Gallery of American Art by the National Endowment for the Humanities
June 12, 2008 11:04 AM   Subscribe

Picturing America is a website by The National Endowment for the Humanities which aims to make great American art readily available to children, adolescents and everyone else who wants to take a look. Some personal favorites: Charles Sheeler's American Landscape, Childe Hassam's Allies Day and Martin Puryear's Ladder for Booker T. Washington. John Updike gave a speech at the opening which can be read here. [via Edge of the American West]
posted by Kattullus (5 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Why aren't the college video artists featured in the last thread included in this website?!? I'm outraged.
posted by nosila at 11:27 AM on June 12, 2008


I saw the Ladder for Booker T. Washington at The Modern in Ft. Worth a couple years back. Truly awesome perspective effect.
posted by owtytrof at 11:34 AM on June 12, 2008


owtytrof: just changed my profile picture to a really cool one my bandmate took of my arm under that ladder. I love the Modern in Ft. Worth.
posted by nosila at 11:41 AM on June 12, 2008


I like Edward Hopper's version of the Psycho mansion...
posted by Kinbote at 11:53 AM on June 12, 2008


Psh. John Updike whatever. Yay art, though.
posted by limeonaire at 7:43 PM on June 12, 2008


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