Press Release Archive
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Acquires Irma Starr Commemorative Plate Celebrating Renwick's 30th Anniversary
The Smithsonian American Art Museum has acquired "The Renwick 30th Anniversary Plate," 2002, by Irma Starr. This ceramic plate, crafted using 17th-century English slipware pottery techniques, is a special piece presented to the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum through the generosity of patrons and supporters of Starr.
Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery Hosts Ulali, a Native American A Cappella Group
On Sunday, Oct. 27, from noon to 2 p.m., the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery will host Ulali as part of a free Native American Music Series.
Free Public Programs including Lectures, Music and Craft Demonstrations Accompany "George Catlin and His Indian Gallery"
A wide variety of exciting public programs are planned in conjunction with the new exhibition, "George Catlin and His Indian Gallery."
George Catlin in the Classroom — Smithsonian American Art Museum Launches Education Web Site
"Campfire Stories with George Catlin: An Encounter of Two Cultures" is a richly layered educational Web site that is available for the 2002—2003 academic year as a resource for teachers and students, grades 5—12.
Smithsonian American Art Museum Opens "George Catlin and His Indian Gallery"
A Unique Record of 19th-Century American Indian Culture
The exhibition "George Catlin and His Indian Gallery," on view Sept. 6 through Jan. 20, 2003, celebrates a crown jewel in the Smithsonian American Art Museum's collection—the nearly complete surviving set of Catlin's first Indian Gallery painted in the 1830s.
American Art on the Road This Summer
"Treasures to Go" to Visit a Museum Near You
As Americans begin a busy summer travel season, so does the Smithsonian American Art Museum, as it continues its successful run of "Treasures to Go," the most extensive art tour ever.
Smithsonian American Art Museum Announces Fellowship Appointments
The Smithsonian American Art Museum announces the appointment of 16 new fellows for the 2002/2003 session.
14th Annual Eldredge Prize Awarded for New Study of San Francisco's Chinatown
The Smithsonian American Art Museum has awarded the 2002 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art to Anthony W. Lee, associate professor of art history at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass.
Smithsonian American Art Museum Acquires Major Puryear Sculpture and Print Series
The Smithsonian American Art Museum has purchased "Bower" (1980) by Martin Puryear.
Four Contemporary Artists in the Spotlight
at the Renwick Gallery's Invitational
The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum pays tribute to the work of four contemporary artists in "The Renwick Invitational: Four Discoveries in Craft."
Smithsonian American Art Museum Acquires Important Nadelman Sculpture
The Smithsonian American Art Museum has acquired "Dancer (High Kicker)," from about 1918–1919, by Elie Nadelman (1882–1946). This painted cherry wood and gesso sculpture is a partial and promised gift of Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan of Washington, D.C.
Smithsonian American Art Museum Announces Lucelia Artist Award Winner for 2002
The Smithsonian American Art Museum announced today that Liz Larner is the second annual winner of the Lucelia Artist Award.
Smithsonian American Art Museum Acquires Major Contemporary Works
The Smithsonian American Art Museum continues a major acquisitions campaign focused on modern and contemporary artists.
The Renwick Gallery Explores Wood Turning, One of America's Most Popular Crafts
The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum celebrates the variety and beauty of wood turning, one of the most popular craft art techniques today, in "Wood Turning since 1930."
Renwick Gallery Celebrates Anniversaries with a New Permanent Collection Installation
The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum celebrates the museum's 30th anniversary—as well as the 20th anniversary of its support group, the James Renwick Alliance (JRA)—with a new installation of its permanent collection.
Smithsonian American Art Museum Launches Virtual Field Trips
The Smithsonian American Art Museum today (Nov. 1) launches free virtual field trips for school children across the country. Museum docents will lead the field trips via online sessions and videoconferences, engaging students in grades K through 12 in the study of American history and culture by exploring the museum's extensive holdings of American art.