Where Will American Art Take You?
We are pleased to welcome you back to the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery with safety measures in place
Thank you for your continued support while we were closed, and as we gradually reopen. We look forward to seeing you in the galleries. Stay safe and enjoy your visit.
Know Before You Go: Guidelines for Visiting
We are delighted to welcome visitors back into our galleries. 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 regardless of vaccination status.
Featured Online Program
Go behind-the-scenes on a virtual studio tour and artwork demonstration led by Rowland Ricketts, one of the four artists featured in Forces of Nature: Renwick Invitational 2020. Learn more about Ricketts’s work and his holistic creative process. From growing his own indigo using traditional Japanese farming methods, to dyeing and aging his textiles, Ricketts looks to nature for inspiration when constructing his immersive large-scale installations. Register now for Thursday, May 20, at 7 p.m. ET.
From the Director
Stephanie Stebich, the Margaret and Terry Stent Director, welcomes visitors back to the museum and looks at artworks on view by Asian American artists in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
¡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 Now Open
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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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