Eye Level

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

Designing an Exhibition Gallery

Jeremiah Gallay, one of SAAM’s exhibition designers, recently installed the show Kindred Spirits: Asher B. Durand and the American Landscape in one of our galleries. He writes on how he chose to design the space.

Jeff on October 17, 2007

Benjamin Forgey Lecture This Wednesday

I grew up in D.C. and have always been fascinated by the architecture here. Sometimes brilliant, sometimes a muddle, and always written about by Benjamin Forgey in the Washington Post.

Michael Edson on September 18, 2007


Burlingame's Snake Charmer and its interpretation.
Michael Edson on August 21, 2007