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American Art Here

Lunder Conservation Center: Revealing A Drawing Through Preservation

September 18, 2014

Our art conservators discovered a drawing on the back of a William H. Johnson artwork during the conservation process.


Artist Lilly Martin Spencer

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.


Throwback Thursday: Han's Hofmann's Fermented Soil

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.


Celebrating Labor Day with Ralph Fasanella

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.


Art Conservation: A Look Inside Pio Casimiro Bacener's Autorretrato

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.