofmann contains such fresh joy and vigor it is hard to believe it was painted by a man in his mid-eighties. It swings like a jazz sextet.
August 28, 2014
American Art's exhibition Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget will open at the American Folk Art Museum in his home city of New York on September 2, 2014, celebrating both the 100th anniversary of the artist's birth as well as the soul of Labor Day as an American holiday of commemoration and honor. Folk and self-taught art curator, Leslie Umberger, writes about the artist and his connection to the ideas intrinsic to Labor Day.
August 26, 2014
Pamela Johnson, a Graduate Fellow at American Art's Lunder Conservation Center looks very closely, using X-radiography and infrared at the work of Pio Casimiro Bacene.