American Art Everywhere

Museum: A Tale of Art, Life and Everything In Between

December 30, 2013

Nam June Paik, Untitled (Newspaper Drawings), 1990s, oil stick on printed newsprint, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift to the Nam June Paik Archive from the Nam June Paik Estate My favorite new story comes from the writings of poet Naomi...


Clarice Smith Lecture: Richard Lacayo on the Art of Growing Older

November 13, 2013

Edward Hopper's People in the Sun Time magazine art critic Richard Lacayo spoke the other evening on the work and lives of aging artists as the second speaker in this year's Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art. In a...


Slow Art Day: Leaning Towards a Different Way of Looking at and Loving Art

April 23, 2013

On Saturday, April 27, American Art will be one of the over 240 museums around the world that will be hosting Slow Art Day. The event is free to the public. Jeff Gates took some time to talk with Slow...


Art Critic Adam Gopnik on What Makes American Art American

October 25, 2012

Taking a stab at what defines American art, Adam Gopnik, art critic at The New Yorker, spoke to a standing-room only crowd at the museum's McEvoy Auditorium, as the second (of three) speakers in this year's Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture...


We Remember Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011)

January 9, 2012

Helen Frankenthaler's Summerscene, Provincetown Helen Frankenthalter, the last of the Abstract Expressionists, died on December 27, 2011, at the age of eighty-three. In 1951, when she was only twenty-three, she began to soak, or stain, her canvasses with extremely thin...