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2018_06_23D1_Solstice_DRC_In89DC -- America Now Solstice Saturday @ DRC -- Inside: Miscellaneous
Continue the night at SAAM and National Portrait Gallery for a block party and beer garden. A live concert at 9:30 p.m. closes out an unforgettable evening in the Kogod Courtyard. Admission is free, festive food and drinks available for purchase.
 
America Now is a three-museum collaboration between... (Partially reviewed)
2018_06_23D3_Solstice_DRC_Odd50DC -- America Now Solstice Saturday @ DRC -- Inside: Oddisee
Continue the night at SAAM and National Portrait Gallery for a block party and beer garden. A live concert at 9:30 p.m. closes out an unforgettable evening in the Kogod Courtyard. Admission is free, festive food and drinks available for purchase.
 
America Now is a three-museum collaboration between... (Partially reviewed)
2018_06_23D2_Solstice_DRC_RVS129DC -- America Now Solstice Saturday @ DRC -- Inside: Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics
Continue the night at SAAM and National Portrait Gallery for a block party and beer garden. A live concert at 9:30 p.m. closes out an unforgettable evening in the Kogod Courtyard. Admission is free, festive food and drinks available for purchase.
 
America Now is a three-museum collaboration between... (Partially reviewed)
2018_06_23C2_Solstice_DRC_BD82DC -- America Now Solstice Saturday @ DRC -- Outdoors: Batala Drummers
Continue the night at SAAM and National Portrait Gallery for a block party and beer garden. A live concert at 9:30 p.m. closes out an unforgettable evening in the Kogod Courtyard. Admission is free, festive food and drinks available for purchase.
 
America Now is a three-museum collaboration between... (Partially reviewed)
2018_06_23C1_Solstice_DRC_Out19DC -- America Now Solstice Saturday @ DRC -- Outdoors: Miscellaneous
Continue the night at SAAM and National Portrait Gallery for a block party and beer garden. A live concert at 9:30 p.m. closes out an unforgettable evening in the Kogod Courtyard. Admission is free, festive food and drinks available for purchase.
 
America Now is a three-museum collaboration between... (Partially reviewed)
2018_06_23C3_Solstice_DRC_TM5DC -- America Now Solstice Saturday @ DRC -- Outdoors: Tasty Morsels
Continue the night at SAAM and National Portrait Gallery for a block party and beer garden. A live concert at 9:30 p.m. closes out an unforgettable evening in the Kogod Courtyard. Admission is free, festive food and drinks available for purchase.
 
America Now is a three-museum collaboration between... (Partially reviewed)
1997_DC_SIPG_Bldg2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
1999_DC_SIPG_Bldg2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2005_DC_SIPG_Bldg2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2006_DC_SIPG_Bldg73DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Pictures taken before July 2006 were of the outside of the building as they got it ready for its opening. They include some nighttime shots during pre-opening receptions. The building opened on July 1, 2006 so the pictures from that day forward include indoor shots.
2008_DC_SIPG_Bldg64DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2009_DC_SIPG_Bldg50DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Including the portrait gallery's recent acquisitions section which is being repainted.
2010_DC_SIPG_Bldg27DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Various visits:
(100128) They're setting up the Struggle for Justice exhibit.
(100131) I loved the patterns in the snow on the roof of the Kogod Courtyard.
(100213) There had been a painting bumped of its hanger in the morning which caused a crisis. After careful inspection and calls to the...
2011_DC_SIPG_Bldg21DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Including cracks after the earthquake.
2012_DC_SIPG_Bldg28DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2013_DC_SIPG_Bldg29DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Various things including a new Calder being installed outside the building and redoing the main store.
2014_DC_SIPG_Bldg29DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Including snow on courtyard.
2015_DC_SIPG_Bldg41DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2016_DC_SIPG_Bldg124DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Including the trees in the courtyard being replaced and the Jonathan Borofky sculpture installed outside the building.
2017_DC_SIPG_Bldg24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
Including the holiday courtyard decortations at night (which remind me of the images of Melania's White House decorations) as well as a visit by Gareth Hinds, Alison Morris, and Alexis and Kristen Frederick-Frost.
2018_DC_SIPG_Bldg24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building
2018_11_29A_SIPG_Vaquero_Move9DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building -- Vaquero statue reinstall
The plinths outside the northern entrance are different now. The Calder piece (which was on loan) is gone and the other side looks like it's being prepared for something new. (Partially reviewed)
2018_11_30D3_SIPG_Vaquero_Move5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building -- Vaquero statue reinstall
Still waiting to see what's going to get installed in the new space. (Partially reviewed)
2018_12_01A_SIPG_Vaquero_Move27DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building -- Vaquero statue reinstall
They reinstalled the statue. I was covering the Washington Ballet event during the actual move but there's during and after here. (Partially reviewed)
2007_DC_SIPG_Bldg64DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Building (incl Kogod courtyard)
The Kogod courtyard opened on 11/18/2007. Pictures here include that day as well as on 11/20/2007, the first public day where the water was running in the Kogod courtyard. This provides a shallow pool of water that people can walk across.
2006_DC_SIPG_Painting159DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2007_DC_SIPG_Painting34DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2008_DC_SIPG_Painting120DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2009_DC_SIPG_Painting108DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2010_DC_SIPG_Painting13DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2011_DC_SIPG_Painting78DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2012_DC_SIPG_Painting23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2013_DC_SIPG_Painting146DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2014_DC_SIPG_Painting89DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2016_DC_SIPG_Painting11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2017_DC_SIPG_Painting4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Paintings
2006_DC_SIPG_Portrait73DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
I've photographed pretty much the entire portrait exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2007_DC_SIPG_Portrait27DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
I've photographed pretty much the entire portrait exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2008_DC_SIPG_Portrait31DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
I've photographed pretty much the entire portrait exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2009_DC_SIPG_Portrait500DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
I've photographed pretty much the entire portrait exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2010_DC_SIPG_Portrait54DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
I've photographed pretty much the entire portrait exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2011_DC_SIPG_Portrait60DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
I've photographed pretty much the entire portrait exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2012_DC_SIPG_Portrait135DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
I've photographed pretty much the entire portrait exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2013_DC_SIPG_Portrait38DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
I've photographed pretty much the entire portrait exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2014_DC_SIPG_Portrait96DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
I've photographed pretty much the entire portrait exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2015_DC_SIPG_Portrait56DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
Including the Obama 3-D portrait as well as Sylvia Rivera, the gallery's first transgender portrait.
2016_DC_SIPG_Portrait127DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2017_DC_SIPG_Portrait16DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2018_09_08C2_SIPG_Portrait3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits (Partially reviewed)
2018_11_01B3_SIPG_Portrait22DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits (Partially reviewed)
2018_DC_SIPG_Portrait10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits
2014_DC_SIPG_Radio_Talent68DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Portraits -- Detail: Miguel Covarrubias’s "Radio Talent"
Radio Talent:
Miguel Covarrubias’s 1938 caricature, Radio Talent, depicted a cloud of popular celebrities who came to fame during the heyday of American radio broadcasting. At the depths of the Depression, radio’s two major networks—NBC and CBS—provided a cultural glue that helped bind the country...
2009_DC_SIPG_Rentals15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Rental
2010_DC_SIPG_Rentals42DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Rentals
The courtyard was being set up for a couple of special events including the Telling Stories Gala which I wasn't invited to.
2014_DC_SIPG_Rentals15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Rentals
2017_DC_SIPG_Rentals10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Rentals
Preparing for the Pence inaugural party. I wonder what they did with all the artwork displaying women, clothed and otherwise.
1997_DC_SIPG_Sculpture3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2006_DC_SIPG_Sculpture66DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2007_DC_SIPG_Sculpture46DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2008_DC_SIPG_Sculpture88DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2009_DC_SIPG_Sculpture93DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2010_DC_SIPG_Sculpture78DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
Mostly sculpture by Paul Manship
2011_DC_SIPG_Sculpture15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
The license plate piece is back!
2012_DC_SIPG_Sculpture61DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
Including The Museum sculpture.
2013_DC_SIPG_Sculpture84DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2014_DC_SIPG_Sculpture26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2015_DC_SIPG_Sculpture6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
2016_DC_SIPG_Sculpture24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Sculpture
The Martin Puryear piece that was the centerpiece of the previous Puryear exhibit has been moved into the modern art section.
2010_DC_SIPG_Tour6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Tour
A really big highlights tour group due in large part to publicity in the Washington Post. (Article below)

Get a closeup of the National Portrait Gallery during its Docent's Choice Tours
Friday, January 8, 2010
Museums can be overwhelming: They're crowded. They're big. And they're chock-full of...
2014_DC_SIPG_Tour10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Tour
2015_DC_SIPG_Tour4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Tour: Garrett Peck
2018_06_09C1_SIPG_Tour15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- Tour: Garrett Peck (Partially reviewed)
2006_DC_SIPG_Vw2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- View from terrace
2007_DC_SIPG_Vw4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- View from terrace
2009_DC_SIPG_Vw9DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- View from terrace
2016_DC_SIPG_Vw22DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center -- View from terrace
2008_DC_SIPG_Scholars5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 2008 Presidential Scholars in the Arts
2008 Presidential Scholars in the Arts: Works in the Literary and Visual Arts (special installation)
June 22 through July 13

The United States Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 to recognize and honor some of the nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. The...
2011_DC_SIPG_Scholars4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 2011 Presidential Scholars in the Arts
2015_DC_SIPG_Obama3D11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: 3-D Portrait of President Obama
3-D Portrait of President Obama
February 13, 2015 – February 16, 2015
In 2014, President Barack Obama became the first President to be scanned using 3-D technology. Data from the scan were used to create his portraits, and a 3-D printed bust will be on view for Presidents Day weekend Friday, Feb. 13,...
2012_DC_SIPG_Will_Of16DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: A Will of Their Own: Judith Sargent Murray and Women of Achievement in the Early Republic
A Will of Their Own: Judith Sargent Murray and Women of Achievement in the Early Republic
April 20, 2012 – September 2, 2013
Judith Murray (c. 1769) by John Singleton Copley and seven additional portraits of prominent American women from the late 18th century are on view to showcase both the important...
2006_DC_SIPG_Pres35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
I've photographed almost the entire America's Presidents exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2007_DC_SIPG_Pres5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
I've photographed almost the entire America's Presidents exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2008_DC_SIPG_Pres13DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
Including the new W Bush portrait.
I've photographed almost the entire America's Presidents exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2009_DC_SIPG_Pres220DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
Pictures here include:
(20090117) I got there just after they unveiled Shepard Fairey's iconic "Hope" image. The unveiling was apparently a private event so I missed the ceremony but I got to see the first crowds staring at the image.
(20090517) Including a new Bill Clinton portrait, this time with...
2010_DC_SIPG_Pres11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
Including yet another Bill Clinton portrait. They definitely have trouble getting a decent one of this guy!
I've photographed almost the entire America's Presidents exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2011_DC_SIPG_Pres29DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
I've photographed almost the entire America's Presidents exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2012_DC_SIPG_Pres11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
I've photographed almost the entire America's Presidents exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2013_DC_SIPG_Pres20DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
Including the temporary Obama portrait from Chuck Close.
I've photographed almost the entire America's Presidents exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2014_DC_SIPG_Pres26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
I've photographed almost the entire America's Presidents exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2015_DC_SIPG_Pres26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
I've photographed almost the entire America's Presidents exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2016_DC_SIPG_Pres51DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
Including the swapped George Washington portrait.
2017_DC_SIPG_Pres74DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
The presidential galleries reopened after an overhaul in September 2017. Some portraits were swapped in or out, presidents were numbered (with Grover Cleveland requiring two numbers because of his non-consecutive terms), and signs describing eras of presidents were added.
2018_06_23E1_SIPG_Pres3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents (Partially reviewed)
2018_12_05D3_SIPG_Pres24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents (Partially reviewed)
2018_DC_SIPG_Pres35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents
Former President Barack Obama by Artist Kehinde Wiley
On February 13, 2018, the official portraits of the 44th President, Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama were installed in America’s Presidents and Recent Acquisitions, respectively.
Barack Obama made history in 2009 by becoming the first...
2018_11_17B2_SIPG_Pres_Obamas7DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents -- Lines for Barack and Michelle Obama
Some interns needed some group pictures and, well, you know me. (Partially reviewed)
2018_DC_SIPG_Pres_Obamas50DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents -- Lines for Barack and Michelle Obama
Visitor traffic in the Donald Reynolds Center (Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery) has been huge!
In 2017, DRC was the 7th most popular Smithsonian museum at 1.3 million visitors:
#1 = National Air and Space Museum[7m],
#2 = National Museum of Natural History [6m],
#3 =...
2017_DC_SIPG_Temp_Pres60DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents Temporary Installation (incl Hindsight is Always 20/20)
America's Presidents Temporary Installation
March 24, 2017 – September 4, 2017
While the regular gallery space is being refurbished and updated, America’s Presidents will be temporarily installed in the west gallery on the second floor. The exhibition will move back into the newly refreshed gallery...
2017_DC_SIPG_Ante_Brady26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Antebellum Portraits by Mathew Brady
Antebellum Portraits by Mathew Brady
June 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018
Mathew Brady may be best known today for his Civil War–era photographs, but he established his reputation as an internationally acclaimed portrait photographer more than a decade before the war. Brady opened his first daguerreotype...
2008_DC_SIPG_Bally35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Ballyhoo!
What could be less subtle than the pictorial poster, blaring out its message with large scale, loud colors, and bold graphics? As the circus term “ballyhoo” suggests, boisterous hucksterism underlies the poster’s message and its roguish appeal. We are used to decoding the poster as advertising or...
2016_DC_SIPG_Viola80DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait
Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait
November 18, 2016 – May 7, 2017
Video-art pioneer Bill Viola believes that cameras are the keepers of souls. From the moment he first picked up a video camera as an art student in 1970, he was captured by the technology. The exhibition Bill Viola and the Moving Portrait...
2018_05_12D_SIPG_Black_Out156DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now
Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now
May 11, 2018 – March 10, 2019
Silhouettes—cut paper profiles—were a hugely popular and democratic form of portraiture in the 19th century, offering virtually instantaneous likenesses of everyone from presidents to those who were enslaved. The exhibition explores... (Partially reviewed)
2006_DC_SIPG_Bravo15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bravo!
I've photographed the entire Bravo! exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2009_DC_SIPG_Bravo48DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bravo!
I've photographed the entire Bravo! exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2014_DC_SIPG_Bravo4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bravo!
I've photographed the entire Bravo! exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2015_DC_SIPG_Bravo2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bravo!
They're refurbishing both the Champions and Bravo! exhibit space.
2016_DC_SIPG_Bravo42DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Bravo!
Including the Chuck Jones sculpture that I'd never seen before.
2016_DC_SIPG_Dylan2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Celebrate: Bob Dylan
Celebrate: Bob Dylan
October 17, 2016 – October 30, 2016
The Nobel Prize committee broke with precedent—and recognized those who make it new—by awarding the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature to Bob Dylan. The prize will surprise, and perhaps anger, some. It will delight many. Dylan’s career has been a...
2017_DC_SIPG_Gillespie3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Celebrate: Dizzie Gillespie
Dizzie Gillespie
October 26, 2017 – November 26, 2017
The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery honors the life and legacy of jazz trumpeter, composer and band leader Dizzy Gillespie on the centennial of his birth.
Gillespie first rose to fame in the 1940s and maintained an influential presence in...
2017_DC_SIPG_Ella2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Celebrate: Ella Fitzgerald
Celebrate: Ella Fitzgerald
April 13, 2017 – May 14, 2017
April 25 marks the 100th birthday of American jazz and popular song vocalist Ella Fitzgerald. The museum is recognizing the anniversary by displaying her photograph by William Gottlieb for the first time in the museum.
The photograph pictures...
2016_DC_SIPG_Peck1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Celebrate: Gregory Peck
Celebrate: Gregory Peck
April 1, 2016 – April 10, 2016
1916 was the year that National Park Service was created and the Boy Scouts of America were incorporated. It was also the year that legendary actor Gregory Peck was born. In honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth, the Portrait Gallery honors...
2017_DC_SIPG_CelebrateJFK6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Celebrate: John F. Kennedy
Celebrate: John F. Kennedy
May 19, 2017 – July 9, 2017
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery joins the nationwide celebration of the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy on the centennial of his birth, illuminating his contributions, policies and challenges he feared in the wake of the...
2017_DC_SIPG_50Years44DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Celebrating Fifty Years
Celebrating Fifty Years
August 11, 2017 – January 6, 2019
In 1968, following major renovations, the Old Patent Office Building opened as the permanent home for two Smithsonian museums, the National Collection of Fine Arts (since renamed the Smithsonian American Art Museum) and the National Portrait...
2006_DC_SIPG_Champions4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Champions
I've photographed the entire Champions exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2009_DC_SIPG_Champions52DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Champions
I've photographed the entire Champions exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2015_DC_SIPG_Champions4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Champions
They're refurbishing both the Champions and Bravo! exhibit space.
2016_DC_SIPG_Champions19DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Champions
2006_DC_SIPG_CW21DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
I've photographed almost the entire Civil War exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2007_DC_SIPG_CW7DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
I've photographed almost the entire Civil War exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2008_DC_SIPG_CW4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
I've photographed almost the entire Civil War exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2009_DC_SIPG_CW102DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
I've photographed almost the entire Civil War exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2011_DC_SIPG_CW68DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
I photographed almost the entire Civil War exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2012_DC_SIPG_CW12DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
I've photographed almost the entire Civil War exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2013_DC_SIPG_CW45DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
I've photographed almost the entire Civil War exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2014_DC_SIPG_CW26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
I've photographed almost the entire Civil War exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2015_DC_SIPG_CW23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
I've photographed almost the entire Civil War exhibit over time. To see the whole exhibit, you should use ...
2016_DC_SIPG_CW10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War
2018_09_08C4_SIPG_CW7DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_SIPG_CW_Bateman110DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War -- Detail: Horatio Bateman's "Reconstruction"
Print shows a grand allegory of the reconciliation of North and South through the federal program of Reconstruction. Visionary in its breadth and scale, the work is a remarkable combination of religious and patriotic ideology. In "Bateman's National Picture" (as the print is termed in a published key)...
2009_DC_SIPG_CW_GGen24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War -- Detail: OIe Peter Hansen Balling's "Grant and His Generals"
2011_DC_SIPG_CW_15th16DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Civil War -- Detail: "Fifteenth Amendment"
2009_DC_SIPG_Coins17DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Coins
2018_06_20A3_SIPG_5Decades38DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting
Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting
June 15, 2018 – June 2, 2019
The 2018 installation of the Daguerreian Gallery celebrates the National Portrait Gallery’s golden anniversary by highlighting fifty years of daguerreotype collecting by the museum. Included are portraits of such iconic figures as... (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_SIPG_Double_Take20DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Double Take: Daguerreian Portrait Pairs
Double Take: Daguerreian Portrait Pairs
June 17, 2016 – June 4, 2017
Often we associate one image with a person from history especially in a museum setting. This show highlights the depth of the National Portrait Gallery’s early photography collection, featuring fourteen historic daguerreotypes—two...
2016_DC_SIPG_Eye_Pop64DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze
Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze
May 22, 2015 – July 10, 2016
Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Peter Dinklage, Eminem, Michelle Obama, Sonia Sotomayor, Eva Longoria, Serena Williams, Kobe Bryant, are some of the people featured in Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze. This exhibition features...
2018_11_01B1_SIPG_Eye2I175DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today
Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today
November 4, 2018 – August 18, 2019
Drawing from the National Portrait Gallery’s vast collection of self-portraits, this exhibition explores and thinks critically about how American artists have chosen to portray themselves over the past two centuries.... (Partially reviewed)
2018_09_08C3_SIPG_Discord_AJ39DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord -- Andrew Johnson (Partially reviewed)
2013_DC_SIPG_Discord_Bound35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord -- Bound For Freedom's Light
Bound for Freedoms Light: African Americans and the Civil War
February 1, 2013, through March 2, 2014
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the National Portrait Gallery will present “Bound for Freedom’s Light: African Americans and the Civil War.” This installation...
2012_DC_SIPG_Discord_Volck35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord -- Confederate Sketches of Adalbert Volck
The Confederate Sketches of Adalbert Volck
March 30, 2012 through January 21, 2013
The Confederate Sketches of Adalbert Volck is the second in our series of exhibitions marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Having emigrated to the United States in 1848 after Germany’s failed revolution,...
2011_DC_SIPG_Discord_Ells39DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord -- Death of Ellsworth
150th Commemoration of the Civil War: The Death of Ellsworth
April 29, 2011 – March 18, 2012
On the site of a former Civil War hospital, the National Portrait Gallery marks the 150th anniversary of the war through a series of four alcove exhibitions—one each year—commemorating this period of American...
2014_DC_SIPG_Discord_Group24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord -- Group Portraits
2016_DC_SIPG_Discord_Slaves39DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Faces of Discord -- Slavery
2013_DC_SIPG_Supremes5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Four Female Supreme Court Justices
Four Female Supreme Court Justices
October 29, 2013 – October 16, 2016
On view is a life-size portrait by Nelson Shanks of the four female Supreme Court justices: Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan.
2015_DC_SIPG_Token23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: From Token to Ornament: Indian Peace Medals and the McKenney-Hall Portraits
From Token to Ornament: Indian Peace Medals and the McKenney-Hall Portraits
June 19, 2015 – June 5, 2016
Beginning with George Washington’s administration, presidential portrait medals were created to promote peace and friendship between Euro-Americans and Native Americans. Made in multiple sizes at...
2018_05_17D2_SIPG_Lacks7DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Henrietta Lacks
Henrietta Lacks
May 15, 2018 – November 4, 2018
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life of Henrietta Lacks with the installation of a 2017 portrait by Kadir Nelson. It was jointly acquired by the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African... (Partially reviewed)
2008_DC_SIPG_Herblock10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Herblock
Coinciding with the nation's election of its forty-fourth president, this exhibition contains Herbert Block's original drawings of presidential cartoons from Franklin Roosevelt through Bill Clinton. Although respectful of the office, Block insisted that no president was "above caricature or comment."...
2016_DC_SIPG_CelebrityC31DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Hollywood and Time: Celebrity Covers
Hollywood and Time: Celebrity Covers
April 1, 2016 – September 11, 2016
Hollywood personalities who once graced theater marquees across America are featured in original cover art commissioned by Time magazine. Included are vintage portraits of stars like Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon...
2016_DC_SIPG_Palmer2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Arnold Palmer
In Memoriam: Arnold Palmer
September 26, 2016 – October 30, 2016
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and accomplishments of professional golfer Arnold Palmer with an oil painting by Paul Burns.
With his thrilling brand of “go for broke” play and his charismatic appeal,...
2018_DC_SIPG_BBush3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Barbara Bush
In Memoriam: Barbara Bush
April 18, 2018 – April 29, 2018
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life of Barbara Bush with a photograph by Diana Walker taken in 1989.
Admired for her candor and down-to-earth approach to public life, Bush enjoyed considerable popularity as the...
2017_DC_SIPG_Berry6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Chuck Berry
In Memoriam: Chuck Berry
March 21, 2017 – April 9, 2017
The National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and accomplishments of rock ’n’ roll legend Chuck Berry with a collage by Red Grooms (1978), currently installed in the museum’s In Memoriam space on the first floor.
An inaugural inductee of the...
2015_DC_SIPG_Carlin1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: George Carlin
George Carlin
March 27, 2015 – July 5, 2015
Our “Recognize” wall seeks to commemorate Americans who have influenced politics, history, and culture. The public voted to honor comedian George Carlin for the Portrait Gallery’s most recent Recognize selection.
2018_12_05D2_SIPG_Bush12DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: George Herbert Walker Bush
In Memoriam: George Herbert Walker Bush
December 1, 2018 – January 1, 2019
In memory of George Herbert Walker Bush, the National Portrait Gallery has added a drape to his portrait in the America's Presidents gallery. Visitors may pay their respects and record their thoughts in a journal next to the... (Partially reviewed)
2018_12_08C2_SIPG_Bush14DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: George Herbert Walker Bush
In Memoriam: George Herbert Walker Bush
December 1, 2018 – January 1, 2019
In memory of George Herbert Walker Bush, the National Portrait Gallery has added a drape to his portrait in the America's Presidents gallery. Visitors may pay their respects and record their thoughts in a journal next to the... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_SIPG_Hefner3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Hugh Hefner
2018_DC_SIPG_King3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
April 4, 2018 – April 30, 2018
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery celebrates the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by displaying his likeness by Jack Lewis Hiller. Under King’s inspired leadership, nonviolent protest became the defining feature of the modern...
2018_DC_SIPG_Krim3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Mathilde Krim
In Memoriam: Mathilde Krim
January 22, 2018 – TBA
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and accomplishments of AIDS research pioneer Dr. Mathilde Krim with a photograph by Annie Leibovitz. In Leibovitz’s bust-length photo taken in 1998, Krim wears a looped AIDS-awareness pin...
2014_DC_SIPG_Angelou2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Maya Angelou
In Memoriam: Maya Angelou
May 29, 2014 – June 12, 2014
In memory of writer, poet, and activist Maya Angelou (1928-1914), on view is a portrait of her painted by Ross Rossin and unveiled in a ceremony Angelou attended in April 2014. Angelou wrote a series of seven autobiographical novels that are an...
2014_DC_SIPG_Rooney1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Mickey Rooney
In Memoriam: Mickey Rooney
April 9, 2014 – May 28, 2014
On view is a portrait of actor Mickey Rooney (1920-2014) with frequent costar Judy Garland. Born into a vaudeville family, Rooney took the stage as a toddler and began making movies at age five. Over the course of a 10-decade career, he made more...
2016_DC_SIPG_Ali5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Muhammad Ali
In Memoriam: Muhammad Ali
June 6, 2016 – July 6, 2016
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and accomplishments of “The Greatest”—Muhammad Ali—with a photograph by Yousuf Karsh. The image, taken in 1970, is installed in the museum’s In Memoriam space. The Portrait Gallery has...
2016_DC_SIPG_Reagan1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Nancy Reagan
In Memoriam: Nancy Reagan
March 7, 2016 – March 28, 2016
A graduate of Smith College, Nancy Davis appeared in eleven movies, including Night into Morning (1951) and Hellcats of the Navy (1957), the only film she made with Ronald Reagan.
Ronald and Nancy met in 1949 and married in 1952. The Reagans...
2012_DC_SIPG_Armstrong1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Neil Armstrong
In Memoriam: Neil Armstrong
August 30, 2012 – November 4, 2012
A portrait of astronaut Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) by Louis Glanszman is on view. Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the moon on July 21, 1969, and said "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind."
2018_11_01B4_SIPG_Shange3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Ntozake Shange (Partially reviewed)
2014_DC_SIPG_Seeger1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Pete Seeger
In Memoriam: Pete Seeger
January 28, 2014 – March 3, 2014
On view is a photograph of American musician and social activist Pete Seeger (1919-2014) taken by Sid Grossman in the late 1940s. Seeger recorded more than 100 albums during his career, which spanned labor rallies in the 1930s and 1940s,...
2016_DC_SIPG_Prince14DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Prince
In Memoriam: Prince
April 22, 2016 – May 31, 2016
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and accomplishments of Prince Nelson with a photograph by Lynn Goldsmith. The image was taken in 1993.
Prince’s music fused soul and rock ’n’ roll with incandescent showmanship and...
2018_DC_SIPG_Graham3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Reverend Billy Graham
In Memoriam: Reverend Billy Graham
February 22, 2018 – March 25, 2018
The National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and accomplishments of Rev. Billy Graham with a photograph by Yousuf Karsh taken in 1972. Evangelical Protestantism has been a major religious movement, as well as a social and...
2014_DC_SIPG_Williams1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Robin Williams
In Memoriam: Robin Williams
August 12, 2014 – September 9, 2014 (new closing date)
A photograph of Robin Williams (1951-2014), taken for Time magazine by Michael Dressler in 1979, is on view. Williams was a madcap genius in performances of all types of entertainment, from stand-up to feature films....
2018_09_01H_SIPG_McCain8DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Senator John S. McCain III
In Memoriam: Senator John S. McCain III
August 27, 2018 – September 9, 2018
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and legacy of late Senator and former presidential nominee John S. McCain III with a photograph by the British-born photographer Steve Pyke.
McCain, who was born... (Partially reviewed)
2011_DC_SIPG_Jobs1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs Portrait
October 12, 2011 – March 1, 2012
A portrait of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (1955-2011) by photographer Diana Walker is on view.
2018_05_17D1_SIPG_Wolfe4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: Tom Wolfe (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_SIPG_Glenn2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memorium: John Glenn
Portrait of John Glenn now on view
In memory of the life and accomplishments of John Glenn, the National Portrait Gallery has put on view one of our eight pieces depicting the American icon. View Glenn's portrait on the first floor of the museum in the "In Memoriam" space.
The 1988 portrait by Henry...
2016_DC_SIPG_Groove34DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In the Groove: Jazz Portraits by Herman Leonard
In the Groove: Jazz Portraits by Herman Leonard
August 5, 2016 – February 20, 2017
Enthralled by the music and those who made it, Herman Leonard (1923–2010) began haunting the New York’s jazz clubs after opening his first studio in Greenwich Village in 1948. Armed with his Speed Graphic camera,...
2009_DC_SIPG_Jo_Davidson18DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Jo Davidson: Biographer in Bronze
2016_DC_SIPG_Jo_Davidson29DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Jo Davidson: Biographer in Bronze
2012_DC_SIPG_Low7DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Juliette Gordon Low and the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts
Juliette Gordon Low and the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts
January 13, 2012 – January 6, 2013
The iconic painting of Juliet Gordon Low, a patent award, a membership pin, and photographs of Low when she commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Girl Scouts are on view. Low founded the American Girl...
2007_DC_SIPG_Motto4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Let Your Motto Be Resistance
Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits
October 19, 2007 – March 2, 2008
The inaugural exhibition of the National Museum of African American History and Culture draws its name from the words of abolitionist and clergyman Henry Highland Garnet who advocated action when speaking to a...
2016_DC_SIPG_Contemporaries23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Lincoln's Contemporaries
Lincoln's Contemporaries
May 13, 2016 – May 12, 2019
Who were Abraham Lincoln’s contemporaries? They included many fascinating people beyond the politicians and military leaders of the Civil War. This exhibition features Mathew Brady’s portraits of twenty celebrities—from showman P.T. Barnum and...
2017_DC_SIPG_Dietrich53DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image
Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image
June 16, 2017 – April 15, 2018
Marlene Dietrich brought androgyny to the silver screen through her roles in such movies as Morocco (1930) and Seven Sinners (1940). The biggest Hollywood star at a time when “talkies” were still new, Dietrich captured men’s hearts...
2012_DC_SIPG_CW_Union21DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Mathew Brady's Photographs of Union Generals
Mathew Brady’s Photographs of Union Generals
March 30, 2012 - May 8, 2016
Mathew Brady’s Photographs of Union Generals is a part of the Portrait Gallery's series of exhibitions marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Although Brady may be best known for his photographic documentation of the...
2013_DC_SIPG_Meade22DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Meade Brothers
Meade Brothers: Pioneers in American Photography:
June 14, 2013 - June 1, 2014
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will open “The Meade Brothers: Pioneers in American Photography,” an exhibition showcasing the lives and careers of 19th-century studio photographers Charles R. Meade and Henry...
2013_DC_SIPG_MrLW57DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Mr. Lincoln's Washington: A Civil War Portfolio
Mr. Lincoln's Washington: A Civil War Portfolio
December 13, 2013 – January 25, 2015
Large-format reproductions of original photographs, prints, drawings, and maps document how the Civil War affected patterns of life in the District of Columbia, especially the area around the Patent Office Building,...
2016_DC_SIPG_Babe32DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: One Life: Babe Ruth
One Life: Babe Ruth
June 24, 2016 – May 21, 2017
This American baseball legend was an icon and media sensation. Before the commercialization of sports superstars became commonplace, Ruth’s name and image fueled a marketing frenzy. His memorable persona is highlighted in a selection of historic prints,...
2016_DC_SIPG_Huerta21DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: One Life: Dolores Huerta
One Life: Dolores Huerta
July 3, 2015 – May 15, 2016
One Life: Dolores Huerta highlights the significant role of this Latina leader in the California farm workers movement of the 1960s and 70s. This eleventh installment in the “One Life” series is the first devoted to a Latina. It illuminates Huerta...
2008_DC_SIPG_1Life2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: One Life: Mask of Lincoln
Since no photography is allowed within the exhibit, most of these photos are of the lines outside the exhibit room waiting to get in.
2017_DC_SIPG_Plath62DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: One Life: Sylvia Plath
One Life: Sylvia Plath
June 30, 2017 – May 20, 2018

