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Picture This: The Installation of James Prosek's Mural

October 28, 2014

American Art's latest exhibition, The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art, opens this Friday, October 31. Here's a behind-the-scenes time lapse of the installation of James Prosek's mural.


Reflections on the Work of Richard Estes

October 15, 2014

Patterson Sims and Richard Estes talk about Estes work now on exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.


Seeing Things (14): Eric Fischl's Tumbling Woman

October 6, 2014

When Eric Fischl inaugurated the Clarice Smith Distinguised Lectures in American Art series recently, he covered a lot of material. Though best-known as a painter, he's worked in a variety of media in his more than forty year career. Ten Breaths: Tumbling Woman II a second sculpture he made in response to the events of 9/11 is currently on view on the third floor of the American Art Museum, and Fischl's remarks are certainly worth noting.


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.