Prints by Major Contemporary American Artists Featured in New Exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

The exhibition “Multiplicity” features contemporary prints from the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum that embrace many styles, techniques and approaches with which artists have worked over the past several decades. “Multiplicity” is on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum from Nov. 11 throughMarch 11, 2012. The exhibition is organized by Joann Moser, senior […]

Philadelphia Museum of Art Acquires Exceptionally Rare Early 19th Century Portrait of an African-American by Charles Willson Peale

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has acquired the painting Yarrow Mamout, 1819, an exceptionally rare portrait of an African-American by Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827), one of the most renowned American artists of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Depicting an aged man who had been born in Guinea in western Africa, taken into slavery […]

The Past That Was Chiseled Away — Visiting the Exhibition Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan

Before heading to the exhibition Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan at the Meadows Museum in the SMU campus, I did not know what to expect. Almost every sculpture in China’s Buddhist temples were remade after nearly one hundred years’ of negligence either from natural disaster, military or political turmoil. Most […]