Museum Opening

Condé Nast Names Kogod Courtyard Architectural Wonder

March 27, 2008

Inner Space (Kogod Courtyard) by M.V. Jantzen The Kogod Courtyard, shared by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery, has just been named one of seven architectural wonders of the world by Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Way...

Kogod and Flickr

February 1, 2008

Photo of Kogod Courtyard by Tom Klancer via Flickr DCist observes that the Flickr response to the Kogod Courtyard has been enthusiastic. Judging from a selection of Flickr photographs, the response to the light available in the courtyard has indeed...

Gertrude Was Right: Look for a Window

December 10, 2007

Gertrude by Red Grooms "I have always enjoyed going to museums," said Gertrude Stein, "because the view from museum windows is usually very pleasant.” At the time she was visiting the Phillips Collection here in Washington, D.C. Stein established one...


November 20, 2007

Here's the spin on Sunday's festivities. Over ten thousand people (including lots of children) attended our Friends and Family festival marking the opening of the Kogod Courtyard. Eye Level blogged a record eight stories that day (whew!), documented with many...


November 18, 2007

With the new glass canopy in place, the courtyard itself becomes a place of changing light, in a sense, alive. Now, late in the day, the bright light of high noon has been replaced with mid- to late-afternoon light—a pale...