A photograph of Sara Snyder

Sara Snyder

Head of External Affairs & Digital Strategies

Blog Posts

  • A close up detail of a drawn bat
    What We Do In the Art Museum Shadows
    A look into the hilarious vampire mockumentary series that now appears to be haunting the museum halls.
  • An artwork with candy.
    Top Ten Favorite Holiday Movies as Seen in American Art
    What is cozier than watching old holiday movies on a chilly winter’s night? Pairing them up with favorite artworks, that’s what.
  • A photograph of a woman sitting down on the ground installing bugs to a pink wall in an art gallery.
    Twelve Classic Halloween Movies Paired with Boo-tiful Artworks
    This October we are re-watching some old, classic creepy movies and finding a similar mood in artworks from the museum’s collection.
  • A painting of a tiger
    A Sonnet for the Tiger King
    Think of this as a mash up between the eloquent Patrick Stewart who is reading Shakespeare sonnet's online and the over-the-top Tiger King, the Netflix documentary that has become the talk of Zoom happy hours everywhere. Cheers!
  • A photo of a woman in front of an artwork
    The Art of the Teleconference 
    Transform your Zoom virtual background or computer desktop into a work of art
  • Lauren Kalman's  Blooms, Efflorescence, and Other Dermatological Embellishments made from acupuncture needles, gold-plated silver, semiprecious stones, tweezers, leatherette, plastic for 40 Under 40 at the Renwick Gallery.
    Back in Bacne
    Lauren Kalman's challenging work is meant to get under our skin.
  • An image of Foldhaus' mechanical mushrooms inside the Renwick Gallery.
    No Spectators: the Art of Burning Man Hits the Road!
    The Renwick Gallery announced that its popular exhibition, "No Spectators: the Art of Burning Man," will travel to the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Oakland Museum of California in 2019.
  • The museum team and artist working to assemble the dragon
    Here Be Dragons
    Duane Flatmo's mutant vehicle, "Tin Pan Dragon," is not your average ride.
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    Seeing Star Wars
    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...some museum nerds kept seeing Star Wars connections in the artworks.
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    Pantone Ultra Violet Inspiration
    We searched the museum's collection in search of Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet.
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    Stranger Things
    It has been a bumper season for eerie exhibitions at SAAM and the Renwick Gallery.
  • Splash Image - Yes We Can [Edit Wikipedia]!
    Yes We Can [Edit Wikipedia]!
    Join SAAM for a very special Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, March 25, 2017.
  • Splash Image - A Pocket-Sized WONDER in Virtual Reality
    A Pocket-Sized WONDER in Virtual Reality
    We've launched "Renwick Gallery WONDER 360" as our first major experiment with producing immersive VR experiences. I hope you'll download it, and please let us know what you think by rating it in the app store!
  • Splash Image - The Art of the Wikipedia Editathon
    The Art of the Wikipedia Editathon
    On July 25, two dozen volunteers spent their whole Saturday at SAAM working together on addressing some of gaps in high quality information about the arts by working on Wikipedia.
  • Blog Image 460 - American Art's Summer Instagram Challenge: 30-Days of Outdoor Sculpture
    American Art’s Summer Instagram Challenge: 30-Days of Outdoor Sculpture
    During the month of July 2014, join fellow photographers and the American Art Museum on a quest to find outdoor sculpture. We are partnering with Restless Collective, a multimedia group specializing in travel and adventure storytelling, to raise awareness and appreciation for outdoor sculpture across the nation.
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    A Window into the Lives of Artists’ Models
    Recently, the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art opened an exhibition of archival photographs and documents dedicated to the untold stories of artists' models. Elizabeth Botten, who curated the exhibition, Artists and Their Models, points out that models are "too often given short shrift in art history, their names and stories left unknown unless their fame came by way of scandal."