Museums & Technology

The Art of the Wikipedia Editathon

August 6, 2015

On July 25, two dozen volunteers spent their whole Saturday at SAAM working together on addressing some of gaps in high quality information about the arts by working on Wikipedia.

America Now! Live Painting in Our Kogod Courtyard

July 8, 2015

Jeremy Sutton is a California-based portrait painter and expert in digital art practices. American Art was lucky enough to have this talented and engaging artist perform live iPad painting at the America Now! Innovation in Art program on June 27.

Five Questions with Zoe DiGiorgio, President of the University of Maryland's Gamer Symphony Orchestra

May 7, 2015

In honor of the video games on view in American Art's new exhibition "Watch This!" Revelations in Media Art, this Saturday, May 9th, the University of Maryland's Gamer Symphony Orchestra (GSO) will perform in the museum's Kogod Courtyard.

Computers and Art

March 23, 2015

This blog post is adapted from an essay written by Michael Mansfield, associate curator of film and media arts, to accompany the exhibition, Watch This! Revelations in Media Art, opening April 24 and running through September 7.

3D Scanning: The 21st-Century Equivalent to a 19th-Century Process

March 6, 2015

Karen Lemming, American Art's sculpture curator is organizing an installation that will include Hiram Power's Greek Slave, one of the most popular sculptures of the 19th century. As part of her preparation, she is working with Smithsonian X3D, part of the Institution's Digitization program, to create a 3D model of the Greek Slave. Karen, fills us in on the process.