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Stories for July 2014

Luce Unplugged Showcase: (Almost) Five Questions with Chris Taylor of Pygmy Lush

July 17, 2014

Just in time for the arrival of D.C. heat and humidity, we're bringing you our special Luce Unplugged Community Showcase, live from American Art's Luce Foundation Center this Friday, July 18th.


Five Questions with Michael Maglaras, Director of The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show

July 15, 2014

On July 16th, the American Art Museum welcomes writer and director Michael Maglaras, who will introduce his documentary, The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show. The film examines the New York exhibition that exposed Americans to modern art by Cézanne,...


New Acquisitions: Purvis Young's The Struggle

July 9, 2014

American Art's curator of folk and self-taught art, Leslie Umberger, talks about the museum's recent acquisition of a major painting by Purvis Young, The Struggle. The artwork can be seen in the museum's east wing gallery on the third floor.


July 4th: The American Experience in American Art

July 3, 2014

Tomorrow is the 4th of July! And in today’s technological age it has become almost traditional on social media to post holiday specific imagery in celebration of special days. Here at American Art we definitely have no shortage of American imagery that reflects our experiences as a people. Many of the incredible works in the collection are imbued with a sense of American pride and celebrate the American spirit. How can we possibly pick just one to share?


Picture This: Watching the World Cup at American Art

July 2, 2014

Fans Attending the World Cup at the Kogod Courtyard Yesterday (Click on image for larger view) The American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery opened up our Kogod Courtyard yesterday afternoon to watch the U.S. – Belgium World Cup...