About the Museum
The Smithsonian American Art Museum, the nation’s first collection of American art, is an unparalleled record of the American experience. The collection captures the aspirations, character, and imagination of the American people throughout three centuries. The museum is the home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world. Its artworks reveal key aspects of America’s rich artistic and cultural history from the colonial period to today.
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Request Press Images
Selected high-resolution images for publicity only are available through SAAM’s Dropbox account.
Email AmericanArtPressOffice@si.edu with details about your request to receive the relevant link.
Exhibition Press Kits
Request exhibition press kits for the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery. Our kits include press releases, fact sheets, checklists of artworks included in the shows, wall text panels, and publicity images.
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.
Talks, tours, performances, and more. View our schedule of events and public programs.
Current and Upcoming Exhibitions
Browse current and upcoming exhibitions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery.
The latest stories and personal perspective about our work, programs, collections, and exhibitions.
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Media Inquiries Only
SAAM's Public Affairs staff telework and are responding to email inquiries only.
Selected Staff Biographies
See the Staff Biographies page.