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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Galleries Receive Major...

WASHIGNTON, D.C.- The Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery have received a major gift to support Persian art and culture and related programs at the museums. The donor, Jahangir Amuzegar, has established two endowments: the ...

Smithsonian American Art Museum Organizing 2012 Exhibition "The Civil War and...

WASHINGTON, DC.- The Smithsonian American Art Museum is organizing a major exhibition that examines how America’s artists represented the impact of the Civil War and its aftermath. Winslow Homer, Eastman Johnson, Frederic Church and Sanford Gifford

Kristina Wilson is Awarded the 23nd Annual Eldredge Prize for Her...

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Smithsonian American Art Museum has awarded the 2011 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art to Kristina Wilson for her book The Modern Eye: Stieglitz, MoMA and the Art of Exhibition, 1925-1934 (Yal...

Alex J. Taylor Receives Second Annual Terra Foundation for American Art...

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Alex J. Taylor has been awarded the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s 2011 Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize. Taylor’s winning essay “Unstable Motives: Propaganda, Politics and the Late Work of...

Archives of American Art Receives Second Multimillion Dollar Grant to Support...

WASHINGTON, DC.- The Terra Foundation for American Art has awarded a $3 million grant to the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art to support another five years of the Archives’ digitization project and to fund a new position that will create and ...

2011 Portland Museum of Art Biennial Highlights 47 Contemporary Maine Artists

PORTLAND, ME- This spring the Portland Museum of Art features 47 artists whose work has been selected for the 2011 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, on view April 7 through June 5, 2011. Last September, jurors Jim Kempner, Owner and Director of Jim Kemp...

Smithsonian American Art Museum Meets the Challenge for New Curator of...

WASHINGTON, DC.- The Smithsonian American Art Museum has met the challenge posed by Lloyd Herman, the founding director of its Renwick Gallery, to create a $2 million endowment to support a new curator of craft position. Herman’s $800,000 challenge g...

Smithsonian American Art Museum Announces Artists Selected for Exhibition "40 Under...

WASHINGTON, DC.- The Smithsonian American Art Museum has selected the 40 artists who will be featured in its upcoming exhibition “40 under 40: Craft Futures” that will be on view at its Renwick Gallery from July 20, 2012, through Feb. 3, 2013...

Modern Art Masters from the Smithsonian Opens at Cheekwood Art &...

NASHVILLE, TN.- Modern Masters examines the complex and varied nature of American abstract art in the mid-20th century through three broadly conceived themes that span two decades of creative genius – “Significant Gestures,” “Optics...

New Exhibition About Artist George Ault Opens at the American Art...

WASHINGTON, DC.- “To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America” is on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., from March 11 through Sept. 5. Alexander Nemerov, the Vincent Scully Professor of the History of Art at Y...

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