Susan Stamberg appears in the following:
Monday, February 01, 2016
Rebecca Campbell's portrait series documents the female artists who go unnoticed or underrepresented. "I made it so that they didn't disappear," she says.
Monday, January 04, 2016
The First Folio is the first printed collection of all of Shakespeare's plays, assembled by two of his buddies after he died. Without it, plays like Macbeth and Twelfth Night might not have survived.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Photographer Carolyn Russo says these beacons of the landscape serve as "cultural greeters." Her dramatic photographs are on display at the Air and Space museum in Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
"It's these fresh vocal cords that haven't been abused yet, broken in yet." Susan Stamberg dives into Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air, a box set of rare radio broadcasts.
Friday, November 20, 2015
In 2011, about 100 Americans living and working in Kabul gathered for a Thanksgiving feast a long way from family. But a dish familiar to many NPR listeners helped bring them a taste of home.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Penn created many of the stark, glossy pictures of stick-thin fashion models that appeared in Vogue. He also made portraits of nudes, celebrities and also everyday objects, like cigarettes.
Saturday, November 07, 2015
Arlen had major hits, won an Oscar and was called "the most original of all of us" by none other than George Gershwin, but he never became a household name.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
During the National Gallery's first Vermeer exhibit 20 years ago, the federal government shut down twice, and a major blizzard hit the East Coast. But The Woman in Blue Reading a Letter is undeterred.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
With sculptural swoops and sweeps, Gehry, now 86, changed the course of architecture. Paul Goldberger, who has known the architect for 40 years, has written a new biography called Building Art.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Mary Savig, curator at the Archives of American Art in Washington, D.C., says the contact lists reveal a lot about the artists' personal and professional networks.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Parisian art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel acquired some 5,000 impressionist works long before others were buying them. Claude Monet said he and his artist friends "would have died of hunger" without him.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
After moving to the U.S. in 1906, Kuniyoshi became a prize-winning artist. But with World War II, things changed. "When he walked down the street," says one curator, "he looked like the enemy."
Friday, July 31, 2015
For some 30 years, Alan Cheuse was our guide to the best and worst of the written word. He passed away today at 75, after a car accident two weeks ago. NPR's Susan Stamberg has an appreciation.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Here, you can find the Cowardly Lion's mane, the designs for Scarlett O'Hara's drapery dress, and many other artifacts that reveal the history of the movie biz.
Monday, July 20, 2015
Caillebotte was an independently wealthy artist who — unlike his Impressionist buddies — didn't need to sell paintings to make a living. Now, many of his works are on display at the National Gallery.
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
At the turn of the 16th century, Joachim Wtewael painted passionate stories from the Bible and mythology. The Dutch artist was a very strict Calvinist, but on canvas, he let loose.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Gustav Klimt's 1907 portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer was seized by the Nazis. A film now tells the story of Adele's niece, who fought to recover her family's paintings more than a half century later.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The painting by George Caleb Bingham became popular for its depiction of the 19th-century American experience. Now, it's the star of a new show at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Two Smithsonian institutions have given artist Darren Waterston their blessings as he reimagines James McNeill Whistler's lavish and legendary 19th-century artwork as an utter ruin.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
One of de Kooning's friends once asked her what it was like to work in the shadow of her husband, Willem de Kooning. She replied: "I don't paint in his shadow, I paint in his light.'"