Thursday, September 3, 2009

Kalman: ‘I Lift My Lamp Beside the Golden Door’


Kalman: ‘I Lift My Lamp Beside the Golden Door’ a NYTimes Art Essay/Slide Show--utterly beautiful! More from Maira Kalman:

January
The artist Maira Kalman begins a new illustrated column about American democracy with a chronicle of her visit to Washington for President Obama's inauguration.

February
Inside a Lincoln archive, the illustrator finds herself entranced by the fragile pieces of a monumental life.

March
After a visit to the Supreme Court, and the office of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Maira Kalman thinks about law, decision-making and women breaking barriers.

April
After a visit to the Supreme Court, and the office of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kalman thinks about law, decision-making and women breaking barriers.

May
On visits to Fort Campbell, Ky., and the Pentagon, the artist considers the soldiers who prepare for war and the contradictions that surround them.

June
If you want to understand the United States and its people, says Maira Kalman, you need to visit Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home in Virginia.

July
How Benjamin Franklin turned America into the land of invention.

August
Maira Kalman explains how everyone got to America.

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