One Life: Sylvia Plath is the first exploration of the poet and writer’s life in an art and history museum. The exhibition reveals how Plath shaped her identity visually as she came of age as a writer in the 1950s. Visitors will get a look into...
2018_06_28B_SIPG_Yr196870DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey
One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey
June 29, 2018 – May 19, 2019
As part of a series of installations celebrating its golden anniversary, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery presents One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey, a one-room exhibition that looks back at an extraordinarily important and... (Partially reviewed)
2006_DC_SIPG_Boochever23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition (2006)
2009_DC_SIPG_Boochever55DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition (2009)
These are pictures from the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.

Every day we are inundated with faces. Images of celebrities, acquaintances, and friends -- in the news, on social networking sites, on the street -- are constantly changing. Portraits, on the other hand, slow us down. They capture...
2016_DC_SIPG_Boochever80DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition (2016)
The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today
March 12, 2016 – January 8, 2017
This exhibition features 43 pieces including sculptures, mixed-media pieces, photographs, paintings and drawings. The jurors considered this exhibition a synopsis of historical and cultural events that have unfolded in the...
2012_DC_SIPG_Waters2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portrait of Alice Waters
Portrait of Alice Waters
January 21, 2012 – November 30, 2012
A photographic portrait of chef Alice Waters, founder of the restaurant Chez Panisse and the Edible Schoolyard and champion of the Slow Food Movement, is on view. The portrait was commissioned by the museum from Dave Woody, winner of the...
2014_DC_SIPG_Katy2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portrait of Cupcake Katy
Cupcake Katy
June 18, 2014 – July 6, 2014
“Cupcake Katy” features Perry wearing a dress designed by New York academic portrait painter Will Cotton and constructed by designer Cynthia Rowley. In her portrait, Perry reigns over the teenage consumer culture she has so successfully navigated. Perry was...
2017_DC_SIPG_Trump3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portrait of Donald J. Trump
Portrait of Donald J. Trump
January 13, 2017 – February 26, 2017
A photo portrait of President-elect Donald J. Trump will go on display at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Jan. 13, 2017, and remain on view throughout the inauguration festivities.The photograph, taken in 1989 by photographer...
2016_DC_SIPG_Spacey9DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portrait of Kevin Spacey as President Francis J. Underwood
Kevin Spacey as President Francis J. Underwood
February 24, 2016 – October 10, 2016
The Portrait Gallery unveiled a new portrait of Kevin Spacey as his Golden Globe-winning character Frank Underwood from the Netflix original series, House of Cards. The monumental painting, which measures six feet by...
2008_DC_SIPG_Colbert12DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portrait of Stephen Colbert
Colbert Portrait Hangs at Smithsonian
Jan. 17, 2008, 12:44 AM EST

Stephen Colbert was denied when he tried to run for president this year in South Carolina. Now the fake TV pundit is getting some love from the city of his birth.

His portrait was hung Wednesday at the Smithsonian Institution's...
2014_DC_SIPG_Colbert6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portrait of Stephen Colbert
Portrait of Stephen Colbert
December 20, 2014 – April 20, 2015
In recognition of the end of Stephen Colbert’s decade-long persona for Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, the museum has borrowed Colbert’s portrait, which was created for the final season of the show.
In 2008, Colbert contacted the...
2007_DC_SIPG_SDay1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portraits of Sandra Day O'Connor
Portraits of Sandra Day O'Connor
March 30, 2007 – October 8, 2007
In October 2006, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor -- the first female associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States (1981-2006) -- sat for two 3-hour sessions with artists from The Painting Group, a New York-based group of 25...
2018_12_05D1_SIPG_Korea2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portraits of the World: Korea
They're starting to set up this exhibit which opens next week.

Portraits of the World: Korea
December 14, 2018 – November 17, 2019
Pioneering feminist artist Yun Suk Nam (born 1939) uses portraiture to gain insights into the lives of women, past and present. A wood assemblage portrait of her mother... (Partially reviewed)
2018_12_08C1_SIPG_Korea9DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portraits of the World: Korea
They're continuing to set up this exhibit which opens next week.

Portraits of the World: Korea
December 14, 2018 – November 17, 2019
Pioneering feminist artist Yun Suk Nam (born 1939) uses portraiture to gain insights into the lives of women, past and present. A wood assemblage portrait of her... (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_SIPG_Switzerland18DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Portraits of the World: Switzerland
Portraits of the World: Switzerland
December 15, 2017 – November 12, 2018
Portraits of the World: Switzerland is the inaugural exhibition of a series that will highlight the global context of American portraiture. Each year, the National Portrait Gallery will showcase a portrait created by an...
2006_DC_SIPG_ColdWar11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Presidency and the Cold War
The Presidency and the Cold War
July 1, 2006 – February 24, 2008
This gallery is devoted to exhibitions on presidential themes with the first theme focusing on The Presidency and the Cold War. This exhibition explores how U.S. presidents shaped or reacted to the events of the Cold War, beginning at...
2009_DC_SIPG_Recent12DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2009)
New Arrivals
January 30, 2009 – November 14, 2010
The recently acquired works displayed in this installation span more than two centuries of American history and culture. The breadth of works includes paintings of 19th-century statesman Daniel Webster by George Linen; a self-portrait by William...
2010_DC_SIPG_Recent29DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2010)
Recent Acquisitions
November 19, 2010 – November 13, 2011
This exhibition of some 35 objects that have recently been added to the museum's collection spans centuries of American history and culture. The installation highlights a diverse group of journalists, artists, and leaders who have shaped the...
2011_DC_SIPG_Recent42DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2011)
Recent Acquisitions
November 18, 2011 – November 4, 2012
On view are approximately 40 new works of art acquired by the museum from 2007 to 2011, including caricatures of Beverly Sills and Earl “Fatha” Hines by Al Hirschfeld, photographs of former first ladies Nancy Reagan and Barbara Bush by Diana...
2012_DC_SIPG_Recent15DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2012)
Recent Acquisitions
November 9, 2012 – October 27, 2013
On view are works recently aquired by the museum, including paintings of Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Adolph Ochs; a bronze of Ethel Waters; photographs of Marjorie Merriweather Post, Mary Pickford, and Muhammad Ali; and prints of George Washington...
2014_DC_SIPG_Recent24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2014)
Recent Acquisitions
November 7, 2014 – November 1, 2015
New additions to the Portrait Gallery’s collection are installed in the hall leading from the G Street museum entrance to the permanent collection exhibition American Origins. The pieces include paintings of Ted Turner, Maya Angelou, Marvin...
2015_DC_SIPG_Recent34DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2015)
Recent Acquisitions
November 6, 2015 – October 30, 2016
From Frederick Douglass, Bob Hope, Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Aretha Franklin to Rita Moreno, Matilde Krim, Hank Aaron, Willie Nelson, and Rubén Blades, this annual exhibition features 29 objects that tell the story and identity of America...
2016_DC_SIPG_Recent34DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2016)
2017_DC_SIPG_Recent37DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2017)
Recent Acquisitions
November 17, 2017 - November 4, 2018
The annual exhibition “Recent Acquisitions” displays the latest portraits to enter into the museum’s renowned collection. Figures who have made lasting contributions in such areas as medicine, music, literature, art and social justice are...
2018_11_17B1_SIPG_Recent55DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions (2018)
Recent Acquisitions
November 16, 2018 – November 3, 2019
The Obama portraits by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald were just two of several prized artworks acquired by the National Portrait Gallery during its 50th anniversary. As the Portrait Gallery turns the corner on a new decade of its legacy, the... (Partially reviewed)
2008_DC_SIPG_Recognize5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recognize!
RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture
February 8, 2008 – October 26, 2008

This exhibition features images of hip hop stars by 7 artists who have explored the hip hop phenomenon. Since its inception in the 1970s, hip hop has been arguably the most influential and popular musical form in...
2018_05_08B3_SIPG_Anthony4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Recognize: Marc Anthony
Recognize
May 3, 2018 – June 3, 2018
In April, the Portrait Gallery invited its followers to cast their votes across the museum’s social media platforms for one of three portraits of celebrities who are turning 50 in 2018 and whose portraits are included in the museum’s permanent collection. The... (Partially reviewed)
2009_DC_SIPG_Reflections75DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Reflections/Refractions: Self-Portraiture in the Twentieth Century
Reflections/ Refractions: Self-Portraiture in the Twentieth Century: April 10, 2009 through August 16, 2009:
Louis Lozowick This exhibition of approximately 75 works will probe the complex issues of understanding identity in the past century. Included in the exhibition are self portraits by Edward...
2018_06_09C2_SIPG_RFK4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Remembering Robert F. Kennedy
Remembering Robert F. Kennedy
June 6, 2018 – July 8, 2018
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery celebrates the life and legacy of Robert (“Bobby”) Kennedy with a portrait created by Roy Lichtenstein in 1968, commissioned for the cover of Time magazine.
After winning the California presidential... (Partially reviewed)
2007_DC_SIPG_Renovating3DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Renovating a Landmark: From Patent Office to Reynolds Center
2013_DC_SIPG_Renovating22DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Renovating a Landmark: From Patent Office to Reynolds Center
2016_DC_SIPG_Renovating86DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Renovating a Landmark: From Patent Office to Reynolds Center
2012_DC_SIPG_Black_List11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: The Black List
While photography was allowed in this special exhibit, I couldn't photograph most of the pieces because the reflective glass kept picking up everything around me instead of the piece itself.
2017_DC_SIPG_Sweat84DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers
The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers
November 3, 2017 – September 3, 2018
The Sweat of Their Face combines art and social history with representations of American laborers across genres and centuries of art. Artists such as Winslow Homer, Dorothea Lange, Elizabeth Catlett, and Lewis...
2018_DC_SIPG_UnSeen73DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar
UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar
March 23, 2018 – January 6, 2019
The exhibition highlights the work of two leading contemporary artists who grapple with the under- and misrepresentation of certain minorities in portraiture and American history. Gonzales-Day and...
2018_DC_SIPG_UnSeen_Book35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar -- Comment Book
I was impressed that after just 4-1/2 days, both of the comment books were already 80-90% full.
2018_11_01B2_Eye2I_MP24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Press Preview: Eye 2 I exhibit (Partially reviewed)
2018_06_28A_SIPG_Yr1968PP40DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Press Preview: One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey exhibit
Press preview for “One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey”
Speakers:
* Kim Sajet, director, National Portrait Gallery
* James Barber, historian, National Portrait Gallery
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery presents “One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey,” an exhibition highlighting a time of... (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_SIPG_BoocheverP_16031181DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Press Preview: Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition
Press preview for the new exhibition, “The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today” and announcement of the winner of the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition
WHO:
* Kim Sajet, director, National Portrait Gallery
* Dorothy Moss, associate curator of painting and sculpture and competition...
2018_DC_SIPG_UnSeenPP_18032264DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Press Preview: UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light: Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar
As the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery marks its 50th anniversary, it will not only honor the past with special exhibitions but also shape the museum’s next chapter. The first contemporary exhibition of the museum’s anniversary season, “UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light: Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus...
2013_DC_SIPG_Day_Museum19DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: A Day at the Museum
A Day at the Museum:
January 14, 2013 - May 16, 2013 (new opening and closing dates)
Letters, sketchbooks, diaries, photographs, and oral history recordings reveal the many ways artists experience museums. Artists may gain inspiration and a sense of community from museums. Some travel long distances,...
2014_DC_SIPG_DayLife50DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: A Day in the Life: Artists' Diaries
A Day in the Life: Artists' Diaries from the Archives of American Art
September 26, 2014 – February 28, 2015
Reading an artist’s diary is the next best thing to being there. Direct and private, diaries provide firsthand accounts of appointments made and met, places seen, and work in progress—all laced...
2015_DC_SIPG_Yasuo31DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Artist Teacher Organizer: Yasuo Kuniyoshi in the Archives of American Art
Artist Teacher Organizer: Yasuo Kuniyoshi in the Archives of American Art
March 30, 2015 – July 10, 2015
In 1906, when Yasuo Kuniyoshi (1889–1952) was just 16, he emigrated by himself from Japan to the United States with two hundred dollars in his pocket. Kuniyoshi eventually made his way to New York...
2017_DC_SIPG_B4ICats54DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM Archives) -- Exhibit: Before Internet Cats: Feline Finds from the Archives of American Art
Before Internet Cats: Feline Finds from the Archives of American Art
April 28 - October 29, 2017
Long before cats clawed their way onto the Internet, they made themselves at home in the Archives of American Art. This exhibition explores the myriad ways in which cats are represented in rare documents...
2016_DC_SIPG_Source18DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Finding: Source Material in the Archives of American Art
Finding: Source Material in the Archives of American Art
April 22, 2016 – August 21, 2016
In this exhibition, the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art reveals how artists find inspiration. The Archives’ collections hold a kaleidoscopic array of source materials; many of these materials are somewhat...
2013_DC_SIPG_HHC70DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Handmade Holiday Cards
Handmade Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art
November 27, 2013 – January 5, 2014
The cards featured in this exhibition -- selected from the hundreds in the Archives of American Art's collections -- reveal how artists imagined the holidays through whimsical watercolors, quirky collages, and...
2012_DC_SIPG_Pollock23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Jackson Pollock, Memories Arrested in Space
Memories Arrested in Space: a centennial tribute to Jackson Pollock from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art
January 28, 2012 – May 15, 2012
Exhibited in Washington, D.C. at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery
Jackson Pollock (1912–1956) is an American icon. Creator of rhythmic and energetic...
2010_DC_SIPG_Lists14DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Lists
2015_DC_SIPG_Black_Books44DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Little Black Books
Little Black Books: Address Books from the Archives of American Art
August 7, 2015 – November 1, 2015
This exhibition showcases a selection of personal address books of influential American artists, from Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner to Joseph Cornell and Ad Reinhardt. Like diaries, these...
2011_DC_SIPG_Big_Lives46DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Little Pictures, Big Lives
Little Pictures, Big Lives: Snapshots from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art
July 1, 2011 – October 3, 2011

