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Stories for November 2015

Eye Wonder: Ten Years of Blogging at SAAM

November 29, 2015

Ten years ago, November 29, 2005 to be exact, SAAM launched Eye Level, the first museum blog at the Smithsonian. It's given us the ability to tell stories and show people the museum from the inside out.


In This Case: Luis Jiménez's Model for "Fiesta"

November 24, 2015

In redefining the myth we're really redefining ourselves... Luis Jiménez,Texas Monthly, September 1998 The Luce Center is filled with all kinds of treasures and Model for "Fiesta" by Mexican-American artist Luis Jiménez is no exception. The General Services Administration (GSA)...


Luce Artist Talk with Britney Mongold

November 18, 2015

On Saturday, November 21, local theater prop designer Britney Mongold will visit the Luce Foundation Center to explain her career's trajectory in the latest installment of our Luce Artist Talk series. As a set and prop designer, Mongold works with several theaters across Washington, D.C., including Cultural D.C.'s Source Festival.


Renwick Gallery: The United States of WONDER

November 13, 2015

After extensive renovations to the galleries and behind-the-scenes mechanicals, the Renwick Gallery of Art reopens to the public today with WONDER.


SAAM's Symposium Charts American Art’s “Shifting Terrain”

November 12, 2015

On October 16th-17th, over two hundred international participants gathered at the Smithsonian American Art Museum for the symposium "Shifting Terrain: Mapping a Transnational American Art History," to reflect upon the increasing globalization of American art history during the past decade and how this affects research on art practice here.