American Acrostics: Thomas Eakins

Thomas Eakins, Miss Amelia Van Buren, ca. 1891

Thomas Eakins, Miss Amelia Van Buren, ca. 1891, Oil on canvas 45 x 32 in.; 114.3 x 81.28 cm. Acquired 1927.

To celebrate the last month of Made in the USA, we’ve asked Phillips staff to create acrostic poems for works in the exhibition. We’ll feature some of our favorite submissions over the next few weeks. In this post, It Support Specialist Sandy Lee treats us to a special double feature.

Thomas Eakins, Miss Amelia Van Buren

Untold
Sarcasm
Awaits

 

Unbeknownst to Eakins,
Sitting was not
Amelia’s favorite activity.

Sandy Lee, IT Support Specialist

American Acrostics: Arthur G. Dove

Arthur G. Dove, Lake Afternoon, 1935, Wax emulsion on canvas 25 x 35 in.; 63.5 x 88.9 cm.. Acquired 1947. The Phillips Collection, DC.

To celebrate the last month of Made in the USA, we’ve asked Phillips staff to create acrostic poems for works in the exhibition. We’ll feature some of our favorite submissions over the next few weeks. In this post, Michele De Shazo, Assistant Registrar for Visual Resources and Collection, describes a work she finds “creepy” with three great words.

Arthur G. Dove, Lake Afternoon

Unusual
Sentient
Animals

Michele De Shazo, Assistant Registrar for Visual Resources and Collection

American Acrostics: Richard Diebenkorn

Richard Diebenkorn, Interior with View of the Ocean, 1957

Richard Diebenkorn, Interior with View of the Ocean, 1957, Oil on canvas 49 1/2 x 57 7/8 in.; 125.73 x 147.0025 cm. Acquired 1958. The Phillips Collection, Washington DC.

To celebrate the last month of Made in the USA, we’ve asked Phillips staff to create acrostic poems for works in the exhibition. We’ll feature some of our favorite submissions over the next few weeks. In this post, Sarah Osborne Bender, Technical Services Librarian and Collections Metadata Specialist, clearly has her mind on being seaside.

Richard Diebenkorn, Interior with a View of the Ocean

Until the sun came out
Sitting in chairs
Across from each other in a cloudy room

Sarah Osborne Bender, Technical Services Librarian and Collections Metadata Specialist