Behind the Scenes
- Karen Lemmey, SAAM's sculpture curator, has organized an installation entitled Measured Perfection: Hiram Powers' Greek Slave. Powers' Greek Slave was one of the most popular sculptures of the 19th century. As part of her preparation, Karen worked with Smithsonian X 3D, part of the Institution's Digitization program, to create a 3D model of the this sculpture. Karen continues to explain the process. You may also read her first post on creating a 3D model of the sculpture, as well as a piece about conserving the Greek Slave.
Melanie Pyle and Joel Lemp are horticulturists with Smithsonian Gardens, and they lead tours through the garden growing in American
You currently can see Constantino Brumidi's Study for the Apotheosis of Washington in the Rotun
The Renwick Gallery is about to undergo a major ren
The exhibition Thomas Day: Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color opened last month at the Re
Left: Members of American Art's conservation team make preparations to install Alexander Calder's sculpture Tableau Noir (The
Sarah Gowen, American Art's Paintings Conservation Intern, gives us a behind the scenes look at how we solved a painting mystery.