On Sunday, November 17, the Kogod Courtyard and the Courtyard Café will be closed to prepare for an event. The museum will close early at 5 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Vaquero Returns: Conserving Luis Jiménez’s Monumental Sculpture
For more than twenty years, Vaquero, a monumental sculpture by Luis Jiménez, has greeted visitors as they enter the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Art conservator Helen Ingalls describes the challenges of caring for this unique sculpture and reveals the unusual materials the artist used. After undergoing careful restoration the cowboy has returned to its place outside the museum.