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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions

yesterdayArts / Museums : Eye Level

"Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions," opening today at SAAM, is a homecoming for the artist, and the opportunity for us to take a deeper look at Puryear's career.

Seeing Things (16): Time and the Photographic Image

4 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Photography has a way with time. Two works of art, both photographic series currently on view, speak to each other in a poignant dialogue without words. In the Lincoln Gallery, on SAAM's third floor, Nicholas Nixon's The Brown Sisters can be seen on the wall adjacent to Camilo José Vergara's series 10828 S. Show More Summary

May's Handi-Hour at the Renwick

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

For May's Handi-hour at the Renwick Gallery you'll start by making your own loom using scrap cardboard from all those Amazon boxes you have lying around.

SAAM Acquires Six Major Works by Bill Traylor

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

The Smithsonian American Art Museum just acquired six major works by Bill Traylor, an artist who was born into slavery around 1853-54, and first began his creative life as an elderly man, after living and working primarily as a sharecropper.

Luce Unplugged: 5 Questions (Plus One) with Beauty Pill

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

It's time for another Luce Unplugged Community Showcase, and we couldn't be more excited to team up with Washington City Paper to present Beauty Pill, next Friday, May 20th from 6 to 8 p.m. If you aren't familiar with this beloved D.C. band, check out their 2015 album Beauty Pill Describes Things as They Are.

Curator's Travel Journal: In Rufino Tamayo's Footsteps (5)

3 weeks 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

Renwick Gallery: Four WONDER Installations Closing Sunday

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Like all good things, WONDER, the most talked-about, Instagrammed, and wondrous exhibition is nearing the end of its record-breaking run. Sunday, May 8, is your last chance to see four installations on the second floor—Maya Lin's Folding the Chesapeake, Jennifer Angus' In the Midnight Garden, John Grade's Middle Fork, and Chakaia Booker's Anonymous Donor.

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

4 weeks 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)

last monthArts / 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 monthArts / 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 monthArts / 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 monthArts / 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)

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 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 months 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)

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months agoArts / 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

2 months agoArts / 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

2 months agoArts / 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.

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