Stories for July 2013

Landscapes in Passing

July 31, 2013

Landscapes In Passing: Photographs by Steve Fitch, Robbert Flick, and Elaine Mayes opened last week on the museum's second floor. This installation looks at representations of the American landscape by three different artists. While each artist had a different approach,...

Is This Art?

July 25, 2013

Laurel Fehrenbach is a Public Programs Coordinator at the American Art Museum, and runs the "Is This Art?" gallery talks with her colleague, Carol Wilson, Assistant Chair of Education for In-Gallery Programs. The next "Is This Art?" program is this...

In This Case: Hey Tambourine Girl

July 23, 2013

Ed Davis' Girl with Tambourine What's the story behind the girl of this sculpture? Who was she? We aren't sure exactly because very little is known about the artist, Ed Davis, who inscribed his name along with the year, 1935,...

Celebrating Nam June Paik's Birthday

July 18, 2013

Takeshi Murata The artwork and ideas of Nam June Paik were a major influence on late twentieth-century art and continue to inspire a new generation of artists. Each year, the museum celebrates Paik's birthday on July 20 with a talk...

Take 5! Five Questions with Jazz Drummer Harold Summey

July 16, 2013

Jazz drummer Harold Summey will present the music of the Weather Report at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Take 5! concert on July 18, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. in the Kogod Courtyard. Laurel Fehrenbach, Public Programs Coordinator, asked Summey a...