Stories for February 2013

Mingering Mike: Just for the Record

February 26, 2013

Eye Level had a chance to speak with Leslie Umberger, curator of folk and self-taught art, about the museum's recent acquisition of the Mingering Mike collection, comprised of well over one hundred pieces of musical ephemera made between 1965 and...


The Civil War and American Art: A Ride for Liberty?

February 21, 2013

This blog post is part of a monthly Eye Level feature on our exhibition The Civil War and American Art. Curator Eleanor Harvey talks about many of the important intersections between American art and the Civil War. The exhibition runs...


Next Up: The Artist

February 19, 2013

Alli Jessing, Joint Programs Coordinator for the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, fills us in on our next cinematic screening, The Artist, Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in museum's Kogod Courtyard. Admission is free. Have...


Take 5: Five Questions for Jazz Musician Mike "Bags" Davis

February 14, 2013

Mike "Bags" Davis. Photo by David Fletcher at Washington's Best Jazz musician Mike "Bags" Davis will be performing a tribute to composer Kenny Durham at Take 5! on February 21st from 5-7 p.m. in the Kogod Courtyard. Public Programs Coordinator,...


Picture This: PaikBot's Virtual Travels

February 12, 2013

Paikbot surveys the D.C. metro area from on high. Remember PaikBot? He's the robot artwork who tweets from American Art's Nam June Paik: Global Visionary exhibition. He's been enjoying his time in the galleries: seeing visitors experience and enjoy Paik's...