From March 1 to 21, watch online screenings hosted by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and attend weekly conversations with the artists and museum curators.
Less than a mile from the White House, the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Artists Respond boldly surveys how artists wrestled with showing how their government had gone wrong.
I wonder if it is possible for black Americans and white Americans to really see the same thing when they look at the creations of institutionally minted “modern” black artists.
A host of creative, kind, brave, funny people go unsung in No Spectators, which is centered on a narrow, affluent segment of the Burning Man population.
His best-known work runs for a jaw-dropping nine years, 127 days, and 18 hours, and it was exhibited alongside works by Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and Clyfford Still at the Museum of Modern Art.
These nine museums are using online video series to take viewers behind the scenes of their collections.
For the first time all 19 surviving Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death are going on public view, with an exhibition opening in October at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery.
The Margaret Z. Robson Collection is the institution’s largest acquisition of its kind in two decades.
WASHINGTON, DC — Tucked into a far corner of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, an exhibit showcases the extensive career of artist Romaine Brooks, a turn-of-the-20th-century icon who’s since been largely forgotten by the mainstream.
WASHINGTON, DC — Kansas is characterized as much by its skies as its ground, with clouds sweeping over the fields and towns that dot the heart of the Great Plains.
Bill Traylor’s drawings and paintings were not recognized by the art world until decades after his death in 1949.
Tsireh’s watercolors recall a remarkable period of creative art-making from the Native American community, and this exhibition gives him dimension and the recognition he deserves.