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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

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Smithsonian Horticulturalists Talk About American Art's Flora

1 hour agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Melanie Pyle and Joel Lemp are horticulturists with Smithsonian Gardens, and they lead tours through the garden growing in American Art's Kogod Courtyard. The natural beauty of the plants complements the art in our museum so well. This spring they...

Picture This: Spring, Cherry Blossoms, and Family

2 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

The Onoe Rye Dance group performs at our Cherry Blossom Family Day. Spring has arrived (well, I'm not sure it's made up its mind just yet). But the weather was very spring-like this last Saturday when the American Art celebrated...

Picture This: Our America Travels to The Frost Art Museum

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

At of the opening reception for Our America at the Frost Art Museum Last week American Art's exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art opened at The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in...

April Gornik: Cloudy with a Chance of Clouds

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

April Gornik's Virga The weather in American Art's Lincoln Gallery has gotten a bit cloudier, thanks to the addition of April Gornik's 1992 painting, Virga. Its dramatic swirls of cumulus that dip like a crow's wing over troubled water depict...

Pop Art Prints: A Closer Look at James Rosenquist

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

Pop Art Prints has just opened in American Art's graphic arts galleries. The installation showcases thirty-seven works from the museum's extensive holdings of works on paper from the 1960s and 1970s. The featured prints are bold, bright, and filled with...

Bill Viola's The Fall into Paradise

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Bill Viola's The Fall into Paradise Most people, if they're going to fall anywhere in the vicinity of paradise, are likely to fall from it. Bill Viola's installation from 2005, The Fall into Paradise shows a couple who seem to...

In this Case: Visitor's Choice #2

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Getting to know some of our visitors was the inspiration for a new blog series, Visitor's Choice. In this series, we ask our regulars about their favorite artworks and why they like them. Since everyone has a unique relationship wit...

Conservation: Paint, Tape, and Sardines

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Jessica Ford is a graduate intern in paintings conservation at the Lunder Conservation Center. She is completing her graduate work at the Winterthur program at the University of Delaware and is currently working on a number of projects with our...

In This Case: One More Snow Day

4 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Winter paintings in the Luce Foundation's Case 38a Spring arrives today! And most people can't wait to shed their layers and bask in the sweet sunlight. But I happen to like gray skies, bundling up with a big coat, and...

Five Questions: Women in Jazz

4 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Leigh Pilzer is one of the best and busiest saxophonists in the DC area. She will be part of the Washington Women in Jazz Festival Quintet performing on the Take 5! stage this Thursday, March 20th from 5-8 p.m. in...

Preserving William H. Johnson’s Works of Art on Paper

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

Im Chan, Smithsonian paper conservation fellow, examines William H. Johnson's Induction Center. As a Smithsonian Institution Fellow in Paper Conservation, Im Chan is spending the year in The Lunder Conservation Center's paper conservation lab studying and treating works on paper...

Art Critic William Kloss on American Art's Roby Collection

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

Robert Vickrey's Fear In 1952 Sara Roby established a foundation to encourage artists creating figurative works, at a time when Abstract Expressionism was the dominant force in the art world in the years following World War II. Esteemed art critic...

Seeing Things (13): Snowflake

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

This is the thirteenth in a series of personal observations about how people experience and explore museums. Take a look at Howard's other blog posts about seeing things. Robert Budd's (Snowflake) This little guy, this little fellow here, and about...

Picture This: A Nostalgic Handi-Hour

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Katie Crooks coordinates the quarterly craft program Handi-hour at the American Art Museum. Coming up: our next Handi-hour on March 6 will be a nostalgic look back at crafts from our youth. Katie demonstrates what's in store. Handi-hour, DC's premier...

Four Questions with the Filmmakers of Rubén Salazar: Man in the Middle

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Programs Coordinator Alli Jessing spoke with the filmmakers of the upcoming documentary film Rubén Salazar: Man in the Middle, which tells the story of the life and death of prominent Civil Rights-era journalist Rubén Salazar, who was killed by an...

Film Screening: Inocente

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

On February 19, American Art will host a special screening of the acclaimed documentary short film Inocente. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, which is on view through March...

Picture This: Make Your Own Valentine Selfie Today!

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Come to American Art to make your own Valentine! Happy Valentine's Day! And to celebrate we've set up a special photobooth in our Kogod Courtyard for that perfect Valentine's Day selfie. Get out of the cold and come on down....

Five Questions for the 21st Century Consort

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Christopher Kendall, artistic director of the contemporary music ensemble in residence at American Art, the 21st Century Consort, talked with Jo Ann Gillula about the upcoming concert, Tango Amor, Saturday February 15, 2014 at 5 p.m. in American Art's McEvoy...

Stumbled Upon: Alma Thomas

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Alma Thomas' Autumn Leaves Fluttering in the Breeze The snow was coming and I was racing around town before my weather sequester began. When I got to the store the parking lot was filled, and cars were backed out onto...

Luce Unplugged: Five Questions with the Band Paint Branch

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Kick off your weekend with us! We are hosting another Luce Unplugged Community Showcase with the Washington City Paper this Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Local bands The Walking Sticks and Paint Branch will perform and local distillery Bloomery...

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