Press Releases

2018
“Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor” Opens Sept. 28 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Media Advisory Press Preview for "Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor"
Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Fourth Annual “SAAM Arcade” Links Art and Video Games
Stephanie Stebich, The Margaret and Terry Stent Director
“Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen” Opens June 21 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Media Advisory Smithsonian American Art Museum and Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery Celebrate Capital Pride With Rainbow Lighting
Media Advisory Press Preview for “Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen”
Three Smithsonian Museums Present “America Now: Solstice Edition,” an After-Hours Celebration
Smithsonian American Art Museum Announces 2018–2019 Fellowship Appointments
Susan Rather Awarded the 30th Annual Eldredge Prize for Her Book The American School
Peter Betjemann Receives the 14th Annual Frost Essay Award for His Article on Robert S. Duncanson’s Literary Paintings
Saisha Grayson, Curator
Saisha Grayson Joins the Smithsonian American Art Museum as Curator of Time-Based Media
Smithsonian American Art Museum Acquires Three Masterworks by Beloved American Artist Grandma Moses
Media Advisory - Press Preview for "Diane Arbus: A box of ten photographs"
Media Advisory - Press Preview for “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man” and “No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick”
“Diane Arbus: A box of ten photographs” Opens April 6 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Mika Rottenberg Is the 2018 Winner of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize
Media Advisory: Press preview for Do Ho Suh: Almost Home
“Do Ho Suh: Almost Home” Opens March 16 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Elizabeth A. Eisenstein and Deborah Willis Appointed to the Smithsonian American Art Museum Commission
Renwick Gallery’s First-ever Outdoor Extension Brings Art of Burning Man to DC Streets in Collaboration with Golden Triangle BID
2017
“No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man” Opens March 30 at Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery
“Tamayo: Los años en Nueva York” se inaugura el 3 de noviembre en el Museo Smithsonian de Arte Americano
"Tamayo: The New York Years" Opens Nov. 3 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Media Advisory - Press Preview for Tamayo: The New York Years
New Exhibition “Murder Is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death” Opens Oct. 20 at the Renwick Gallery
Spellbinding Exhibition “Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light” Opens Oct. 6 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
E. Carmen Ramos, Deputy Chief Curator
Nora Atkinson, Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft, Renwick Gallery
Crawford Alexander Mann III, Curator
John Jacob, McEvoy Family Curator for Photography
Sarah Newman, James Dicke Curator of Contemporary Art
Abraham Thomas, The Fleur and Charles Bresler Curator-In-Charge, Renwick Gallery
Robin Veder Executive Editor, American Art
Media Advisory - Press Preview for Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light
Media Advisory - Press Preview for "Murder is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death" and "Rick Araluce: The Final Stop"
Crawford Alexander Mann III Is New Prints and Drawings Curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Fact Sheet: “Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)”
Fact Sheet “Tamayo: The New York Years”
Fact Sheet “Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light”
Fact Sheet “Rick Araluce: The Final Stop”
Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Third Annual “SAAM Arcade” To Feature 40 Independent Games
Susanneh Bieber Awarded the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s 2017 Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize
Smithsonian American Art Museum Will Present a Major Exhibition Exploring the Art of Burning Man in 2018 at Its Renwick Gallery
“America Now: JFK 100” at Three Smithsonian Museums
Smithsonian American Art Museum Selects FreelandBuck Design for Site-Specific Installation in Its Renwick Gallery’s Grand Salon
Media Advisory: Press Preview for “Donald Sultan: The Disaster Paintings”
Smithsonian American Art Museum Announces 2017–2018 Fellowship Appointments
Fact Sheet “Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography”
Fact Sheet “Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography”
Media Advisory Press Preview for “American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times”
Ross Barrett Receives the 13th Annual Frost Essay Award for His Article About John Quidor’s ‘Money Diggers’ and Land Speculation
“Donald Sultan: The Disaster Paintings” Opens May 26 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Smithsonian American Art Museum Debuts Exhibition “American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times” May 3
Jennifer L. Roberts Awarded the 29th Annual Eldredge Prize for Her Book Transporting Visions: The Movement of Images in Early America
New Exhibition “Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years” Opens April 7 at the Renwick Gallery
Fact Sheet: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Fact Sheet “Donald Sultan: The Disaster Paintings”
Melissa Ho, Curator
Robyn Kennedy, Chief Administrator, Renwick Gallery
Eleanor Jones Harvey, Senior Curator
New Exhibition “June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation” Opens March 10 at the Renwick Gallery
Smithsonian American Art Museum Celebrates 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival With Family Activities
Virginia M. Mecklenburg, Chief Curator
Stephanie Stebich of Tacoma Art Museum Named Director of Smithsonian American Art Museum
Media Advisory Temporary Inaugural Closures and Cancellations
2016
Robin Veder Named Executive Editor for Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Journal
Smithsonian American Art Museum Acquires Major Collection of Self-Taught American Art
“Visions and Revisions: Renwick Invitational 2016” Extended Through Jan. 16, 2017
Media Advisory: 16-Foot Sculpture of Mexican American Cowboy Returns to Public View
Smithsonian American Art Museum Surpasses $100 Million Campaign Goal
“Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern” Presents a Fresh Perspective on the Innovative Vision of This Modern Master
Media Advisory: Press Preview for "Gene Davis: Hot Beat"
Media Advisory: Press Preview for “Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern”
Smithsonian American Art Museum Opens Its New Galleries for Folk and Self-Taught Art
Smithsonian American Art Museum Releases “Renwick Gallery WONDER 360” Virtual Reality App
Leslie Umberger, Curator
Karen Lemmey, Curator
Abraham Thomas Is the New Bresler Curator-in-Charge at the Renwick Gallery
Media Advisory: Striking 27-Foot Tall Sculpture by Jonathan Borofsky To Be Installed Outside Smithsonian American Art Museum
Sarah Newman and Melissa Ho Join Curatorial Team at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Fact Sheet “Artworks by African Americans in the Permanent Collection”
Smithsonian American Art Museum Announces 2016–2017 Fellowship Appointments
Fact Sheet “Harlem Heroes: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten”
New Exhibition “Visions and Revisions: Renwick Invitational 2016” Opens Sept. 9
Fact Sheet “The Art of Romaine Brooks”
Smithsonian American Art Museum Acquires Artworks by Janet Echelman, Maya Lin and Leo Villareal
Fact Sheet “The Art of Romaine Brooks”
Reinstallation of the Permanent Collection at the Renwick Gallery Explores American Craft in the 21st Century
“Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions” Examines the Artist’s Creative Process
Smithsonian American Art Museum Acquires Six Masterpieces by Self-Taught American Artist Bill Traylor
Lauren Kroiz Receives the 12th Annual Frost Essay Award for Her Article About John Steuart Curry
“America Now”: America Participates at Three Smithsonian Museums
“América Ahora”: Ciudadanos participan en tres museos del Smithsonian
Michael Lobel Awarded the 28th Annual Eldredge Prize for His Book John Sloan: Drawing on Illustration
Smithsonian Announces Major Grant From Mellon Foundation To Support Linked Open Data Initiative
Smithsonian American Art Museum Celebrates 2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival With Family Activities
Fact Sheet “No Mountains in the Way”
2015
First Retrospective in 20 Years of Master Photographer Irving Penn Opens Oct. 23 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum