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In This Case: Luis Jiménez's Model for "Fiesta"

2 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

In redefining the myth we're really redefining ourselves... Luis Jiménez,Texas Monthly, September 1998 The Luce Center is filled with all kinds of treasures and Model for "Fiesta" by Mexican-American artist Luis Jiménez is no exception. The General Services Administration (GSA)...

Luce Artist Talk with Britney Mongold

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

On Saturday, November 21, local theater prop designer Britney Mongold will visit the Luce Foundation Center to explain her career's trajectory in the latest installment of our Luce Artist Talk series. As a set and prop designer, Mongold works with several theaters across Washington, D.C., including Cultural D.C.'s Source Festival.

Renwick Gallery: The United States of WONDER

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

After extensive renovations to the galleries and behind-the-scenes mechanicals, the Renwick Gallery of Art reopens to the public today with WONDER.

SAAM's Symposium Charts American Art’s “Shifting Terrain”

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

On October 16th-17th, over two hundred international participants gathered at the Smithsonian American Art Museum for the symposium "Shifting Terrain: Mapping a Transnational American Art History," to reflect upon the increasing globalization of American art history during the past decade and how this affects research on art practice here.

Art Matters with Lawrence Weschler

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

As the final speaker in this year's Clarice Smith Lecture Series, noted scholar Lawrence Weschler presented a talk on race relations in the United States, using Ed Kienholz's Five Car Stud as the mirror in which this difficult history is reflected and refracted.

Handi-Hour Back at the Renwick!

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Handi-hour on Friday, November 13th is SOLD OUT! For those who were unable to get tickets and those who want to get an idea of the crafts ahead of time, we have three different crafts that we'll be making that...

The Renwick Gallery Reopens in a Whole New Light

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

hough billed as a renovation, I like to think of the reopening of the Renwick Gallery as a reimagining as well. The newly spiffed up Renwick is in mint condition, ready for the next fifty years, or more. In addition to the physical updates...Show More Summary

From Paris to Brooklyn: Crosscurrents Between Picasso and Smith

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

One word that comes to mind when visiting the newly opened exhibition, Crosscurrents: Modern Art from the Sam Rose and Julie Walters Collection, is liberation. It's not just one generation breaking from the one before, it's a sense that the modern twentieth century opened a world never before imagined.

Luce Unplugged: Five Questions (plus one) with Jules Hale

4 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

If you missed our recent Luce Unplugged, you still have a chance to catch one this fall. Next Thursday, November 5th at 6 p.m. Den-Mate will play a Luce Unplugged set. There will also be a pre-show discussion of the artist's favorite Luce artwork.

Luce Artist Talk: Erin Curtis

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

The Luce Foundation Center welcomes artist Erin Curtis on Sunday, October 25th, starting at 1 p.m. for our latest Luce Artist Talk.

Irving Penn Retrospective: Everything Clicks

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

"Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty" is the first museum retrospective of Penn's work in more than twenty years. It opens Friday, October 23 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and runs until March 20, 2016.

Pop Goes the Critic: Christopher Knight on Andy Warhol

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

Art critic of the Los Angeles Times since 1989, Christopher Knight, the second speaker in this year's Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture series, illuminated the life, work—and hair pieces—of Andy Warhol.

Luce Unplugged: 5 Questions with Near Northeast

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Next on Luce Unplugged, our free, after-hours local concert series, we're featuring sets by two rising D.C. acts. Friday, October 16 from 6-8 p.m. we will be kicking it off with Cruzie Beaux aka Kristina Reznikov who "brings digital beats...

Symposium: Shifting Terrain: Mapping a Transnational American Art History

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

On October 16th–17th, the Smithsonian American Art Museum will hold the final event in its five-part series: "The Terra Symposia on American Art in a Global Context." This fall's capstone event, "Shifting Terrain: Mapping a Transnational...Show More Summary

Hiram Powers' The Greek Slave at The Crystal Palace

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Hiram Powers' first marble version of the Greek Slave appeared more lifelike than ever at the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, where it stood on a rotating pedestal under a lavish red canopy that gave the marble a rosy hue. Show More Summary

In This Case: Pioneers of the West

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Is it possible for a painting to describe two histories? Take a step back in time to both the Oregon Trail and the Great Depression, both periods of unknown adventure, uncertainty, hard times, perseverance, and optimism. What links these two eras together? The answer is Helen Lundeberg's 1934 painting Pioneers of the West, now on display in the museum's Luce Foundation Center.

Trevor Paglen: Surveillance in Life and Art

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Artist Trevor Paglen spoke last week in the Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture Series, and said his goal as an artist is to “help us see the historical moment we live in.” Paglen made a case that this is true for all art over time, no matter the time period, and showed examples from Turner to Rothko, leading up to present times.

Luce Artist Talk: Kyle Bauer

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Ever since Marcel Duchamp took a urinal, turned it upside down, called it a "readymade," and demanded we consider it art, sculpture has been open to a variety of methodologies. Kyle Bauer's work is a reflection of this. And he will start off our fall Luce Artist Talk series on Saturday, September 19th at 1:30pm with a discussion of his sculpting methods.

Education: If You Give a Teacher an Art Museum...

3 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Throughout June and July, 77 middle and high school teachers attended week-long summer teacher institutes here at SAAM. English and history teachers from 26 states, the District of Columbia, Japan, and South Korea came to the museum to re-invigorate their practice and learn how to integrate American art into their teaching.

Luce Unplugged: Five Questions with The North Country

3 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

While we're sad to see summer end, we can't wait for the next installment of our monthly local concert series Luce Unplugged, coming up on Thursday, September 10th from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

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