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Stories for June 2013

A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

June 28, 2013

Visitors using tablets in the exhibition. The exhibition A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum opens today, celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the establishment of the museum's pioneering photography collection. The exhibition title refers to Walt...


Picture This: Designers in the Luce Center

June 25, 2013

Heidi Hess with a piece from her "Serving for the Body" series inspired by a muscle and tendon in the foot (left), metal supplies from Hess's studio (above right), and visitors sketching their own jewelry designs (below right). Last Thursday...


Seeing Things (11): Model Drinking Coffee

June 20, 2013

This is the eleventh in a series of personal observations about how people experience and explore museums. Take a look at Howard's other blog posts about seeing things. Paul Wonner's Model Drinking Coffee The model is taking a break in...


Q and Art: Copies of Artworks

June 18, 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. Edmonia Lewis' Moses (after Michelangelo) Question: What does...


Picture This: Behind-the-Scenes at the Renwick's Grand Salon

June 13, 2013

American Art conservators take great care when dusting the paintings in the Renwick Gallery's Grand Salon. Related: Read about our other behind-the-scenes conservation work here at American Art.