Some 150 images of celebrated and famous artists offer clues to the intimate side of public personae: to the people and the things they cared about, where they’ve been, what they did,...
2014_DC_SIPG_Monuments111DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Monuments Men
This exhibition was tied into the release of the Monuments Men movie.
Monuments Men: On the Frontline to Save Europe's Art, 1942–1946
February 7 to April 20, 2014
During World War II, an unlikely team of soldiers was charged with identifying and protecting European cultural sites, monuments, and...
2018_DC_SIPG_Beaten51DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Off the Beaten Track
Off the Beaten Track: A Road Trip through the Archives of American Art
December 8, 2017 - June 3, 2018
Join us on a road trip through the Archives of American Art. The photographs, sketches, diaries, correspondence, and video recordings on view reveal how artists have shaped and are shaped by their...
2018_09_08C1_SIPG_Pushing107DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Pushing the Envelope: Mail Art
Pushing the Envelope: Mail Art from the Archives of American Art
August 10, 2018 – January 4, 2019
Beginning in the 1960s, artists from around the world looked to the postal system as an alternative means of producing, distributing, and receiving art. Mail art (alternatively called “correspondence... (Partially reviewed)
2009_DC_SIPG_Xmas57DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Season's Greetings
“Season’s Greetings: Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art” celebrates the personal style and sentiment of artists’ handmade holiday cards. This exhibit will be on display from Nov. 20 to Jan. 10, 2010, in the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery at the Smithsonian’s Donald W. Reynolds Center for...
2008_DC_SIPG_Kisses6DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Thousand Kisses
A Thousand Kisses: Love Letters from the Archives of American Art
On view in Washington, D.C. at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery, located inside the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture
January 25, 2008 through June 2, 2008
Love letters bring out the voyeur in most of us....
2011_DC_SIPG_Words8DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM archives) -- Exhibit: Words Cannot Express
Words Cannot Express: Death in the Archives
October 31, 2011 – December 31, 2011

Death is perhaps the only certainty in life. For those experiencing the death of a friend, family member, loved one, or an admired figure, words are often inadequate to give voice to the intense emotions involved. When...
2009_DC_SIPG_1934154DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: 1934: A New Deal for Artists
1934: A New Deal for Artists
Now through January 3, 2010

In 1934, Americans grappled with an economic situation that feels all too familiar today. Against the backdrop of the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's administration created the Public Works of Art Program—the first...
2012_DC_SIPG_Abstract18DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Abstract Drawings
Abstract DrawingsJune 15, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Abstract Drawings presents a selection of forty-six works on paper from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection that are rarely on public display. From simple sketches to highly finished compositions, these works represent the rich...
2017_DC_SIPG_JFK_Visionary61DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: American Visionary: John F. Kennedy's Life and Times
American Visionary: John F. Kennedy's Life and Times
May 3, 2017 – September 17, 2017
President John F. Kennedy’s administration coincided with a golden age of photojournalism in America. American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times brings together images culled from the John F. Kennedy...
2012_DC_SIPG_Video_Games141DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Art of Video Games
The Art of Video Games
March 16, 2012 – September 30, 2012
Video games use images, actions, and player participation to tell stories and engage their audiences. In the same way as film, animation, and performance, they can be considered a compelling and influential form of narrative art. In this...
2015_DC_SIPG_Carving22DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Direct Carving
Direct Carving
February 5, 2015 – Indefinitely
The exhibition includes approximately 24 sculptures from across the twentieth century, nearly all from the museum’s permanent collection. Direct carving is an unusual method of sculpting in which an artist works directly with a piece of stone or wood,...
2018_DC_SIPG_Almost_Home57DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Do Ho Suh: Almost Home
Do Ho Suh: Almost Home
March 16, 2018 – August 5, 2018
Do Ho Suh’s immersive, dreamlike work explores the nature and meaning of home, fastening ties between personal space and shared experience. Encountering his large-scale fabric sculptures is both deeply familiar and profoundly alien as the ordinary...
2017_DC_SIPG_Sultan17DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Donald Sultan: The Disaster Paintings
Donald Sultan: The Disaster Paintings
May 26, 2017 – September 4, 2017
In the 1980s Donald Sultan (born 1951) began his industrial landscape series the Disaster Paintings. He worked with the subject for nearly a decade, using images of actual events drawn from the daily newspaper. Sultan’s Disaster...
2017_DC_SIPG_Mean_Streets14DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Down These Mean Streets
Down These Mean Streets
May 12, 2017 – August 6, 2017
The exhibition examines how Latino photographers depicted America’s urban streets when notions of the inner city began to emerge. The title of the exhibition is taken from Piri Thomas’ bestselling memoir Down These Mean Streets (1967), in which the...
2016_DC_SIPG_Legacy11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Expanding the Legacy: New Collections on African American Art
Expanding the Legacy: New Collections on African American Art
September 23, 2016 – March 19, 2017
In celebration of the 2016 grand opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Archives of American Art presents selections from recently acquired collections...
2014_DC_SIPG_Experience58DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Experience America
Experience America
August 14, 2014 – Permanent
The 1930s was a heady time for artists in America. Through President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal programs, the federal government paid them to paint and sculpt and urged them to look to the nation’s land and people for their subjects. For the next...
2006_DC_SIPG_Folk44DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
To see a more complete view of the Folk Art collection taken over the years, ...
2008_DC_SIPG_Folk28DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
To see a more complete view of the Folk Art collection taken over the years, ...
2010_DC_SIPG_Folk58DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
To see a more complete view of the Folk Art collection taken over the years, ...
2011_DC_SIPG_Folk32DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
To see a more complete view of the Folk Art collection taken over the years, ...
2012_DC_SIPG_Folk35DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
To see a more complete view of the Folk Art collection taken over the years, ...
2014_DC_SIPG_Folk5DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
To see a more complete view of the Folk Art collection taken over the years, ...
2016_DC_SIPG_Folk48DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art
Folk and Self-Taught Art
October 21, 2016 – Ongoing
The works in SAAM’s galleries for folk and self-taught art represent the powerful vision of America’s untrained and vernacular artists, embodying diverse American narratives and reminding us that creativity flourishes independent of formal art...
2012_DC_SIPG_Folk_Throne31DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Folk Art -- Restoring the Throne of the Third Heaven exhibit
2016_DC_SIPG_Gene_Davis19DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Gene Davis: Hot Beat
Gene Davis: Hot Beat
November 17, 2016 – April 2, 2017
Brightly colored stripes multiply in rhythmic repetitions across the surface of a painting by Gene Davis (1920-1985). Remarkably original when they first appeared in the 1960s, these paintings became the signature expression for one of the leading...
2008_DC_SIPG_GM128DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Graphic Masters I
Graphic Masters I: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
November 27, 2008 – May 25, 2009
On view are watercolors, pastels, and drawings from the early 19th century through the 1930s to celebrate the extraordinary variety and accomplishment of American artists' works on paper. The works...
2009_DC_SIPG_GM111DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Graphic Masters I
Graphic Masters I: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
November 27, 2008 – May 25, 2009
On view are watercolors, pastels, and drawings from the early 19th century through the 1930s to celebrate the extraordinary variety and accomplishment of American artists' works on paper. The works...
2009_DC_SIPG_GM222DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Graphic Masters II
Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum:
Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the second in a series of special installations, celebrates the extraordinary variety and accomplishment of American artists' works on paper. These...
2010_DC_SIPG_GM337DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Graphic Masters III
Graphic Masters III: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the third in a series of special installations, celebrates the extraordinary variety and accomplishment of American artists' works on paper. These twenty-eight exceptional watercolors, charcoals, and drawings from the 1960s to the...
2016_DC_SIPG_Harlem30DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Harlem Heroes: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten
Harlem Heroes: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten
August 26, 2016 – March 19, 2017
This installation, presented in celebration of the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, features thirty-nine images, all works from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s...
2016_DC_SIPG_Noguchi102DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern
Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern
November 11, 2016 – March 19, 2017
Location: 1st Floor, West
Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) was among the most innovative American sculptors of the twentieth century, creating works that were far ahead of his time. His design for Sculpture to Be Seen from Mars (1947)...
2017_DC_SIPG_Walker37DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)
Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)
October 13, 2017 – March 11, 2018
The Smithsonian American Art Museum presents the complete set of Kara Walker's print series, Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) for the first time since it was acquired in 2008....
2018_DC_SIPG_Love4Ward10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Kelsey Montague's "Love It Forward"
2013_DC_SIPG_LIP12DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Landscapes in Passing
Landscapes In Passing: Photographs by Steve Fitch, Robbert Flick, and Elaine Mayes
July 26, 2013 – January 20, 2014
The American landscape has inspired generations of artists, but the 48 photographs in this presentation— by Steve Fitch, Robbert Flick and Elaine Mayes— are a far cry from traditional...
2008_DC_SIPG_Local_Color13DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Local Color
Local Color: Washington Painting at Midcentury
Now through Oct. 13, 2008

Explore the expressive possibilities of color in this special installation of twenty-seven large-scale paintings from SAAM's permanent collection. Local Color: Washington Painting at Midcentury examines the cross influences of...
2017_DC_SIPG_Lumia37DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light
Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light
October 6, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light reveals this groundbreaking artist and his spellbinding light compositions for the first time in nearly fifty years. As early as 1919—well before the advent of consumer television...
2011_DC_SIPG_Chicago26DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Made in Chicago: The Koffler Collection
Made in Chicago: The Koffler Collection
August 12, 2011 - January 2, 2012
On view are 26 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper created by Chicago artists, including works by Roger Brown, Leon Golub, Theodore Halkin, Vera Klement, Ellen Lanyon, Jim Nutt, Ed Paschke, Barry Tinsley, and Ray Yoshida....
2015_DC_SIPG_Masterworks25DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Masterworks
Special Installation of 19 American Masterworks
April 17 through August 16, 2015
Nineteen major paintings lent from the private collection of Thelma and Melvin Lenkin of Chevy Chase, MD, will be on view on the second floor galleries of the museum as part of a special installation from April 17 through...
2015_DC_SIPG_Measured37DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Measured Perfection: Hiram Powers' Greek Slave
Measured Perfection: Hiram Powers' Greek Slave
July 3, 2015 – February 19, 2017
This one-gallery exhibition reveals the inner workings of the studio of Hiram Powers (1805-1873), who was among the most innovative sculptors of the nineteenth century, eagerly adapting long-standing sculpture traditions...
2013_DC_SIPG_Shaker10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Mount Lebanon Shaker Society
2011_DC_SIPG_Multi40DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Multiplicity
Multiplicity:
November 11, 2011 – March 11, 2012

Multiplicity features 83 works from the museum’s permanent collection by such outstanding contemporary artists as John Baldessari, John Cage, Vija Celmins, Chuck Close, R. Luke DuBois, Sol LeWitt, Brice Marden, Julie Mehretu, Martin Puryear, Susan...
2008_DC_SIPG_Obata10DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Obata's Yosemite
Obata's Yosemite
In 1927, Chiura Obata (1885–1975) visited Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada, where he made approximately 100 drawings in pencil, watercolor and sumi ink. Between 1928 and 1930, while Obata was in Tokyo, he transformed these California landscape watercolors and sketches into...
2013_DC_SIPG_Our_America48DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
October 25, 2013 – March 2, 2014
More than 90 works of art across all media by significant Latino artists active from the 1950s to today give voice to their broader American experience. Drawn from the museum’s pioneering permanent collection of Latino...
2014_DC_SIPG_Our_America24DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
October 25, 2013 – March 2, 2014
This exhibition reveals the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in the United States since the mid-twentieth century, when the concept of a collective Latino identity began to emerge. Drawn from the museum's...
2007_DC_SIPG_Top7DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Over the Top
Over the Top: American Posters from World War I (10/26/2007 - 02/03/2008):
The powerful imagery of war bond posters during World War I successfully called on Americans to support the war effort. Over the Top: American Posters from World War I presents 45 of these posters, from the collection of Thomas...
2016_DC_SIPG_Brooks41DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Romaine Brooks
Romaine Brooks
June 17, 2016 – October 2, 2016
Romaine Brooks (1874–1970) lived most of her life in Paris where she was a leading figure of an artistic counterculture of upper-class Europeans and American expatriates, many of whom were creative, bohemian, and homosexual. Brooks crafted an androgynous...
2014_DC_SIPG_Roby82DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Sara Roby Foundation Collection
Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection
February 28, 2014 – August 17, 2014
70 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper dating from the 1910s to the 1980s by such artists as Will Barnet, Isabel Bishop, Paul Cadmus, Arthur Dove, Nancy Grossman, Edward Hopper, Wolf Kahn, Yasuo...
2014_DC_SIPG_Singing162DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art
The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art
October 31, 2014 – February 22, 2015
Some 50 works by more than a dozen contemporary artists who employ avian imagery as a conduit for understanding contemporary culture are on view. The exhibition explores the following themes:
* How we...
2017_DC_SIPG_Tamayo70DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Tamayo: The New York Years
Tamayo: The New York Years
November 3, 2017 – March 18, 2018
Rufino Tamayo’s lushly colored paintings portraying modern Mexican subjects earned him widespread acclaim as an artist who balanced universal themes with a local sensibility. Tamayo (1899-1991) was drawn to New York City in the early...
2010_DC_SIPG_Rockwell9DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg
Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg
July 2, 2010 – January 2, 2011
NOTE: No photography was allowed in the exhibit so this is just pictures of the line to get in.
Two of America's best-known modern filmmakers -- George Lucas and Steven Spielberg...
2018_06_20A1_SIPG_Paglen208DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen
Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen
June 21, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Artist Trevor Paglen’s work explores surveillance, state secrecy, data collection, and the ways in which technology is altering humans’ relationship with the land around us. His subtly unnerving photographs are rooted in classical landscape... (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_SIPG_Watch_This4DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image
Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image
September 9, 2016 – March 6, 2017
Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image is a series of rotating exhibitions drawn from SAAM’s media arts collection.
This presentation of Watch This! is the fifth in the series and presents...
2015_DC_SIPG_Watch_This8DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Watch This! Revelations in Media Art
Watch This! Revelations in Media Art
April 24, 2015 – September 7, 2015
Creative and commercial innovations in hi-fidelity stereo, broadcast television, videotape and satellite technologies ignited a frenetic pace of social change through the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, simultaneously shattering and...
2006_DC_SIPG_Luce34DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Luce Foundation Center for American Art
2007_DC_SIPG_Luce58DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Luce Foundation Center for American Art
2008_DC_SIPG_Luce32DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Luce Foundation Center for American Art
Including a curator-led tour.
2012_DC_SIPG_Luce23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Luce Foundation Center for American Art
2006_DC_SIPG_Modern1DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art
2007_DC_SIPG_Modern52DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art
2008_DC_SIPG_Modern16DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art
Including the "Local Color" exhibit as well as the photographable graffiti portion of the Recognize exhibit.
2009_DC_SIPG_Modern45DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art
2011_DC_SIPG_Modern23DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art
2012_DC_SIPG_Modern11DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art
2013_DC_SIPG_Modern2DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art
2014_DC_SIPG_Modern54DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Modern Art
2017_DC_SIPG_JFK_VisPP_17050247DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Press Preview: American Visionary: John F. Kennedy's Life and Times
Press Preview for "American Visionary: John F. Kennedy's Life and Times"
Participants:
* Stephanie Stebich, The Margaret and Terry Stent Director
* John Jacob, McEvoy Family Curator for Photography
* Lawrence Schiller, exhibition organizer and curator, Wiener Schiller Productions
The...
2015_DC_SIPG_Penn_MP_15102248DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Press Preview: Irving Penn "Beyond Beauty" Exhibit
Press Preview for Irving Penn "Beyond Beauty" exhibit
Welcoming remarks by:
* Elizabeth (Betsy) Broun, The Margaret and Terry Stent Director
Guest Curatorial discussion by:
* Merry Foresta
2014_DC_SIPG_Singing_MP_14103032DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Press Preview: Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art Exhibit
2018_06_20B_SIPG_PaglenPP67DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Press Preview: Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen exhibit
Press preview for the exhibition “Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen”
Trevor Paglen is an award-winning artist whose work blurs the lines between art, science and investigative journalism to construct unfamiliar and at times unsettling ways to see and interpret the world around us. “Trevor Paglen: Sites... (Partially reviewed)
2018_DC_SIRG_Burning_AOD_18033040DC -- Renwick Gallery -- Opening Day: No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
Folks here included Stephanie Stebich, Betsy Broun, David Best (designed the Temple), Serge Beaulieu (of Hybycozo) (Deep Thought), Richard Wilks (Evotrope), and Christopher Schardt (Nova).
2008_DC_Lady_08032120Env Film Festival @ Reynolds Center -- Film Talk: -- "A Life: The Story of Lady Bird Johnson" (w/Sid Hart, Grace Guggenheim and Bess Abell)
"A Life: The Story of Lady Bird Johnson": The story of America’s most admired First Lady, and her lasting legacy to the nation, is celebrated in this film biography of Lady Bird Johnson. Our nation’s First Lady from 1963 through 1968, Lady Bird was a pioneer in the environmental movement, organizing a...
2012_DC_Muir_12032243Env Film Festival @ Reynolds Center -- Film Talk: "John Muir in the New World" (w/Catherine Tatge)
JOHN MUIR IN THE NEW WORLD (USA, 2011, 83 min.)
Preservationist, naturalist, author, explorer, activist, scientist and farmer John Muir (1838 – 1914) was all these things and more. Nearly a century after his death, this Scottish American is remembered and revered as the father of the environmental...
2008_DC_FotoRC24FotoWeek DC -- Images in Donald Reynolds Center's Kogod Courtyard
2015_DC_SIPG_ADA19Reynolds Center -- ADA steps
Honoring leaders of the Disability Rights Movement on steps across Washington DC.
On March 12, 1990, activists with disabilities abandoned their crutches and wheelchairs to pull themselves up the 83 stone steps at the Capitol Building and demanded passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. On July...
2015_DC_SIPG_Lincoln_15041430Reynolds Center -- Event: Lincoln 150th Event
Screening of Spielberg’s Lincoln
At the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery
Join us for a free screening at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery of Steven Spielberg’s 2012 film Lincoln.
Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in this revealing drama that focuses...
2006_DC_SIPG_Ceremony_06070152Reynolds Center -- Event: Opening -- Building Reopening Day Ceremony
Grand Opening Family Festival: Sponsored by Target: Celebrate the opening of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture with a fun-filled day of activities and music. Meet actors impersonating individuals from the collections, tour the galleries, and see the new Lunder Conservation...
2006_DC_SIPG_Opening_06070149Reynolds Center -- Event: Opening -- Building Reopening Day Events
2007_DC_SIPG_OpeningS_07111832Reynolds Center -- Event: Opening -- Kogod Courtyard -- Stage Events
Entertainers included:
- Jacques Johnson (Jazz ensemble)
- The Washington Chorus Outreach Singers (Variety of musical selections)
- Los Quetzales (Traditional Mexican dance ensemble)
- Crowtations (Motown puppet group)
- Doug McKelway Band (bluegrass)
- The Grandsons (Rock 'n' roll)
-...
2007_DC_SIPG_Opening_071118163Reynolds Center -- Event: Opening -- Kogod Courtyard (2007) -- Events
2011_DC_ExperimentO_11071466Reynolds Center -- Event: Opening Reception -- Great American Experiment Exhibit (donor event)
2011_DC_Ault_Opening_11031057Reynolds Center -- Event: Opening Reception -- "To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America"
2018_09_22A3_TechnologyFD_Etc40Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- All Else
Technology Family Day
Discover how technology and art intersect and influence our lives. Explore the Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen exhibition and then join us in the courtyard to learn binary code to create jewelry, see how game developers use pixels to create pictures, and hear music that turns... (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_America_Now_16070954Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- America Now
Join SAAM for the third and final program in this year’s exciting series that celebrates the ways Americans participate in our democracy—through art, music, storytelling, and service. The program features performances by D.C. hip-hop artist Tarica June, and bluegrass bands Steep Canyon Rangers and...
2016_DC_America_NowSS_160709108Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- America Now -- Seldom Scene
Join SAAM for the third and final program in this year’s exciting series that celebrates the ways Americans participate in our democracy—through art, music, storytelling, and service.
This page features the performance of ...
2016_DC_America_NowSCR_160709163Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- America Now -- Steep Canyon Rangers
Join SAAM for the third and final program in this year’s exciting series that celebrates the ways Americans participate in our democracy—through art, music, storytelling, and service.
This page features the performance of the ...
2016_DC_America_NowTJ_16070943Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- America Now -- Tarica June
Join SAAM for the third and final program in this year’s exciting series that celebrates the ways Americans participate in our democracy—through art, music, storytelling, and service.
This page features the performance of ...
2011_DC_Artstronaut_110813111Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Art-stronaut Family Day
Art-stronaut Family Day:
Reach for the stars with a family day that is out of this world! See how American inventiveness, as depicted in The Great American Hall of Wonders exhibition, led to the great leaps of science and technology behind space travel and flight. Try your hand at experiments and art...
2012_DC_Video_FD_12031713Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Art of Video Games Opening
2011_DC_Art_Trails_11102259Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Art Trails
Choose your own art-adventure on a trip through the halls of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Pick a theme, grab a guide, and discover a world of creativity and fun in the galleries! You'll meet friends along the way to tell you stories, play music for you, and help you find the clues you need to...
2012_DC_Art_Trails_12111014Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Art Trails
Art Trails Family Day:
Lace up your favorite pair of comfy sneakers as you prepare to explore the galleries of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Pick up a themed scavenger hunt and begin your trek through time, through space, and through art. You'll have to answer questions, solve puzzles, and look...
2018_05_12C_APacFD26Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Family Day
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Family Day
Bring the whole family for a day filled with art, performances from different regions, and a variety of crafting activities. Make a parol lantern from the Philippines, or a rubbing inspired by Korean artist Do Ho Suh: (Partially reviewed)
2012_DC_AsianFD_12050619Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a day centered on the exhibition “Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter.” The event includes music and dance performances and a range of hands-on activities about portraiture and identity. The Hirshhorn’s Artlab+...
2010_DC_Baseball_100814130Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Baseball (2010) (w/Sean Burnett and Adam Kennedy)
The Washington Nationals are coming to American Art and National Portrait Gallery for the fourth annual Baseball Family Day featuring craft activities and performances by Snowday! Come dressed in your favorite Nats’ gear for photo-ops with the players, from 12-1 p.m.
Sean Burnett and Adam Kennedy from...
2011_DC_Baseball_11070976Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Baseball (2011) (w/Todd Coffey and Alex Cora)
Nationals Baseball Family Day: Take me out to the museum! The American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery are pleased to welcome all to our fifth annual Baseball Family Day with the Washington Nationals Baseball Club. Come take your picture with ball players Todd Coffey and Alex Cora from noon...
2013_DC_BaseballFD_130810166Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Baseball (2013) (w/Scott Hairston and Chad Tracy)
Root for the home team! The National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum bring back the boys of summer to celebrate America's favorite pastime. Meet players from the Washington Nationals Baseball Club, take a picture, and create your own keepsake frame to remember the day.
Scott...
2018_09_22A1_TechnologyFD_BTT87Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Bash The Trash
Technology Family Day
Discover how technology and art intersect and influence our lives. Explore the Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen exhibition and then join us in the courtyard to learn binary code to create jewelry, see how game developers use pixels to create pictures, and hear music that turns... (Partially reviewed)
2014_DC_Beach_FD_Play_14080972Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Beach Party Family Festival -- Beach Balls and Kinetic Sand
Enjoy steel drum music from local DC band Oasis Island sounds and learn to hula with Kinikia from DC Hippodrome. There will be sand, shells, and sports for various summer crafts and games.
2014_DC_Beach_FD_Crafts_140809156Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Beach Party Family Festival -- Crafts
Enjoy steel drum music from local DC band Oasis Island sounds and learn to hula with Kinikia from DC Hippodrome. There will be sand, shells, and sports for various summer crafts and games.
2014_DC_Beach_FD_Kinikia_14080976Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Beach Party Family Festival -- Kinikia
Enjoy steel drum music from local DC band Oasis Island sounds and learn to hula with Kinikia from DC Hippodrome. There will be sand, shells, and sports for various summer crafts and games.
2014_DC_Beach_FD_Oasis_14080950Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Beach Party Family Festival -- Oasis Island Sounds
Enjoy steel drum music from local DC band Oasis Island Sounds and learn to hula with Kinikia from DC Hippodrome. There will be sand, shells, and sports for various summer crafts and games.
2012_DC_BHMFD_120204184Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Black History Month
Black History Month Family Day
One-Time Events Celebrate the start of Black History Month with a day of craft activities and live music for the whole family. Join us for a day of music, dance, a special tour of the related exhibition, and hands-on activities.
Throughout the day: Family books,...
2008_DC_Carnaval_Tour_08091310Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Carnaval del Corazon! -- Docent Tour
Pictures in this section were from the first part of a docent-led tour of Latino artist works in the museum.

