Stories for April 2013

The Civil War and American Art: A Confederate View

April 25, 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...


Slow Art Day: Leaning Towards a Different Way of Looking at and Loving Art

April 23, 2013

On Saturday, April 27, American Art will be one of the over 240 museums around the world that will be hosting Slow Art Day. The event is free to the public. Jeff Gates took some time to talk with Slow...


Jazz Appreciation Month: A Tribute to Dave Brubeck

April 19, 2013

Brubeck Institute's Jazz Quintet Jazz Appreciation Month: A Tribute to Dave Brubeck In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, the Smithsonian American Art Museum will present a concert in tribute of the late Dave Brubeck by the Brubeck Institute's Jazz Quintet...


In This Case: Adventures in Haiku Writing

April 16, 2013

Hedda Sterne's Cauliflower in the Luce Foundation Center. My friend and I have been trying to write haikus. It's harder than it looks! A haiku consists of three phrases and a set syllabic pattern, which changes depending on what type...


Picture This: Behind-the-Scenes with Thomas Day, Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color

April 12, 2013

Exhibition specialist Jim Baxter, along with Work Study student Paige Johnson, install final touches to our latest exhibition: Thomas Day: Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color up now through July 28, 2013. To see more of the installation, take...