Stories for September 2013

Smithsonian Archives Month: Finding a Painting of Yourself in Our Archives

September 30, 2013

October is Archives Month and this year blogs across the Smithsonian will highlight "true stories" about their collections and give an inside look at the Institution's archival collections and practices. See additional posts from our other participating blogs, as well...


Luce Unplugged: Improvised Compositions

September 26, 2013

One of the coolest things to recently come out of the museum's Luce Foundation Center is our ongoing music collaboration with the Washington City Paper. Managing editor, Jonathan L. Fischer helps us select area bands for our Luce Unplugged Community...


Our America: Preparing Pepón Osorio's El Chandelier for Exhibition

September 24, 2013

Dawn Planas, a graduate conservation student at Buffalo State College, and an intern in the Lunder Conservation Center's objects lab, recently assisted with a treatment of Pepón Osorio's El Chandelier. The sculpture will be featured in the exhibition Our America:...


Meet Kerry James Marshall

September 19, 2013

Artists often visit the American Art Museum to give a lecture, meet with staff, or to attend the opening of an exhibition. When they do, we like to grab them (if they are willing) and film them talking about their...


Take 5: Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement

September 17, 2013

Drummer and Composer Nasar Abadey is the founder, leader and driving force of SUPERNOVA®. He will be performing "Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement" at the next Take 5! on Thursday, September 19th from 5-7 p.m. Public Programs Coordinator, Laurel...