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.
Fact and Fiction in a Famous Photo
Musicologist Allan Atlas writes about connection between artist Ira Jean Belmont and composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Guest blogger Paul Devlin explores Romare Bearden's hand-drawn map of Paris and its link to Henry Ossawa Tanner.