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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Luce Artist Talk: Five (plus one) Questions with Brian Davis

3 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Multimedia artist and sculptor Brian Davis rounds out this spring's Luce Artist Talks series on Saturday, May 7 at 1:30 p.m. The Luce Artist Talks series brings in local artists to discuss their current projects in relation to the objects on view in our Luce Foundation Center. Show More Summary

Curator's Travel Journal: In Rufino Tamayo's Footsteps (4)

5 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

E. Carmen Ramos, curator of Latino Art at SAAM was recently in Mexico to research her upcoming exhibition on the acclaimed 20th-century Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo's lengthy residence and production in New York City, Tamayo: The New York Years. Show More Summary

Luce Unplugged: 5 Questions with Humble Fire

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

Next Thursday, join us for another night of music and art at Luce Unplugged with Humble Fire on April 28th at 5:30 p.m. in the Luce Foundation Center.

WONDER Artist Interview: Jennifer Angus

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

Artist Jennifer Angus uses brilliantly colored insects in her thought-provoking installation, In the Midnight Garden, on view through May 8 in the exhibition WONDER. Eye Level had a chance to catch up with Jennifer and ask her about her work, the importance of insects to the natural world, and even to take a peek into her closet.

Betsy Broun, SAAM's Director, Announces Her Retirement

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

Elizabeth "Betsy" Broun, who has led SAAM and the Renwick since 1989, is retiring at the end of the year. Her tenure has been marked by groundbreaking exhibitions, digital innovation, new educational opportunities, and a push to broaden our collections of contemporary, folk, self-taught, African American, Latino, and new media arts.

Curator's Travel Journal: In Rufino Tamayo's Footsteps (3)

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

E. Carmen Ramos, curator of Latino Art at SAAM is currently in Mexico to research her upcoming exhibition on the acclaimed 20th-century Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo's lengthy residence and production in New York City, Tamayo: the New York Years. This is Carmen's third post from Mexico. Stay tuned for more updates from the road.

Luce Artist Talk with Soomin Ham

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

The Luce Artist Talks series brings in local artists to discuss their current projects in relation to the objects on view in our Luce Foundation Center. Photographer and multi-media artist Soomin Ham will speak about her on-going project, "Sound of Butterfly" on April 17 at 1:30 p.m. This series is presented in collaboration with CulturalDC's Flashpoint Gallery.

Curator's Travel Journal: In Rufino Tamayo's Footsteps (2)

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

E. Carmen Ramos, curator of Latino Art at SAAM is currently in Mexico to research her upcoming exhibition on the acclaimed 20th-century Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo's lengthy residence and production in New York City, Tamayo: the New York Years. This is Carmen's second post from Mexico. Stay tuned for more updates from the road. Read all of Carmen's notes from her research trip.

When Pablo met SAAM: Picasso and Company on view in Crosscurrents through Sunday

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

One of the most frequently asked questions at SAAM's Luce Foundation Center is, "Where are the Picassos?" Usually, our answer is, "We don't have Picassos at American Art. He wasn't an American artist, nor did he ever make art in America."...Show More Summary

Meet Dan Finn, SAAM's Media Conservator

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

As SAAM continues to add time-based media to its collection, conservation of these artforms is becoming an important aspect in our museum. In August 2015 Dan Finn was hired to retrofit an office space and acquire equipment for SAAM's Media Conservation Lab. Show More Summary

Curator's Travel Journal: In Rufino Tamayo's Footsteps

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

E. Carmen Ramos, curator of Latino Art at SAAM is currently in Mexico to research her upcoming exhibition on the 20th-century Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo's lengthy residence and production in New York City, Tamayo: The New York Years. This is...

Maya Lin: WONDERS of the Natural World

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

Maya Lin, whose Folding the Chesapeake, is one of nine room-filling installations in the exhibition WONDER, spoke the other evening in the Renwick's Grand Salon about the three streams of her creative life: art, architecture, and memorials.

March's Hand-Hour: Spring Has Sprung!

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Spring is in the air at our March Handi-hour, and we're inspired by Jennifer Angus' In the Midnight Garden as well as the bugs and blooms that are coming to life as the weather warms up. Check out our videos to learn how to make a brightly colored felted wool brooch to accessorize your new spring outfit. And you'll learn how to make bug magnets from recycled bottle caps.

Gone in a Flash: Irving Penn Closes March 20

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

"Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty," the first retrospective of Penn's work in more than twenty years, shows a master photographer progressing through the decades and includes some early works that are being shown for the first time. Exhibition closes March 20.

Nicholas Nixon's The Brown Sisters

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

The museum recently acquired The Brown Sisters, an intimate series of forty photographs that spans four decades and captures the poignancy of family relationships and bonds between siblings.

John Grade: Second Nature

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Last Sunday afternoon, Seattle-based artist John Grade spoke to an enthusiastic crowd in the Renwick's Grand Salon about his artworks/earthworks.

SAAM's African American Art on Google

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

SAAM got the opportunity to showcase some of its best art from African American artists when the Google Art Project asked us to participate in its online project.

Luce Unplugged: Five Questions for Color Palette

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Welcome spring with the warm electronic rock sound of Color Palette at the next installation of SAAM's monthly concert series Luce Unplugged. The performance takes place Thursday, March 3rd at 6 p.m.

Irving Penn: Choreographer

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

When I started to write "photographer" after Irving Penn's name the other day, I actually began to spell the word "choreographer" instead. Hmmm, I thought, that's interesting, maybe I should take a closer look at that. In fact there is something of the choreographer in Penn, in subject matter as well as in composition.

Love, Dating, and Art in the Luce Foundation Center

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Whether we're single or in a relationship, Valentine's Day is always a reminder of our dating status. If you'd like a distraction and want to hear about others' instead, then join us for the Luce Foundation Center's February Artist Talk on Saturday, February 20 at 1:30 p.m. with artists Dafna Steinberg, Jennifer Towner, and Jenny Walton.

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