SAAM Stories

An illustration of a person wearing a black coat and top hat.
06/01/2022
Celebrating the renowned artist with a comic about her life and work
Close of up of clay statue with painted face
Sculptor Wanxin Zhang explores history, politics, and culture through clay
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Gallery view of sculpture
New exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of SAAM’s Renwick Gallery
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Detail of quilted portrait showing three African American soldiers
Learn more about artist Bisa Butler's vivid portraits of African American heroes from World War I
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The four members of Broke Royals stand in front of a leafy green background.
SAAM's Luce Foundation Center is teaming up with DC local music podcast Hometown Sounds to bring you music and conversations from your favorite artists.
Detail of abstract painting
04/21/2022
What happens when poet Frank O'Hara walks into Mike Goldberg's studio while he's working on a painting?
Conservator pulling a print from the sink of water
SAAM conservator Kate Maynor explains the delicate process of washing paper
Kate Maynor
Black and white photograph of a woman holding a monkey that is swaddled like a baby
04/07/2022
An unexpected email reveals more about the subject of one of Diane Arbus’s celebrated portraits
Roman glass bowl
Go behind-the-scenes with conservators who make a fascinating discovery about a rarely seen Roman glass bowl
Katya Zinsli
A holographic figure in a dark room behind a velvet rope and drapes.
On the multimedia installation, Lincoln, Lonnie, and Me, recently acquired by SAAM
Bubble graph with interconnected data points.
This Women's History Month, learn how SAAM is using open data platforms to increase the visibility of artists represented in the collection
Sonoe Nakasone
The two members of Astra Via sit on a couch wering matching black turtleneck sweaters.
SAAM's Luce Foundation Center is teaming up with DC local music podcast Hometown Sounds to bring you music and conversations from your favorite artists.
Three women sitting side-by-side preparing food
A look into the daily lives of women living in one close-knit Baltimore neighborhood
Artist Augusta Savage with her sculpture
03/18/2022
The Drawn to Art comic series continues to share the lives of women artists you should know
A photograph of Howard Kaplan on a plane.
Howard Kaplan
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Gabrielle Ching
An illustration of an artist weaving at a loom with a vivid blue background with winding orange lines.
03/10/2022
Celebrating the renowned artist with a comic about her life and work
A pink neon sign that reads "This Present Moment Used to be the Unimaginable Future."
Discover the inspiration and call to action behind this monumental neon artwork
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Landscape of mountains with Native motifs overlayed.
Our video series American Art Moments takes a closer look at the artist's career through three paintings new to SAAM’s collection