Stories for April 2014

Watching Watch This!

April 25, 2014

American Art's Watch This! (from Bill Viola's Fall Into Paradise) As part of the museum's new after work series of curator talks focusing on the permanent collection, "Tour the Floor—What to See on Three," Michael Mansfield, curator of film and...


Five Questions: Celebrating The First Lady of Song’s Birthday

April 22, 2014

The American Art Museum is celebrating Ella Fitzgerald's birthday, April 25, with a special tribute concert in the museum's Kogod Courtyard. Laurel Fehrenbach, public programs coordinator, spoke with Fran Morris Rosman, the executive director of The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation...


Smithsonian Horticulturalists Talk About American Art's Flora

April 17, 2014

Melanie Pyle and Joel Lemp are horticulturists with Smithsonian Gardens, and they lead tours through the garden growing in American Art's Kogod Courtyard. The natural beauty of the plants complements the art in our museum so well. This spring they...


Picture This: Spring, Cherry Blossoms, and Family

April 15, 2014

The Onoe Ryu Dance group performs at our Cherry Blossom Family Day. Spring has arrived (well, I'm not sure it's made up its mind just yet). But the weather was very spring-like this last Saturday when the American Art celebrated...


Picture This: Our America Travels to The Frost Art Museum

April 10, 2014

At of the opening reception for Our America at the Frost Art Museum Last week American Art's exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art opened at The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in...