The sale at Boston’s RR Auction includes ephemera of all sorts linked to presidents from George Washington to Joe Biden.
Boston Will Remove Statue of Enslaved Man Kneeling at Feet of Abraham Lincoln
The Boston Art Commission voted unanimously to remove the city’s Emancipation Memorial.
Listen to a Rare Recording of an Eyewitness Account of Lincoln’s Assassination
The Huntington Library has made a video highlighting an audio recording of an eyewitness account of that night — likely the only surviving one of its kind.
Democracy, Art, and the Frustrations of Populism
Art exhibitions concerned with politics are very much of the moment.
Sly Memorials to US Presidents Past and Present
On first seeing an image of Barack Obama’s head festooned with small figurines of previous United States presidents I took an immediate dislike to Brian Tolle’s solo show POTUS at CRG Gallery.
Crimes of the Art
On this week’s art crime blotter: vandals attack Jackie Chan’s sculptures in Taiwan, Abe Lincoln’s hand goes missing from Illinois museum, and an advertising student claims an agency ripped off his poster design.
Crimes of the Art
On this week’s art crime blotter: a pub’s neighbor is peeved about its penis mural, a flying cow sculpture gets grounded in India, and unscrupulous Lincolnalia collectors nab an Abe statue.
A Painting for Every Day of Obama’s Presidency
DETROIT — Entering the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit for Rob Pruitt’s new exhibition, the viewer is enticed immediately by a meticulous grid of President Obama–themed, patriotic-colored paintings.
The Many Faces of Abraham Lincoln Impersonators
When Greta Pratt photographed the annual meeting of the Association of Lincoln Presenters in 2004, she plunked a chair down in a field for attendees to sit in and told them, “I want you to summon up your inner Lincoln.”
Curating Design from Cradle to Grave: Maira Kalman at Cooper Hewitt
Maira Kalman Selects, one of eight inaugural shows at the newly renovated Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, features precisely what its title promises: a group of objects from the Smithsonian collections handpicked by artist, author, and designer Maira Kalman.
The Bedroom Where Lincoln Slept with Another Man
Over the last decade, there has been a growing debate about the sexuality of President Lincoln, who, like many men of his generation, slept with other men in the same bed. That fact, which may seem peculiar to a contemporary audience, is the subject of New Orleans–based artist Skylar Fein’s new work “The Lincoln Bedroom” (2013).
Lincoln’s Loveseat: Help Restore the ‘Courting Couch’ Where Abe Wooed His Babe
There are plenty of artifacts of Abraham Lincoln, from his fine pocket watch acquired while he was a successful Illinois lawyer to the presidential top hat he’s believed to have worn for that infamous 1865 evening at Ford’s Theater.