Eye Level

Eye Level is the blog of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery. Publishing behind-the-scenes museum stories since 2005.

SAAM Hears America Singing

Walt Whitman, born in 1819, would be celebrating his two-hundredth birthday today, if such a thing were possible. Let us celebrate the poet with a round of American art from our collection.
Amy on May 31, 2019

Notre Dame

Senior Curator Eleanor Harvey describes the allure of Paris and Notre Dame on American artists beginning after the Civil War.