Stories for January 2014

In This Case: Visitor's Choice #1

January 29, 2014

Jonah's Favorite Artwork: Nicholas Herrera's Protect and Serve Here, in the Luce Foundation Center, we are lucky enough to get to know some of our "regulars." We have many kinds: people who sit and do work at our tables, families...


Our America: The Legacy of a King

January 24, 2014

Curator E. Carmen Ramos discusses the legacy of Martin Luther King on contemporary Latino artists in our exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art now showing at the American Art Museum. Marcos Dimas' Pariah On Monday I reminded...


Picture This: A Reason to Draw Cupcakes!

January 23, 2014

Cupcakes! Draw but do not touch. In his Drawing at Dusk sketch activity last Friday night, sweets-obsessed artist Cory Oberndorfer discussed why we are all just dogs with treats on our noses. He said that spending 10-30 minutes drawing something...


What's New on Two?

January 16, 2014

One of American Art's Newly Reinstalled Galleries on the Second Floor During the past year, regular visitors to the American Art Museum might have noticed certain galleries on our second floor were temporarily closed. The reason? Our curators, exhibition team,...


Listen In To Our America Podcasts

January 14, 2014

Artists Antonio Martorell and ADÁL record their podcasts There are just a few weeks left to see the exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art in Washington, D.C. at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The exhibition features work...