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2002


11/4/2002

Smithsonian American Art Museum Acquires Irma Starr Commemorative Plate Celebrating Renwick's 30th Anniversary

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has acquired "The Renwick 30th Anniversary Plate," 2002, by Irma Starr. This ceramic plate, crafted using 17th-century English slipware pottery techniques, is a special piece presented to the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum through the generosity of patrons and supporters of Starr.



10/7/2002

Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery Hosts Ulali, a Native American A Cappella Group

On Sunday, Oct. 27, from noon to 2 p.m., the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery will host Ulali as part of a free Native American Music Series.



8/30/2002

Free Public Programs including Lectures, Music and Craft Demonstrations Accompany "George Catlin and His Indian Gallery"

A wide variety of exciting public programs are planned in conjunction with the new exhibition, "George Catlin and His Indian Gallery."



8/2002

George Catlin in the Classroom — Smithsonian American Art Museum Launches Education Web Site

"Campfire Stories with George Catlin: An Encounter of Two Cultures" is a richly layered educational Web site that is available for the 2002—2003 academic year as a resource for teachers and students, grades 5—12.



7/17/2002

Smithsonian American Art Museum Opens "George Catlin and His Indian Gallery"
A Unique Record of 19th-Century American Indian Culture

The exhibition "George Catlin and His Indian Gallery," on view Sept. 6 through Jan. 20, 2003, celebrates a crown jewel in the Smithsonian American Art Museum's collection—the nearly complete surviving set of Catlin's first Indian Gallery painted in the 1830s.



7/16/2002

American Art on the Road This Summer
"Treasures to Go" to Visit a Museum Near You

As Americans begin a busy summer travel season, so does the Smithsonian American Art Museum, as it continues its successful run of "Treasures to Go," the most extensive art tour ever.



6/18/2002

Smithsonian American Art Museum Announces Fellowship Appointments

The Smithsonian American Art Museum announces the appointment of 16 new fellows for the 2002/2003 session.



6/18/2002

14th Annual Eldredge Prize Awarded for New Study of San Francisco's Chinatown

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has awarded the 2002 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art to Anthony W. Lee, associate professor of art history at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass.



6/10/2002

Smithsonian American Art Museum Acquires Major Puryear Sculpture and Print Series

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has purchased "Bower" (1980) by Martin Puryear.



5/17/2002

Four Contemporary Artists in the Spotlight
at the Renwick Gallery's Invitational

The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum pays tribute to the work of four contemporary artists in "The Renwick Invitational: Four Discoveries in Craft."



4/29/2002

Smithsonian American Art Museum Acquires Important Nadelman Sculpture

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has acquired "Dancer (High Kicker)," from about 1918–1919, by Elie Nadelman (1882–1946). This painted cherry wood and gesso sculpture is a partial and promised gift of Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan of Washington, D.C.



4/9/2002

Smithsonian American Art Museum Announces Lucelia Artist Award Winner for 2002

The Smithsonian American Art Museum announced today that Liz Larner is the second annual winner of the Lucelia Artist Award.



3/12/2002

Smithsonian American Art Museum Acquires Major Contemporary Works

The Smithsonian American Art Museum continues a major acquisitions campaign focused on modern and contemporary artists.



2/11/2002

The Renwick Gallery Explores Wood Turning, One of America's Most Popular Crafts

The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum celebrates the variety and beauty of wood turning, one of the most popular craft art techniques today, in "Wood Turning since 1930."



2/11/2002

Renwick Gallery Celebrates Anniversaries with a New Permanent Collection Installation

The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum celebrates the museum's 30th anniversary—as well as the 20th anniversary of its support group, the James Renwick Alliance (JRA)—with a new installation of its permanent collection.



1/1/2002

Smithsonian American Art Museum Launches Virtual Field Trips

The Smithsonian American Art Museum today (Nov. 1) launches free virtual field trips for school children across the country. Museum docents will lead the field trips via online sessions and videoconferences, engaging students in grades K through 12 in the study of American history and culture by exploring the museum's extensive holdings of American art.



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