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Behind the Scenes: Determining an Artwork's Provenance

December 6, 2011

Sarah Gowen, American Art's Paintings Conservation Intern, gives us a behind the scenes look at how we solved a painting mystery. In 2006, the Smithsonian American Art Museum acquired The Wiley Family, a group portrait painted by William Williams in...


World AIDS Day: Homage to Still Life by Carlos Almaraz

December 1, 2011

Homage to Still Life by Carlos Almaraz Ah, a walk through the museum on a chilly autumn afternoon. Lots of folks walking the corridors and looking at art. It's a good day. In American Art's Lincoln Gallery on the third...