Film Preview: Walls of Respect: Norman Parish and the Parish Art Gallery

June 6, 2022

You are cordially invited to the preview of Walls of Respect: Norman Parish and the Parish Art Gallery, a new documentary about the legacy of the acclaimed artist and activist […]

Reception and Film Preview: Walls of Respect: Norman Parish and the Parish Art Gallery


Walls of Respect is a new documentary honoring the life and work of Norman Parish, Jr., whose Georgetown gallery showcased international African-American art when few galleries did the same. This […]

Spring Arts Preview: D.C.’s Women Cultural Leaders Speak Out

March 7, 2022

In honor of Women’s History Month and our special arts preview issue, we asked area arts leaders what it’s like working at the famed museums and theaters D.C. has to […]

Sargent, Whistler & Venetian Glass at SAAM  

February 9, 2022

 John Singer Sargent and James McNeill Whistler, two fiercely independent late 19th-century American expatriate painters who spent most of their lives in Europe and dabbled in Impressionism without ever capitulating […]

Weekend Round Up, Jan. 13 – 17

January 13, 2022

We’ve got a long weekend ahead of us with activities galore. The Zenith Gallery is celebrating Betty White, there’s an art exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National […]

Winter Arts Preview

December 9, 2021

National Building Museum   The Wall/El Muro: What Is A Border Wall?   Through November 2022    This exhibition examines the U.S./Mexico border wall from the perspective of architecture and design. By focusing on the built environment, […]

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 […]