Press Room

A photograph of a person in an art gallery with a mask on.

Photo by Albert Ting. 

Media Timed-Entry Passes

All visitors to the Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery must have a timed-entry pass, and there are health and safety guidelines for all visitors. Please contact the Office of Public Affairs at to request passes.

Media Events

As a public health precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19, all in person events, including press previews, are currently suspended.

Exhibition Press Kits

Press Images

Selected high-resolution images for publicity only are available through SAAM’s Dropbox account. Email with details about your request to receive the relevant link.

Photography and Filming Requests

Advance notice is required for all media requests. For commercial and documentary requests, please complete the Film Request Form located on the Smithsonian’s Newsdesk. Note all film crews and photographers require a staff escort while on the museum’s premises.

Selected Staff Biographies

See the Staff Biographies page

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SAAM's Public Affairs staff are all working remotely and are responding to email inquiries only.