Carnaval del Corazon! Family Day: Living in Many Worlds:
Bring the whole family to SAAM for an afternoon of celebrating Latino art and culture. Hands-on activities include learning how to...
2008_DC_Carnaval_Ent_08091362Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Carnaval del Corazon! -- Entertainers
Pictures in this section include two of the musical groups which performed at the event: Grupo Corozo (doing a bomba y plena performance) and Cantare.

Carnaval del Corazon! Family Day: Living in Many Worlds:
Bring the whole family to SAAM for an afternoon of celebrating Latino art and culture....
2008_DC_Carnaval_Main_080913154Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Carnaval del Corazon! -- Main
Pictures in this section are mostly the families doing art activities for the event.

Carnaval del Corazon! Family Day: Living in Many Worlds
Bring the whole family to SAAM for an afternoon of celebrating Latino art and culture. Hands-on activities include learning how to compose a plena and creating...
2008_DC_Carnaval_Vol_08091315Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Carnaval del Corazon! -- Volunteer Get-together
Pictures in this section consisted of a get-together orientation for volunteers for the event. I was totally confused, thinking I was getting in early for an event with Cheech Marin which was actually scheduled for October 4. Instead, I found myself with dedicated volunteers and, me having a camera and...
2011_DC_Chalk4Peace_11092470Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chalk4Piece
Join the American Art Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, and your friends outside on the F Street sidewalk for a day of chalk art, entertainment, and fun! Make your mark with chalk artist Michael Kirby and his team from Murals of Baltimore as they create a site-specific work in chalk.
2014_DC_CBlossomFD_Crafts_14041266Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Cherry Blossom -- Crafts
Cherry Blossom Family Festival
Spring has arrived! Celebrate D.C.’s famous cherry blossom season with floral-themed craft activities, live music, Japanese screen painting and a gardening demonstration from Smithsonian Gardens. Explore how Japanese art and culture have influenced American artists...
2014_DC_CBlossomFD_Kimono_14041267Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Cherry Blossom -- Kimono Demonstration
Cherry Blossom Family Festival
Spring has arrived! Celebrate D.C.’s famous cherry blossom season with floral-themed craft activities, live music, Japanese screen painting and a gardening demonstration from Smithsonian Gardens. Explore how Japanese art and culture have influenced American artists...
2014_DC_CBlossomFD_Drums_140412127Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Cherry Blossom -- Nen Daiko Taiko Drum Ensemble
Cherry Blossom Family Festival
Spring has arrived! Celebrate D.C.’s famous cherry blossom season with floral-themed craft activities, live music, Japanese screen painting and a gardening demonstration from Smithsonian Gardens. Explore how Japanese art and culture have influenced American artists...
2014_DC_CBlossomFD_Onoe_14041247Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Cherry Blossom -- Onoe Ryu Dancers
Cherry Blossom Family Festival
Spring has arrived! Celebrate D.C.’s famous cherry blossom season with floral-themed craft activities, live music, Japanese screen painting and a gardening demonstration from Smithsonian Gardens. Explore how Japanese art and culture have influenced American artists...
2009_DC_SAAMNY_090124160Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2009)
SAAM I Am - Happy Chinese New Year! SAAM invites the whole neighborhood to join us in celebrating the Chinese New Year in the heart of Chinatown. Festivities to bring in the Year of the Ox include the famous Lion Dance parade, performances by the Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe, and traditional martial...
2014_DC_CNY_FD_Costume_14012565Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2014) -- Chinese Student Arts and Performance Trouple, UMD (Folk Costume)
Celebrate the Year of the Horse with a fun and educational day for the whole family! Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of China, the day will begin with "awakening the Lion" for a Lion Dance performed by the Johns Hopkins University Yong Han Lion Dance group. Enjoy puppetry performances by the...
2014_DC_CNY_FD_Crafts_14012593Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2014) -- Crafts
Celebrate the Year of the Horse with a fun and educational day for the whole family! Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of China, the day will begin with "awakening the Lion" for a Lion Dance performed by the Johns Hopkins University Yong Han Lion Dance group. Enjoy puppetry performances by the...
2014_DC_CNY_FD_Dance_14012568Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2014) -- Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe (Dance)
Celebrate the Year of the Horse with a fun and educational day for the whole family! Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of China, the day will begin with "awakening the Lion" for a Lion Dance performed by the Johns Hopkins University Yong Han Lion Dance group. Enjoy puppetry performances by the...
2014_DC_CNY_FD_Misc_14012549Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2014) -- Miscellaneous
Celebrate the Year of the Horse with a fun and educational day for the whole family! Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of China, the day will begin with "awakening the Lion" for a Lion Dance performed by the Johns Hopkins University Yong Han Lion Dance group. Enjoy puppetry performances by the...
2014_DC_CNY_FD_Panda_14012523Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2014) -- Panda performer
Celebrate the Year of the Horse with a fun and educational day for the whole family! Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of China, the day will begin with "awakening the Lion" for a Lion Dance performed by the Johns Hopkins University Yong Han Lion Dance group. Enjoy puppetry performances by the...
2014_DC_CNY_FD_Puppets_14012572Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2014) -- Tianjin Arts Troupe (Puppets)
Celebrate the Year of the Horse with a fun and educational day for the whole family! Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of China, the day will begin with "awakening the Lion" for a Lion Dance performed by the Johns Hopkins University Yong Han Lion Dance group. Enjoy puppetry performances by the...
2014_DC_CNY_FD_Music_14012534Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2014) -- Washington Guzheng Society (Musicians)
Celebrate the Year of the Horse with a fun and educational day for the whole family! Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of China, the day will begin with "awakening the Lion" for a Lion Dance performed by the Johns Hopkins University Yong Han Lion Dance group. Enjoy puppetry performances by the...
2014_DC_CNY_FD_Lions_14012548Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2014) -- Yong Han Lion Dance Troupe
Celebrate the Year of the Horse with a fun and educational day for the whole family! Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of China, the day will begin with "awakening the Lion" for a Lion Dance performed by the Johns Hopkins University Yong Han Lion Dance group. Enjoy puppetry performances by the...
2015_DC_ChineseFD_Artists_15021450Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2015) -- Artists
Chinese New Year Family Festival
This program is presented in partnership with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.
American Art is proud to open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community in celebration of the 2015 Lunar New Year! Help us bring in the year of the sheep with an afternoon of...
2015_DC_ChineseFD_Cere_150214134Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2015) -- Ceremony
Chinese New Year Family Festival
This program is presented in partnership with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.
American Art is proud to open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community in celebration of the 2015 Lunar New Year! Help us bring in the year of the sheep with an afternoon of...
2015_DC_ChineseFD_Crafts_15021453Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2015) -- Crafts
Chinese New Year Family Festival
This program is presented in partnership with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.
American Art is proud to open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community in celebration of the 2015 Lunar New Year! Help us bring in the year of the sheep with an afternoon of...
2015_DC_ChineseFD_Else_15021436Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2015) -- Everything else
Chinese New Year Family Festival
This program is presented in partnership with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.
American Art is proud to open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community in celebration of the 2015 Lunar New Year! Help us bring in the year of the sheep with an afternoon of...
2015_DC_ChineseFD_Fairfax_15021458Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2015) -- Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe
Chinese New Year Family Festival
This program is presented in partnership with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.
American Art is proud to open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community in celebration of the 2015 Lunar New Year! Help us bring in the year of the sheep with an afternoon of...
2015_DC_ChineseFD_Lions_15021447Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2015) -- Lions
Chinese New Year Family Festival
This program is presented in partnership with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.
American Art is proud to open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community in celebration of the 2015 Lunar New Year! Help us bring in the year of the sheep with an afternoon of...
2015_DC_ChineseFD_Shaanxi_15021472Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2015) -- Shaanxi Folk Arts Group
Chinese New Year Family Festival
This program is presented in partnership with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.
American Art is proud to open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community in celebration of the 2015 Lunar New Year! Help us bring in the year of the sheep with an afternoon of...
2016_DC_ChineseFD_Acro_160130196Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2016) -- Acrobatics by Henan Performance Group
Join SAAM as we open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community to celebrate the 2016 Lunar New Year! Help us "awaken the lion" and ring in the year of the monkey with fun craft activities, traditional performances, artists, and demonstrations.
Full Schedule of Events:
* Lion Awakening Ceremony and...
2016_DC_ChineseFD_Cere_16013045Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2016) -- Ceremony
Join SAAM as we open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community to celebrate the 2016 Lunar New Year! Help us "awaken the lion" and ring in the year of the monkey with fun craft activities, traditional performances, artists, and demonstrations.
Full Schedule of Events:
* Lion Awakening Ceremony and...
2016_DC_ChineseFD_Crafts_16013089Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2016) -- Crafts
Join SAAM as we open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community to celebrate the 2016 Lunar New Year! Help us "awaken the lion" and ring in the year of the monkey with fun craft activities, traditional performances, artists, and demonstrations.
Full Schedule of Events:
* Lion Awakening Ceremony and...
2016_DC_ChineseFD_Else_16013033Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2016) -- Everything Else
Join SAAM as we open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community to celebrate the 2016 Lunar New Year! Help us "awaken the lion" and ring in the year of the monkey with fun craft activities, traditional performances, artists, and demonstrations.
Full Schedule of Events:
* Lion Awakening Ceremony and...
2016_DC_ChineseFD_Lions_16013073Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2016) -- Lions
Join SAAM as we open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community to celebrate the 2016 Lunar New Year! Help us "awaken the lion" and ring in the year of the monkey with fun craft activities, traditional performances, artists, and demonstrations.
Full Schedule of Events:
* Lion Awakening Ceremony and...
2016_DC_ChineseFD_Music_16013043Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2016) -- Music by Henan Performance Group
Join SAAM as we open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community to celebrate the 2016 Lunar New Year! Help us "awaken the lion" and ring in the year of the monkey with fun craft activities, traditional performances, artists, and demonstrations.
Full Schedule of Events:
* Lion Awakening Ceremony and...
2016_DC_CNY_Setup_16012950Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2016) -- Setup
2017_DC_ChineseFD_Acro_170128195Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2017) -- Acrobats
Join SAAM as we open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community for the 2017 Lunar New Year and celebrate the Year of the Rooster! Help us "awaken the lion" and ring in the New Year. Enjoy a variety of activities and demonstrations throughout the day including: traditional paper cutting; bristle dolls;...
2017_DC_ChineseFD_Crafts_17012855Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2017) -- Crafts and Miscellaneous
Join SAAM as we open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community for the 2017 Lunar New Year and celebrate the Year of the Rooster! Help us "awaken the lion" and ring in the New Year. Enjoy a variety of activities and demonstrations throughout the day including: traditional paper cutting; bristle dolls;...
2017_DC_ChineseFD_Lions_17012893Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2017) -- Lion Awakening Ceremony and Visitors
Join SAAM as we open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community for the 2017 Lunar New Year and celebrate the Year of the Rooster! Help us "awaken the lion" and ring in the New Year. Enjoy a variety of activities and demonstrations throughout the day including: traditional paper cutting; bristle dolls;...
2017_DC_ChineseFD_Music_17012890Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Chinese New Year (2017) -- Music
Join SAAM as we open our doors to the Chinatown and DC community for the 2017 Lunar New Year and celebrate the Year of the Rooster! Help us "awaken the lion" and ring in the New Year. Enjoy a variety of activities and demonstrations throughout the day including: traditional paper cutting; bristle dolls;...
2013_DC_CivilWar_FD_130309235Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Civil War
Civil War Family Day: Join the troops who have set up camp in the Kogod Courtyard for an afternoon of crafts, games, and music, including silhouette art, period photography, and a scavenger hunt, all inspired by popular activities during the Civil War.
Also included here:
* Susquehanna Travellers...
2013_DC_Collage_FD_13041346Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Collage
Gluing and cutting won't be the only way you can collage at this Family Day! Come enjoy a game of collage roulette, with mystery pieces and a surprise design. For a totally new experience, a DJ will layer and mix tunes to create an audio collage while you work on crafts and projects the whole family...
2010_DC_Communities_10052263Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Communities: Best of D.C.
Communities: Best of DC Family Day:
The current exhibition Portraiture Now: Communities is the source of inspiration for a family day event that includes local student talent, with music by the Sitar Center and Oyster Bilingual Elementary School, a student artwork display from Oyster Bilingual and...
2013_DC_DeadFD_131102175Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Day of the Dead
Explore the museum’s new Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art exhibition and celebrate the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos).
Enjoy performances at noon and 2 p.m. by Bailes de Mi Tierra and try out craft activities, including making paper marigolds, papel picado (a decorative...
2016_DC_MuertosFD_161105136Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Dia de los Muertos
Dia de los Muertos Family Day
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with SAAM. Enjoy traditional Mexican folk dance performances throughout the day, add your own artwork to our mural, and leave your handmade ofrendas (offerings) including paper marigolds, calaveras (skull masks), and paper...
2018_10_27A1_MuertosFD_Else122Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Dia de los Muertos -- All else
Dia de los Muertos Family Day
Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with SAAM! Enjoy Mexican folk dance performances throughout the day and leave your handmade ofrendas (offerings) including paper marigolds, calaveras (skull masks), and paper monarch butterflies on our Day of the Dead... (Partially reviewed)
2018_10_27B1_MuertosFD_Ballet195Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Dia de los Muertos -- Ballet Folklorico Mi Herencia Mexicana
Dia de los Muertos Family Day
Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with SAAM! Enjoy Mexican folk dance performances throughout the day and leave your handmade ofrendas (offerings) including paper marigolds, calaveras (skull masks), and paper monarch butterflies on our Day of the Dead... (Partially reviewed)
2018_10_27A3_MuertosFD_MADC33Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Dia de los Muertos -- Mariachi Aguila DC
Dia de los Muertos Family Day
Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with SAAM! Enjoy Mexican folk dance performances throughout the day and leave your handmade ofrendas (offerings) including paper marigolds, calaveras (skull masks), and paper monarch butterflies on our Day of the Dead... (Partially reviewed)
2010_DC_Earth_FD_100417148Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Earth Day
Family Day: Earth Day Celebration:
Celebrate Earth Day in conjunction with the opening of the Running Fence exhibition with live performances and interactive storytelling. Have fun making eco-friendly woven placemats, fabric collages, decorating tote bags, and even helping to make a community...
2010_DC_Elvis21_101106125Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Elvis at 21
Elvis at 21 Family Day
This family day, inspired by the exhibition, "Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer" will feature performances of Elvis’ early music by local tribute artist Will Debley and band Blue Steele. Visitors will enjoy hands-on craft activities; book reading and discussion as...
2010_DC_Elvis_10012370Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Elvis Is in the Building!
Elvis Is in the Building!

