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Reframing American Art

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A photograph of a woman standing in front of a sculpture of a bisonA new web series explores American art by making unexpected connections across the Smithsonian

American Art-O-Mat

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Collecting African American Art

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American Art Road Trip

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Lights, Camera, Action! Antiques Roadshow in the American Art Museum

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ThumbnailA crew from Antiques Roadshow, along with Nancy Druckman from Sotheby's, filmed a segment about some of American Art's portrait miniatures last summer and it will be premiering tonight, June 27 (check your local PBS channel for times and other airings).

Picture This: Slow Art at American Art

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American Art Meets Desperate Housewives

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In Conversation with American Art

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Artist William Christenberry presents to the Smithsonian American Art Museum

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William Christenberry presents to the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: Scenes of American Life

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Online exhibition exploring the 20th century, from the Roaring Twenties to the Depression to the postwar period, through the works of Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, and Paul Cadmus.

Surf's Up at American Art!

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ThumbnailThe dog days of summer and the beach beckons but can't get out of town? Well, American Art can help with that.

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Open Now: African American Art

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ThumbnailOur latest exhibition, African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond, opens today and runs through September 30, 2012. The show features a selection of paintings, sculpture, prints, and photographs by black artists from the museum's collection.

African American Art Curator Talk

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Virginia Mecklenburg, senior curator, explores the work of Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lewis, Lois Mailou Jones, Melvin Edwards, and other artists featured in the exhibition African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond. These artists participated in ongoing dialogues about art, black identity, and individual rights that engaged American society in the twentieth century. Using documentary realism, painterly expressionism, and the postmodern assemblage of found objects, they rewrote American history and its art.

Smithsonian American Art Museum - Renwick Gallery - 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/renwick/

Smithsonian American Art Museum - Renwick Gallery - Student 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 students, the video also illustrates a few museum dos and don'ts. Learn More: http://americanart.si.edu/renwick/

Picture This: Google Art Comes To American Art

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ThumbnailIn December 2011 Google brought its special panorama camera to photograph American Art's galleries as part of the Google Art Project. Here the photographer is going up and down our Kogod Courtyard as part of the project's Museum View.

Q and Art: American Art's Three-Way Portrait

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ThumbnailCan you tell me more about Three-Way Portrait of Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and Unidentified Native American? What is the history of this type of artwork?

July 4th: The American Experience in American Art

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ThumbnailTomorrow is the 4th of July! And in today’s technological age it has become almost traditional on social media to post holiday specific imagery in celebration of special days. Here at American Art we definitely have no shortage of American imagery that reflects our experiences as a people. Many of the incredible works in the collection are imbued with a sense of American pride and celebrate the American spirit. How can we possibly pick just one to share?
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