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Upcoming: Our Next Handi-Hour

June 2, 2014

Katie Crooks, public program coordinator at American Art and the woman behind Handi-Hour, discusses the genesis for the DIY projects at our next Handi-Hour on Wednesday, June 11. Handi-Hour Crafting: Travel Journal Handi-Hour Crafting: Silhouette Home State Decal A couple...


Cineconcert: 5 Questions with Ben-Hur Composer Andrew E. Simpson

May 13, 2014

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery are excited to welcome acclaimed pianist Andrew E. Simpson to the museums this Sunday to premiere his original score for the 1925 version of Ben Hur, a film that nearly disappeared...


Five Questions: Celebrating The First Lady of Song’s Birthday

April 22, 2014

The American Art Museum is celebrating Ella Fitzgerald's birthday, April 25, with a special tribute concert in the museum's Kogod Courtyard. Laurel Fehrenbach, public programs coordinator, spoke with Fran Morris Rosman, the executive director of The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation...


Film Screening: Inocente

February 18, 2014

On February 19, American Art will host a special screening of the acclaimed documentary short film Inocente. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, which is on view through March...


Picture This: Make Your Own Valentine Selfie Today!

February 14, 2014

Come to American Art to make your own Valentine! Happy Valentine's Day! And to celebrate we've set up a special photobooth in our Kogod Courtyard for that perfect Valentine's Day selfie. Get out of the cold and come on down....