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Throwback Thursday: Wendell Castle's Ghost Clock

August 4, 2016

It's Throwback Thursday! And we at Eye Level have decided it's a great opportunity to bring back some of our interesting posts from the past. After the incredibly successful run of the Renwick Gallery's WONDER exhibition, we wanted to highlight some of our works from SAAM's permanent collection.


Throwback Thursday: Our America: The Legacy of a King

January 14, 2016

It's Throwback Thursday! And we at Eye Level have decided it's a great opportunity to bring back some of our interesting posts from the past. This Monday we will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Curator E. Carmen Ramos discusses...


Throwback Thursday: American Art's Commitment to Video and Film

April 30, 2015

Last week our latest exhibition opened, "Watch This! Revelations in Media Art." It highlights our media and film collection and will remain open until September 7, 2015. But our media and film initiative has been developing for quite some time. Read on...


Throwback Thursday: The Last Waltz: Lincoln's Second Inauguration

March 12, 2015

President Lincoln celebrated his second inaugural ball 150 years ago on March 6, 1865, at the US Patent Office Building, now home to the American Art Museum as well as the National Portrait Gallery. Though the president's words were somber at his inauguration—the country was just coming out of the Civil War—the ball featured dancing, refreshments, and one unfortunate food fight. T


Throwback Thursday: The Marchbanks Calendar—December by Harry Cimino

January 1, 2015

It's Throwback Thursday! And we at Eye Level have decided it's a great opportunity to bring back some of our interesting posts from the past. Since the holidays signal the start of winter we thought you'd enjoy Howard's post from 2008 on Harry Cimino's The Marchbanks Calendar—December. We here at the Smithsonian American Art Museum wish all of our readers the best for 2015.