The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s traveling exhibition program has circulated hundreds of exhibitions since it was established in 1951. Below are our more recent offerings.
On The Road
No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man brings the large-scale work from this annual desert gathering to the nation’s capital for the first time.
National TourRenwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museumin Washington, DC–Cincinnati Art Museumin Cincinnati, Ohio–Oakland Museum of Californiain Oakland, California–
The Smithsonian American Art Museum is home to one of the most significant collections of African American art in the world. In 2019, SAAM organized the exhibition African American Art in the 20th Century that is traveling to several cities across the United States.
National TourDubuque Museum of Artin Dubuque, Iowa–Cornell Fine Arts Museumin Winter Park, Florida–
This exhibition presents some of the most treasured paintings and sculpture from SAAM’s permanent collection, including artworks by Will Barnet, Isabel Bishop, Paul Cadmus, Edward Hopper, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Jacob Lawrence, George Tooker, among others.
National TourPortland Art Museumin Portland, Oregon–Nantucket Historical Associationin Nantucket, Massachusetts–
Will be on Tour
October 13, 2017 — March 11, 2018Smithsonian American Art Museum (8th and F Streets, NW)
This exhibition of prints from SAAM’s collection features the artist’s provocative take on the Civil War.
National TourSmithsonian American Art Museumin Washington, DC–The Rockwell Museumin Corning, New York–
March 15, 2019 — August 18, 2019Smithsonian American Art Museum (8th and F Streets, NW)
Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975 makes vivid an era in which artists endeavored to respond to the turbulent times and openly questioned issues central to American civic life.
National TourSmithsonian American Art Museumin Washington, DC–Minneapolis Institute of Artin Minneapolis, Minnesota–