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American Art Everywhere

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.


American Art's Outdoor Sculpture Instagram Challenge

July 29, 2014

This July, American Art held its first Instagram Challenge through a partnership with Restless Collective (RC), a New York-based multimedia collective specializing in travel and adventure storytelling. For 30 days in July, we invited everyone to explore and interact with alfresco art anywhere: discovering it locally or traveling on summer vacation.


American Art's Summer Instagram Challenge: 30-Days of Outdoor Sculpture

June 30, 2014

During the month of July 2014, join fellow photographers and the American Art Museum on a quest to find outdoor sculpture. We are partnering with Restless Collective, a multimedia group specializing in travel and adventure storytelling, to raise awareness and appreciation for outdoor sculpture across the nation.


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...