Eye Level

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

  • Artist Ginny Ruffner Reimagines Nature

    Ginny Ruffner's exhibition conjures up notions of beauty and frailty through her use of glass, drawing, and augmented reality (AR) technology.
    Shanti Boyle on June 25, 2019

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.