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URL :http://eyelevel.si.edu/
Filed Under:Arts / Museums
Posts on Regator:712
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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

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

3 days agoArts / 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 weekArts / 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

last weekArts / 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 weeks 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 weeks 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

3 weeks 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"

3 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

last monthArts / 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

last monthArts / 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

last monthArts / 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

last monthArts / 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

last monthArts / 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

last monthArts / 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 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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.

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