In-Person Handy-hour

May 24, 2023

D.C.’s original crafting hour is here for your summer memories. Relive your summer camp days at Handi-hour with throwback arts and crafts. Make a bracelet with embroidery thread, a lanyard […]

In-Person Cafritz Young Artists Performance

February 9, 2023

SAAM and the Renwick Gallery are delighted to welcome back the Washington National Opera’s Cafritz Young Artists. Join these inspiring performers for an afternoon of music and drama, featuring scenes […]

‘This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World’ at The Renwick Gallery   

February 8, 2023

The Renwick Gallery opened its doors on Jan. 28, 1972, to showcase the ingenuity and relevance of craft and design in American culture. Intentionally or not, it also seems to […]

Weekend Round Up, May 12 – 15

May 12, 2022

With the unofficial start of summer nearly upon us, there are so many exciting options this weekend. Enjoy parades, art exhibit openings, book and film festivals and so much more. […]

Women Leaders: Stephanie Stebich of Smithsonian American Art Museum

May 9, 2022

STEPHANIE STEBICH, THE MARGARET AND TERRY STENT DIRECTOR OF THE SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM  Our spring arts preview featured 20 women cultural leaders in Washington, D.C. We wanted to amplify […]

SAAM Arcade

July 8, 2021

Free Week-Long Virtual Event Celebrates Community and Individuality in Gaming The Smithsonian American Art Museum will present its annual “SAAM Arcade” online this year and, for the first time, in […]

Weekly Arts Round Up, May 6, 2021

May 6, 2021

As part of the Smithsonian’s phased re-emergence, the Renwick Gallery will reopen on May 14 with “Forces of Nature: Renwick Invitational 2020.”

Renwick Invitational 2020 Virtual Studio Tour with Rowland Ricketts

April 30, 2021

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes virtual studio tour and artwork demonstration by Rowland Ricketts, one of the artists featured in Forces of Nature: Renwick Invitational 2020. Discover more about Ricketts’s work and […]

Weekly Arts Round Up, April 29, 2021

April 29, 2021

Woolly Mammoth’s free virtual gala will take place on Monday and the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center will reopen on Wednesday with timed-entry ticketing.

More D.C. Institutions Reopening

April 26, 2021

On April 23, the Smithsonian Institution announced that it is planning to reopening seven museums and the National Zoo in May.