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Blog Post Archive

Picture This: The Installation of James Prosek's Mural

yesterdayArts / Museums : Eye Level

American Art's latest exhibition, The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art, opens this Friday, October 31. Here's a behind-the-scenes time lapse of the installation of James Prosek's mural.

5 Questions for Christopher Kendall on the 21st Century Consort's Aviary Performance

6 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

American Art's Jo Ann Gillula speaks with Artistic Director Christopher Kendall about the upcoming season of the musical group in residence at the museum, 21st Century Consort, which opens their season with Aviary on October 25 in the museum's McEvoy Auditorium from 5 p.m to 8 p.m.

Luce Unplugged: Five Questions with Artist and Musician Furniteur aka Brittany Sims

6 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Unwind after work and ease into the weekend this Friday, October 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with an evening of music, art, and drinks at our Fall Luce Unplugged Community Showcase.

Throwback Thursday: Picture This: Trees in our Kogod Courtyard

6 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

It's Throwback Thursday and today, we feature a photo I took in September 2007 as the last tree was lowered into our about-to-be opened Kogod Courtyard. The seventh anniversary of our covered courtyard is coming this November 18.

Reflections on the Work of Richard Estes

6 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Patterson Sims and Richard Estes talk about Estes work now on exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Seeing Things (14): Eric Fischl's Tumbling Woman

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

When Eric Fischl inaugurated the Clarice Smith Distinguised Lectures in American Art series recently, he covered a lot of material. Though best-known as a painter, he's worked in a variety of media in his more than forty year career....Show More Summary

James Castle: No Place Like Home

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

"Untitled: The Art of James Castle" opens today at American Art and features fifty-four works by the artist that were recently acquired by the museum.

Eric Fischl: Painting Stories

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

Having titled his recent memoir Bad Boy: My Life on and off the Canvas, Eric Fischl kicked off this season's annual Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art series with a survey of his work, spanning more than forty year...

American Muralist Tom Lea

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

On September 24, the Smithsonian American Art Museum will co-host a national conference that examines the importance of preserving WPA-era murals using the work of celebrated American muralist Tom Lea as a case study.

Lunder Conservation Center: Revealing A Drawing Through Preservation

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

Our art conservators discovered a drawing on the back of a William H. Johnson artwork during the conservation process.

Artist Lilly Martin Spencer

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

Erin Benz interned at American Art's Luce Foundation Center this summer. While here, she took the time to write about one of her favorite artists in our collection, Lilly Martin Spencer.

Luce Artist Talks: Emily Francisco

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

You've heard of landscapes and cityscapes, but how about soundscapes? DC-based artist Emily Francisco creates these immersive audio environments and she'll talk about her recent work when she kicks off the Luce Foundation Center's fall Artist Talks series this Sunday, September 14 at 1:30 p.m.

Throwback Thursday: Han's Hofmann's Fermented Soil

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Fermented Soil by Hans Hofmann contains such fresh joy and vigor it is hard to believe it was painted by a man in his mid-eighties. It swings like a jazz sextet.

From Public Library to Public Gallery, Marvin Beerbohm's Automotive Industry Mural is Reinstalled

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

The polished machinery featured in Marvin Beerbohm's "Automotive Industry" mural will be shimmering a little brighter now that the mural has been treated by the American Art Museum's conservation department. The mural, which was previously located in Detroit's Public Library, was recently installed in the museum's first floor.

Handi-Hour: Holy Crafting Happy Hour, Batman!

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Handi-hour is finally back on Thursday, September 4. This time we are partnering with the Fantom Comics in Dupont Circle for a Handi-hour with comic book flare! Program coordinator Katie Crooks demonstrates her super power craft making in this round of Handi-hour how to videos; check them out below for a preview of some of the crafts we'll be making at the event.

Celebrating Labor Day with Ralph Fasanella

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

American Art's exhibition Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget will open at the American Folk Art Museum in his home city of New York on September 2, 2014, celebrating both the 100th anniversary of the artist's birth as well as the soul of Labor Day as an American holiday of commemoration and honor. Show More Summary

Art Conservation: A Look Inside Pio Casimiro Bacener's Autorretrato

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Pamela Johnson, a Graduate Fellow at American Art's Lunder Conservation Center looks very closely, using X-radiography and infrared at the work of Pio Casimiro Bacene.

Luce Design Series: Five Questions with Tanis Gray, Knitwear Designer

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

This Saturday, August 23rd, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Luce Foundation Center's Design Series will host a talk by Tanis Gray, local knitwear designer and publisher of numerous knitting books. Public programs coordinator, Katie Crooks, had a chance to talk with Tanis about her work.

Plastics in Pop Art Prints

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

American Art curatorial assistant, Nina Williams writes about the use of plastics in Pop Art printmaking. Our exhibition Pop Art Prints is on display until August 31, 2014.

Picture This: Dowager in a Wheelchair by Philip Evergood

3 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

If you haven't seen American Art's exhibition Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Collection, it's time do come on down to the museum. The show closes this Sunday, August 17.

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