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Blog Post Archive

Artist Talk: Mark Bradford, Artist and Maker

3 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

On Monday, April 20, at 6pm in American Art's McEvoy Auditorium, artist Mark Bradford will be discussing his Amendment series in the third annual James Dicke Contemporary Artist Lecture.

Luce Artist Talk: A Couple of Questions with Four Artists

5 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

This month's Luce Artist Talk is on Saturday, April 18th at 1:30 p.m. and will feature four multidisciplinary artists who are participating in the Source Theater Festival's Artistic Blind Date project, organized by CulturalDC. TheseShow More Summary

Five Questions (+1) with Michael Heaston of the Domingo Cafritz Young Artists Program at the Washington National Opera

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

The Domingo Cafritz Young Artists Program at Washington National Opera will be performing their annual semi-staged excerpts from operas on Thursday, April 9 at 7 p.m., at American Art in a free performance at the McEvoy Auditorium.

Yasuo Kuniyoshi: Bearing the Weight

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Opening today, the exhibition, The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi, looks at the evolution of the artist's work, and is the first comprehensive exhibition about the artist in the U.S. since 1948. It remains on view through August 30, 2015.

Luce Unplugged: 5 +1 Questions with Gully Waters

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Come at 5:30 p.m. next Thursday, April 9th to American Art's Luce Foundation Center to grab a drink from the bar (cash only!), explore the artworks of the Luce Center, and hear an art talk on a work chosen by the band; catch Gully Waters' set at 6 p.m.

Luce Unplugged: Five Questions with Baby Bry Bry

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Beloved punk rockers Baby Bry Bry & The Apologists (BBB) will kick off our first Thursday Luce Unplugged on March 26th. The Apologists split the difference between cutesy boy band and serious punk outfit and are known for putting on a great show.

Innovation Handi-hour

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Join us on Wednesday, March 25, in the Luce Foundation Center from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in the Smithsonian American Art Museum as we celebrate craft and innovation with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with our latest Handi-hour.

Computers and Art

4 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

This blog post is adapted from an essay written by Michael Mansfield, associate curator of film and media arts, to accompany the exhibition, Watch This! Revelations in Media Art, opening April 24 and running through September 7.

Q and Art: Margaret Jordan Patterson

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

I love the bright flower prints by Margaret Jordan Patterson. Can you tell me more about the artist?

Luce Artist Talk: Five Questions with Costume Designer Deb Sivigny

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

Join us this Saturday, March 21st at 1:30 p.m. to see how costume design and artworks in the Luce Foundation Center connect to one another as part of our Luce Artist Talks.

Throwback Thursday: The Last Waltz: Lincoln's Second Inauguration

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

President Lincoln celebrated his second inaugural ball 150 years ago on March 6, 1865, at the US Patent Office Building, now home to the American Art Museum as well as the National Portrait Gallery. Though the president's words wereShow More Summary

Yoga in Luce

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

Yoga in Luce is a new monthly program that pairs yoga and art appreciation. Alongside the artworks of the Luce Foundation Center, participants will practice an hour of Vinyasa yoga, a style that prioritizes flowing movement and breath, taught by a credentialed instructor from Flow Yoga Center. Show More Summary

3D Scanning: The 21st Century Equivalent to a 19th Century Process

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

Karen Lemming, American Art's sculpture curator is organizing an installation that will include Hiram Power's Greek Slave, one of the most popular sculptures of the 19th century. As part of her preparation, she is working with Smithsonian X3D, part of the Institution's Digitization program, to create a 3D model of the Greek Slave. Karen, fills us in on the process.

Mingering Mike is in the House

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

Billed on his website as "the Soul Superstar You've Never Heard Of," Mingering Mike is an enigma, wrapped in faux vinyl, and carefully packaged in cardboard. The artist, who wishes to remain anonymous but for his sobriquet, is a DC native,...Show More Summary

Preserving Your Personal Collection: Daguerreotypes

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

How to make an archival storage box for your daguerreotype

Luce Artist Talk with Ben Tolman

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

What artworks in American Art's collection inspire you? As part of our Luce Local Art Series, local artists discuss their own work and how they connect to works in our Luce Foundation Center. This series is presented in collaboration with CulturalDC. All talks begin at 1:30 p.m. Our next artist talk is by Ben Tolman this Sunday, February 22.

Valentine's Day Special: Five Questions with Smithsonian Gardens

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

We sure love Valentine's Day around here at American Art. On Friday, February 13th, we are hosting another SweetARTS and Valentines program where you can come to the museum all day to make handmade Valentines for loved ones (or for people you hardly know —we won't judge). This year, we have invited some of our friends at Smithsonian Gardens to join in the fun.

Take the Richard Estes Challenge

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

At the museum, some of us have become a bit obsessed not only with the paintings of Richard Estes, but in locating his signature (or name, really) in each of his paintings. Estes usually signs his work, but often in ways that make it nearly impossible to discover.

Luce Unplugged: 5 (plus one) Questions with the Band lowercase letters

3 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Save the date for The Winter Luce Unplugged Community Showcase coming up next Friday, February 6th from 6-8 p.m. Since Valentine's Day is just around the corner, invite a date or take a chance and come meet that someone special. Once...Show More Summary

Five Questions: Septime Webre of The Washington Ballet

3 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

External Affairs Chief Jo Ann Gillula recently chatted with Washington Ballet's Artistic Director Septime Webre about the upcoming premiere of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, opening February 18 at the Kennedy Center. American Art willShow More Summary

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