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Handi-Hour: Holy Crafting Happy Hour, Batman!

September 3, 2014

Handi-hour is finally back on Thursday, September 4. This time we are partnering with the Fantom Comics in Dupont Circle for a Handi-hour with comic book flare! Program coordinator Katie Crooks demonstrates her super power craft making in this round of Handi-hour how to videos; check them out below for a preview of some of the crafts we'll be making at the event.


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...