This is a photograph of curator Saisha Grayson

Saisha Grayson

Curator of Time-Based Media

Saisha Grayson is the curator of time-based media at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She joined the museum staff in March 2018. Her responsibilities include research, exhibitions and acquisitions related to the museum’s distinguished collection of time-based media arts. Her research interests include contemporary American art as well as medieval art, film studies, feminist theory and political science. See full staff bio.


  • Musical Thinking: New Video Art and Sonic Strategies
    Musical Thinking explores the powerful resonances between recent video art and popular music. The exhibition focuses on video art that employs the strategies of musical creation—scores, improvisation, and interpretation—as well as its styles, structures, and lyrics to speak to personal as well as shared aspects of American life.
    June 16, 2023 January 29, 2024

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