August 5, 1974. Helicopters begin moving Joseph Hirshhorn’s sculpture collection from Connecticut to Washington. At least he didn’t ask his buddy with a pickup to help him move. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: August 5, 1974
It’s a long and circuitous route from ancient Rome to the Interwebs, with stops along the way at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition and the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum. Kick off Black History Month with a closer look at Edmonia Lewis and her most famous sculpture, The Death of Cleopatra. Continue reading You know you’ve made it when you’re the subject of a Google Doodle
The American Art Museum recently announced it is acquiring David Smith’s Agricola IV, a ground-breaking sculpture by one of the country’s most important artists. Agricola IV is a major addition to the museum’s presentation of American art in the 20th century. Sculpture Curator Karen Lemmey offers some insight into Smith’s work.
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How do you clean up an iconic art work? You can’t just dunk it in a sink full of soapy water. Or can you? Continue reading Lather, rinse, repeat
Another bath? I just had one last year! Continue reading Another bath? I just had one last year!