SAAM Stories: New Acquisitions

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is home to one of the most significant and inclusive collections of American art in the world. Its collection, which includes artworks in all media—from paintings, sculpture, prints, and drawings to time-based media, photographs, self-taught art, and contemporary craft—reveals key aspects of America’s rich artistic and cultural history from the colonial period to today.

Below are stories about artworks recently added to the nation's collection, with an emphasis on objects by Black, Latinx, Asian American, LGBTQ+, Indigenous, and women artists.

Browse a selection of artworks recently added to SAAM's collection in the New Acquisitions online gallery.