Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art
The Smithsonian American Art Museum established the Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art in 2004 to present new insights in American art from the perspectives of the finest artists, authors, critics, and scholars. This annual series is made possible by the generosity of Clarice Smith. Past speakers have included Peter Schjeldahl, William Christenberry, Roberta Smith, Wanda Corn, Maya Lin, James Rosenquist, William Wiley and Bill Viola.
The Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art are held in the museum's Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, located at 8th and G Streets, NW. All lectures begin at 7 p.m. Limited space; tickets required. Pick up free tickets beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the museum's G Street Lobby.
Artist Teresita Fernández: Bamboo Cinema, Blind Landscape, and Stacked Waters
Wednesday, September 18
Critic Richard Lacayo, of TIME magazine: Hurry Up Please, It's Time: Artists in Their Later Years
Wednesday, October 30
Scholar Barbara Haskell, curator Whitney Museum of American Art: Robert Indiana: His Art and Its Shifting Reception
Wednesday, November 20
Can't make it to the museum? The Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art are all web cast live, so you can watch from afar. Visit this page a few minutes before each lecture begins and click on the speaker's name above so you don't miss a thing!
Watch past lectures!
- Scholar Kevin Salatino, September 19, 2012
- Critic Adam Gopnik, October 10, 2012
- Artist Kerry James Marshall, November 7, 2012
- Author Meryle Secrest, 2011
- Artist Elizabeth Peyton, 2011
- Artist Julie Mehretu, 2011
- Scholar Erica Hirshler, 2010
- Artist Sarah Sze, 2010
- Critic Mark Feeney, 2010
- Artist William Wiley, 2009
- Critic Dave Hickey, 2009
- Scholar Linda Nochlin, 2009
- Artist Bill Viola, 2008
- Scholar John Wilmerding, 2008
- Critic Michael Kimmelman, 2008
- >Artist James Rosenquist, 2007
- Scholar David Driskell, 2007
- Critic Benjamin Forgey, 2007
- Artist Maya Lin, 2006
- Scholar David Park Curry, 2006
- Critic Jed Perl, 2006