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Stories for June 2012

The Art of Video Games: Interview Extras

June 28, 2012

Interviewing Nolan Bushnell at the 2011 Game Developers Conference. You may remember we interviewed a whole bunch of video game designers, artists, writers, musicians, and producers for The Art of Video Games exhibition. We have hours of footage from these...


Q and Art: Melons and Pentimenti

June 26, 2012

This post is part of an ongoing series on Eye Level: "Q and Art," where American Art's Research department brings you interesting questions and answers about art and artists from our archive. Raphaelle Peale's Melons and Morning Glories Question: In...


40 Under 40: Meet Craft Evangelist Gabriel Craig

June 22, 2012

It’s no secret that we’re excited for 40 under 40: Craft Futures to open at our Renwick Gallery July 20. If you’ve been following along, you know we’ve been featuring videos each of the 40 young artists created to introduce...


Preparing for African American Art: Conserving a Work by Richard Hunt

June 21, 2012

Top: Conservator Hugh Shockey applies layers of wax to the surface of Richard Hunt's sculpture. Bottom: Study for Richmond Cycle. View larger image. Though the Smithsonian American Art Museum's collections are housed in Washington, D.C., we want as many people...


Picture This: The DyingTecumseh

June 16, 2012

Before the museum opened to the public, staff moved our sculpture, The Dying Tecumseh by Ferdinand Pettrich, from its usual home in American Art's permanent collection galleries in the east wing of the second floor, to be part of 1812:...