Susan Stamberg

Susan Stamberg appears in the following:

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.


Hollywood Food Stylists Know: You Can't Film Styrofoam Cake And Eat It, Too

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Melissa McSorley's job is to make food look good — and last — on camera. Sometimes that means cooking 800 Cubano sandwiches, other times it means scooping butter instead of ice cream.


Beautiful Bird Exhibit Spotted At Smithsonian

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

The American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., has gathered the work of artists who paint, photograph and sculpt winged creatures — underscoring their endangered existence and exquisite beauty.


Mother, Empress, Virgin, Faith: 'Picturing Mary' And Her Many Meanings

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

This Christmas, images of Mary created over five centuries glow on the walls of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Curator Kathryn Wat says that, to her, Mary represents bravery and strength.


Turner Was A Brute, But He Painted With Romantic Radiance

Saturday, December 20, 2014

One of Britain's best-loved artists, J.M.W. Turner, has been brought to life on the big screen. A new film paints him as an occasionally boorish man who turns out incandescent work.


Painting Or Photograph? With Richard Estes, It's Hard To Tell

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The American artist starts by taking dozens of photos of the same thing. Then he paints it, staying as faithful to photos as he can. The Smithsonian American Art Museum has an exhibition of his work.


Gold-Plated Gowns And 8-inch Pumps: The Stuff That Made Starlets Shimmer

Friday, November 28, 2014

Actress Mae West was petite, but on screen — thanks to a pair of platform shoes — she looked larger than life. A show in Boston examines the fashion and jewelry of Hollywood's golden age.


AFL-CIO Supports Black Friday Strikes Against Walmart

Friday, November 28, 2014

Since 2012, Our Walmart, an employee labor group, has been staging strikes on the day after Thanksgiving. The group wants workers to get more full-time jobs and make a living wage of $15 an hour.


Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish Put To The Test At Amish Market

Friday, November 21, 2014

A woman on the Eastern Shore of Maryland said she'd love to make and sell Susan Stamberg's mother-in-law's famous cranberry relish. Naturally, Stamberg had to inspect the operation and try it out.