Digital Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery’s buildings may be temporarily closed, but the museum is always open online

What digital offerings would you like to see more of? Share your ideas at @AmericanArt on social media or contact us via email.


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SAAM’s Re:Frame video series explores American art’s many meanings and connections with experts across the Smithsonian.

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists is the first major thematic exhibition to explore the artistic achievements of Native women.

Artists, scholars, and collectors convene a panel discussion highlighting important works by African American artists in the collection.

Exhibitions and Collections

Virtual Reality (VR) Experiences

Visit via Google Street View

More Contemporary Artist Interviews on YouTube

Watch more from our Meet the Artist video series

For K-12 Teachers

Classroom Videoconferences

Explore U.S. history and culture through a free interactive videoconference. Museum presenters create connections between American art and your curriculum, engaging students and lifelong learners at schools, libraries, and senior centers throughout North America. Artful Connections programs promote collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication via discussion.

Teacher Guides and Resources

Teacher Guides are listed with corresponding standards and grade levels; most are in PDF format. Student worksheets and other printable resources are also available.

Additional Educational Opportunities

Our local and national programs for teachers, students, and adult learners offer year-long professional opportunities for growth, learning, and professional development.

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