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Past Exhibition Press Kits

Looking for a particular exhibition? Find it quickly with a keyword search of the website. A full list of past exhibitions from 1958 to the present is available online. Still can't find what you are looking for? Contact AmericanArtPressOffice[at]si.edu.


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2006

Grant Wood's Studio: Birthplace of "American Gothic" (at the Renwick Gallery)

Passing Time: The Art of William Christenberry

William Wegman—Funney/Strange

American ABC: Childhood in 19th-Century America

William H. Johnson's World on Paper

Temple of Invention: History of a National Landmark

Ruth Duckworth, Modernist Sculptor (at the Renwick Gallery)

An Impressionist Sensibility: The Halff Collection

Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination


2007

Eadweard Muybridge: The Central American Journey

Saul Steinberg: Illuminations

From the Ground Up: Renwick Craft Invitational 2007 (at the Renwick Gallery)

Variations on America: Masterworks from American Art Forum Collections

The Prints of Sean Scully

Earl Cunningham's America

Kindred Spirits: Asher B. Durand and the American Landscape

Going West! Quilts and Community (at the Renwick Gallery)

Over the Top: American Posters from World War I

John Alexander: A Retrospective


2008

Color as Field: American Painting, 1950—1975

Obata's Yosemite

Celebrating the Lucelia Artist Award, 2001—2006

The Honor of Your Company Is Requested: President Lincoln’s Inaugural Ball

Ornament as Art: Avant-Garde Jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection (at the Renwick Gallery)

Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist

Earth and Sky: Photographs by Barbara Bosworth

Local Color: Washington Painting at Midcentury

Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Natural Affinities

Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Glass (at the Renwick Gallery)

Accommodating Nature: The Photographs of Frank Gohlke

Graphic Masters I: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum


2009

George Catlin's Indian Gallery (at the Renwick Gallery)

1934: A New Deal for Artists

The Art and Craft of Greene & Greene (at the Renwick Gallery)

Jean Shin: Common Threads

Grand Salon Installation (at the Renwick Gallery)

Staged Stories: Renwick Craft Invitational 2009 (at the Renwick Gallery)

Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

What's It All Mean: William T. Wiley in Retrospect


2010

Framing the West: The Survey Photographs of Timothy H. O'Sullivan

Graphic Masters III: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Remembering the Running Fence

Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg

John Gossage: The Pond

The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946 (at the Renwick Gallery)

A Revolution in Wood: The Bresler Collection (at the Renwick Gallery)

Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow

Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image


2011

Close to Home: Photographers and Their Families

History in the Making: Renwick Craft Invitational 2011 (at the Renwick Gallery)

To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America

The Great American Hall of Wonders

Made in Chicago: The Koffler Collection

Something of Splendor: Decorative Arts from the White House (at the Renwick Gallery)

Multiplicity

Inventing a Better Mousetrap: Patent Models from the Rothschild Collection


2012

Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage

The Art of Video Games

Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image

African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond

Abstract Drawings

40 under 40: Craft Futures (at the Renwick Gallery)

The Civil War and American Art

Nam June Paik: Global Visionary


2013

Pictures in the Parlor

Thomas Day: Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color (at the Renwick Gallery)

A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Landscapes In Passing: Photographs by Steve Fitch, Robbert Flick and Elaine Mayes

A Measure of the Earth: The Cole-Ware Collection of American Baskets (at the Renwick Gallery)

Infinite Place: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby (at the Renwick Gallery)

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art



March 10, 2006—July 16, 2006
Grant Wood's Studio: Birthplace of "American Gothic" (at the Renwick Gallery)


July 1, 2006—July 8, 2007
Passing Time: The Art of William Christenberry


July 1, 2006—Sept. 24, 2006
William Wegman—Funney/Strange


July 1, 2006—Sept. 17, 2006
American ABC: Childhood in 19th-Century America


July 1, 2006—Jan. 7, 2007
William H. Johnson's World on Paper


July 1, 2006—Jan. 21, 2008
Temple of Invention: History of a National Landmark


Sept. 1, 2006—Jan. 15, 2007
Ruth Duckworth, Modernist Sculptor(at the Renwick Gallery)


Nov. 3, 2006—Feb. 4, 2007
An Impressionist Sensibility: The Halff Collection


Nov. 17, 2006—Feb. 19, 2007
Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination


Feb. 2, 2007—April 29, 2007
Eadweard Muybridge: The Central American Journey


April 6, 2007—June 24, 2007
Saul Steinberg: Illuminations


March 9, 2007—July 22, 2007
From the Ground Up: Renwick Craft Invitational 2007 (at the Renwick Gallery)


April 13, 2007—July 29, 2007
Variations on America: Masterworks from American Art Forum Collections


May 18, 2007—Oct. 8, 2007
The Prints of Sean Scully


Aug. 10, 2007—Nov. 4, 2007
Earl Cunningham's America


Sept. 14, 2007—Jan. 6, 2008
Kindred Spirits: Asher B. Durand and the American Landscape


