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Filed Under:Arts / Museums
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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Q and Art: Thanksgiving Edition, A Pilgrim Tale

6 hours 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

yesterdayArts / 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

6 days 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.

Rescue Me: Kathleen A. Foster on Winslow Homer's The Life Line

6 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Kathleen A. Foster spoke the other evening at the McEvoy Auditorium, the third and final speaker in this year's Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture in American Art series. Her focused talk concerned Winslow Homer's iconic painting from 1884, The Life Line.

Conservation: Materials and Materiality in Eric Fischl’s Tumbling Woman II

6 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Eric Fischl's Tumbling Woman II is a poignant and provocative sculpture that is on view in American Art's Lincoln Gallery. In addition to the artwork's historical underpinning and evocative pose, it maintains a distinctive materiality that causes a visitor to pause and engage with its subject.

Film Premiere: Curious Worlds: The Art and Imagination of David Beck

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is screening a sneak preview of the film Curious Worlds: The Art and Imagination of David Beck, an artist featured in the exhibition, The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art, now on view.

Throwback Thursday: You Don't Know Jack!

2 weeks agoArts / 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. Today, we're focusing on our Luce Foundation Center where we have over 3000 objects from our collection in open storage. But one sculpture stands out and its name is Jack. Howard fills us in about Paul Feeley's sculpture.

Create a World: An Evening with Art Critic Jerry Saltz

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

In an appearance worthy of a TED talk, critic Jerry Saltz delivered a spirited address the other evening at American Art's McEvoy Auditorium, as part of the Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art series.

Conservation of Alexander Calder's Gwenfritz

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Today, we celebrate, along with colleagues at the National Museum of American History, the rededication of Gwenfritz, a 40-foot tall abstract sculpture by the esteemed American artist Alexander Calder. The artwork was recently conserved and relocated to the site originally selected by the artist. Show More Summary

Picture This: The Installation of James Prosek's Mural

4 weeks agoArts / 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

last monthArts / 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

last monthArts / 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

last monthArts / 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

last monthArts / 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

2 months 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

2 months agoArts / 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

2 months agoArts / 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

2 months agoArts / 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

2 months agoArts / 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

2 months agoArts / 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.

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