Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017; 10 a.m. — Press preview for “Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light"
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017; 10 a.m. — Press preview for "Murder is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death" and "Rick Araluce: The Final Stop"
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017; 11 a.m. — Press preview for "Tamayo: The New York Years"
Exhibition Press Kits
Now on View
- Parallax Gap
- Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light
- Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)
- Exhibition Fact Sheet
- Exhibition Checklist [PDF] (Coming Soon)
- Exhibition Wall Text [PDF] (Coming Soon)
- Murder Is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death
- Rick Araluce: The Final Stop
- Tamayo: The New York Years
Recent Press Releases
9/20/2017 - Crawford Alexander Mann III Is New Prints and Drawings Curator at SAAM
8/3/2017 — Murder Is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death Opens October 20 at the Renwick Gallery
6/28/2017 — Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Third Annual “SAAM Arcade” To Feature 40 Independent Games
6/20/2017 — Susanneh Bieber Awarded the Smithsonian American Art Museum's 2017 Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize
6/1/2017 — No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man Opens March 30, 2018 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery
5/18/2017 — New Installation Parallax Gap Opens July 1 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery
Museum Fact Sheets
About the Museum
Our Two Historic Buildings
2000 — 2006 SAAM Renovation
Note to editors: selected high-resolution images for publicity only are available through SAAM’s Dropbox account. Please email AmericanArtPressOffice@si.edu with details about your interest to request a link.
Selected Staff Biographies
See the Staff Biographies page