Join the Portrait Gallery for an afternoon celebrating the seventy-fifth anniversary of the birth of the King of Rock and Roll—Elvis Presley! The program will include gallery talks in the exhibition “Echoes of Elvis”; a discussion and book signing by George Klein, author...
2014_DC_FallFD_141011216Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Fall Family Day (2014)
Celebrate the changing seasons with stilt walkers, ghost stories, and a performance by the Banjo Man, Frank Cassel. Enjoy fall-themed craft activities or a scavenger hunt to find autumn scenes in the museum's galleries.
2015_DC_FallFD_Crafts_15091262Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Fall Family Day (2015) -- Crafts
Celebrate the start of the fall season at American Art with an afternoon of festive activities and performers including: face painting, scavenger hunts, craft making, stilt walkers and a "cake walk".
Join local artist Susan Goldman in a printmaking workshop or kick up your heels to lively Americana...
2015_DC_FallFD_Printing_15091287Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Fall Family Day (2015) -- Printmaking
Celebrate the start of the fall season at American Art with an afternoon of festive activities and performers including: face painting, scavenger hunts, craft making, stilt walkers and a "cake walk".
Join local artist Susan Goldman in a printmaking workshop or kick up your heels to lively Americana...
2015_DC_FallFD_Music_15091297Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Fall Family Day (2015) -- RockCandy Cloggers
Celebrate the start of the fall season at American Art with an afternoon of festive activities and performers including: face painting, scavenger hunts, craft making, stilt walkers and a "cake walk".
Join local artist Susan Goldman in a printmaking workshop or kick up your heels to lively Americana...
2014_DC_ReunionFD_140614157Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Family Reunion Celebration
Summer is the perfect time to reconnect with family members near and far. The American Art Museum welcomes families to come and create memory books, make art collages, design patriotic scratch-offs, receive photos from our photo booth and our specially designed tattoos of items in the museum’s...
2013_DC_FarmFD_130112123Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Farm-to-Table
Farm-to-Table Family Day:
The American Art Museum joins the National Portrait Gallery's second farm-to-table event. Enjoy live music, learn about the "slow food" movement from local community organizations, and participate in hands-on activities that get your hands a little dirty. You'll be ready to...
2013_DC_FarmFD_RICO_13011291Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Farm-to-Table -- Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra
Farm-to-Table Family Day:
The American Art Museum joins the National Portrait Gallery's second farm-to-table event. Enjoy live music, learn about the "slow food" movement from local community organizations, and participate in hands-on activities that get your hands a little dirty. You'll be ready to...
2010_DC_Food_In_Art_10112090Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Food in Art
Food in Art Family Day:
As Thanksgiving approaches, discover how food has been a source of inspiration for artists in our collection. Try a scavenger hunt through the galleries or sketch out the decoration for your own delicious cake. Decorate your own apron and pick up a recipe for frosting inspired...
2009_DC_Frontier_091114103Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Frontier!
Family Day - Frontier!
Take off with American Art and the Portrait Gallery as we journey out to the Western Frontier. Dress up like Annie Oakley or George Catlin for a photo-op and make corn-husk dolls and dream catchers to take with you. Our scavenger hunt through the art galleries will be your map to...
2015_DC_GamerFD_150815156Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Gamer Family Festival
Gamer Family Festival
Imagine a whole day inspired by the video games in the museum’s collection! Play the game Flower; create pixel art and other crafts; catch up with our partners at MAGFest, who will be bringing multiple console stations and games including Pong, Duck Hunt, Sonic Adventure 2, Super...
2015_DC_GamerFDP_15081556Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Gamer Family Festival -- Performance by Mega Ran and K-Murdock
Gamer Family Festival
Imagine a whole day inspired by the video games in the museum’s collection! Play the game Flower; create pixel art and other crafts; catch up with our partners at MAGFest, who will be bringing multiple console stations and games including Pong, Duck Hunt, Sonic Adventure 2, Super...
2015_DC_HalloweenFDC_151017122Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Halloween -- Crafts
Ghosts and goblins and witches, oh my! Get in the Halloween spirit with spooky craft activities, scavenger hunts, and live music and performances. Whether in new costume or an old favorite, all are welcome to arrive wearing their Halloween best!
This program is generously supported by Booz Allen...
2015_DC_HalloweenFDJ_15101793Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Halloween -- Junk Man
Ghosts and goblins and witches, oh my! Get in the Halloween spirit with spooky craft activities, scavenger hunts, and live music and performances. Whether in new costume or an old favorite, all are welcome to arrive wearing their Halloween best!
This program is generously supported by Booz Allen...
2015_DC_HalloweenFDM_15101740Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Halloween -- Magician
Ghosts and goblins and witches, oh my! Get in the Halloween spirit with spooky craft activities, scavenger hunts, and live music and performances. Whether in new costume or an old favorite, all are welcome to arrive wearing their Halloween best!
This program is generously supported by Booz Allen...
2014_DC_HispanicFD_140913155Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Hispanic Heritage Family Festival
Hispanic Heritage Family Festival/Día para la familia
Bring the whole family to the Smithsonian’s kickoff celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month! Held in conjunction with the exhibition Portraiture Now: Staging the Self, the day includes musical performances, interactive demonstrations, arts and...
2017_DC_HispanicFD_BF_171007140Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Hispanic Heritage Month Family Day -- Ballet Folklorico Mi Herencia Mexicana
Hispanic Heritage Month Family Day
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at SAAM! Dance in the courtyard, create colorful crafts, and participate in a museum-wide scavenger hunt! Discover works by Latino artists, which are part of a major initiative at SAAM to build a significant collection of Latino art...
2017_DC_HispanicFD_CA_17100719Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Hispanic Heritage Month Family Day -- Cantare
Hispanic Heritage Month Family Day
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at SAAM! Dance in the courtyard, create colorful crafts, and participate in a museum-wide scavenger hunt! Discover works by Latino artists, which are part of a major initiative at SAAM to build a significant collection of Latino art...
2017_DC_HispanicFD_M_17100792Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Hispanic Heritage Month Family Day -- Crafts etc
Hispanic Heritage Month Family Day
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at SAAM! Dance in the courtyard, create colorful crafts, and participate in a museum-wide scavenger hunt! Discover works by Latino artists, which are part of a major initiative at SAAM to build a significant collection of Latino art...
2018_12_01B4_BalletFD_Else30Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Holiday Ballet Family Day -- Crafts and Face Painting
Celebrate the holidays with SAAM and The Washington Ballet. Acclaimed Artistic Director Julie Kent gives an introduction of how the ballet of the nation's capital puts on their annual performance of The Nutcracker before dancers perform excerpts from the charming holiday classic.
Enjoy making festive,... (Partially reviewed)
2018_12_01B1_BalletFD_Perf156Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Holiday Ballet Family Day -- Performances
Celebrate the holidays with SAAM and The Washington Ballet. Acclaimed Artistic Director Julie Kent gives an introduction of how the ballet of the nation's capital puts on their annual performance of The Nutcracker before dancers perform excerpts from the charming holiday classic.
Enjoy making festive,... (Partially reviewed)
2009_DC_Cards_09121231Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Holiday Cards
On Dec. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m., the Archives will offer visitors the chance to turn their holiday inspiration into cards. Artist Ed Bisese, who makes his annual holiday card, will describe his process and then guide participants in creating mail-ready works of art.
2013_DC_HolidayFD_13121485Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Holiday Festival
Come in from the cold and celebrate the holidays with us! Stop by our craft tables to make a wintry art project. We'll also have themed scavenger hunts, hot apple cider, and festive music to get you into the holiday spirit.
2015_DC_Italian_FDCH_15120535Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Italian Holiday Family Festival (2015) -- Capital Hearings
Co-sponsor: Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute
Celebrate the wonders of the holiday season and Italian culture. Enjoy colorful performances by The Italian Fairy and traditional Italian bagpipers, the lively theatrics of a commedia dell’arte troupe, festive craft activities, face...
2015_DC_Italian_FDC_15120541Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Italian Holiday Family Festival (2015) -- Crafts and other
Co-sponsor: Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute
Celebrate the wonders of the holiday season and Italian culture. Enjoy colorful performances by The Italian Fairy and traditional Italian bagpipers, the lively theatrics of a commedia dell’arte troupe, festive craft activities, face...
2015_DC_Italian_FDF_15120540Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Italian Holiday Family Festival (2015) -- FLUSSO dance project
Co-sponsor: Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute
Celebrate the wonders of the holiday season and Italian culture. Enjoy colorful performances by The Italian Fairy and traditional Italian bagpipers, the lively theatrics of a commedia dell’arte troupe, festive craft activities, face...
2015_DC_Italian_FDIF_15120547Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Italian Holiday Family Festival (2015) -- Italian Fairy
Co-sponsor: Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute
Celebrate the wonders of the holiday season and Italian culture. Enjoy colorful performances by The Italian Fairy and traditional Italian bagpipers, the lively theatrics of a commedia dell’arte troupe, festive craft activities, face...
2015_DC_Italian_FDZ_15120525Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Italian Holiday Family Festival (2015) -- Zampognari (Italian Pipes)
Co-sponsor: Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute
Celebrate the wonders of the holiday season and Italian culture. Enjoy colorful performances by The Italian Fairy and traditional Italian bagpipers, the lively theatrics of a commedia dell’arte troupe, festive craft activities, face...
2014_DC_Italian_FD_141213228Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Italian Holiday Festival (2014)
Celebrate the holiday season with the American Art Museum, the Embassy of Italy, and the Italian Cultural Institute. Enjoy seasonal music and costumed performers that embody Italian culture, and join us as we make festive arts and crafts you can keep for yourself or give to your loved ones. Author...
2016_DC_Italian_FD3_16121032Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Italian Holiday Festival (2016) -- Commedia dell’Arte with Faction of Fools Theatre Company
Italian Holiday Festival
There's no place like SAAM for the holidays. To celebrate the vibrant culture of Italy, Simona Rodano returns as The Italian Fairy to engage kids with the beauty of her native language. Along with winter-themed crafts and holiday photo ops, she’ll be joined by The Washington...
2016_DC_Italian_FD_16121038Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Italian Holiday Festival (2016) -- Crafts etc
Italian Holiday Festival
There's no place like SAAM for the holidays. To celebrate the vibrant culture of Italy, Simona Rodano returns as The Italian Fairy to engage kids with the beauty of her native language. Along with winter-themed crafts and holiday photo ops, she’ll be joined by The Washington...
2016_DC_Italian_FD4_16121069Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Italian Holiday Festival (2016) -- Italian Fairy
Italian Holiday Festival
There's no place like SAAM for the holidays. To celebrate the vibrant culture of Italy, Simona Rodano returns as The Italian Fairy to engage kids with the beauty of her native language. Along with winter-themed crafts and holiday photo ops, she’ll be joined by The Washington...
2016_DC_Italian_FD2_16121047Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Italian Holiday Festival (2016) -- The Washington School of Ballet
Italian Holiday Festival
There's no place like SAAM for the holidays. To celebrate the vibrant culture of Italy, Simona Rodano returns as The Italian Fairy to engage kids with the beauty of her native language. Along with winter-themed crafts and holiday photo ops, she’ll be joined by The Washington...
2012_DC_JAMminFD_12042867Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- JAM-min'
American Art celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM)! Baltimore Jazz Alliance’s Jazz for Kids band presents an introduction to jazz music, with a family-friendly mini-concert including audience participation. Children can also visit a “petting zoo” of musical instruments, where they try out some or all...
2009_DC_SAAM_JAM_09040450Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Jazz Appreciation Month
SAAM I Am - JAM at SAAM Family Day:
April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), and we will bebop and toe-tap to the beat. Musicians from Baltimore Jazz Alliance’s Jazz for Kids program will provide instruction and encourage experimentation with nine different musical instruments. Everyone is invited to...
2018_DC_SAAM_JAM_18040737Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Jazz Family Day
Come and jam at SAAM during Jazz Appreciation Month! SAAM celebrates jazz’s influence on artists with activities and performances. Improvise with your own jazz-themed crafts, complete a swinging scavenger hunt, and bop to jazz performances throughout the day.
Listen to a range of jazz songs from Billie...
2010_DC_SAAM_MLK_10010938Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Martin Luther King Jr.
Family Day: Martin Luther King Jr.
Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ...Have fun making a handprint wreath and a sampler after quilts used to help slaves as they made their way to freedom.
2014_DC_MothersFD_140510151Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Mother's Day
Celebrate your family and the caregivers in your life during this family day. Make portraits of your loved ones like the ones artist Fasanella did of his parents; create a bouquet of paper flowers to give to someone special; and make a decorative family tree to display in your home with artist Alyson...
2012_DC_Multiprints_120121130Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Multi-Prints Family Day
Press, stamp, and rub to make an artistic impression during this printmaking family day. Artists from George Mason University will demonstrate a variety of printing techniques to kids of all ages, who can then visit our workshop tables to create a print of their own to take home!
2016_DC_OlympicFD2_16082033Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Olympic Celebration -- Aniekan Udofia
The Olympics may be in Rio de Janeiro, but you can join the festivities right here at SAAM! Listen to the Samba-Reggae rhythms of Afro-Brazilian drum band, Batalá, or enjoy crafts and games that celebrate the culture of Rio and the athletes competing in the 2016 Olympic Games. Whatever your sport, you...
2016_DC_OlympicFD3_16082091Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Olympic Celebration -- Batalá
The Olympics may be in Rio de Janeiro, but you can join the festivities right here at SAAM! Listen to the Samba-Reggae rhythms of Afro-Brazilian drum band, Batalá, or enjoy crafts and games that celebrate the culture of Rio and the athletes competing in the 2016 Olympic Games. Whatever your sport, you...
2016_DC_OlympicFD_16082051Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Olympic Celebration -- Crafts
The Olympics may be in Rio de Janeiro, but you can join the festivities right here at SAAM! Listen to the Samba-Reggae rhythms of Afro-Brazilian drum band, Batalá, or enjoy crafts and games that celebrate the culture of Rio and the athletes competing in the 2016 Olympic Games. Whatever your sport, you...
2010_DC_PeanutsFD_101002148Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Peanuts
The museum hosts a friends-and-family day for all ages with programs inspired by Charles M. Schulz and his characters from Peanuts:
• Snoopy is available for photographs.
• Joe Wos, cartoonist-in-residence at the Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California, offers workshops throughout the day.
• Sean...
2018_09_22A2_TechnologyFD_PTR38Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Pepper the Robot
Technology Family Day
Discover how technology and art intersect and influence our lives. Explore the Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen exhibition and then join us in the courtyard to learn binary code to create jewelry, see how game developers use pixels to create pictures, and hear music that turns... (Partially reviewed)
2009_DC_Pinball_09103172Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Pinball in the courtyard
Tilt! Learn everything you ever wanted to know about pinball machines with collector and historian David Silverman. Then join us in the courtyard to test your skills on his one-of-a-kind pinball machines. Lecture at 3 p.m., game playing follows.
2018_DC_PresFD_18021760Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day
Celebrate President's Day and fifty years of our hallmark exhibition America's Presidents with live music, art activities, tours with historians, and a special appearance by Washington Nationals' Running Presidents. Also featured was music from the past five decades: "Original" Moonligjhters band....
2009_DC_PresFFD_09021488Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day (2009)
Join us for the fourth annual Presidential Family Fun day at the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum to honor America's presidents. Some of the activities scheduled for this Presidents' Day holiday weekend extravaganza include fife-and-drum music, a children's choral group,...
2010_DC_PresFD_100213181Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day (2010)
Family Day: Presidents Day:
Join us for the fifth annual Presidential Family Day at American Art and the National Portrait Gallery! Music, storytelling, hands-on art projects, a scavenger hunt, and encounters with several “special guests” are just some of the activities scheduled for this lively...
2011_DC_PresFD_110219120Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day (2011)
The National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum celebrate our nation’s presidents with a day full of craft activities, performances, and scavenger hunts. Make a "Happy Presidents' Day Card" to send to the White House, or dress up as a future President and get your official portrait taken. You can...
2012_DC_PresFD_120218147Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day (2012)
Bring the whole family to celebrate President’s Day by joining the festivities inside the Kogod Courtyard!
The celebration, suited for all ages, will feature art exhibitions, musical performances, hands-on activities, and a talk by Sushmita Mazumdar, author of "Looking for Presidents."

Family Fun...
2013_DC_PresFD_130216150Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day (2013)
Start off your Presidents' Day weekend at a patriotic family day at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery. Enjoy a variety of crafts and performances dedicated to our nation's past leaders. Stick around to meet some special guests, and pose for your own Presidential...
2014_DC_PresFD_140215306Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day (2014)
Presented by the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum.
This program is sponsored in part by the Reinsch Family Education Endowment.
Activities will take place in the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard unless otherwise noted.
Hands-on activities:
* Dress up and add yourself...
2015_DC_PresFD_Crafts_15021529Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day (2015) -- Crafts etc
Presidential Family Fun Day
Celebrate President’s Day weekend during a patriotic family day at the National Portrait Gallery. Enjoy a variety of crafts and performances dedicated to our nation’s famous past-leaders.
Meet Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in person and enjoy several art...
2015_DC_PresFD_GWAL_15021522Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day (2015) -- George Washington and Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Family Fun Day
Celebrate President’s Day weekend during a patriotic family day at the National Portrait Gallery. Enjoy a variety of crafts and performances dedicated to our nation’s famous past-leaders.
Meet Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in person and enjoy several art...
2015_DC_PresFD_Corps_15021589Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day (2015) -- Linton Hall Fife and Drum Corps
Presidential Family Fun Day
Celebrate President’s Day weekend during a patriotic family day at the National Portrait Gallery. Enjoy a variety of crafts and performances dedicated to our nation’s famous past-leaders.
Meet Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in person and enjoy several art...
2015_DC_PresFD_Heads_15021558Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day (2015) -- Washington Nationals' Racing Presidents
Presidential Family Fun Day
Celebrate President’s Day weekend during a patriotic family day at the National Portrait Gallery. Enjoy a variety of crafts and performances dedicated to our nation’s famous past-leaders.
Meet Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in person and enjoy several art...
2016_DC_PresFD_Crafts_16021383Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day (2016) -- Crafts
Presidential Family Fun Day
Visitors and their families can celebrate American commanders-in-chief over Presidents Day weekend at the Family Fun Day. From calligraphy workshops to scavenger hunts, games, music and hands-on activities, there will be something for everyone.
Performances covered:
*...
2016_DC_PresFD_Corps_160213148Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day (2016) -- Linton Hall Fife and Drum Corps
Presidential Family Fun Day
Visitors and their families can celebrate American commanders-in-chief over Presidents Day weekend at the Family Fun Day. From calligraphy workshops to scavenger hunts, games, music and hands-on activities, there will be something for everyone.
Performances covered on this...
2016_DC_PresFD_Racing_16021364Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Presidential Family Fun Day (2016) -- Racing Presidents
Presidential Family Fun Day
Visitors and their families can celebrate American commanders-in-chief over Presidents Day weekend at the Family Fun Day. From calligraphy workshops to scavenger hunts, games, music and hands-on activities, there will be something for everyone.
Performances covered on this...
2017_DC_CBlossomFD_Misc_17032557Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- SAAM Cherry Blossom -- Crafts and Miscellaneous
SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration
Join SAAM and the National Cherry Blossom Festival for a celebration of Japanese culture! A taiko drumming performance kicks off the day, followed by Japanese music and dance performances, face painting, and cherry blossom themed crafts. Make your own tatebanko (a...
2017_DC_CBlossomFD_Music_17032538Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- SAAM Cherry Blossom -- Japanese Musical Performance
SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration
Join SAAM and the National Cherry Blossom Festival for a celebration of Japanese culture! A taiko drumming performance kicks off the day, followed by Japanese music and dance performances, face painting, and cherry blossom themed crafts. Make your own tatebanko (a...
2017_DC_CBlossomFD_Drums_170325192Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- SAAM Cherry Blossom -- Taiko Drumming by Nen Daiko
SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration
Join SAAM and the National Cherry Blossom Festival for a celebration of Japanese culture! A taiko drumming performance kicks off the day, followed by Japanese music and dance performances, face painting, and cherry blossom themed crafts. Make your own tatebanko (a...
2017_DC_CBlossomFD_Dance_17032549Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- SAAM Cherry Blossom -- Traditional Dance by Onoe Ryu
SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration
Join SAAM and the National Cherry Blossom Festival for a celebration of Japanese culture! A taiko drumming performance kicks off the day, followed by Japanese music and dance performances, face painting, and cherry blossom themed crafts. Make your own tatebanko (a...
2016_DC_CBlossomFD_Crafts_16040963Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration -- Crafts
SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration
Join SAAM for a celebration of Japanese culture and the arrival of the cherry blossoms! A taiko drumming performance kicks off the afternoon, followed by other traditional Japanese music and dance, face painting, and cherry-blossom themed crafts. Colleagues from the...
2016_DC_CBlossomFD_JMP_16040947Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration -- Japanese Musical Performance
SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration
Join SAAM for a celebration of Japanese culture and the arrival of the cherry blossoms! A taiko drumming performance kicks off the afternoon, followed by other traditional Japanese music and dance, face painting, and cherry-blossom themed crafts. Colleagues from the...
2016_DC_CBlossomFD_SSM_160409109Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration -- Shizumi Shigeto Manale
SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration
Join SAAM for a celebration of Japanese culture and the arrival of the cherry blossoms! A taiko drumming performance kicks off the afternoon, followed by other traditional Japanese music and dance, face painting, and cherry-blossom themed crafts. Colleagues from the...
2016_DC_CBlossomFD_Taiko_160409179Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration -- Taiko Drumming by Nen Daiko
SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration
Join SAAM for a celebration of Japanese culture and the arrival of the cherry blossoms! A taiko drumming performance kicks off the afternoon, followed by other traditional Japanese music and dance, face painting, and cherry-blossom themed crafts. Colleagues from the...
2017_DC_SafariFD2_170916101Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- SAAM on Safari -- Bowen McCauley Dancers
Family Day: SAAM on Safari
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to venture on a jungle safari? Take a walk on the wild side with SAAM and find out! Challenge yourself with a photo scavenger hunt—see if you can spot the animals hiding throughout the museum. Make your own binoculars at one of the...
2017_DC_SafariFD_17091633Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- SAAM on Safari -- Crafts
Family Day: SAAM on Safari
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to venture on a jungle safari? Take a walk on the wild side with SAAM and find out! Challenge yourself with a photo scavenger hunt—see if you can spot the animals hiding throughout the museum. Make your own binoculars at one of the...
2016_DC_SummerFD_160618179Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Summer in the City
Looking to stay cool this summer? Come and celebrate the hottest season in our indoor courtyard. With water scrims to play in, steel drums by Oasis Island Sounds to dance to, and crafts and games for the whole family, what’s not to love about summer
in the city!
Performance Schedule:
Noon-1 p.m.:...
2008_DC_SAAMTH_08110840Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Thanksgiving Family Festival (2008)
Hungry for turkey? Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we are celebrating food and friends at SAAM I Am. Join us for a reading of A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Batman and then go on a Food in Art scavenger hunt to find some of your favorite holiday treats in artworks all around the museum....
2014_DC_TGiving_FD_141115168Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Thanksgiving Family Festival (2014)
Every Turkey Day celebration needs a well-dressed table! Start at the museum and make your very own Thanksgiving Day decorations to display. Learn to contra dance with caller Anna Rain and live music with Callithump featuring Glyn Collinson, David Knight, and Andrew Marcus. Then create your centerpiece,...
2016_DC_BigTopFD_AC_161022164Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Under the Big Top Family Day (Acrobatic Conundrum)
Under the Big Top Family Day
The circus is in town! SAAM takes you under the Big Top for an afternoon of dazzling feats with performers from Acrobatic Conundrum (we hope you’re not afraid of heights!) Try your hand at carnival games, grab a tasty bag of popcorn, or make a mask inspired by your favorite...
2016_DC_BigTopFD_16102299Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Under the Big Top Family Day (Except Acrobatic Conundrum)
Under the Big Top Family Day
The circus is in town! SAAM takes you under the Big Top for an afternoon of dazzling feats with performers from Acrobatic Conundrum (we hope you’re not afraid of heights!) Try your hand at carnival games, grab a tasty bag of popcorn, or make a mask inspired by your favorite...
2009_DC_Warholapalooza_09062053Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Warholapalooza
Warholapalooza: Make a piece of art in the style of Andy Warhol and Marcel Duchamp. Including a book reading in the Kogod Courtyard with James Warhola, Andy Warhol’s nephew and author of "Uncle Andy's: A Faabbbulous Visit with Andy Warhol," followed by a book signing in the G Street lobby. The book may...
2010_DC_Prints_10012328Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- What's It All Mean To Make Prints
Workshop: What’s It All Mean to Make Prints
Do you know the difference between a lithograph and a serigraph print? Join us for an informative session on printmaking led by Susan Goldman and her colleagues from George Mason University’s Art and Visual Technology Department. Help design a collaborative...
2009_DC_WileyFD_091003124Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- William Wiley
Help us welcome artist William Wiley to the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Wiley will perform his own music for audiences of all ages. In between attending Improv for Kids workshops and playing the pinball machines, you can create pinball paintings and design your own buttons.
2015_DC_Winter_FD_150110162Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Winter Festival
Don’t fly south for the winter, flock to the museum! Join us for feathery fun as the whole family enjoys crafting for the birds to celebrate The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art, including a printmaking workshop with Lily Press, origami with Smithsonian Gardens, "Take-out Library" with...
2009_DC_Womens_090307144Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Women's History Month (2009) -- Crafts
Family Day: Women's History Month: Enjoy an afternoon of storytelling with author Yona Zeldis McDonough and folk artist Malcah Zeldis, a musical concert from a cappella trio Ulali, craft activities, dance performances, stamp designing, and a scavenger hunt. Clara Barton will be on hand to share her...
2009_DC_WomensP_090307146Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Women's History Month (2009) -- Performances
Family Day: Women's History Month: Enjoy an afternoon of storytelling with author Yona Zeldis McDonough and folk artist Malcah Zeldis, a musical concert from a capella trio Ulali, craft activities, dance performances, stamp designing, and a scavenger hunt. Clara Barton will be on hand to share her...
2010_DC_Womens_10030681Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Women's History Month (2010)
Family Day: Womens History Month Events for Kids & Family:
Kick off Women’s History Month with musical performances and hands-on art and stamp activities, and walk the red carpet at a celebrity dress-up and photo station. Jointly presented by the American Art Museum, National Portrait Gallery,...
2014_DC_Womens_History_14030179Reynolds Center -- Family Day -- Women's History Month (2014)
Women’s History Month Family Day:
Stop by the National Portrait Gallery to celebrate Women’s History Month with a family day event that includes art activities, tours in English and Spanish, music and dance. 
Check out a display of artwork created by students of the Fairfax County Family Literacy...
2012_DC_1812FD_12110355Reynolds Center -- Family Day (NPG) -- 1812: A Nation Emerges
“1812: A Nation Emerges” Family Day:
Join us for a fun-filled day of learning for all ages that will include music, hands-on activities and gallery talks in conjunction with the Portrait Gallery’s “1812: A Nation Emerges” exhibition. This program is sponsored in part by the Reinsch Family Education...
2018_11_01F_MuertosFD44Reynolds Center -- Family Day (NPG) -- El Día de los Muertos Celebration
El Día de los Muertos Celebration
Join us for an evening of music, dancing and crafts in celebration of Latin American heritage, including special performances by the DC-based band Los Gallos Negros and dancers from the Maru Montero Dance Company. (Partially reviewed)
2011_DC_Lego_Awards_111112152Reynolds Center -- Family Day (NPG) -- First LEGO(R) League Family Day
Invention is the theme of the regional First LEGO(R) League Tournament, in which student-designed robots work to solve problems of food safety. Come cheer on your favorite team during a day filled with music, demonstrations, and students working to solve real-world engineering challenges.
2012_DC_Video_Kojima_120317102Reynolds Center -- Opening -- Art of Video Games -- Hideo Kojima
A Conversation with Hideo Kojima:
Hideo Kojima is considered one of the most important and innovative video game designers of his generation. Best known for the Metal Gear series, published by Konami, Kojima introduced a new cinematic style of video game that blended narrative, character development,...
2012_DC_Video_Misc_1203169Reynolds Center -- Opening -- Art of Video Games -- Miscellaneous
Including people waiting outside on opening day and the "Tron" screening.
2012_DC_Video_Bushnell_12031696Reynolds Center -- Opening -- Art of Video Games -- Nolan Bushnell
Video Games in Retrospect with Nolan Bushnell:
Join us for a fascinating evening with Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and a key player in the growth and popularity of the first video games. Bushnell, who is often considered the father of electronic gaming, will discuss how far video games have come...
2012_DC_Video_Panel_12031663Reynolds Center -- Opening -- Art of Video Games -- Panel -- The Future
Evolution of Video Games: The Future:
Curator Chris Melissinos moderates a panel predicting what is in store for the future.
Paul Barnett, Mark DeLoura, Ken Levine, and Kellee Santiago.

