Susan Stamberg

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Frank Gehry's Lifelong Challenge: To Create Buildings That Move

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.


Peek Inside The 'Little Black Books' Of Some Famous American Artists

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.


Durand-Ruel: The Art Dealer Who Liked Impressionists Before They Were Cool

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.


The Anxious Art Of Japanese Painter (And 'Enemy Alien') Yasuo Kuniyoshi

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."


Remembering Alan Cheuse, Our Longtime Literary Guide

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.


Discover A Trove Of Hollywood Treasures At The Motion Picture Academy Library

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.


Known As A Collector, Gustave Caillebotte Gets His Due As A Painter

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.


Do It Like A Deity: A Dutch Artist Depicts Gods Gone Wild

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.


Immortalized As 'The Woman In Gold,' How A Young Jew Became A Secular Icon

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.


In 1846, 'The Jolly Flatboatmen' Did A Different Sort Of River Dance

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.


'Filthy Lucre' Is A Modern Remix Of The Peacock Room's Wretched Excess

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.


For Artist Elaine De Kooning, Painting Was A Verb, Not A Noun

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.'"


At LA Museum, A Powerful And Provocative Look At 'Islamic Art Now'

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The dramatic images at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art linger in the mind. Curator Linda Komaroff says she hopes the collection challenges an American audience to rethink preconceptions.


Remembering Don Quayle, NPR's First President

Friday, April 17, 2015

The first president of NPR has died at the age of 84. Don Quayle had a long career in public broadcasting, both in television and radio. Susan Stamberg reflects on his impact on NPR and her career.


'Grand Illusion' Exhibit Lifts Curtain On The Secrets Of Setting The Stage

Friday, April 10, 2015

An exhibit at the Library of Congress is devoted to the art of theatrical design. Drawings, sketches, watercolors, posters and scale models reveal how magic and spectacle are achieved before our eyes.


With Sunny, Modern Homes, Joseph Eichler Built The Suburbs In Style

Monday, March 16, 2015

The developer was known for well-crafted tract homes that dotted California suburbs after World War II. "The architecture really does inform the way you live," says Eichler homeowner Adriene Biondo.


Meet Joseph Duveen, The Savvy Art Dealer Who Sold European Masterpieces

Monday, March 09, 2015

Duveen once observed: "Europe has a great deal of art, and America has a great deal of money." A new exhibit explores the relationship between Duveen and American mega-millionaire Norton Simon.


Impressionist Hero Edouard Manet Gets The Star Treatment In Los Angeles

Friday, February 27, 2015

Manet was not himself an impressionist, but he mightily influenced the movement. Two of his paintings are now in LA. The Railway is making its West Coast debut, and Spring just sold for $65 million.


As 'Hollywood Jobs' Turns 10, We Follow Up With The Folks In The Credits

Friday, February 20, 2015

NPR's Susan Stamberg has talked to everyone from focus pullers to foley artists. She finds that in the last 10 years, technology and out-of-state tax incentives have been Hollywood game-changers.


Never Seen And Sometimes Barely Heard, Loopers Fill In Hollywood's Soundtrack

Thursday, February 19, 2015

In movies, crowd noise, hospital waiting room chatter and barroom brawl sounds are created by voice actors called loopers. "If it's done right, you shouldn't even notice it," one sound mixer says.