Tudor Nights: The Feminine Touch: Celebrating Works of Art Created by Women

February 9, 2023

In celebration of Women’s History Month, discover an assortment of artworks created by women from the Tudor Place Collection & Archive. The event will feature works by nationally acclaimed artists […]

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

November 10, 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. […]

NMWA Slow Art Day Conversation

April 1, 2022

WHATSlow Art Day ConversationJoin a movement! Slow Art Day is an international event encouraging people of all ages to visit community art spaces—virtually or in person—and to look at art slowly. To […]

Viewfinder Virtual Film Series: Leslie Thornton on Surviving

July 23, 2021

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 […]


September 13, 2017

“Politically and socially, we are at the edge of another precipice. And those of us who are artists must charge into the fray, leading a charge to turn a tide.” — […]