Oct. 5, 2007—Jan. 21, 2008
Going West! Quilts and Community (at the Renwick Gallery)


Oct. 26, 2007—Feb. 3, 2008
Over the Top: American Posters from World War I


Dec. 21, 2007—March 16, 2008
John Alexander: A Retrospective


Feb. 29, 2008—May 26, 2008
Color as Field: American Painting, 1950—1975


Feb. 22, 2008—June 1, 2008
Obata's Yosemite


Sept. 21, 2007—June 22, 2008
Celebrating the Lucelia Artist Award, 2001—2006


March 8, 2008—Jan. 18, 2010
The Honor of Your Company Is Requested: President Lincoln's Inaugural Ball


March 14, 2008—July 6, 2008
Ornament as Art: Avant-Garde Jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection (at the Renwick Gallery)


May 9, 2008—August 3, 2008
Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist

June 20, 2008—Nov. 11, 2008
Earth and Sky: Photographs by Barbara Bosworth


July 4, 2008—Oct. 13, 2008
Local Color: Washington Painting at Midcentury


Sept. 26, 2008—Jan. 4, 2009
Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Natural Affinities


Oct. 3, 2008—Jan. 11, 2009
Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Glass (at the Renwick Gallery)


Dec. 5, 2008—March 3, 2009
Accommodating Nature: The Photographs of Frank Gohlke


Nov. 27, 2008—May 25, 2009
Graphic Masters I: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum


Nov. 24, 2005—April 26, 2009
George Catlin's Indian Gallery (at the Renwick Gallery)


Feb. 27, 2009—Jan. 3, 2010
1934: A New Deal for Artists


March 13, 2009—June 7, 2009
The Art and Craft of Greene & Greene (at the Renwick Gallery)


May 1, 2009—July 26, 2009
Jean Shin: Common Threads


June 6, 2009—Nov. 11, 2013
Grand Salon Installation (at the Renwick Gallery)


June 19, 2009—Jan. 10, 2010
Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum


Aug. 7, 2009—Jan. 3, 2010
Staged Stories: Renwick Craft Invitational 2009 (at the Renwick Gallery)


Oct. 2, 2009—Jan. 24, 2010
What's It All Mean: William T. Wiley in Retrospect


Feb. 12, 2010—May 9, 2010
Framing the West: The Survey Photographs of Timothy H. O'Sullivan


Jan. 15, 2010—Aug. 8, 2010
Graphic Masters III: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum"


April 2, 2010—Sept. 26, 2010
Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Remembering the "Running Fence"


July 2, 2010—Jan. 2, 2011
Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg


Aug. 27, 2010—Jan. 17, 2011
John Gossage: The Pond


March 5, 2010—Jan. 30, 2011
The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946 (at the Renwick Gallery)


Sept. 24, 2010—Jan. 30, 2011
A Revolution in Wood: The Bresler Collection (at the Renwick Gallery)


Nov. 19, 2010—May 8, 2011
Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow


Dec. 10, 2010—March 2, 2012
Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image


Feb. 4, 2011—July 24, 2011
Close to Home: Photographers and Their Families


March 25, 2011—July 31, 2011
History in the Making: Renwick Craft Invitational 2011 (at the Renwick Gallery)


March 11, 2011—Sept. 5, 2011
To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America


July 15, 2011—Jan. 8, 2012
The Great American Hall of Wonders


Aug. 12, 2011—Jan. 2, 2012
Made in Chicago: The Koffler Collection


Oct. 1, 2011—May 6, 2012
Something of Splendor: Decorative Arts from the White House (at the Renwick Gallery)


Nov. 11, 2011—March 11, 2012
Multiplicity


Nov. 11, 2011—Nov. 4, 2013
Inventing a Better Mousetrap: Patent Models from the Rothschild Collection


Jan. 20, 2012—May 20, 2012
Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage


March 16, 2012—Sept. 30, 2012
The Art of Video Games


March 16, 2012—April 14, 2013
Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image


April 27, 2012—Sept. 3, 2012
African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond


June 15, 2012—Jan. 6, 2013
Abstract Drawings


July 20, 2012—Feb. 3, 2013
40 under 40: Craft Futures (at the Renwick Gallery)


Nov. 16, 2012—April 28, 2013
The Civil War and American Art


Dec. 13, 2012—Aug. 11, 2013
Nam June Paik: Global Visionary


Feb. 1, 2013—July 7, 2013
Pictures in the Parlor


April 12, 2013—July 28, 2013
Thomas Day: Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color (at the Renwick Gallery)


June 28, 2013—Jan. 5, 2014
A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum


July 26, 2013—Feb. 23, 2014
Landscapes In Passing: Photographs by Steve Fitch, Robbert Flick, and Elaine Mayes


Oct. 4, 2013—Dec. 8, 2013
A Measure of the Earth: The Cole-Ware Collection of American Baskets (at the Renwick Gallery)


Oct. 4, 2013—Dec. 8, 2013
Infinite Place: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby (at the Renwick Gallery)


Oct. 25, 2013—March 2, 2014
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art


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