Stories for September 2014

James Castle: No Place Like Home

September 26, 2014

"Untitled: The Art of James Castle" opens today at American Art and features fifty-four works by the artist that were recently acquired by the museum.


Eric Fischl: Painting Stories

September 24, 2014

Having titled his recent memoir Bad Boy: My Life on and off the Canvas, Eric Fischl kicked off this season's annual Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art series with a survey of his work, spanning more than forty years.


American Muralist Tom Lea

September 23, 2014

On September 24, the Smithsonian American Art Museum will co-host a national conference that examines the importance of preserving WPA-era murals using the work of celebrated American muralist Tom Lea as a case study.


Lunder Conservation Center: Revealing A Drawing Through Preservation

September 18, 2014

Our art conservators discovered a drawing on the back of a William H. Johnson artwork during the conservation process.


Artist Lilly Martin Spencer

September 16, 2014

Erin Benz interned at American Art's Luce Foundation Center this summer. While here, she took the time to write about one of her favorite artists in our collection, Lilly Martin Spencer.