Electronic Superhighway

Experience American Art From Home

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery’s buildings are closed temporarily, but the museum is always open online

What digital offerings would you like to see more of? Share your ideas at @AmericanArt on social media or contact us via email.

Enjoy a collection of family-friendly activities from step-by-step instructions for garden-inspired crafts to coloring pages of artworks from SAAM’s collection. Celebrate our innate need to connect and bring nature into our everyday life.

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Video Series

Watch contemporary American artists talk about their work at SAAM in our Meet the Artist video series.

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Exhibitions Online

Browse exhibitions online, including artwork galleries, and artist and curator interviews.

View Upcoming Exhibitions

View Current and Past Exhibitions

Explore the Collection

Celebrate the extraordinary creativity of artists whose works reflect the American experience and global connections.

Explore all Art + Artists in the Collection 

Browse Artwork by Category or Artist Names A-Z

Video Library

Enjoy a variety of museum-produced videos focused on American art, artists, education, and scholarship.

Explore all the museum’s original videos

Watch webcasts, artist talks, and symposia

For Educators

Local and national programs for teachers, students, and adult learners offer year-long professional opportunities for growth, learning, and professional development.

Explore online education resources and virtual programs 

Visit Us From Home

Immerse yourself in Google Street View’s 360° museum images from anywhere.

Tour the Museum Virtually 

Virtual Reality (VR) Experiences

SAAM’s virtual reality museum apps present a selection of unique and immersive experiences.

For mobile
Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

For VR headsets
No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
SAAM Beyond the Walls

Museum from Home: Crafting Edition

Enjoy the latest step-by-step guide to at-home crafting with SAAM’s craft master, and check out our video library of crafting projects from past Handi-hour events.

Start Crafting

Read Recent Stories on the Blog

Eye Level, the blog of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, has been publishing behind-the-scenes museum stories since 2005.

Read recent blog posts

Explore blog archives by category

Listen to Sidedoor: A Podcast from the Smithsonian

Join host Lizzie Peabody as she sneaks listeners through the Smithsonian’s side door to search for behind-the-scenes stories. Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture is featured in the recent episode,“The Last Man Who Knew It All.”

Listen to Sidedoor Episode 2: “The Last Man Who Knew It All”

Browse Art