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Picture This: Spring, Cherry Blossoms, and Family

April 15, 2014

The Onoe Ryu Dance group performs at our Cherry Blossom Family Day. Spring has arrived (well, I'm not sure it's made up its mind just yet). But the weather was very spring-like this last Saturday when the American Art celebrated...


Picture This: A Nostalgic Handi-Hour

February 27, 2014

Katie Crooks coordinates the quarterly craft program Handi-hour at the American Art Museum. Coming up: our next Handi-hour on March 6 will be a nostalgic look back at crafts from our youth. Katie demonstrates what's in store. Handi-hour, DC's premier...


Picture This: A Reason to Draw Cupcakes!

January 23, 2014

Cupcakes! Draw but do not touch. In his Drawing at Dusk sketch activity last Friday night, sweets-obsessed artist Cory Oberndorfer discussed why we are all just dogs with treats on our noses. He said that spending 10-30 minutes drawing something...


Picture This: A Study for the Capitol

December 11, 2013

Chief conservator Tiarna Doherty studies x-radiographs of Constantino Brumidi's study for the Rotunda of the Capitol Building. Photography by Conor Doherty. You currently can see Constantino Brumidi's Study for the Apotheosis of Washington in the Rotunda of the United States...


Picture This: Last Chance to Visit the Renwick Gallery

December 5, 2013

The Renwick Gallery is about to undergo a major renovation. The last day the Renwick will be open to the public is Sunday, December 8. Be sure to stop by over the next few days to check out the two...