SAAM Stories

Detail of an artwork with quotes from the Book of Revelations.
Take a look into the visual art and musical legacy of Howard Finster
A wide angle shot of six prints on the wall, divided by a hanging glass cylindrical artwork
Drawing inspiration from traditional methods of collecting natural resources, artist Joe Feddersen serves as a voice for the Plateau peoples
Illustration of the artist Wendy Red Star
Celebrating the renowned artist whose work questions misconceptions around Native identity
A woven robe with fringe and patterns of brown, blue and white with a yellow border.
An in-depth look at the ceremonial robe Between Worlds (Child's Robe) by Lily Hope (Tlingit)
Side by side artworks displaying symbols in a musical arrangement.
Award winning composer Raven Chacon combines Diné (Navajo) worldviews with Western classical and avant-garde music traditions
A group of students taking a selfie in front of a projected screen.
Students at DC public schools create stories based on artworks in SAAM's collection
Illustration of a woman surrounded by flowers.
Celebrating the renowned textile artist with a comic about her life and work
Bicycle sculpture with a neon artwork above it that reads "Pa-lan-te."
Exploring history, politics, and culture with Puerto Rican artist Miguel Luciano
View of SAAM gallery.
Your favorite pieces from SAAM’s collection are now on display alongside new works in the redesigned modern and contemporary galleries
A photograph of a woman in front of artwork
SAAM's renovated and reimagined modern and contemporary galleries transform the museum’s third floor into spaces for wonder and reflection
A photograph of a person standing in front of an artwork. She is wearing earbuds and holding her phone up to the work.
SAAM teamed up with the digital firm Smartify to create a series of audio tours that deepen the visitor experience, both in our galleries and online.
Photograph of two conservators working on a canvas.
The development of a new laser technology allowed for the successful conservation treatment and return of this important color field painting to public view
Anna Nielsen
An illustration of a group of 10 women artists.
SAAM's comic series launches ten more stories of remarkable women artists
Emma Hitchcock
Detail of a portrait of Sandra Cisneros
Uncovering the passion and power behind Angel Rodríguez-Díaz’s portraiture
A man stands drawing on a white board.
The second part of an interview with Tom di Maria, director emeritus of the Creative Growth Art Center
Three people sit at a table. Racks of clothes hang behind them.
An interview with Tom di Maria, director emeritus of Oakland's Creative Growth Art Center