In-Person Lunar New Year Family Celebration

January 28, 2023

Ring in the Lunar New Year at SAAM! Join us for our annual celebration featuring Chinese and Korean traditions, including performances, crafts, food, and more. Learn about the importance of […]

Have You Visited the Peabody Room?

December 29, 2022

As the oldest neighborhood in the nation’s capital, with early 17th-century colonial origins, Georgetown has a deep, complex and ever-emerging history. So, wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a Museum […]

Art Bites Gallery Talk

November 18, 2022

Join SAAM’s research fellows for this lunchtime series of gallery talks as they share new discoveries about artworks on view. Learn the stories behind these objects and how each one […]

Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art: Julia Bryan-Wilson: Embellished Legacies

November 16, 2022

Scholar Julia Bryan-Wilson considers how women of color artists like Pacita Abad and Rosie Lee Tompkins have used embellishment as a strategy to blur the lines between function and decor. […]

Virtual Teacher Workshop: Build SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) Skills


People are all different. Our bodies, families, beliefs, abilities, and experiences vary, sometimes making communication difficult. Artwork can often communicate what we do not have the words for across cultures […]

In-Person Día de los Muertos Family Day

October 29, 2022

Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum in celebrating Día de los Muertos! Bring the whole family to see exciting live performances from Ballet Folklorico Mi Herencia Mexicana, Mariachi Aguila DC, […]

Art Bites Gallery Talk

October 28, 2022

Join SAAM’s research fellows for this lunchtime series of gallery talks as they share new discoveries about artworks on view. Learn the stories behind these objects and how each one […]

Halloween Weekend Round Up, Oct. 27 -31

October 27, 2022

Boo! Happy Halloween weekend! We have a huge amount of fun and spooky events for families, adults and even your dogs! Enjoy and stay safe. Saturday is Dia de los […]

Art & Me Preservation Virtual Family Workshop: Celebrating Ceramics

October 22, 2022

Something old, something new! Compare how ceramics are made today, in the past, and across the globe! Learn how conservators care for ceramics during this virtual family workshop. Attendees then […]

In-Person Teacher Workshop: Differentiate Instruction with Art


How can artwork help all students access core learning? Differentiated instruction allows teachers to adapt content, process, and products to students’ needs. Collaborate with colleagues and uncover how artwork can […]