On Sunday, November 17, the Kogod Courtyard and the Courtyard Café will be closed to prepare for an event. The museum will close early at 5 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Bill Traylor (ca. 1853–1949) is regarded today as one of the most important American artists of the twentieth century.
Few photographers have captured more compelling images of the untamed American West than Timothy H. O’Sullivan.
Author Carl Van Vechten (1880–1964) began making portraits in 1932. Over the next three decades, he asked writers, musicians, athletes, politicians, and others to sit for him—many of them central figures in the Harlem Renaissance.
American Photographs: The First Century from the Isaacs Collection in the National Museum of American Art
In the nineteenth century, people from all walks of life embraced the new medium of photography with unparalleled enthusiasm. For artist and inventor Samuel F. B.
Greta Pratt returns to the county fairs of her childhood in the American Midwest, creating photographs that capture the spirit of rural life in the region.
Joseph Rodriguez’s color photographs bring the reader inside Spanish Harlem, where he documents not only the grim realities of drug abuse, AIDS, and crime in New York’s oldest barrio, but also its vibrant street life.