Stories for March 2012

Getting Below the Surface: On American Painters and Their Paints

March 28, 2012

John Singleton Copley's Mrs. George Watson Somewhere between the letters PhD and CSI lives the amazing work of painting conservators. Part researcher and part detective, they study paintings with state-of-the-art tools that help them see through layers of paint and...


The Art of Video Games Triumph!

March 27, 2012

A montage of the various activities that took place at GameFest (click on montage for larger image). The opening weekend for The Art of Video Games exhibition was, in one word, AWESOME. Were you there? You should have been! Over...


The 2012 Edition of American Pictures

March 22, 2012

Alli Jessing, Joint Programs Coordinator for the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, fills us in on our upcoming lecture series, American Pictures. Speakers at this year's American Pictures lecture series (clockwise from upper left): James McBride (photo...


What's American Art Doing in a High School English Class?

March 20, 2012

Victoria Lichtendorf joined American Art in 2009 as the Clarice Smith Education Manager. Working with Clarice Smith Education team member, Adrienne Gayoso, she has the great pleasure of collaborating with an outstanding group of teachers from across the United States...


GameFest: A Pac-Man Family Portrait

March 17, 2012

Family poses with the *real* Pac-Man! And that tyke doesn't seem very impressed (but his parents sure do). GameFest continues this evening and all day tomorrow, from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.