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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Luce Unplugged: 5 (plus one) Questions with the Band lowercase letters

2 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Save the date for The Winter Luce Unplugged Community Showcase coming up next Friday, February 6th from 6-8 p.m. Since Valentine's Day is just around the corner, invite a date or take a chance and come meet that someone special. Once...Show More Summary

Five Questions: Septime Webre of The Washington Ballet

4 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

External Affairs Chief Jo Ann Gillula recently chatted with Washington Ballet's Artistic Director Septime Webre about the upcoming premiere of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, opening February 18 at the Kennedy Center. American Art willShow More Summary

Picture This: An Iconic Artwork by Alfredo Jaar

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

A few days ago, The Washington Post published an article about an iconic artwork by Alfredo Jaar: Life Magazine April 19, 1968. Jaar took a photograph of Martin Luther King's funeral from an issue of Life magazine and graphically depicted African Americans walking in the crowd behind King's coffin. You can see Jaar's artwork at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Picture This: Wood Turning a Tree From Our Kogod Courtyard

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

American Artist, Phil Brown, turns our museum's trees into beautiful art.

Film Screening: Aves: Magnificent Frigate Bird, Great Flamingo

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

On Tuesday, January 20 American Art will screen Aves: Magnificent Frigate Bird, Great Flamingo, a film by Nancy Graves, artist and former member of the museum's Commission. The screening is as part of our exhibition The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art. Show More Summary

Luce Artist Talks: Up Next, Tai Hwa Goh

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

American Art's Luce Foundation Center hosts local artists who discuss their work and process in the context of artworks on view in the Luce Center. The Luce Local Art Series is presented in collaboration with CulturalDC. All talks begin at 1:30 p.m. Our next artist talk is by Tai Hwa Goh this Saturday, January 17.

Bird Sighting: A Gallery Talk

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

On Tuesday, January 13 American Art will present a gallery talk about the overlap between art and nature as part of our exhibition The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art. Former public programs assistant, Laurel Fehrenbach,...Show More Summary

Remembering Mel Casas (1929-2014)

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

San Antonio-based artist Mel Casas died on November 30, 2014 after a two-year battle with cancer. The Smithsonian American Art Museum is proud to own paintings by artist, including Humanscape 62, which was featured in our exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art. Show More Summary

Throwback Thursday: The Marchbanks Calendar—December by Harry Cimino

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

It's Throwback Thursday! And we at Eye Level have decided it's a great opportunity to bring back some of our interesting posts from the past. Since the holidays signal the start of winter we thought you'd enjoy Howard's post from 2008 on Harry Cimino's The Marchbanks Calendar—December. We here at the Smithsonian American Art Museum wish all of our readers the best for 2015.

Art Bird Watching: Fun For the Whole Flock in Any Weather!

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

Sara Snyder helped organize the #ArtBirds Social Media Scavenger hunt to encourage awareness of how artists use bird imagery as part of our exhibition "The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art." She fills us in on the bird watching activities, both outdoors and in, as part of our show. "The Singing and the Silence" is on view now through February 22, 2015.

Conservation: Cleaning Hiram Powers' Greek Slave

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

Allison Rabent is a pre-program volunteer at the Lunder Conservation Center. She is working with conservators on a variety of activities. Allison, along with the project's lead, Conservation Technician Susan Edwards, recently investigated an ongoing treatment of Hiram Powers' Greek Slave and shares their findings with us below. Show More Summary

Alexander Calder's Nenuphar

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

In October, Alexander Calder's sculpture Gwenfritz, part of American Art's collection, was reinstalled outside the National Museum of American History. Karen Lemmey, American Art's sculpture curator speaks about another Calder sculpture, Nenuphar, which he gave to the museum at the same time.

Wing and a Prayer: Birds in Contemporary Art

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Eye Level had a chance to catch up with Joanna Marsh, the James Dicke Curator of Contemporary Art at American Art, for a conversation about our current exhibition, The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art, which is currently...

New Acquisitions: Judith Schaechter's The Birth of Eve

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Nora Atkinson, the Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft, joined American Art's Renwick Gallery staff earlier this year. She talked with Eye Level about the museum's recent acquisition The Birth of Eve by Judith Schaechter, which joins her 1990 work A Little Torcher also in the museum's permanent collection.

Indie Arcade at American Art: Five Questions with Chris Totten

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Kaylin Lapan, public programs coordinator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and a game enthusiast, asks Chris Totten, Chair of the DC chapter of the Independent Game Developers Association (IGDA) and professor at American University's GameLab, about the changing environment of indie gaming, in anticipation of American Art's Indie Arcade on December 7th at 1-7 p.m.

Handi-Hour: "Put a Bird on It"

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Handi-hour returns on Wednesday, December 3rd, just in time to craft some goodies for the gift giving season. This time our inspiration comes from our newest exhibition The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art. Program coordinator Katie Crooks...

Film: James Castle: Portrait of an Artist

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is screening James Castle: Portrait of an Artist in conjunction with our installation of James Castles' work, on view at the museum through February 1, 2015.

Q and Art: Thanksgiving Edition, A Pilgrim Tale

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

This post is part of an ongoing series on Eye Level: Q and Art, where American Art's Research department brings you interesting questions and answers about art and artists from our archive. Question: Can you tell me more about the.....

Njideka Akunyili Crosby Wins the 2014 James Dicke Contemporary Artist Award

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is delighted to announce that Njideka Akunyili Crosby is the 2014 winner of our biennial James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize. Akunyili Crosby was selected by an independent panel of jurors who wrote in their decision, "Her bold yet intimate paintings are among the most visually, conceptually, and technically exciting work being made today."

Luce Foundation Center: Artist Talk by Martine Workman

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Local artists discuss their work and process in the context of artworks on view in the Luce Foundation Center as part of American Art's Luce Local Art Series. This series is presented in collaboration with CulturalDC. All talks begin at 1:30 p.m. Our next artist talk is by Martine Workman this Saturday, November 22.

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