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Picture This: Time-lapse of Yuri's Office

May 21, 2015

As summer approaches, we know you're making plans for your summer getaway. If your destination is DC, we’d like to invite you to the Smithsonian American Art Museum as part of your visit. Our museum, its building, and most importantly, its art conveys the story of our country. But, just in case your children or grandchildren are reading this, it's also a fun place to visit.


Picture This: Renwick Renovation Update

April 22, 2015

The Renwick Gallery, built in 1859, has been under renovation for the last two years and will reopen to the public on Friday, November. 13, 2015.


Picture This: An Iconic Artwork by Alfredo Jaar

January 21, 2015

A few days ago, The Washington Post published an article about an iconic artwork by Alfredo Jaar: Life Magazine April 19, 1968. Jaar took a photograph of Martin Luther King's funeral from an issue of Life magazine and graphically depicted African Americans walking in the crowd behind King's coffin. You can see Jaar's artwork at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.


Picture This: Wood Turning a Tree From Our Kogod Courtyard

January 20, 2015

American Artist, Phil Brown, turns our museum's trees into beautiful art.


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.