Eye Level is the blog of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery. Publishing behind-the-scenes museum stories since 2005.
Curator Eleanor Harvey shares the story of Robert S. Duncanson and his artwork
A poet's trip to a museum is eye-opening in unexpected ways
View artworks from the collection that illuminate our world
What is cozier than watching old holiday movies on a chilly winter’s night? Pairing them up with favorite artworks, that’s what.
A blog post to commemorate World AIDS Day, December 1, reflecting on an artwork in our collection.
Reflecting on the artist’s “light and color and joy and humor,” and his nudge to look closer and think harder about the world that surrounds us
We knead your help celebrating this iconic American artist’s centenary!
Explore William H. Johnson’s powerful “Fighters for Freedom” series through the lens of a conservator.
Chicano artists and activists blended cultural and visual traditions to create modern Day of the Dead celebrations in the U.S.