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Stacey Lee Webber, The Craftsman Series: Shovels , 2011, pennies, Courtesy of the artist What is craft and what role does it play in the American experience? What does the future hold for America’s craft movement? Nicholas R. Bell, the Fleur and Charles Bresler Curator of American Craft...
Arrowhead Stadium. Photo courtesy of the Kansas City Chiefs Last July, the Kansas City Chiefs made an unusual announcement for a football team: it issued a call for artists. The Kansas City Chiefs Art Program, which closed its submission window on September 8, will commission regional artists to...
Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Photo by James Smith/Dallas Cowboys Imagine two classic archetypes: an American football fan and an Art Lover. One wears face paint and absurd headgear, the other glasses and an absurd scarf. Now take these two archetypes and come up with a place in which they...
Born in 1930s Shanghai to Italian parents, sculptor Mark di Suvero names visiting China's Forbidden City as a child as his first truly aesthetic experience. It's no wonder that when speaking of his art practice, he frequently employs words like poetry and metaphor. While he works in a...
Looking Into a PTSD Mind by Bill McCormick. Photo courtesy of Bill McCormick "It's not so much about the art; it's what the art represents." --- Liz Mackey, on artwork by veterans The photo framed above features, quite literally, a pile of junk. The glasses, barbed wire, rusted...
Time Flies By (2011) by How & Hosm. Spray Paint on DC3 airplane 203 x 776 x 1,142". Photo by Jason Wawro for Eric Firestone Gallery In and around Tucson, Arizona, hundreds of acres of desert serve as retirement communities for aircraft. The largest, located at the Davis-Monthan Air Force...
Michael D. Fay's painting of Lance Corporal Fuller, who is mourning the loss of his comrades form Operation Steel Curtain, Ubaydi, Iraq. Courtesy of the Art Collection, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle, Virginia “You do get a bit of stage fright each time, hoping you can...
Local teens experiment with music software in the Hirshhorn’s YOUmedia center. Photo by Maya Munoz The Hirshhorn is known as the Smithsonian’s contemporary and modern art museum, but in October 2011, when it opened its YOUmedia space, ARTLAB+, it also became a new home for budding young...
Marguerite Perret working at the Grant Museum, University College London. Photo courtesy of the artist. “At different times I am some combination of colleague, collaborator, educator, mentor, facilitator, archivist, witness, and activist. And all of those roles are part of my way of being an...
a painting of Operation Steel Curtain by Michael D. Fay
American artists have chronicled war for centuries -- John Singleton Copley's The Death of Major Peirson (1784), Winslow Homer's Sounding Reveille (1865), and El Pozo (1898) by William Glackens, to...

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