Where Will American Art Take You?
We are pleased to welcome you back to the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery beginning Friday, May 14 with safety measures in place
Thank you for your continued support while we were closed, and as we gradually re-open. We look forward to seeing you in the galleries beginning May 14. Stay safe and enjoy your visit.
Know Before You Go: Guidelines for Visiting
We are delighted to welcome visitors back into our galleries beginning May 14. To keep us all safe, and to support efforts to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, we have limited capacity and safety measures in place at SAAM and our Renwick Gallery. Please review the important information below as you plan your visit.
We are open Wednesday through Sunday. SAAM – 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Renwick Gallery – 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Face coverings are required for all visitors ages two and older.
Featured Online Program
Learn how contemporary Chicanx artists use technologically based artworks to critique Big Tech and distribute digital graphics across social media networks as a unifying call for social justice. Join San Antonio–based artist Michael Menchaca and Los Angeles–based artist and social justice activist Julio Salgado for an engaging virtual conversation Thursday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. ET. Register now!
We Are Reopening May 14
The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery will reopen to the public on Friday, May 14. We have extended the dates for three major exhibitions that were shuttered last fall due to the pandemic. Explore what will be on view at both buildings and plan your visit today. Free timed-entry passes for both our locations are now available.
¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now presents, for the first time, historical civil rights-era prints by Chicano artists alongside works by graphic artists working from the 1980s to today. Exhibition Reopens Friday, May 14
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Learn more about Forces of Nature: Renwick Invitational 2020 on view at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum from October 16, 2020 to June 27, 2021. The exhibition features artists Lauren Fensterstock, Timothy Horn, Debora Moore, and Rowland Ricketts. Each of these invited artists looks to nature as a way to contemplate what it means to be human in a world increasingly chaotic and divorced from our physical landscape. Representing craft media from fiber to mosaic to glass and metals, these artists approach the long history of art’s engagement with the natural world through unconventional and highly personal perspectives.
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