At the Smithsonian American Art Museum an exhibit called To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America is showing until September 5, 2011. This exhibit features the work of painter George Ault during the years surrounding World War II. In addition to the artwork by Ault, the exhibit also features the paintings of Rockwell Kent, Edward Hopper, and Norman Rockwell.
Congratulations to Jody Mussoff, Doug Dunlop, and Huston Dove, Libraries catalogers whose artwork was selected for inclusion in Artists at Work 2011, a juried exhibition organized by the Smithsonian Community Committee.
Here are some wonderful watercolors, just added to the Libraries’ Galaxy of Images, from the Anthropology Library.
The 1962 edition of Current Biography (Wilson) states “The most celebrated woman painter in the United States today, Grace Hartigan, is a leading member of the New York School of abstract expressionists.
One of the most distinctive features of the Libraries’ building at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute is the exciting mural by the famous Panamanian artist, Brooke Alfaro. Sadly, after heavy rains and leaking, the mural was seen to be bulging and considered in danger.
Since 1995 the Freer/Sackler Library has been the North American depository library for the JAC Project (Japan Art Catalog Project). Through the project the library receives every year 300-500 exhibition and collection catalogs on Asian-related subjects published in Japan and processes them in order to make them available for art historians and the general public.
From cave paintings to modern video artists have been inspired by dogs and illustrated their gratitude through all artistic medium. The Smithsonian American Art/National Portrait Gallery Library holds monographs on the subject of dogs in art.