From Wikipedia:
* Paul Barnett is an English game designer who is currently the Creative Director of BioWare...
2012_DC_Video_Hunicke_12031784Reynolds Center -- Opening -- Art of Video Games -- Robin Hunicke
It’s All in the Design with Robin Hunicke:
Video game designer Robin Hunicke with thatgamecompany takes you inside the world of game design and discusses the company’s highly anticipated, Journey.
2012_DC_Video_Sternberger_12031762Reynolds Center -- Opening -- Art of Video Games -- Seth and Michelle Sternberger (8 Bit Weapon)
2010_DC_Airmen_10070391Reynolds Center -- Performance -- Airmen of Note
Airmen of Note and The Smithsonian: Two National Treasures
Posted 7/1/2010
by Master Sgt. Brian McCurdy
The USAF Band
7/1/2010 - BOLLING AFB, D.C. -- On Saturday, July 3, and Sunday, July 4, the Airmen of Note will perform at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Each concert, featuring hits from...
2015_DC_SIPG_Gehring_15052238Reynolds Center -- Performance -- Bo Gehring
Modern dance company Pilobolus will fill the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard with movement, music and performance while artist Bo Gehring projects video portraits of the troupe on the courtyard’s walls at this special Friday before Memorial Day event. Join free dance workshops open to all or watch...
2009_DC_DTSB_090508122Reynolds Center -- Performance -- Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company
Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company: Dancing through the Asian American Experience

One of the areas leading dance troupes, the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company, premiers its latest work-in-progress -- Island -- along with Chino Latino and Hyphen to kick-off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month....
2016_DC_Foster_16022845Reynolds Center -- Performance -- Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company
The well-known contemporary dance company in the Washington, D.C. area, Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company will perform this Sunday, Feb. 28 at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The new dance piece is inspired by the Civil War and mourning photographs in the exhibition "Dark Fields of the...
2011_DC_SIPG_Catepillar_11040513Reynolds Center -- Performance -- Dance Rehearsal for Catepillar Tractor event
2017_DC_Ella_Concert_17042936Reynolds Center -- Performance -- Ella Turns 100 concert w/Duke Ellington School of the Arts New Washingtonians Jazz Ensemble
Ella Turns 100
Jazz’s first lady of song turns 100! Join SAAM as we celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s musical legacy with vocalist, Sharón Clark and her ensemble as they perform works that span Fitzgerald’s extensive career and highlight the timelessness of Ella’s rich repertoire. The Duke Ellington School...
2012_DC_GSO_120429149Reynolds Center -- Performance -- Gamer Symphony Orchestra
Gamer Symphony Orchestra
University of Maryland’s Gamer Symphony Orchestra is the first collegiate ensemble of more than 120 instrumentalists and singers exclusively devoted to performing orchestral arrangements of video game music.
* Conductress: Kira Levitzky
* Assistant Conductor: Jacob...
2015_DC_SIPG_Pilobolus_15052221Reynolds Center -- Performance -- Pilobolus
Modern dance company Pilobolus will fill the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard with movement, music and performance while artist Bo Gehring projects video portraits of the troupe on the courtyard’s walls at this special Friday before Memorial Day event. Join free dance workshops open to all or watch...
2010_DC_Stories_10121852Reynolds Center -- Performance -- Saturday Evening Post's Christmas Stories
Saturday Evening Post's Christmas Stories:
Rockwell’s images graced the cover of many Saturday Evening Post holiday issues and illustrated stories for the holiday season. Come and celebrate “the most wonderful time of year” with dramatic readings from a selection of holiday favorites, including Charles...
2011_DC_Metropolis_11051470Reynolds Center -- Performance -- Silent Orchestra ("Metropolis")
Silent Orchestra and Metropolis:
Silent Orchestra returns to the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery to premiere an original score for the classic film Metropolis. This 1927 silent German film is set in a society divided into two classes: one of planners and managers who live...
2010_DC_Salome_10080797Reynolds Center -- Performance -- Silent Orchestra ("Salomé")
Salomé with Silent Orchestra
The Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery present the classic film Salomé (1923, 100 min) with a score performed live by Silent Orchestra. Regarded as one of America’s first art films, Salomé is adapted from an Oscar Wilde play that retells the saga...
2015_DC_Sleepy_Class_Garl_15013142Reynolds Center -- Performance -- Sleepy Hollow Ballet -- Class: Garland Dance
Sleepy Hollow: Ballet and American Art

American Art is excited to collaborate with The Washington Ballet and artistic director Septime Webre for a production of Sleepy Hollow. Dancers perform never-before-seen excerpts from the upcoming world premiere of the full-length ballet based on Washington...
2015_DC_Sleepy_Class_Warm_15013142Reynolds Center -- Performance -- Sleepy Hollow Ballet -- Class: Warmup
Sleepy Hollow: Ballet and American Art

American Art is excited to collaborate with The Washington Ballet and artistic director Septime Webre for a production of Sleepy Hollow. Dancers perform never-before-seen excerpts from the upcoming world premiere of the full-length ballet based on Washington...
2015_DC_Sleepy_Misc_150131154Reynolds Center -- Performance -- Sleepy Hollow Ballet -- Crafts, Audience, Etc
Sleepy Hollow: Ballet and American Art

American Art is excited to collaborate with The Washington Ballet and artistic director Septime Webre for a production of Sleepy Hollow. Dancers perform never-before-seen excerpts from the upcoming world premiere of the full-length ballet based on Washington...
2015_DC_Sleepy_B_Ghosts_15013164Reynolds Center -- Performance -- Sleepy Hollow Ballet -- (1) Intros and Ghosts
Sleepy Hollow: Ballet and American Art

American Art is excited to collaborate with The Washington Ballet and artistic director Septime Webre for a production of Sleepy Hollow. Dancers perform never-before-seen excerpts from the upcoming world premiere of the full-length ballet based on Washington...
2015_DC_Sleepy_B_Laundry_15013196Reynolds Center -- Performance -- Sleepy Hollow Ballet -- (2) Laundry Dance
Sleepy Hollow: Ballet and American Art

American Art is excited to collaborate with The Washington Ballet and artistic director Septime Webre for a production of Sleepy Hollow. Dancers perform never-before-seen excerpts from the upcoming world premiere of the full-length ballet based on Washington...
2015_DC_Sleepy_B_Crane_15013197Reynolds Center -- Performance -- Sleepy Hollow Ballet -- (3) Ichabod Crane
Sleepy Hollow: Ballet and American Art

American Art is excited to collaborate with The Washington Ballet and artistic director Septime Webre for a production of Sleepy Hollow. Dancers perform never-before-seen excerpts from the upcoming world premiere of the full-length ballet based on Washington...
2015_DC_Sleepy_B_Group_15013186Reynolds Center -- Performance -- Sleepy Hollow Ballet -- (4) Group and Dance
Sleepy Hollow: Ballet and American Art

American Art is excited to collaborate with The Washington Ballet and artistic director Septime Webre for a production of Sleepy Hollow. Dancers perform never-before-seen excerpts from the upcoming world premiere of the full-length ballet based on Washington...
2010_DC_Stanford_10032756Reynolds Center -- Performance -- Stanford Chamber Chorale
Stanford Chamber Chorale:
Twenty-four students from Stanford’s music department make up the Stanford Chamber Chorale, the university’s most select choir. Directed by Stephen M. Sano, associate professor and chair of the music department, the group performs works from British, American, folk, and...
2015_DC_Supersonic_Crafts_150314168Reynolds Center -- Performance -- Supersonic Rewind -- Crafts and Mingering Mike
Supersonic Rewind::
Put on your dancing shoes and join the party as we travel back in time. Our DJ spins the soul hits of the 1960s and 70s that influenced Mingering Mike’s work. Meet the artist and check out his self-made album covers in our exhibition, Mingering Mike’s Supersonic Greatest Hits to...
2015_DC_Supersonic_Vybe_150314127Reynolds Center -- Performance -- Supersonic Rewind -- Vybe and Dancers
Supersonic Rewind::
Put on your dancing shoes and join the party as we travel back in time. Our DJ spins the soul hits of the 1960s and 70s that influenced Mingering Mike’s work. Meet the artist and check out his self-made album covers in our exhibition, Mingering Mike’s Supersonic Greatest Hits to...
2010_DC_Tribute_100613161Reynolds Center -- Performance -- Third Millennium Ensemble ("Tribute to Jeanne-Claude")
Tribute to Jeanne-Claude: Steinway Series:
As a special memorial to Jeanne-Claude and in honor of the birthday she shared with Christo, we present The Third Millennium Ensemble in concert. The performance will include a selection of works by Jeanne-Claude’s favorite composer, Mozart, and Catholic...
2009_DC_VDEAud_09013142Reynolds Center -- Performance -- Victorian Dance Ensemble (Lincoln's Inaugural Ball) -- Audience
Lincoln's Inaugural Ball: Back by popular demand, the Victorian Dance Ensemble once again re-creates Lincoln's second inaugural ball, one of the most memorable inaugural events to take place in the museums' historic building.
2009_DC_VDE_090131189Reynolds Center -- Performance -- Victorian Dance Ensemble (Lincoln's Inaugural Ball) -- Performers
Lincoln's Inaugural Ball: Back by popular demand, the Victorian Dance Ensemble once again re-creates Lincoln's second inaugural ball, one of the most memorable inaugural events to take place in the museums' historic building.
2017_DC_Martha_Graham_17030376Reynolds Center -- Performance (SAAM) -- Martha Graham and Isamu Noguchi: Cave of the Heart Dance (1 of 2) -- Discussion
Martha Graham and Isamu Noguchi: Cave of the Heart Dance Performance
This spring, Martha Graham Dance Company presents Cave of the Heart at SAAM. This powerful, one-act performance features a set and costume created by Noguchi that is considered an extension of the dancer’s movements. Join us for this...
2017_DC_Martha_GrahamP_17030382Reynolds Center -- Performance (SAAM) -- Martha Graham and Isamu Noguchi: Cave of the Heart Dance (2 of 2) -- Performance
Martha Graham and Isamu Noguchi: Cave of the Heart Dance Performance
This spring, Martha Graham Dance Company presents Cave of the Heart at SAAM. This powerful, one-act performance features a set and costume created by Noguchi that is considered an extension of the dancer’s movements. Join us for this...
2010_DC_SIPG_Telling_10063035Reynolds Center -- Preview (Staff) -- Telling Stories exhibit
In recognition of your hard work and support, you and a guest are invited to an exclusive preview of Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.
Note: No photography is allowed in the exhibit itself.
2017_DC_Skorton_17112010Reynolds Center -- Secretary Skorton Checks Out Visitor Services
2015_DC_Amer_Now_Music_150627157Reynolds Center -- Special -- America Now! Innovation in Art -- Good Co. and DJ Eliazar
America Now! Innovation in Art:
Come explore how artists are using technology to propel their work! Join:
* Digital paint pioneer Jeremy Sutton as he paints on an iPad, with the image projected on a large screen using motion capture technology. He paints to the beats of electro-swing band Good Co....
2015_DC_Amer_Now_Sutton_15062759Reynolds Center -- Special -- America Now! Innovation in Art -- Jeremy Sutton
America Now! Innovation in Art:
Come explore how artists are using technology to propel their work! Join:
* Digital paint pioneer Jeremy Sutton as he paints on an iPad, with the image projected on a large screen using motion capture technology. He paints to the beats of electro-swing band Good Co....
2015_DC_Amer_Now_Misc_15062753Reynolds Center -- Special -- America Now! Innovation in Art -- Miscellaneous (incl courtyard floating ribbon)
America Now! Innovation in Art:
Come explore how artists are using technology to propel their work! Join:
* Digital paint pioneer Jeremy Sutton as he paints on an iPad, with the image projected on a large screen using motion capture technology. He paints to the beats of electro-swing band Good Co....
2015_DC_Amer_Now_Starry_15062736Reynolds Center -- Special -- America Now! Innovation in Art -- Starry Heavens and Ribbon
America Now! Innovation in Art:
Come explore how artists are using technology to propel their work! Join:
* Digital paint pioneer Jeremy Sutton as he paints on an iPad, with the image projected on a large screen using motion capture technology. He paints to the beats of electro-swing band Good Co....
2015_DC_Amer_Now_Video_15062723Reynolds Center -- Special -- America Now! Innovation in Art -- Video Games
America Now! Innovation in Art:
Come explore how artists are using technology to propel their work! Join:
* Digital paint pioneer Jeremy Sutton as he paints on an iPad, with the image projected on a large screen using motion capture technology. He paints to the beats of electro-swing band Good Co....
2015_DC_Drawing_15021322Reynolds Center -- Special -- Drawing At Dusk
Drawing at Dusk
Join us for a special evening session of our Draw and Discover! program. Sketch from a live clothed model in the Luce Foundation Center or take inspiration from one of the thousands of artworks on view. Basic drawing material are provided. Open to all ages and levels of artistic...
2011_DC_KirbyDRC15Reynolds Center -- Special -- Michael Kirby's "Chalk4Peace" chalk art
Michael Kirby preparing his chalk piece for the upcoming "Chalk4Peace" family event.
2009_DC_SIPG_Ball_09011821Reynolds Center -- Special -- Preparations for a pre-inaugural ball
I have no idea who was supposed to be at this one but it looked interesting! I was told later that it was a fund-raiser event. Some of the period people were part of the Victorian Dance Ensemble.
2011_DC_SIPG_Prep_11120717Reynolds Center -- Special -- Preparations for private reception
These dancers were preparing for a private event by the Council on Competitiveness.
2009_DC_Cupcakes_090214180Reynolds Center -- Special -- Presidential Cupcakes
Presidential Cupcakes: Artist and baker Zilly Rosen's medium of choice isn't paint or clay; she prefers flour, frosting, and fondant. In honor of Presidents Day, Zilly will create a portrait, A New Birth of Freedom, made entirely of cupcakes, which celebrates President Barack Obama's inauguration and...
2018_DC_SAAM_Staff_18011191Reynolds Center -- Staff -- American Art Staff Recognition Party
2016_DC_SIPG_Celebrate_1612022Reynolds Center -- Staff -- Celebrate 2016
Celebrate 2016
Please join the Public Programs team in saying goodbye to 2016 and rining in another year full of exciting programs!
2016_DC_SIPG_Sweet_HeART_16022333Reynolds Center -- Staff -- SAAM Volunteer Sweet HeART Meet-up
SAAM Public Programs would love to invite you to a celebration in your honor! Let us know if you can make it for some mingling and light snacks.
2015_DC_SIPG_Volunteer_15040638Reynolds Center -- Staff -- Volunteer Appreciation Event
2014_DC_SIPG_Cool_1402086Reynolds Center -- Tour -- American Cool crowd w/Frank Goodyear
Frank Goodyear, co-director of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, leads a tour of the American Cool exhibition.
2013_DC_SIPG_CWBS_13020121Reynolds Center -- Tour -- Backstage Civil War tour
2012_DC_SIPG_Tour_12042127Reynolds Center -- Tour -- Still life tour for Washington College
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2015_DC_WPA_Tour_15061734Reynolds Center -- Tour -- WPA New Deal tour
Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton from 217 Films present the premiere of Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA. The film celebrates the eightieth anniversary of the Works Progress Administration and the Federal Art Project and tells the story of how the New Deal used the arts to bring a message of...
2015_DC_Innov_FD_Crafts_150502161Reynolds Center w/U.S Patent and Trademark Office -- Family Day -- Innovation Family Festival -- Crafts and Technology
Innovation Family Festival
Highlighting themes of invention and containers, Saturday’s Innovation Family Day presents an array of activities—from the Bash the Trash’s instrument building and performance to demonstrations by Oasis Island Sounds and the All New Genetically Altered Jug Band to our...
2015_DC_Innov_FD_Hist_15050296Reynolds Center w/U.S Patent and Trademark Office -- Family Day -- Innovation Family Festival -- Historical Figures
Innovation Family Festival
Highlighting themes of invention and containers, Saturday’s Innovation Family Day presents an array of activities—from the Bash the Trash’s instrument building and performance to demonstrations by Oasis Island Sounds and the All New Genetically Altered Jug Band to our...
2015_DC_Innov_FD_Perf_150502113Reynolds Center w/U.S Patent and Trademark Office -- Family Day -- Innovation Family Festival -- Performers
Innovation Family Festival
Highlighting themes of invention and containers, Saturday’s Innovation Family Day presents an array of activities—from the Bash the Trash’s instrument building and performance to demonstrations by Oasis Island Sounds and the All New Genetically Altered Jug Band to our...
2015_DC_HandiHour_150723228Reynolds Center & James Renwick Alliance -- Event: Handi-Hour
Handi-hour
DC’s premier DIY hour is back for a fun evening of all-you-can-craft activities. Enjoy craft beers specially selected for the event and live music by Practically Einstein. Use paint pens to create your own coffee mug design and concoct a tea blend you can enjoy from your mug with teas from...
2010_DC_Fischer_100501143Reynolds Center & Washington College -- David Hackett Fischer ("Emanuel Leutze’s Washington Crossing the Delaware")
Historian David Hackett Fischer on Emanuel Leutze’s Washington Crossing the Delaware

The American Pictures series offers a highly original approach to art and portraiture, pairing great works of art with leading figures of contemporary American culture. Each American Pictures event features an...
2012_DC_Morris_12042155Reynolds Center & Washington College -- Edmund Morris (Ronald Reagan)
One of the most Celebrated biographers of our time, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edmund Morris will speak about a freeze-frame television image (Ronald Reagan at Bergen-Belsen (NBC television sequence, 1985) that helped inspire his bestselling biography Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan.

The American...
2009_DC_Holzer_090418117Reynolds Center & Washington College -- Harold Holzer ("John Henry Brown's Abraham Lincoln") -- People
American Pictures: The American Pictures Distinguished Lecture Series offers a highly original approach to art and portraiture. This series pairs great works of art with leading figures of contemporary American culture. Each American Pictures lecture features an eminent writer, thinker, historian, or...
2010_DC_McPherson_10041090Reynolds Center & Washington College -- James M. McPherson ("Alexander Gardner’s Antietam, Md., Confederate Dead by a Fence on the Hagerstown Road")
Author James M. McPherson on Alexander Gardner’s
Antietam, Md., Confederate Dead by a Fence on the Hagerstown Road
The American Pictures series offers a highly original approach to art and portraiture, pairing great works of art with leading figures of contemporary American culture. Each American...
2010_DC_Feiffer_100417121Reynolds Center & Washington College -- Jules Feiffer ("Bob Landry’s Fred Astaire in Puttin’ on the Ritz")
Cartoonist Jules Feiffer on Bob Landry’s Fred Astaire in “Puttin’ on the Ritz”:
The American Pictures series offers a highly original approach to art and portraiture, pairing great works of art with leading figures of contemporary American culture. Each American Pictures event features an eminent...
2009_DC_Chast_090426128Reynolds Center & Washington College -- Roz Chast ("Charles Adams's Boiling Oil")
American Pictures: The American Pictures Distinguished Lecture Series offers a highly original approach to art and portraiture. This series pairs great works of art with leading figures of contemporary American culture. Each American Pictures lecture features an eminent writer, thinker, historian, or...
2012_DC_Horwitz_12040783Reynolds Center & Washington College -- Tony Horwitz ("Midnight Rising")
Pulitzer Prize-- winning journalist, travel writer, and historian Tony Horwitz has written four bestselling books. His subject is a gripping portrait of abolitionist John Brown in captivity -- a painting that hides as much as it reveals.

