Susan Stamberg

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Memory Fuels Art And Activism In Mark Bradford's 'Tomorrow Is Another Day'

Friday, October 19, 2018

Bradford represented the U.S. at the 2017 Venice Biennale. An exhibit of his work is now on view at The Baltimore Museum of Art — where one curator says he may well be the best painter working today.


At The End Of His Career, This 19th Century Artist Painted As He Pleased

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot painted thousands of landscapes. But in the last two decades of his life, he turned his attention to painting women — often dressed in elaborate costumes.


Hard At Work At 84, Artist Sam Gilliam Has 'Never Felt Better'

Thursday, August 30, 2018

"I stopped drinking, I stopped smoking. I live for this period of being in the studio," he says. Known for his vibrant, draped fabrics, Gilliam is currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity.


A Jackson Pollock Painting Gets A Touch-Up — And The Public's Invited To Watch

Monday, August 06, 2018

Those drips and dribbles collect a lot of dust, so conservator Chris Stavroudis is cleaning decades of accumulated grime off Pollock's Number 1, 1949 at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.


Get Pumped: 100+ Fabulous Pairs Of Shoes Are On View In New York

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Walk This Way exhibition features centuries of notable footwear from the personal collection of Stuart Weitzman — suffragists' boots, a lawyer's loafers, Cinderella's sandals and more.


Giacometti's Sculptures Bare The Scars Of Our Daily Struggles

Friday, June 08, 2018

Alberto Giacometti worked obsessively on super-slim sculptures that stride and slink like shadows. A Guggenheim exhibition and a new film explore the life of this talented, tormented artist.


Rest In Peace, Philip Roth, And Thank You

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

NPR's Susan Stamberg shares her favorite conversation with the writer, and what she did after she heard the news of his death.


Filmmaker Jean Renoir Inherited An Artist's Eye For Images

Monday, May 14, 2018

A new exhibition at the Barnes Foundation examines the relationship and the artistic link between 19th-century Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir and his 20th-century filmmaker son.


Session Drummer Dave Tull On 'Texting And Driving'

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Session drummer Dave Tull has played with the likes of Chuck Mangione, Maynard Ferguson and Barbra Streisand, but he breaks out on his own with a new album, Texting and Driving.


Mel Brooks Says It's His Job To 'Make Terrible Things Entertaining'

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Brooks, 91, has made a career of poking fun at topics that normally wouldn't make you laugh. "The comedy writer is like the conscience of the king," Brooks says. "He's got to tell him the truth."


What's It Like To Pose For David Hockney? We Asked The People In His Portraits

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

"There is nothing except the canvas, the artist, his gaze, and you," says Stephanie Barron, a curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "That's it. The rest of the world just fades away."


Spring 1968: Returning Home To A Smoke-Filled City And Nation In Crisis

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

NPR's Susan Stamberg remembers flying back from India in 1968 to a city and country that was in the middle of a nervous breakdown.


3 Photographers Who Captured The Undersides Of Life

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles is currently exhibiting the work of Brassaï, Diane Arbus and Nan Goldin, who all documented people far from the mainstream with profound intimacy.


The Flag Still Flies For Jasper Johns

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

As a major retrospective in Los Angeles shows, the modern American artist got us to take a second look at even common objects like numerals, archery targets and, yes, flags.


How Movie Darling Mary Pickford Became The Most Powerful Woman In Hollywood

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The producer, studio head and Oscar-winning actress would have been the envy of today's industry women. How did she get all that power a century ago? It started with her popularity as a star.


'He's Not A Leading Man': A Casting Director On Rembrandt's Self-Portraits

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Dutch artist painted scores of self-portraits, but they weren't exactly flattering. Casting director Margery Simkin thinks he could have played the manager of a baseball team.


From Sandwich Shops To Cotton Mills, Art That Honors The American Worker

Thursday, February 01, 2018

A Subway employee, a cleaning woman and a 1908 child laborer are all part of a National Portrait Gallery exhibition called "The Sweat Of Their Face."


This New York Gallery Has An Unusual Age Limit: No Artists Younger Than 60

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Galleries and museums often cool to artists as they get older. Those artists keep working, but they aren't shown or bought. The Carter Burden Gallery aims to change that.


No Kitten Around: Museum Exhibit Celebrates 'Divine Felines'

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Ever feel fearful? Or brave? Protective? Aggressive? The ancient Egyptians had a cat for that! Ancient Egypt was full of animal deities, but cats reigned supreme, celebrated in sculptures and stories.


Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish Takes Heat From One Of The Family's Own

Friday, November 17, 2017

It's the Friday before Thanksgiving. That means it's time for NPR's Susan Stamberg's traditional recipe that "sounds terrible but tastes terrific" — though her granddaughter begs to differ.