June 5, 1981. A relic of the Old West visits an exhibition of George Catlin’s paintings at the American Art Museum. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: June 5, 1981
Secretary Clough gets his game on at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Continue reading “The Art of Video Games”
Smithsonian Live! at the American Art Museum, Wednesday, Aug. 4 All staff are invited to a before-hours look at “Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg” on Wednesday, Aug. 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m at the American Art Museum. Get a closer look at the work of… Continue reading Smithsonian Live!
On a recent Saturday afternoon writer Jamaica Kincaid offered 90 minutes of personal remembrances in one of the most interesting and heartfelt presentations in the American Pictures Distinguished Lecture series at the American Art Museum. Continue reading Jamaica Kincaid on being “Kept In”
George Gurney, deputy chief curator at the American Art Museum, was looking for a place to showcase some of the nearly 150 or so paintings created in 1934 in the museum’s collection of New Deal art when something happened that most of us can identify with: money got tight. Photo: The oil on canvas “Radio… Continue reading Depression-era program created a ‘New Deal for Artists’