Observations with a Typewriter

Performance Art

Editorial Review

"Lists: To-dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts, and Other Artists' Enumerations From the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art" recently added material to its ongoing display of artists' lists. To celebrate the additions, there will be a free gallery talk by curatorial assistant Mary Savig and performance featuring artist Ding Ren on Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Ren, a conceptual artist, will perform "Observations With a Typewriter," in which she creates a list of things she notices about the people in the gallery. The performance will be repeated Aug. 20.

-- Michael O'Sullivan