The American Pictures series offers a highly original approach...
2018_05_12E_Utterback25Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Artist Talk: Camillle Utterback
Artist Talk: Camille Utterback
Join MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and Stanford University professor Camille Utterback discuss her interactive digital work featured in “Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now.” Utterback uses coding and computer software to create an interactive digital work that reacts to... (Partially reviewed)
2015_DC_Winters_151110104Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Artist Talk: Dan Winters -- A Discussion With...
Award-winning portrait photographer Dan Winters is known for his use of light, color and depth to create evocative images. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, GQ, and Rolling Stone as well as multiple gallery exhibitions. Winters discusses street...
2015_DC_Frohman_15101732Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Artist Talk: Jesse Frohman (photographer)
A former protégé of Irvin Penn, photographer Jesse Frohman discusses his works on view in "Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze." Meet at the exhibition entrance on the first floor, south galleries.
2014_DC_Many_One_14100181Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Artist Talk: Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada (Meet the Artist)
Join Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada at the National Portrait Gallery to discuss the process of creating this image. He will also display some previous projects, explore important themes in his work, and consider the exciting interplay between art and engineering. Free; no reservations required; seating is first...
2018_03_22G1_UnSeen_Opening163Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Artist Talk: Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar
Artist Talk: Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar
Join photographer and interdisciplinary artist Ken Gonzales-Day, and painter and sculptor Titus Kaphar, as the artists discuss their practice, inspiration, and the theme of the presence of absence. Both artists address issues of race, equality, and... (Partially reviewed)
2011_DC_Goodheart_11042323Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Author Talk: Adam Goodheart ("1861: The Civil War Awakening")
1861: The Civil War Awakening"
Historian, journalist, and travel writer Adam Goodheart discusses his new book 1861: The Civil War Awakening, a gripping account of the early days of the Civil War. Goodheart is director of Washington College’s C. V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience....
2011_DC_Lee_11102614Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Author Talk: Barbara Lee ("Renegade for Peace and Justice")
Barbara Lee, “Renegade for Peace and Justice: A Memoir of Political and Personal Courage”:
This candid political memoir captures Barbara Lee's extraordinary life and political career from her early upbringing in El Paso, Texas to her service in the U.S. Congress. In a new Afterword, Lee pays tribute to...
2008_DC_ObamaCP_08122045Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Author Talk: Deborah Willis and Kevin Merida ("Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs")
Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs: Photo historian Deborah Willis and Washington Post editor Kevin Merida, share anecdotes and photographs from their new book, Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs (Harper Collins). Capturing images of beauty, pathos, and euphoria, Obama provides readers...
2010_DC_Morris_10112781Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Author Talk: Edmund Morris ("Colonel Roosevelt")
Meet the Author: Edmund Morris:
Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Edmund Morris presents Colonel Roosevelt, his new book which completes the definitive biography of Theodore Roosevelt. Sales and signing, of only the new book, follow the program. This is the first book-signing for Colonel...
2009_DC_Ecelbarger_09032232Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Author Talk: Gary Ecelbarger ("The Great Comeback")
The Great Comeback: How Abraham Lincoln Beat the Odds to Win the 1860 Republican Nomination:
Author and independent historian Gary Ecelbarger poses an intriguing question that applies to only one American president: How does a two-time senate loser win his party's presidential nomination just seventeen...
2015_DC_Holzer_15021554Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Author Talk: Harold Holzer ("Lincoln and the Power of the Press")
Meet the Author: Harold Holzer:
Harold Holzer is one of the country's leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. Join Holzer in America's Presidents as he discusses his latest book Lincoln and the power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion.
2010_DC_Bradley_10110316Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Author Talk: James Bradley ("Imperial Cruise")
James Bradley will be at the National Portrait Gallery signing copies of his book "The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War."
In 1905 President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Howard Taft on the largest U.S. diplomatic mission in history to Hawaii, Japan, the...
2010_DC_Smith_10121193Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Author Talk: Patti Smith ("Just Kids")
Seminal punk rocker Patti Smith discusses and signs copies of her book Just Kids, a memoir of early 1970s Manhattan and of her friendship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe.
2011_DC_Turner_1109288Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Author Talk: Robert Turner ("Jefferson-Hemings Controversy")
Robert F. Turner, editor and Scholars Commission chairman, discusses and signs copies of The Jefferson-Hemings Controversy: Report of the Scholars Commission. In 2000, the newly formed Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society asked a group of more than a dozen senior scholars from across the country to...
2008_DC_Seder_08061417Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Author Talk: Rufus Butler Seder ("Gallop!")
Gallop! A Scanimation Demonstration Events for Kids & Family: The simplest of optical illusions can enthrall, and Rufus Butler Seder -- the inventor of the popular Scanimation picture book Gallop! -- has made it his job to elevate these illusions to an art form. Join Seder as he explores the world of...
2012_DC_Cordery_12031492Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Author Talk: Stacy Cordery ("Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts")
Stacy Cordery -- "Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts":
Georgia-born Juliette Gordon Low married a British aristocrat who later founded the Boy Scouts. Inspired by her husband's work, she established the Girl Scouts to instill useful skills and moral values in young girls....
2012_DC_Groom_1204047Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Author Talk: Winston Groom ("Ronald Reagan")
Winston Groom signs copies of his children's book Ronald Reagan: Our 40th President.
2010_DC_Peanuts_101001116Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Event: Charles M. Schulz portrait unveiling event
National Portrait Gallery Presents Portrait of Charles M. Schulz: Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of “Peanuts” Debut
A photograph of “Peanuts” creator Charles M. Schulz (1922–2000) will be presented to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in a ceremony for invited guests Oct. 1. The event...
2013_DC_Gates_Portrait_130222207Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Event: Henry Louis Gates Jr. portrait celebration
Please join Wendy Wick Reaves, Interim Director, National Portrait Gallery and Sheila and Steven Hamp
at a portrait celebration for Henry Louis Gates, Jr. by Yugi Wang
2018_DC_NSO_Orch_18010666Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Event: NSO Day of Music and Art at the National Portrait Gallery
NSO Day of Music and Art at the National Portrait Gallery:
Enjoy a day of performances and educational activities that explore the connections between music and portraiture. The program is organized in partnership with the National Symphony Orchestra.
2009_DC_Boochever_Awards_091022121Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Event: Opening -- Outwin Boochever 2009 Portrait Competition
The Director of the National Portrait Gallery invites you to the awards presentation and cocktail reception celebrating The Outwin Boochever 2009 Portrait Competition
2014_DC_SIPG_Pop_Quiz_14051413Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Event: Pop Quiz: Space: The Final Frontier
Can you unlock the mysteries of the universe? Prove it at a space-themed trivia night featuring the out-of-this-world collection of the National Portrait Gallery. The winning team receives a prize at the end of the evening.
2014_DC_Viewpoint_140200141Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Event: Viewpoint of Billions: Portrait of America (w/Google Glass) (two days)
Viewpoint of Billions: Portrait of America
Saturday, Feb. 15 through Monday, Feb. 17
Portrait of America, from David Datuna’s “Viewpoint of Billions” series, is a 12-foot multimedia Google Glass activated American flag covered in hundreds of eyeglass lenses. See the portrait in the Great Hall, third...
2016_DC_Peck_16040345Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Film Talk: Gregory Peck (w/Cecilia Peck)
Reel Portraits: Gregory Peck:
Spend the afternoon celebrating Gregory Peck's 100th birth anniversary. We will screen not one, but two Peck films: To Kill a Mockingbird and A Conversation with Gregory Peck. 
The screenings will include a discussion of the latter film led by its producers, Barbara...
2009_DC_1Woman_09011012Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Film Talk: "A Single Woman" (w/Kamala Lopez)
Reel Portraits: Jeannette Rankin and "A Single Woman": A Single Woman (2008) is the story of the United States's first congresswoman, Jeannette Rankin. Twice elected to represent Montana, in 1916 and 1940, Rankin twice lost her seat for voting against this country's entry into world wars. Her portrait...
2016_DC_Luna_16011639Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Identify: James Luna
IDENTIFY: James Luna
IDENTIFY, the National Portrait Gallery’s performance art series, focuses attention on activism, visibility and experimentation through portrayal. James Luna portrays Ishi, the last member of the Yahi, a Native American tribe indigenous to Northern California. In their performance...
2016_DC_McCracken_16020473Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Identify: J.J. McCracken
IDENTIFY: J.J. McCracken:
IDENTIFY is the Portrait Gallery's first-ever performance art series. J.J. McCracken performs "The Mouth of the Scold," a conceptual portrait of Anne Newport Royall of Capitol Hill, one of America’s first female journalists. Arrested in 1829 for arguing in public, Royall’s...
2016_DC_FEFA_160514228Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Identify: María Magdalena Campos-Pons
IDENTIFY: María Magdalena Campos-Pons
IDENTIFY is the Portrait Gallery's first-ever performance art series. María Magdalena Campos-Pons works with her husband, saxophonist and composer Neil Leonard, to reinsert the black body into historical narratives—under the name FEFA—using personal stories, music...
2015_DC_McDonald_151017104Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Identify: Martha McDonald
IDENTIFY: Martha McDonald
Identify is the National Portrait Gallery’s first-ever performance art series, which focuses attention on activism, visibility and experimentation through portrayal. Martha McDonald is known for her work featuring handcrafted costumes and objects that are activated through...
2015_DC_WilsonIV_151010180Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Identify: Wilmer Wilson IV
IDENTIFY: Wilmer Wilson IV
Wilmer Wilson IV (b. 1989, Richmond, Virginia), is recognized internationally for his investigations of race. His practice involves creating a second skin over his body using everyday objects to address the formation of racial identity. In so doing, he confronts the tension...
2009_DC_ALS_09021635Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Panel -- Abraham Lincoln Symposium
Abraham Lincoln Symposium: The National Portrait Gallery presents a scholarly symposium on Abraham Lincoln in conjunction with the exhibition One Life: The Mask of Lincoln. The program will consist of four lectures that will examine various aspects of Lincoln and his times. The speakers are:
* David...
2010_DC_Granite_101208101Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Panel -- Beyond Granite
Beyond Granite: Global Approaches to Public Art, Placemaking, and National Commemoration:
Are temporary works of public art as memorable and powerful as permanent ones? A renowned panel of experts -- including Julian Laverdiere (designer of the World Trade Center Tower’s Tribute in Light), Krzysztof...
2008_DC_Drawn_08062748Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Panel -- Herblock: Drawn from Memory -- Curator's Conversation (w/Sid Hart and Roger Wilkins)
The political cartoons of Herbert Lawrence Block (1909–2001), known by the pen name “Herblock,” appeared in American newspapers for more than seventy years. National Portrait Gallery senior historian Sid Hart, Pulitzer prize-winning reporter Haynes Johnson, historian Roger Wilkins together with Pulitzer...
2016_DC_Richardson_16110465Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Panel -- Richardson Symposium: Racial Masquerade in American Art and Culture w/Eric Lott
Richardson Symposium: Racial Masquerade in American Art and Culture
Throughout American history, different forms of racial masquerade have been used to engage issues of difference and group identity. While this kind of dress up has sometimes been a celebratory act, or used by oppressed communities to...
2016_DC_Strike_1611034Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Strike a Prose: Cultural Identity
Strike a Prose: Cultural Identity
Spark your imagination and let "The Outwin 2016" inspire you in an informal creative writing session for adults. Materials are provided; register at www.eventbrite.com…
2011_DC_Shockey_11030843Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Talk: Hugh Shockey (Washington Resigning His Commission: A History of Damage and Repair)
Washington Resigning His Commission: A History of Damage and Repair:
Take a look into the conservation of Ferdinand Pettrich’s 1841 larger-than-life statue of George Washington with conservator Hugh Shockey. See actual conservation records, hear about an ongoing problem with the sculpture, and learn...
2011_DC_Mineta_11091062Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Talk: Norman Mineta
In the weekly talk, a National Portrait Gallery staff member or guest speaker offers insight into the person in the selected portrait.
Today, Norman Mineta, secretary of transportation on September 11, 2001, discusses his life and the events of 9/11. Mineta's portrait is on view at the National...
2009_DC_Wilson_09040827Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Talk: Richard Guy Wilson ("Thomas Jefferson, Robert Mills, & The Creation of a National Architecture")
Martin Sullivan, Director, National Portrait Gallery and
Mallory Walker, Chair, National Portrait Gallery Commission
Welcome you to a lecture by Richard Guy Wilson on
Thomas Jefferson, Robert Mills, and The Creation of a National Architecture
Richard Guy Wilson holds the Commonwealth Professor's...
2007_DC_OConnor_07102919Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Talk: Sandra Day O'Connor (Living Self-Portrait)
From her humble beginnings, with no electricity or running water on her family’s Lazy B Ranch in southeastern Arizona, to graduating third in her class at Stanford University Law School, Sandra Day O’Connor overcame tremendous adversity in the early years of her career to rise straight to the top. In...
2012_DC_Jordan_12040921Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Talk: Vernon Jordan (Living Self-Portrait)
Join the National Portrait Gallery for an evening event. A living self-portrait with Vernon Jordan, the civil rights leader, activist, lawyer, business executive and influential political figure. Marc Pachter, former Portrait Gallery director and now acting director of the National Museum of American...
2012_DC_SIPG_Tour_12040737Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Tour: Adam Goodheart Civil War tour for Washington College
2016_DC_NSO_Chamber_16010949Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- A Day of Music with the National Symphony Orchestra -- Chamber Music
A Day of Music with the National Symphony Orchestra:
Four separate events:
* Musical instrument “petting zoos” will allow youngster of all ages to experiment with instruments that they’ll see and hear in concert.
* A performance of chamber music with Jane Stewart and Susan Midkiff on violin, Denise...
2016_DC_NSO_Orch_16010994Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- A Day of Music with the National Symphony Orchestra -- Full Orchestra
A Day of Music with the National Symphony Orchestra:
Four separate events:
* Musical instrument “petting zoos” will allow youngster of all ages to experiment with instruments that they’ll see and hear in concert.
* A performance of chamber music with Jane Stewart and Susan Midkiff on violin, Denise...
2016_DC_NSO_Petting_16010954Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- A Day of Music with the National Symphony Orchestra -- Petting Zoo
A Day of Music with the National Symphony Orchestra:
Four separate events:
* Musical instrument “petting zoos” will allow youngster of all ages to experiment with instruments that they’ll see and hear in concert.
* A performance of chamber music with Jane Stewart and Susan Midkiff on violin, Denise...
2017_DC_Morell_171115149Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Abelardo Morell ("The Universe Next Door") (Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture)
Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture Series: Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door
Abelardo Morell is a Boston-based artist born in Havana, Cuba. Morell earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Bowdoin College in 1977, and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University School of Art in 1981. Morell’s work has...
2014_DC_Gornik_140401130Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- April Gornik (James Dicke Contemporary Artist Lecture)
Artist April Gornik:
April Gornik discusses her dramatic American landscapes including Virga, recently added to the museum’s collection. Gornik’s images—roiling seas, ominous skies, mountains overlooking endless plains—capture the power of nature and endeavor to create a suspended moment of calm. This...
2011_DC_Rockman_11011239Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Artist Talk: Alexis Rockman (Art and Science Lecture Series)
Art and Science Lecture Series: Alexis Rockman:
In conjunction with the exhibition Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow, the American Art Museum presents a lecture series that places the science of climate change within a cultural context. The series invites leading environmental scientists to discuss...
2015_DC_Ejecta_15081514Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Artist Talk: Anthony Cervino and Shannon Egan
Luce Artist Talk with Anthony Cervino and Shannon Egan
Local artists discuss their work and process while relating what they do to artworks on view in the Luce Foundation Center. This series is presented in collaboration with CulturalDC’s Flashpoint Gallery. Free coffee or tea is available.
Sculptor...
2010_DC_Cooke_10013092Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Artist Talk: Darwyn Cooke ("The Hunter")
The Hunter with Darwyn Cooke:
Eisner Award–winning writer and artist Darwyn Cooke will discuss his evocative graphic novel, The Hunter, based on the 1962 crime classic by Donald E. Westlake (writing under the name Richard Stark). This best seller has been critically acclaimed in The New York Times, The...
2015_DC_De_La_Torre_150503106Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Artist Talk: Einar and Jamex de la Torre (Distinguished Artists Talk)
Distinguished Artists Talk with Einar and Jamex de la Torre:
Living and working in both México and California, brothers Einar and Jamex de la Torre became active in the glass-art world in the 1980s and are well known internationally for their colorful, assemblage style of work. Join the brothers as...
2009_DC_Gohike_09012965Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Artist Talk: Frank Gohike ("Stories in the Dirt: Stories in the Air")
An Artist's Story -- Stories in the Dirt, Stories in the Air:
Photographer Frank Gohlke, a leading figure in American landscape photography and subject of the exhibition Accommodating Nature, will present a selection of readings from his catalogue essay entitled Stories in the Dirt, Stories in the...
2011_DC_Gamboa_11052667Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Artist Talk: Harry Gamboa Jr. ("Erased: Limits and Borders")
Erased: Limits and Borders:
Artist and author Harry Gamboa Jr. reflects on the social and personal conditions of Chicanos during the second half of the 20th century, focusing on the development of Asco, a Los Angeles arts group whose key performances include Walking Mural, Instant Mural, and Spring...
2009_DC_Shin_09070750Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Artist Talk: Jean Shin (In Conversation)
A Conversation with Artist Jean Shin:
Artist Jean Shin sits down with contemporary art curator Joanna Marsh and conservator Hugh Shockey for a conversation about creating art made of ephemeral materials and the challenges and considerations for museums in preserving uniquely constructed works of...
2017_DC_Cobb_17111355Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Artist Talk: Jodi Cobb: Stranger in a Strange Land
Join veteran National Geographic photographer Jodi Cobb on a whirlwind retrospective of a distinguished career spanning four decades. One of only four female staff photographers, she is known for breaking through barriers and lifting a curtain on hidden societies. Her landmark story 21st-Century Slaves...
2010_DC_Gossage_10101453Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Artist Talk: John Gossage (In Conversation)
Conversation with John Gossage:
Photographer John Gossage finds moments of grace and elegance in even the most mundane places. Join the artist and curator of photography Toby Jurovics for a conversation about The Pond and its role in the history of American landscape photography.
2014_DC_Janis_14050429Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Artist Talk: Michael Janis (JRA Distinguished Artist Talk)
JRA Distinguished Artist Talk with Michael Janis
Michael Janis is an architect-turned-glass-artist who works with powdered glass, high-fire enamels, and decals to create dreamlike imagery. Join Janis as he elaborates on his techniques, work, and career.
2015_DC_Shimonura_15082038Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Artist Talk: Roger Shimomura ("An American Diary")
Artist Roger Shimomura’s work juxtaposes everyday images with racially charged imagery as he confronts Asian American political and ethnic issues. Shimomura discusses paintings, prints and experimental theater pieces that span his career. This program is a collaboration with the Smithsonian American Art...
2018_06_20F1_Paglen154Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Artist Talk: Trevor Paglen (The Planet is a Sensor)
Celebrating the opening of the new exhibition, Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen, artist Trevor Paglen presents a series of projects exploring planet-scale sensing systems. From fiber optic cables under the earth’s oceans and reconnaissance satellites in earth’s orbit, to the autonomous vision systems and... (Partially reviewed)
2015_DC_Knight_15100742Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Christopher Knight ("Warhol's Wig") (Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture)
Warhol's Wig: Cracking the Pop Art Code with critic Christopher Knight
A thorough analysis of the specific images chosen by Pop art's leading artists demonstrates that Pop’s actual subject is art culture, not pop culture. Commercial imagery drawn from mass media provided a relevant visual language with...
2016_DC_Butterfield_161019185Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Deborah Butterfield (Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture)
Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture Series: Deborah Butterfield and Horse Sculptures
Deborah Butterfield's sculptural forms are based on her unique subject, horses. Constructed in wood, and cast in bronze, the freestanding sculptures are shown in two scales: life size works and smaller bronzes. With...
2010_DC_FenceR_100401117Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Donor Event :Remembering the Running Fence
This event happened the night before the Remembering the Running Fence exhibit opened to the public. It included a chance to see the exhibition itself but also included a reception in the Kogod courtyard.
2016_DC_Rothstein_16110268Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Edward Rothstein (Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture)
Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture Series: Outrageous Form: In Search of the American Sublime
In the 18th century, no discussion of art would have been complete without considering the nature of beauty and the sublime. But now, it often seems as if no two concepts are more irrelevant for discussions...
2018_DC_Roberts_18032957Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Eldredge Prize: Jennifer L. Roberts ("The Moiré Effect: Print and Interference")
Jennifer L. Roberts, the Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University, was awarded the 2017 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for her book, Transporting Visions: The Movement of Images in Early America. Join her for a talk entitled “The Moiré Effect: Print and Interference.”
2011_DC_Wilson_11111020Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Eldredge Prize: Kristina Wilson ("MoMA and the Art of the Exhibition: 1924-1934")
Join Kristina Wilson, associate professor of art history at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts and winner of the museum's 2011 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for distinguished scholarship, for a discussion on her book The Modern Eye: Stieglitz, MoMA, and the Art of the Exhibition, 1925-1934 (Yale...
2011_DC_Peyton_11101283Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Elizabeth Peyton (Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture)
Elizabeth Peyton uses rich, gem-like colors and masterful graphic precision to create visually arresting portraits of fellow artists, friends, and cultural icons. She is widely recognized for bringing new dimensions to figurative painting in the 1990s and is among the most celebrated painters of her...
2014_DC_Fischl_14091770Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Eric Fischl ("On and Off the Canvas") (Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture)
Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art
Artist Eric Fischl
Internationally acclaimed artist Eric Fischl first received critical attention for depicting the dark, disturbing undercurrents of mainstream American life. His paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints have been the subject of...
2016_DC_Hot_Beat_161119168Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Event: Gene Davis: Hot Beat at SAAM!
You're Invited!
Join DC's coolest cats for a 1960's-inspired dance party celebrating the opening of Gene Davis: Hot Beat at SAAM!
We're throwing a party inspired by Davis's colorful, rhythmic paintings from the 1960's! Dance to retro beats by DJ Harry Hotter and enjoy delicious party fare,...
2014_DC_Indie_Arcade_141207213Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Event: Indie Arcade (2014)
Indie Arcade
For one day, MAGFest and American University’s Game Lab are turning American Art’s courtyard into an Indie Arcade! This takeover includes free classic arcade games like Asteroids, Pac Man, Tron, Star Wars, Arkanoid, Donkey Kong and many more. Visitors can play old favorites, learn to build...
2016_DC_Indie_Arcade_160116167Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Event: Indie Arcade (2016)
For one day, MAGFest, American University's Game Lab and SAAM present an indie arcade! Play some of your favorite video games, participate in game building workshops, and try new indie games—courtesy of the International Game Developers Association's Indie Arcade: Coast to Coast competition. Classic...
2016_DC_Indie_ArcadeC_16011630Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Event: Indie Arcade (2016) -- Class
For one day, MAGFest, American University's Game Lab and SAAM present an indie arcade! Play some of your favorite video games, participate in game building workshops, and try new indie games—courtesy of the International Game Developers Association's Indie Arcade: Coast to Coast competition. Classic...
2010_DC_RockmanR_10112035Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Event: Opening Reception -- "Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow" exhibition -- Reception in the Kogod Courtyard
Elizabeth Broun, Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum invites you to a preview reception:
Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, with generous support from The Cowles Charitable Trust, Wayne Fingerman, Dorothy Tapper Goldman, Barbara and...
2015_DC_SweetARTS_15021352Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Event: SweetARTS and Valentines
SweetARTS and Valentines
Need something special for your sweetie? Looking for a snarky card to send to your BFF? Tired of the same ol’ Valentine’s Day options? Look no further; American Art has what you need. Come on by to make the perfect, personalized card—we supply all the necessary materials at no...
2010_DC_Maysles_10042952Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Film Talk: "Christo in Paris" (w/Albert Maysles)
Christo in Paris with Albert Maysles
Christo in Paris tells the story of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s first grand-scale project: wrapping the oldest bridge in Paris (58 minutes, 1986). Valley Curtain examines the dramatic hanging of an immense orange curtain between two Colorado mountains (28 minutes,...
2014_DC_Worlds_141113102Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Film Talk: "Curious Worlds: The Art and Imagination of David Beck" (w/David Beck and Olympia Stone)
Curious Worlds: The Art and Imagination of David Beck
David Beck is a master sculptor, carver, painter, and craftsman. Join us for a film screening of Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck (2014, 68 min.), an intimate portrait of one of America’s most accomplished and original artists. A...
2015_DC_Enough_15061734Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Film Talk: "Enough to Live On" (w/Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton)
Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton from 217 Films present the premiere of Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA. The film celebrates the eightieth anniversary of the Works Progress Administration and the Federal Art Project and tells the story of how the New Deal used the arts to bring a message of...
2010_DC_FenceF_100402145Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Film Talk: "Running Fence Revisited" (w/Christo and Wolfram Hissen)
The Running Fence Revisited:
The premiere of a new film created for this exhibition, The Running Fence Revisited, will be followed by a conversation with director Wolfram Hissen and artist Christo.
2008_DC_Christo_08090643Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Film Talk: "Running Fence" (w/Christo and Jeanne-Claude)
Running Fence: Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The film Running Fence (1978), directed by David Maysles, Albert Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin, depicts the four year struggle of artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude to build a 24.5-mile fence of white fabric and steel poles through the hills of Californias Sonoma...
2010_DC_Reichstag_100512132Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Film Talk: "To the German People: Wrapped Reichstag" (w/Christo and Wolfram Hissen)
To the German People: Wrapped Reichstag:
Special guest, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States Klaus Scharioth introduces a screening of To the German People: Wrapped Reichstag 1971–1995 about the art project, Wrapped Reichstag, by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. A...
2018_09_12A1_Molesworth107Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Helen Molesworth (Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture)
Join Helen Molesworth, former chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, for a lecture exploring the work of sculptor Ruth Asawa.
 The Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art highlight excellence and innovation in American art through evenings with an outstanding artist,... (Partially reviewed)
2013_DC_Essenhigh_13030756Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Inka Essenhigh (James Dicke Contemporary Artist Lecture)
This inaugural lecture honors James F. Dicke II, the museum's former Commission Chair, for his outstanding leadership and contributions to the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Artist Inka Essenhigh discusses "Cartoons and Myths: Reviving Pan and Diana for the 21st Century" as she describes her...
2014_DC_Saltz_14102289Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Jerry Saltz ("A Year in the Life of an Art Critic") (Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture)
Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art
Critic Jerry Saltz: A Year in the Life of an Art Critic: The Good, the Bad, and the Very Bad
Jerry Saltz is the senior art critic for New York Magazine and has been an energetic and persuasive voice in the art world for more than two decades. In...
2011_DC_Mehretu_11110299Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Julie Mehretu ("Grey") (Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture)
Julie Mehretu, internationally renowned artist -- "Grey":
The Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art are a forum for discussing the creative experience and exploring what American art is today. Reception follows each lecture.
2014_DC_Foster_141105104Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Kathleen Foster ("They’re Saved! They’re Saved!: Winslow Homer and The Life Line") (Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture)
Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art
Scholar Kathleen Foster: They’re Saved! They’re Saved!:Winslow Homer and The Life Line
Kathleen Foster is the Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Senior Curator of American Art and director of the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. A...
2012_DC_Marshall_121107142Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Kerry James Marshall (Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture)
Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture with Kerry James Marshall:
Kerry James Marshall is a contemporary American artist whose distinctive body of work engages audiences on issues of black identity. A recipient of the McArthur Foundation’s “genius grant,” he has exhibited extensively at prestigious...
2012_DC_Salatino_12091999Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Kevin Salatino ("Edward Hopper and the Burden of (Un)Certainty") (Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture)
Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture: Kevin Salatino
Kevin Salatino is the Director of Art Collections at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, CA. He has curated exhibitions on the work of Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, and William Wegman, among many others....
2015_DC_Weschler_15110462Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Lawrence Weschler ("Ed Kienholz at the Fraught Crossroads") (Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture)
Ed Kienholz at the Fraught Crossroads Where Class, Race, Sex, and Violence Keep Converging across American History with scholar Lawrence Weschler:
Using assemblage artist Edward Kienholz’s harrowing 1970 lynching tableau Five Car Stud as a point of departure, New York Institute for the Humanities at...
2015_DC_Bradford_15042063Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Mark Bradford (James Dicke Contemporary Artist Lecture)
Dicke Contemporary Artist Lecture with Mark Bradford
Mark Bradford is one of today’s most recognized contemporary artists and is known for his expansive, multi-layered collage paintings. He discusses his Amendment painting series that explores themes of democracy, power, and freedom as represented in...
2010_DC_Feeney_10102750Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Mark Feeney ("Four Photographers on Three Wheels") (Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture)
Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture with Mark Feeney:
The Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art program highlights excellence and innovation in American art through lectures by an outstanding artist, critic, and scholar. Reception follows each lecture.
Today, Mark Feeney, Boston Globe...
2018_04_04A1_Contemporary183Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Panel -- Contemporary Artists in Conversation with History: 1968 (w/Lava Thomas, Alfredo Jaar, and Sam Gilliam)
Contemporary Artists in Conversation with History: 1968:
April 4 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a defining moment in American history. How do issues of racial equality and civil rights reverberate through the practice of artists working today? Find... (Partially reviewed)
2012_DC_ECWAA_P_121116176Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Panel -- Effects of the Civil War on American Art
Effects of the Civil War on American Art:
An all-day symposium examines the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on American landscape and genre painting, along with the period’s new medium of photography. The American Art Museum’s exhibition and senior curator, Eleanor Harvey, is the keynote...
2012_DC_ECWAA_S_12111690Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Panel -- Effects of the Civil War on American Art -- Slide Show
Effects of the Civil War on American Art:
An all-day symposium examines the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on American landscape and genre painting, along with the period’s new medium of photography. The American Art Museum’s exhibition and senior curator, Eleanor Harvey, is the keynote...
2015_DC_SIPG_Fellows_15050865Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Panel -- Fellows' Lectures in American Art
Fellows’ Lectures in American Art
Join the 2014–2015 Smithsonian American Art Museum fellows as they present new scholarship on topics ranging from John Sloan to Bruce Nauman, from depictions of the American frontier in nineteenth-century worlds’ fairs to the rise of self-taught artists in the...
2010_DC_Intersections_10091070Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Panel -- Intersections/ Intersecciones
Intersections/ Intersecciones:
Artists Kathy Vargas, María Martínez-Cañas, and Martina López discuss the intersection of Latino culture and gender identity in their work. Moderated by Muriel Hasbun, associate chair and associate professor of fine art photography at the Corcoran College of Art +...
2015_DC_Intersection_151023137Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Panel -- Irving Penn at the Intersection of Art, Fashion and Photography
Irving Penn at the Intersection of Art, Fashion and Photography Forum:
Join us for a series of talks by experts and scholars who explore Penn’s legacy and how his work bridged the gap between art and fashion. Speakers include Vince Aletti, photography critic for The New Yorker; Charles Churchward,...
2015_DC_Mingering_150227106Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Panel -- Mingering Mike, Roundtable Remix
Mingering Mike, Roundtable Remix
Exhibition curator Leslie Umberger sits down with the ever enigmatic Mingering Mike (in costume, of course); Dori Hadar, the man who saved the Mingering Mike collection; Tom Patterson, writer and art curator; and Carroll Hynson Jr., local radio personality and ‘60s and...
2017_DC_WAS60s_17011239Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Panel -- Washington Art Scene in the 60s
Washington Art Scene in the 60s
Gene Davis was at the center of the DC art scene in the 1960s, a time of bold experimentation with color and abstraction. Join Benjamin Forgey, independent art critic, Jean Lawlor Cohen, consulting curator, Jack Rasmussen, director and curator of the American University...
2011_DC_PrintMakers_11111663Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Panel -- Washington Printmakers
Joann Moser, senior curator, moderates a discussion among artists Linn Meyers, Michael Platt, Lou Stovall, and Andrea Way, all of whom are featured in Multiplicity. The artists will talk about their printmaking techniques and the influence the art scene in D.C. has had on their work.
2018_10_26A1_Sites102Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Panel: Sites Unseen (w/Trevor Paglen, Kate Crawford, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun and Alvaro Bedoya)
Sites Unseen Panel Discussion
Artist Trevor Paglen is joined by artificial intelligence experts Kate Crawford and Wendy Hui Kyong Chun and Georgetown law professor Alvaro Bedoya for a discussion of the role of surveillance in our lives. They explore how artists and institutions fit into the age of AI,... (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_Ella_Dunn_160423108Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Performance -- Happy Birthday Ella -- Dan Dunn Speed Painting
Happy Birthday Ella
In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month and as a part of our annual birthday salute to Ella Fitzgerald, SAAM presents the Smithsonian Masterworks Jazz Ensemble performing the timelsss works of the "First Lady of Song."
Internationally acclaimed "speed painter" Dan Dunn joins our...
2016_DC_Ella_Misc_16042348Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Performance -- Happy Birthday Ella -- Dancers and Miscellaneous
Happy Birthday Ella
In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month and as a part of our annual birthday salute to Ella Fitzgerald, SAAM presents the Smithsonian Masterworks Jazz Ensemble performing the timelsss works of the "First Lady of Song."
Internationally acclaimed "speed painter" Dan Dunn joins our...
2016_DC_Ella_Jazz_160423142Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Performance -- Happy Birthday Ella -- Smithsonian Masterworks Jazz Ensemble
Happy Birthday Ella
In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month and as a part of our annual birthday salute to Ella Fitzgerald, SAAM presents the Smithsonian Masterworks Jazz Ensemble performing the timelsss works of the "First Lady of Song."
Internationally acclaimed "speed painter" Dan Dunn joins our...
2014_DC_Klinger_14040612Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Performance -- Luce Unplugged -- David Klinger
2015_DC_Nag_Champa_15121048Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Performance -- Luce Unplugged -- Nag Champa
Luce Unplugged with Nag Champa:
Monthly concert series Luce Unplugged brings D.C.’s best up-and-coming acts to play in the museum’s Luce Foundation Center following an art talk on a work selected by the band. Nag Champa are a progressive, beat-driven electronic jazz and R&B group that, as D.C. Music...
2015_DC_SIPG_Unplugged_150522154Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Performance -- Luce Unplugged -- Pleasure Curses and Young Rapids
Explore the center’s thousands of artworks while listening to sets by local bands Pleasure Curses and Young Rapids, selected with the help of the Washington City Paper’s arts editor Christina Cauterucci. DC brewery Hellbender Brewing Company will be on hand to provide free tastings of select beers (ages...
2018_10_25F1_Sight_Machine163Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Performance -- Sight Machine with Kronos Quartet and Trevor Paglen
Sight Machine with Kronos Quartet and Trevor Paglen
SAAM presents Sight Machine, a collaboration of Trevor Paglen and the Kronos Quartet. Come see the string quartet’s performance as it’s run through artificial intelligence surveillance algorithms developed by Paglen and projected onto a screen above.... (Partially reviewed)
2010_DC_Sze_10111692Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Sarah Sze (Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture)
Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art: Sarah Sze
Sarah Sze constructs extraordinary sculptures through an intricate assemblage of household objects. Her site-specific installations defy gravity in towering formations of mixed materials, and the contrast between small objects and large...
2017_DC_Smee_17102556Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Sebastian Smee ("Art and Darkness") (Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture)
Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture Series: Art and Darkness: The Benefits and Otherwise of Being in the Dark
Sebastian Smee is the art critic at The Boston Globe and won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2011. He is the author of six books and has written for numerous international publications,...
2017_DC_Yount_17091370Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Sylvia Yount ("Breaking Boundaries: American Art and the 21st-Century Museum") (Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture)
Sylvia Yount is the Lawrence A. Fleischman Curator in Charge of the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she oversees fine and decorative arts from the colonial period to the early twentieth century. In her curatorial and administrative practice, Yount works to expand and enrich...
2018_09_14A1_InclusionAM192Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Symposium: Radical Inclusion and Tales from the Playa: Talks on Art, Inspiration, and the History of Burning Man -- (1 of 2) Morning Sessions
Radical Inclusion and Tales from the Playa: Talks on Art, Inspiration, and the History of Burning Man
Join SAAM, five of the original founders of Burning Man, artists from No Spectators: the Art of Burning Man, and other Burners for a day of storytelling, short films, and discussions about the history... (Partially reviewed)
2018_09_14B1_InclusionPM324Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Symposium: Radical Inclusion and Tales from the Playa: Talks on Art, Inspiration, and the History of Burning Man -- (2 of 2) Afternoon Sessions
Radical Inclusion and Tales from the Playa: Talks on Art, Inspiration, and the History of Burning Man
Join SAAM, five of the original founders of Burning Man, artists from No Spectators: the Art of Burning Man, and other Burners for a day of storytelling, short films, and discussions about the history... (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_Seeber_16061654Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Take 5! -- Aaron Seeber Quintet
Relax and Take 5! with free, live jazz in the Kogod Courtyard. Stop by the Courtyard Café for refreshments and borrow a board game to play during the concert. Feeling inspired to create? Local artists from ArtJamz set up a temporary studio, offering an opportunity to paint your own canvas while you...
2009_DC_Afro_Bop_09101520Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Take 5! -- Afro Bop Alliance
Relax and Take Five! With live jazz, cool drinks, and stunning art every third Thursday of the month.

