The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s traveling exhibition program has circulated hundreds of exhibitions since it was established in 1951. Below are our current offerings.
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October 8, 2021 — May 8, 2022Smithsonian American Art Museum (8th and G Streets, NW)
This exhibition brings to life the Venetian glass revival of the nineteenth century on the famed island of Murano and the artistic experimentation the city inspired for artists such as John Singer Sargent and James McNeill Whistler.
Ideas about the American West, both in popular culture and in commonly accepted historical narratives, are often based on a past that never was, and fail to take into account important events that actually occurred. The exhibition Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea examines the perspectives of 48 modern and contemporary artists who offer a broader and more inclusive view of this region, which too often has been dominated by romanticized myths and Euro-American historical accounts.
National TourBoise Museum of Artin Boise, Idaho–Whatcom Museum of Artin Bellingham, Washington–Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Artin Eugene, Oregon–Utah Museum of Fine Artin Salt Lake City, Utah–Smithsonian American Art Museumin Washington, DC–