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Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 04/10/2012

William H. Johnson “Flowers” stamp debuts

Looking for inspiration for the perfect flower arrangement? Look no further than “Flowers,” by William H. Johnson, a painter whose bouquet appears Wednesday on a new postal stamp.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  06:02 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  William H. Johnson, U.S. Postal Service, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Morgan State University

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Elizabeth Catlett: a source of inspiration and distinctive art

The inspirational sculptor who died Monday in Mexico, had many links to Washington and returned many times to unveil work, mentor students and share her life-stories.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  02:11 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elizabeth Catlett, African American artist, Washington, D.C. artist, Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Gallery of Art, National museum of Women in the Arts

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Google Art Project expands right into the White House

Street View technology gets put to use, allowing viewers to take virtual tour and zoom in on tiniest details.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:49 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google Art Project, White House, Michelle Obama, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 03/19/2012

‘The Art of Video Games’ draws crowds, costumed visitors

The opening weekend of ‘The Art of Video Games’ at the Smithsonian American Art Museum attracted 18,000 people.

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  04:33 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Art of Video Games, Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Hideo Kojima

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 03/06/2012

The Smithsonian purchases an important Brumidi

John Kelly described how the Smithsonian American Art Museum bid successfully for Brumidi’s “The Apotheosis of Washington.”

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  04:32 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Smithsonian, Smithsonian American Art Museum, John Kelly, Constantino Brumidi

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Smithsonian links Civil Rights movement, American art on new Web site

The Smithsonian is introducing a new Web site called “Oh Freedom! Teaching African American Civil Rights through American Art at the Smithsonian.”

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  06:30 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Romare Bearden, Civil Rights Movement, American art

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/10/2010

Extended Hours for Rockwell

The crowds at the Norman Rockwell show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum have prompted the museum to extend its hours during the upcoming holidays. Since "Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg," opened...

By Jacqueline Trescott  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott, Jacqueline Trescott | Tags:  extended hours for rockwell, norman rockwell, smithsonian american art museum