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Stories for June 2006

Eye Level Live

June 30, 2006

Tomorrow Eye Level moves its operations from our offices to the museum. We’ll be blogging live throughout the day, documenting the opening for posterity and, of course, for those of you who can’t be here in person. We’ll also be...


Don't Miss These

June 30, 2006

Arthur Dove, Sun, 1943, wax emulsion on canvas, 24 x 32 in., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Suzanne M. Smith, 1989.83.3 Performances, demonstrations, and talks will mark the opening of the museum tomorrow. Assuming you have some interest in...


We Open Tomorrow

June 30, 2006

SAAM opens tomorrow. Photo by Tim Hursley. Tomorrow, a really wonderful thing happens, and though we’ve thought about it for days and months and years, now that the moment is here it’s hard to know quite what to say. We’re...


The View from the Red Carpet

June 29, 2006

Guests enjoy the pre-opening Gala. There are just a few staffers who were here in January 2000 when SAAM closed for renovation. I was one of them. July 2006 seemed far away back then —very abstract. So it was amazing...


Picture This: The Luce Foundation Center

June 27, 2006

Visitors to our Luce Foundation Center for American Art will see visible storage cases holding some 3300 works, including this case of Southwestern art featuring Kenneth M. Adams' Juan Duran. We open in 4 days. Related Link: QTVR of the...