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Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery Presents New Look at Grant Wood's Roots in Decorative Arts
"Grant Wood's Studio: Birthplace of 'American Gothic'" opens at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum on March 10th and runs through July 16, 2006. The exhibition presents for the first time Grant Wood's decorative art and design work within the larger context of his paintings, drawings and prints.
"George Catlin's Indian Gallery" on view at the Renwick Gallery
The installation "George Catlin's Indian Gallery," on view indefinitely in the Renwick Gallery's Grand Salon, celebrates a crown jewel in the Smithsonian American Art Museum's permanent collection—the nearly complete surviving set of Catlin's Indian Gallery painted in the 1830s and 1840s.
Smithsonian American Art Museum Announces $1.2 Million Donation from The Ryna and Melvin Cohen Family Foundation
The Smithsonian American Art Museum announced a $1.2 million gift from The Ryna and Melvin Cohen Family Foundation of Bethesda, Md., to establish The Ryna and Melvin Cohen Family Foundation Endowment. This endowment will support an ongoing biennial exhibition series showcasing contemporary craft artists, to be called the Renwick Craft Invitational, and related programs at the museum's Renwick Gallery.
Smithsonian American Art Museum Receives Two Terra Foundation for American Art Awards
The Terra Foundation for American Art awarded two grants totally $645,000 to the Smithsonian American Art Museum: $600,000 for five years to support fellowships at the museum and $45,000 for a fall 2006 symposium. This grant is the largest ever received by the museum solely for fellowships.
Smithsonian Successfully Completes $10 Million Fundraising Campaign for the Lunder Conservation Center
The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery announced the successful completion of a $10 million fundraising campaign to support the Lunder Conservation Center.
Smithsonian American Art Museum's Research Service and Preservation Initiatives Receive National Awards
The Smithsonian American Art Museum received two national awards for its ongoing initiatives.
Smithsonian American Art Museum Announces 2005–2006 Fellowship Appointments
The Smithsonian American Art Museum announces the appointment of 14 new fellows for the 2005–2006 academic year.
Elizabeth Johns Awarded the 17th Annual Eldredge Prize for Her Biography of Winslow Homer
The Smithsonian American Art Museum has awarded the 2005 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art to Elizabeth Johns, professor emerita of the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania.
Smithsonian American Art Museum Debuts Touring Exhibition "Modernism in American Silver" at its Renwick Gallery
"Modernism in American Silver: 20th-Century Design" opens at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum on Sept. 16 and runs through Jan. 22, 2006.
Andrea Zittel Wins the 2005 Lucelia Artist Award
The Smithsonian American Art Museum announced today (April 27) that Andrea Zittel is the fifth annual winner of its Lucelia Artist Award, established by the museum in 2001 to encourage leading contemporary American artists.
Smithsonian American Art Museum to Open "High Fiber" at its Renwick Gallery
"High Fiber" is on view at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum from March 11 through July 10.
Smithsonian American Art Museum Announces Lucelia Artist Award Nominees for 2005
The Smithsonian American Art Museum announced today (Jan. 28) the nominees for the museum's 2005 Lucelia Artist Award. Nominated artists show a sustained commitment to distinctive work that challenges conventional thinking and expectations about the nature of art.