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Stories for March 2013

Lunder Conservation Center: Secrets of a Sailor

March 27, 2013

Conservator Amber Kerr-Allison (left) talks to Mary Tait (right) about a painting of her ancestor. The only thing I ever knew about the portrait that hung on my great aunt's wall for most of my childhood was that it showed...


Q and Art: Anna Claypoole Peale

March 20, 2013

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. Woman in a Red Dress by Anna Claypoole...


Our New Museum Stores

March 15, 2013

American Art and the Portrait Gallery share not only a building but also our museum stores. We have two stores that are now under new management with a completely new array of gifts and merchandise that is collection-based. Writer Warren...


A Civil War Wikipedia Edit-a-thon!

March 14, 2013

Photograph by Mary Tait, Smithsonian American Art Museum This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, via Wikimedia Commons The Smithsonian American Art Museum has been working with the D.C. Wikimedia community to share our collections...


The Civil War and American Art: Six Questions for "Materialist Poet" Dario Robleto

March 12, 2013

In conjunction with our exhibition, The Civil War and American Art, the museum has invited four contemporary artists to discuss "Why the Civil War Still Matters to American Artists." This panel discussion will be moderated by Senior Curator Eleanor Harvey...