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Jerry Saltz - Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture Series - Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Since 2007, Jerry Saltz has been the Senior Art Critic for New York Magazine. Before that, starting in 1998, he was Senior Art Critic for the Village Voice. He is a two-time Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism and has had two volumes of criticism published. The 2007 winner of the Frank Jewett Mather Award in Art Criticism from the College Art Association, he has lectured widely including at Harvard, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and many others. He has taught at Columbia University, Yale, RISD, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, among many others. In addition to having written for Frieze, Parkett, Art in America, and many other publications, he was recently ranked #57 “Most Powerful Person in the Art World” by ArtReview Magazine—one ahead of Jasper Johns. This talk is part of the American Art Museum’s annual speaker series, the Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Artwork Search Tool

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Smithsonian American Art Museum Artwork Search Tool

Smithsonian American Art Museum Student Podcasts

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Find inspiration in a collaboration between the Holton-Arms School and the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Education Office. Listen to student podcasts describing artworks in our Renwick Gallery.

A “day in the life” of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Explore a “day in the life” of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the nation’s first collection of American art and home to one of the […]

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Patent Office Building Exterior, Home of Smithsonian American Art Museum

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National Collection of Fine Arts' flag that is flying was designed in 1965, so this image is post-1965. Date of exhibit on posters in front of museum is not legible.

The National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA), now known as the Smithsonian American Art Museum, is located on this side of the Old Patent Office Building at 8th and G Streets, N.W. The National Portrait Gallery is located on the opposite side (not shown in photograph). The Old Patent Office building is a Greek Revival structure, built (1836-66) by Robert Mills and became home to the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA) in 1968. In 1980, NCFA was renamed the National Museum of American Art (NMAA), and then in 2000 it became known as the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM).

Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: American Impressionism

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Book commemorates exhibition presenting canvases full of light and color by such artists as Childe Hassam, James McNeill Whistler, Mary Cassatt, John Twatchman, and Thomas Wilmer Dewing.

Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: Contemporary Folk Art

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Online exhibition showcasing self-taught artists of the past 40 years whose styles were often developed in isolation or in small communities across the country.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Docent Outreach: House Calls

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Listing of Smithsonian American Art Museum "House Calls," free sessions in which knowledgeable speakers share with your group outstanding images and broad themes in American art and craft.

Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: Arte Latino

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Online exhibition celebrating the vitality of Latino art traditions and innovations, from the 18th through the 20th centuries, represented by Carlos Alfonzo, Amalia Mesa-Bains, and Jesus Bautista Moroles.

A “day in the life� of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Explore a “day in the life” of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the nation’s first collection of American art and home to one of the […]

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Smithsonian American Art Museum - Teacher Orientation Video

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Welcome to the Smithsonian. This orientation video outlines some of the most exciting exhibits in this Smithsonian museum. Created for teachers, the video also illustrates a few museum dos and don'ts for school groups. Learn More: http://americanart.si.edu/

Smithsonian American Art Museum - Student Orientation Video

Smithsonian Education
Welcome to the Smithsonian. This orientation video outlines some of the most exciting exhibits in this Smithsonian museum. Created for students, the video also illustrates a few museum dos and don'ts. Learn More: http://americanart.si.edu/

Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: The Gilded Age

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Online exhibition highlighting John Singer Sargent, Abbott Thayer, and others who brought a new sophistication and elegance to American art in the decades before World War I.

American Art Museum Helping Out in Haiti

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Night at the American Art Museum

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Smithsonian American Art Museum/Old Patent Office

National Museum of American History
Glass plate negative made by Walter J. Hussey, 1885-1910. Patent Office Building.

South Front of Patent Office Building at the intersection of 8th and F Streets, NW (completed 1862); Taken in December 1889. The building is now the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture which houses the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

The collection in the Photographic History Collection consists of over two hundred glass plate negatives made by Walter J. Hussey (1865-1959). These glass plate negatives consist of daily life in and around Mount Pleasant, Ohio, Mr. Hussey's friends and family, studio portraits, his trips to the Washington, D.C. area, and Florida.

Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: Young America

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Online exhibition tracing our nation's transformation from colonies to nationhood through great portraits, landscapes, and scenes of early America.

Slow Art at American Art

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