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Blog Post Archive

Luce Unplugged Community Showcase: Five Questions with Coup Sauvage & the Snips

yesterdayArts / Museums : Eye Level

As the warm weather rolls into DC, so does our Spring Luce Unplugged Community Showcase. This Friday, April 28, get ready to dance with performances by Coup Sauvage & the Snips and Janel Leppin.

Where Is Everybody? Behind-the-Scenes in the Lunder Conservation Center

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

One of the questions we hear most often from visitors to the Lunder Conservation Center is "where are the conservators?"

At SAAM, Deaf Guides Take the Lead With Art Signs

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

As Emily Blachly leads a group of adults in discussing a 19th-century landscape in SAAM’s galleries, several visitors passing through the second floor hallway pause with interest. Two people stop to join the conversation. This is not...Show More Summary

Creative Disruption: June Schwarcz and Peter Voulkos at the Renwick

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

At first glance, the objects on display at SAAM's Renwick Gallery by June Schwarcz and Peter Voulkos couldn't be more different. Schwarcz's enamel work is precise and almost ethereal, while Voulkos's pots and sculptures are weighty and improvisational. Show More Summary

District of Play: DC’s Vibrant Video Game Scene

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Time's running out to submit your game to the Smithsonian American Art Museum's SAAM Arcade. The deadline for submission is April 15, 2017. Below, Dorothy Ann Phoenix of the International Game Developers Association's DC Chapter discusses the great opportunities available to gamers and game developers in DC.

Remembering James Rosenquist

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Pop artist James Rosenquist, who died last week at the age of 83, created large canvases that were influenced by his early years as a sign painter in Minnesota and New York City. (A contemporaneous article referred to him as "the billboard Michelangelo who spills paint on tourists below").

Ryders on the Storm: Celebrating the Art of Albert Pinkham Ryder

4 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Before Betsy Broun retired from the helm of the Smithsonian American Art Museum last fall, she gave a talk where she revealed her top ten works (ok, seventeen works) of art in the collection, beginning with Albert Pinkham Ryder's Jonah. Ryder, who died one hundred years ago today, was an artist close to Broun's heart and the subject of a book she published in 1989.

The Renwick Gallery and the Space in Between

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

For more than a year, Janet Echelman's woven sculpture 1.8 Renwick has beckoned people into the Grand Salon. Suspended high above, the billowing nets transform the space. At once an artwork and an experience, people walk around the room as colors projected on the hand-knotted nets shift, or stretch out on the floor for a new view and a moment of peace.

Art Conservation: Stretching a Very Large Gene Davis Painting

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

As often as art conservators do a standard treatment on a work of art in our collection, there is always an opportunity to learn a new approach to solving a challenging task. In the case of Gene Davis: Hot Beat (closing April 2, 2017),...Show More Summary

Martha Graham and Isamu Noguchi: Cave of the Heart Dance Performance

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

Over the course of half a century, Noguchi and Graham closely collaborated on numerous set designs for her groundbreaking modern dances. They held each other in the highest regard—Noguchi once said, "I felt that I was an extension of Martha and that she was an extension of me," while Graham described sharing "an unspoken language" with the sculptor.

Movies at SAAM Continues This Spring

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

From March to May, "Movies at SAAM" will screen five eye-opening films about American art. All films will be shown on selected Saturdays at the museum's McEvoy Auditorium, beginning at 3 p.m.

Yes We Can [Edit Wikipedia]!

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Join SAAM for a very special Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, March 25, 2017.

Luce Unplugged: Five Questions (+2) with The Galaxy Electric

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

On March 9 from 5:30-7 p.m, The Galaxy Electric, a psychedelic pop band filled with bossa nova and tribal rhythms, will play at the Luce Foundation Center's Luce Unplugged. In partnership with D.C. Music Download, this free, monthly concert series features the best of D.C.'s local music scene.

A Healing Machine for the Elementary School Classroom

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

If you have visited SAAM's folk and self-taught art galleries since they re-opened in October, you probably encountered Emery Blagdon's wondrous Healing Machine, an installation of individual paintings and found-material sculptures suspended from the ceiling. Show More Summary

Can You Name #5WomenArtists?

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

It all began with a challenge, exactly one year ago. The National Museum of Women in the Arts posed a question and the goal was simple: get people talking about women artists.

Submit Your Game to the 2017 SAAM Arcade!

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is inviting independent video game developers to show their work at the museum's annual SAAM Arcade this August 5-6, 2017.

Luce Unplugged: Five Questions with Brushes

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

For our February Luce Unplugged show, we teamed up with D.C. Music Download to welcome brushes, a rock 'n' roll band from the District, to the Luce Foundation Center.

Luce Artist Talk: Five Questions (+2) with Sparkplug Collective

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Each month, the Luce Foundation Center partners with neighboring Flashpoint Gallery to bring local artists to speak about their artwork and how it relates to SAAM's collection. This Sunday, we welcome Sparkplug Collective, eight local artists from the D.C. Arts Center, to discuss how collaboration and continued education help local artists thrive.

Missed Connections for Valentine's Day

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

At SAAM, we're always connecting people with our artworks. On Valentine's Day, we thought we'd explore one of the more interesting sections of many print and online publications these days: the often poetic, always interesting urban haiku of missed connections. Please check out our Instagram feed for more artful missed connections.

An Evening with Lonnie Holley

3 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Our Luce Unplugged series has been pairing art and music together since 2010. Typically highlighting the work of local musicians, we're excited to present a special pop-up performance with visiting artist Lonnie Holley at the Luce Foundation Center on Friday, February 10, from 5:30-7 p.m. Join us for an art talk and music concert!

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