Susan Stamberg

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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.


Dutch Artists Painted Their Patriotism With Pearls And ... Parrots?

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

In the 1600s, after decades of war, the Netherlands was thriving. Artists like Johannes Vermeer celebrated the nation's wealth with images of fine clothing, glimmering pearls and imported parrots.


'Hank And Jim' Highlights The Long Friendship Of 2 Hollywood Legends

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A new biography documents the lives and friendship of actors Henry Fonda and James Stewart.


Guess Who Renoir Was In Love With In 'Luncheon Of The Boating Party'

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Aline Charigot hadn't known Renoir long when she posed for his masterpiece, but he'd already fallen for her. Curator Eliza Rathbone says, "That's why she has the role that she does in the painting."


We Are What We Wear: Exhibition Examines Clothing That Changed The World

Thursday, October 05, 2017

A new exhibition at New York's MoMA explores the social history of clothing items like flip-flops ("a humble masterpiece," according to one curator) and the white T-shirt.


'What She Ate': The Culinary Biographies Of Some Remarkable Women

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A new book examines the lives of six different women — such as Eleanor Roosevelt and Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown — through the food they ate. It's called What She Ate by Laura Shapiro.


Even In 'The War To End All Wars,' There Was Art Coming From The Trenches

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

An exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum features art and artifacts from World War I. It includes paintings by combat artists and images of carvings found on the walls of underground quarries.


'Architecture Of An Asylum' Tracks History Of U.S. Treatment Of Mental Illness

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Founded in 1855, St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., grew from 250 patients to 8,000. A new exhibit at the National Building Museum explores the links between architecture and mental health.


With Chemistry And Care, Conservators Keep Masterpieces Looking Their Best

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Armed with cotton swabs, strong solvents and a lot of training, conservators are entrusted with restoring priceless works of art. At the National Gallery of Art we learn that varnish is enemy No. 1.


'Maudie' Paints Intimate Portrait Of Canadian Painter Maud Lewis

Monday, June 19, 2017

The new film Maudie is an intimate drama about self-taught Canadian painter Maud Lewis. The film also takes a deep dive into her paintings and legacy.


Home Is Where The Art Is: The Unlikely Story Of Folk Artist Maud Lewis

Monday, June 19, 2017

Lewis sold paintings to passing tourists for $2. Now, they go for as much as $20,000 and her entire house is on view in a museum. Maudie tells the true story of the untrained artist from Nova Scotia.


Gallery Gives Movie Star Marlene Dietrich The Big-Picture Treatment

Monday, June 19, 2017

A photography exhibition in Washington, D.C., shows the journey from Berlin schoolgirl to glamorous actress.


Meet Frédéric Bazille, The Impressionist Painter Who Could Have Been

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Bazille was part of a circle of artists eager to make a mark on the 1860s art scene. He helped lay the groundwork for the impressionist movement, but died in battle before it was fully formed.


Imagine What It Was Like To Sit Down At Simone De Beauvoir's Desk

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

"One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman," wrote the pioneering French feminist. The National Museum of Women in the Arts invites visitors to explore a replica of her cozy, cluttered workspace.