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Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Art Comes from Art

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Slow Art at American Art

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Q and Art: Folk Art

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ThumbnailThis post is part of an ongoing series on Eye Level: "Q and Art" and is the successor to our series "The Best of Ask Joan of Art." Begun in 1993, Ask Joan of Art was the longest-running arts-based electronic reference service in the country. We retired the service late last year but want to continue to bring you interesting questions and answers about art and artists from our archive.

Art Blogging

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Art Pottery

National Museum of American History

Art Gallery

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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Art About Art

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical format poster on white ground illustrating a pop art painting in a yellow frame (depicting eye and mouth), the upper left corner of the poster creating the illusion of peeling back to expose artwork underneath. Off-white rectangular label affixed to lower right center of poster with German text.

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Modern Art

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Picture This: Slow Art at American Art

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Esoteric Art

National Museum of American History

Art Class

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Art Class

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Provincetown Art Association

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Art Pottery

National Museum of American History
Slender ovoid vase with a wide, long neck and slightly flaring lip. Decorated with motif of an owl perched in an evergreen tree with the sliver of a moon in the background. Sage green crackle glaze, greenish clay.

Decorator: Albert R. Valentien (1862-1925)

Art Blakey

National Portrait Gallery

Art Garfunkel

National Museum of American History

Art Blakey

National Portrait Gallery
An influential musician and bandleader for forty years, Art Blakey was primarily a drummer in the late-swing mode when Dizzy Gillespie recruited him for Billy Eckstine’s innovative band in 1944. Blakey’s drumming style evolved as he absorbed the bebop aesthetics of his bandmates, including Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and Dexter Gordon. After Eckstine’s band dissolved in 1947, Blakey recorded with Thelonious Monk, formed a short-lived octet, and played with a host of leading bop musicians. In 1955 he joined forces with pianist and composer Horace Silver to co-direct the Jazz Messengers, a cooperative quintet. Following Silver’s departure a year later, Blakey assumed sole leadership of the ensemble, which emerged as the quintessential hard-bop band of the late 1950s. He remained at the helm well into the 1980s, presiding over the Messengers’ many iterations and ensuring that the band remained an incubator for talented young musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Keith Jarrett, and Wynton Marsalis.

Influyente músico y director musical durante cuarenta años, Art Blakey era esencialmente un baterista de estilo swing tardío cuando Dizzy Gillespie lo reclutó para la novedosa banda de Billy Eckstine en 1944. Su estilo en la batería fue evolucionando a medida que absorbía la estética del bebop gracias a sus compañeros de banda, entre ellos Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis y Dexter Gordon. Después de que la banda de Eckstine se disolviera en 1947, Blakey grabó con Thelonious Monk, formó un octeto de muy poca duración y tocó con un sinnúmero de figuras cimeras del bop. En 1955 se asoció con el pianista y compositor Horace Silver para codirigir el quinteto cooperativo Jazz Messengers. A la partida de Silver un año más tarde, Blakey asumió la dirección total del conjunto, que se convirtió en la banda por excelencia del hard-bop a finales de la década de 1950. Blakey permaneció a la cabeza de los Messengers bien entrada la década de 1980, liderando sus muchas iteraciones y velando porque continuara siendo una incubadora de talentos nuevos como Freddie Hubbard, Keith Jarrett y Wynton Marsalis.
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