Stories for May 2014

Throwback Thursday: Seeing Things (1)

May 29, 2014

It's Throwback Thursday! And we at Eye Level have decided it's a great opportunity to bring back some of our interesting posts from the past. American Art has been publishing our blog since September 2005 (that's an eternity in Internet...

Our America: Radiante

May 28, 2014

Olga Albizu's Radiante With the exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art on the road, I found myself missing an old favorite from the exhibit and permanent collection, Radiante, by Olga Albizu. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, in...

Q and Art: Stanton Macdonald-Wright and his Kinetic Art Machine

May 22, 2014

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. Question: Who was Stanton Macdonald-Wright and what was...

New Acquisitions: Donald Judd's Untitled

May 20, 2014

American Art's sculpture curator, Karen Lemmey, talks about the museum's recent acquisition by Donald Judd. Donald Judd's Untitled Recently, American Art acquired a sculpture by Donald Judd, Untitled. Judd is among the foremost American artists associated with the Minimalist movement...

Cineconcert: 5 Questions with Ben-Hur Composer Andrew E. Simpson

May 13, 2014

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery are excited to welcome acclaimed pianist Andrew E. Simpson to the museums this Sunday to premiere his original score for the 1925 version of Ben Hur, a film that nearly disappeared...