Clarice Smith Virtual Lecture with Richard Powell

November 17, 2021

Discover the magnificent Scandinavian landscapes and other European-based paintings created by celebrated Harlem Renaissance painter William H. Johnson. Take a deep dive into this often overlooked and misunderstood period in […]

Weekend Round Up, Oct. 14 – 17

October 14, 2021

We are back with lots to do on this mid-October weekend. There’s a music festival at Merriweather Post, a new exhibit at the Phillips Collection, Hadestown at the Kennedy Center […]

Clarice Smith Virtual Lecture with Nada Shabout

October 13, 2021

Examine the enduring impact of colonialism and orientalism within the mainstream history of modernism with scholar Nada Shabout. During this captivating virtual talk, discuss efforts to decolonize the field of […]

Building Your Future in a Changing Museum World

September 29, 2021

Museums are powered by professionals with wide-ranging backgrounds—from historians and scientists to accountants, attorneys, computer programmers, and graphic designers. Join staff members from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and […]

Clarice Smith Virtual Lecture Series with Fred Wilson

September 15, 2021

Take a journey lead by the creative powerhouse, Fred Wilson, during this captivating virtual lecture. Listen as he traces his artistic career and process through many decades, mediums, and techniques. […]

Smithsonian American Art Museum September Events

September 2, 2021

America InSight Online: Verbal Description Tours Thursday, September 2, 5:30 p.m. ET Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum online for a docent-led tour designed for participants who are blind or […]

SAAM Arcade 2021: Building Community, Embracing Individuality

August 8, 2021

SAAM Arcade is back and online this year! Join us for a day of virtual play and be the first to discover the latest independent games created during SAAM’s inaugural game […]

Viewfinder Virtual Film Series: Leslie Thornton on Surviving 

August 5, 2021

August 5, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. ET Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum for an engaging virtual lecture with award-winning filmmaker Leslie Thornton. Learn how Thornton, with her decades-long episodic film […]

Viewfinder Virtual Film Series: Leslie Thornton on Surviving


Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum for an engaging virtual lecture with award-winning filmmaker Leslie Thornton. Learn how Thornton, with her decades-long episodic film epic Peggy and Fred in Hell […]

SAAM Arcade

August 2, 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 […]