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Stories for December 2011

Picture This: The Best for the New Year

December 28, 2011

John Henry Twachtman's The Brook, Greenwich, Connecticut is on view in the Renwick Gallery's Grand Salon. American Art and the Renwick Gallery are open this week. If you want to take a break from all the holiday cheer, come see...


The People Behind the Video Games: Tommy Tallarico

December 20, 2011

Tommy Tallarico Exhibition coordinator Georgina Goodlander and curator Chris Melissinos conducted interviews with video game designers, developers, writers, and composers for the upcoming exhibition, The Art of Video Games, which opens March 16, 2012 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum....


Stumbled Upon Treasures

December 15, 2011

The Santa Cruz Museum's Carranza Collection I am a huge museum nerd. Well, this shouldn't be too much of a surprise since I work in an art museum! I love finding small, sometimes off the beaten path, museums. While walking...


Mousetrap 101: Patents and Innovation with Collector Alan Rothschild

December 13, 2011

Mousetrap, 1870, John O. Kopas (Inventor), George W. Bauer (Inventor), mixed media, 10 x 8 1/2 x 9 in. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Alan and Ann Rothschild, 2011.37.15 The American Art Museum is no stranger to invention. The...


New Acquisition: Welcoming Carmen Herrera, American Artist

December 8, 2011

Curator for Latino Art, E. Carmen Ramos, shares some of her thoughts about a recent acquisition now on view in the Lincoln Gallery on the third floor. Carmen Herrera's Blanco y Verde Take a stroll through the Lincoln Gallery and...