Armory Show scholar Laurette E. McCarthy guest blogs on her recent detective work in tracking down a Van Gogh painting exhibited in the seminal 1913 show.
Smithsonian Libraries professional development intern and book artist Amanda Meeks explores the richness of mail art.
Writer Susan Morgan investigates Esther McCoy's efforts to save the first modernist home in the West, and the film made as part of the campaign.
In 1977 I was in bed watching the eleven o’clock news when Anwar El Sadat came on the screen. He was standing on the prow of his presidential yacht looking imperial in his white uniform with gold braided trim. I really liked his face particularly the color of his skin. I found myself thinking about how I would mix the color...yellow ochre, raw sienna with touches of red ochre, but I was even more taken with his talk of peace and I believed him.