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Five Questions for Andrew Greene, Director of the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra

August 12, 2014

On August 16th at 2 p.m., the Smithsonian American Art Museum's and National Portrait Gallery's next Cine-Concert series features Andrew Greene, Director of the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra, performing his original score for the Buster Keaton classic College (1927, 66 minutes).


Surf's Up at American Art!

August 5, 2014

The dog days of summer and the beach beckons but can't get out of town? Well, American Art can help with that.


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...