Museums & Technology

Eye Wonder: Ten Years of Blogging at SAAM

November 29, 2015

Ten years ago, November 29, 2005 to be exact, SAAM launched Eye Level, the first museum blog at the Smithsonian. It's given us the ability to tell stories and show people the museum from the inside out.

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.