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Smithsonian American Art Museum Announces Top Appointments at its Renwick Gallery
The Smithsonian American Art Museum has named Robyn Kennedy as the new chief of its Renwick Gallery and Jane Milosch as the new curator at its branch museum for crafts and decorative artsBoth began work earlier this month.
Smithsonian American Art Museum Establishes the Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art
The Smithsonian American Art Museum has established the Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art that will begin this fall. The goal of these lectures is to present new insights in American art from the perspectives of the finest artists, critics and scholars. This annual series is made possible by the generosity of Clarice Smith.
16th Annual Eldredge Prize Awarded to David M. Lubin for His Exploration of Popular Images of John F. Kennedy
The Smithsonian American Art Museum has awarded the 2004 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art to David Lubin, Charlotte C. Weber Professor of art at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Smithsonian American Art Museum Announces 2004–2005 Fellowship Appointments
The Smithsonian American Art Museum announces the appointment of 11 new fellows for the 2004–2005 academic year session.
Kara Walker Wins the 2004 Lucelia Artist Award
The Smithsonian American Art Museum announced today (April 15) that Kara Walker is the fourth annual winner of its Lucelia Artist Award, established by the museum in 2001 to encourage leading contemporary American artists.
James F. Dicke II Elected Chair,
Samuel G. Rose Elected Vice-Chair of the Smithsonian American Art Museum Board of Commissioners
The Smithsonian American Art Museum announces the election of James F. Dicke II of New Bremen, Ohio, as chair, and Samuel G. Rose of Bethesda, Md., as vice-chair, of the museum's Board of Commissioners, effective immediately.
Smithsonian American Art Museum Opens Installation of Treasured Paintings at Its Renwick Gallery
The Smithsonian American Art Museum today (Feb. 27) opens "Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum," an installation of some of its greatest paintings in the Grand Salon of its Renwick Gallery.
Smithsonian American Art Museum Launches National Tour of "George Catlin and His Indian Gallery"
The exhibition "George Catlin and His Indian Gallery" will travel to four cities across the United States to celebrate the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Smithsonian American Art Museum Announces Lucelia Artist Award Nominees for 2004
The Smithsonian American Art Museum announced today, Feb. 6, the 14 artists nominated for the museum's 2004 Lucelia Artist Award. This award is part of the museum's continued commitment to contemporary art and artists through awards and acquisitions.
Renwick Gallery Presents the Imaginative Designs of Studio Furniture Artists in "Right at Home: American Studio Furniture"
From elegant and streamlined to bright and bold, the designs in "Right at Home: American Studio Furniture" highlight the originality, craftsmanship and personalities of studio furniture artists.
Lectures, Family Days and Demonstrations Enhance Spring Studio Furniture Exhibition
A wide variety of free public programs are planned at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in conjunction with "Right at Home: American Studio Furniture."