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The Surprises You'll Find In The Smithsonian Museums

WHERE | Posted 03.02.2016 | Travel
WHERE

Founded in 1846 with a $500,000 bequest, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., is the largest museum complex in the world. Each year, milli...

The Unseen Work of Preparing an Exhibit: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 09.08.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Two exhibits of my work, Oil and Water and Re/Viewing the American Landscape are currently on view at Blue Water Fine Arts in Port Clyde, Maine. I've been spending summers painting in Maine for close to forty years and exhibiting there for over thirty.

How One Deaf, Outsider Artist Came To Communicate Through Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.10.2015 | Arts

As far as acclaimed artists go, James Castle is somewhat of an anomaly. For one, he was raised on a farm in rural Garden Valley, Idaho and spent most ...

First Voice, Our Voice...

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 04.01.2014 | Arts
Eduardo Diaz

As a Chicano, I love DC, but I do miss living in cities that are predominantly Latino, where art critics and aficionados alike are in closer proximity to the Latino experience and, by virtue, usually better informed, if only by osmosis.

SpeakeasyDC At Town Boutique: HuffPost DC Top 5 For October 9

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 10.09.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9 EVERYDAY IS HALLOWEEN PICK 1. Paranormal Behavior: Stories About Hauntings, Clairvoyance and Alien Abductions at Town...

My Maine Inspiration: Following in the Footsteps of American Artistic Tradition

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.17.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Although I grew up in New York and have lived there for many years, I have a summer studio in Maine. Every summer I pack up and go to paint following the tradition of so many of America's painters from Winslow Homer to Alex Katz.

Lyle Lovett At Wolf Trap: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August 14

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.14.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 1. Lyle Lovett At Wolf Trap Today's outlook is well suited for Lovett's sound. Somewhat cloudy but comfortable, Lovet...

Einstein Gets Yarn-Bombed

Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts

How do we know that yarn-bombing artist Olek has arrived in Washington, D.C. for her exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum? Because a 12-foot statue of Al...

Now Open At SAAM : 'Art of Video Games'

The Huffington Post | Megan Arellano | Posted 03.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- "It's not only one of the most expressive art forms we have," said Chris Melissinos, curator of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's ne...

More Than the Art of Video Games

Michael Gallagher | Posted 05.15.2012 | Home
Michael Gallagher

Video games have embedded themselves into our culture. And the future of the industry depends on the innovators who are drawn to it.

Are Video Games Art?

Posted 02.23.2012 | Home

Video games have vastly evolved since their introduction nearly 40 years ago. Some, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, would argue that th...

Ingenuity, Patents & Art: 'The Great Hall of American Wonders' At Smithsonian

AP/The Huffington Post | By BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 09.17.2011 | Arts

WASHINGTON -- The Washington building known as the "temple of invention" when it was built in 1836 to hold the nation's patents is revisiting its root...

'Hide/Seek' Interview: Smithsonian Secretary Clough 'Can Do the Math' (But Miscalculates)

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

How did Clough analyze the potential damage from the political, cultural and religious firestorm that erupted over his order to remove one work from the National Portrait Gallery's provocative, gay-themed "Hide/Seek" exhibition?