Afro Bop Alliance
When jazz septet Afro Bop Alliance returns to the Take Five! jazz series, the visitors will hear plenty of material from their 2008 Latin Grammy Award-winning album. The band...
2018_05_17E1_Afro_Bop171Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Take 5! -- Afro Bop Alliance
Take 5! Afro Bop Alliance
Relax and Take 5! with free, live jazz in the Kogod Courtyard every third Thursday. Stop by the Courtyard Café for refreshments. For added fun, borrow a board game to play during the concert.
Latin Grammy Award--winning drummer and bandleader Joe McCarthy leads the Afro Bop... (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_ANorris_16012136Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Take 5! -- Alexander Norris Ensemble
Relax and Take 5! with free, live jazz in the Kogod Courtyard. Stop by the Courtyard Café for refreshments and borrow a board game to play during the concert.
Trumpeter Alex Norris, bass clarinetist Todd Marcus, alto sax Russell Kirk, trombonist Christian Hizon, piano player Mark Meadows, bassist Jeff...
2014_DC_Bohemian_14042596Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Take 5! -- An Evening with Ella
Take 5! An Evening with Ella
During Jazz Appreciation Month, join us for a special evening performance by The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra as we celebrate the First Lady of Song’s birthday. The Orchestra will highlight Ella Fitzgerald’s collaborations with big bands, including the Count Basie...
2016_DC_SIPG_Take5_16061629Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Take 5! -- ArtJamz @ Aaron Seeber Quintet
2015_DC_SIPG_Take5_1510156Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Take 5! -- ArtJamz @ Samora Pinderhughes Ensemble
Relax and Take 5! with free, live jazz in the Kogod Courtyard. Stop by the Courtyard Café for refreshments and borrow a board game to play during the concert. Feeling inspired to create? Local artists from ArtJamz set up a temporary studio, offering an opportunity to paint your own canvas while you...
2015_DC_SIPG_Take5_15091714Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Take 5! -- ArtJamz @ US Army Blues Band
Take 5! Jazz Series: U.S. Army Blues
Relax and Take 5! with free, live jazz in the Kogod Courtyard. Stop by the Courtyard Café for refreshments and borrow a board game to play during the concert. Feeling inspired to create? Local artists from ArtJamz set up a temporary studio, offering an opportunity...
2013_DC_Brubeck_130422147Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Take 5! -- Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet
Dave Brubeck: Across Time:
Relax and Take 5! with free, live jazz in the Kogod Courtyard. Don't miss this special Jazz Appreciation Month tribute to the legendary jazz musician and composer, performed by the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet from the University of the Pacific: Thomas Kelley, alto sax;...
2016_DC_SIPG_Take5_16012112Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Take 5! -- Crafts and Games @ Alexander Norris Ensemble
2014_DC_SIPG_Take5_14042517Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Take 5! -- Crafts and Games @ An Evening with Ella event
Take 5! An Evening with Ella
During Jazz Appreciation Month, join us for a special evening performance by The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra as we celebrate the First Lady of Song’s birthday. The Orchestra will highlight Ella Fitzgerald’s collaborations with big bands, including the Count Basie...
2014_DC_SIPG_Take5_14011623Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Take 5! -- Crafts and Games @ Duende Quartet event
Take 5! with the Duende Quartet and Pop-up Handi-hour
Enjoy free, live jazz in the Kogod Courtyard as the Deunde Quartet explores intersection of Latin Jazz with the cool Blue Note sounds of the 1960s. Free craft projects are offered during the concert as part of Handi-hour's pop-up program.
2015_DC_DCJazz_15061813Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Take 5! -- DC Jazz Composers Collective
Take 5! Jazz Series - DC Jazz Composers Collective
Relax and Take 5! with free, live jazz in the Kogod Courtyard. Stop by the Courtyard Café for refreshments and borrow a board game to play during the concert. Feeling inspired to create? Local artists from ArtJamz set up a temporary studio, offering an...
2010_DC_Scantlin_10102896Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Take 5! -- Doc Scantlin
Take 5! Doc Scantlin:
D.C. legend Doc Scantlin, Chou Chou, and the Imperial Palm Orchestra have been keeping the ‘20s, ‘30s, and ‘40s alive at the Carlyle Club for years. Now they make their debut on the Take 5! stage to kick things up a notch - or five!
2014_DC_Duende_140116115Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Take 5! -- Duende Quartet
The Duende Quartet is devoted to exploring the intersection of Latin Jazz with the cool Blue Note sound of the 1960s. In this concert, the group performs arrangements of compositions by such jazz icons as Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Donald Byrd, and Andrew Hill. The quartet includes...
2015_DC_JZimmerman_15082021Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Take 5! -- James Zimmerman Ensemble
Take 5! Jazz Series - James Zimmerman Ensemble
Relax and Take 5! with free, live jazz in the Kogod Courtyard. Stop by the Courtyard Café for refreshments and borrow a board game to play during the concert. Feeling inspired to create? Local artists from ArtJamz set up a temporary studio, offering an...
2017_DC_JS_Williams_17111668Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Take 5! -- J. S. Williams Ensemble Pays Tribute to Alan Shorter
J. S. Williams Ensemble Pays Tribute to Alan Shorter
Join SAAM as J. S. Williams honors the life and music of fellow trumpeter Alan Shorter. Both musicians share many similarities: each briefly studied at Howard University before pursuing their music in New York City, both played in military bands, and...
2015_DC_Organissimo_15052191Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Take 5! -- Organissimo
Relax and Take 5! with free, live jazz in the Kogod Courtyard. Stop by the Courtyard Café for refreshments and borrow a board game to play during the concert.

Organissimo
Organissimo’s trio presents new, original music that is instantly identifiable yet constantly evolving, infusing elements of...
2018_10_18F_Pieper47Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Take 5! -- Paul Pieper and Band
Take 5! Paul Pieper and Band
Relax and Take 5! with free, live jazz in the Kogod Courtyard. Stop by the Courtyard Cafe for refreshments. For added fun, borrow a board game to play during the concert.
Guitarist Paul Pieper presents the DC premiere of his group the ‘Paul Pieper New Sextet’, in a... (Partially reviewed)
2015_DC_Samora_15101575Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Take 5! -- Samora Pinderhughes Ensemble
Take 5! Jazz Series: Samora Pinderhughes Ensemble
Relax and Take 5! with free, live jazz in the Kogod Courtyard. Stop by the Courtyard Café for refreshments and borrow a board game to play during the concert. Feeling inspired to create? Local artists from ArtJamz set up a temporary studio, offering an...
2012_DC_McCoy_12092068Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Take 5! -- The Donvonte` McCoy Septet: Lee Morgan Retrospective
Take 5! The Donvonte` McCoy Septet: Lee Morgan Retrospective:
As a prolific writer and composer, Lee Morgan has penned many of jazz music’s finest standards. The Sidewinder (his most famous work) was Blue Note Records’ highest chart-topping song. The Donvonte`McCoy Ensemble has put together a premier...
2008_DC_Lovejoy_08112018Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Take 5! -- theLovejoyGroup
2016_DC_Marcus_16042173Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Take 5! -- Todd Marcus Quintet
Relax and Take 5! with free, live jazz in the Kogod Courtyard. Stop by the Courtyard Café for refreshments and borrow a board game to play during the concert. Feeling inspired to create? Local artists from ArtJamz set up a temporary studio, offering an opportunity to paint your own canvas while you...
2015_DC_US_Army_Blues_15091766Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Take 5! -- U.S. Army Blues
Take 5! Jazz Series: U.S. Army Blues
Relax and Take 5! with free, live jazz in the Kogod Courtyard. Stop by the Courtyard Café for refreshments and borrow a board game to play during the concert. Feeling inspired to create? Local artists from ArtJamz set up a temporary studio, offering an opportunity...
2011_DC_Bennett_11040582Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Talk: Bob Bennett (Collectors' Roundtable)
Collectors' Roundtable with Senator Bob Bennett
This annual series provides insight and invaluable advice on collecting art from museum directors, curators, collectors, art dealers, and consultants.
This evening, Senator Bob Bennett, collector, Utah and Washington, D.C., presents "Collecting...
2011_DC_Tanner_11012171Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Talk: Brian Baade & Amber Kerr-Allison ("Painting Techniques of Henry Ossawa Tanner")
Painting Techniques of Henry Ossawa Tanner:
Conservators Amber Kerr-Allison and Brian Baade present findings of their recent study and analysis of six of Tanner’s works in the permanent collection, including the newly conserved Flight into Egypt. Learn how Tanner’s documented painting recipe, preserved...
2011_DC_Perry_11071418Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Talk: Claire Perry ("Great American Experiment")
The Great American Experiment:
The Great American Hall of Wonders exhibition curator Claire Perry discusses the idea of the United States as a “great experiment” and how inventive energies in art, science, and technology shaped the nation during the 19th century. Exploring 19th-century citizens’ belief...
2013_DC_Blight_130405130Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Talk: David Blight ("From Days of Mourning to Days of Jubilee?")
From Days of Mourning to Days of Jubilee? Frederick Douglass and the Meaning of The Civil War Talk with David W. Blight
Yale University professor and Civil War scholar David W. Blight shares his analysis of the impact of the Civil War on the ideas and psyche of Frederick Douglass.
2009_DC_Tilt_091031132Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Talk: David Silverman ("Tilt!")
Tilt! Learn everything you ever wanted to know about pinball machines with collector and historian David Silverman. Then join us in the courtyard to test your skills on his one-of-a-kind pinball machines. Lecture at 3 p.m., game playing follows.
2013_DC_Ramos_13102588Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Talk: E. Carmen Ramos ("What Is Latino About American Art?")
Our America exhibition curator, E. Carmen Ramos, examines how Latino artists working since the mid-twentieth century have participated in American art movements and recalibrated key themes in American art.
2018_10_24D_Marsh13Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Talk: Joanna Marsh (Conversation Pieces)
SAAM -- Conversation Pieces
Want to deepen your understanding and appreciation of contemporary art? Join Joanna Marsh, senior curator of contemporary interpretation, for this popular ongoing series of gallery talks. Marsh uses a single artwork from the museum’s collection to spark conversation and... (Partially reviewed)
2010_DC_Gay_Art_10103013Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Talk: Jonathan D. Katz ("Gay Art before Gay Liberation")
Gay Art before Gay Liberation: George Bellows, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jasper Johns:
Jonathan D. Katz, co-curator of the exhibition Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, discusses the nature of gay art before the advent of gay politics through the work of three very different...
2011_DC_Talasek_11020930Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Talk: J.D. Talasek (Art and Science Lecture Series)
Art and Science Lecture Series: J.D. Talasek:
In conjunction with the exhibition Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow, the American Art Museum presents a lecture series that places the science of climate change within a cultural context. The series invites leading environmental scientists to discuss...
2012_DC_Ater_12042732Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Talk: Renée Ater ("Insight and Inspiration for 20th-Century African American Art")
Insight and Inspiration for 20th-Century African American Art:
Shaped by social and political movements of the 20th century, African American artists often affirmed their experiences, communities, and personal histories in their works. Renée Ater, University of Maryland associate professor of art...
2011_DC_BobDay_11042192Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Talk: Robert Day ("An Evening with...")
An Evening with Robert Day:
Join us for an unforgettable evening with Robert Day, Washington College’s professor of English, emeritus, as he discusses his travels around the world in a talk entitled “Bar Art: John Sloan’s McSorley’s Old Ale House Paintings, a Vargas Girl behind the Bar at Ruby Red’s in...
2011_DC_Lehrman_11051069Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Talk: Robert Lehrman (Collectors' Roundtable)
Collectors' Roundtable with Robert Lehrman
This annual series provides insight and invaluable advice on collecting art from museum directors, curators, collectors, art dealers, and consultants.
This evening, collector Robert Lehrman (Washington, D.C.) presents "Secrets of the Art World."
Robert...
2011_DC_II_11110965Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Talk: Steve Crocker and Vinton Cerf ("Conversation with Internet Inventors")
Join us for a conversation with Steve Crocker and Vinton Cerf, two of the Internet's founding fathers. Crocker established protocols necessary for the workings of the Internet, and Cerf, a computer scientist, was instrumental in the development of the first commercial email system. They will discuss how...
2011_DC_Monfort_110330103Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Talk: Steve Monfort (Art and Science Lecture Series)
Art and Science Lecture Series: Steve Monfort
In conjunction with the exhibition Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow, the American Art Museum presents a lecture series that places the science of climate change within a cultural context. The series invites leading environmental scientists to discuss...
2011_DC_Lovejoy_11022367Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Talk: Tom Lovejoy (Art and Science Lecture Series)
Art and Science Lecture Series: Tom Lovejoy:
In conjunction with the exhibition Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow, the American Art Museum presents a lecture series that places the science of climate change within a cultural context. The series invites leading environmental scientists to discuss the...
2010_DC_Mecklenburg_10120713Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Talk: Virginia Mecklenburg ("Norman Rockwell and the Movies")
Virginia Mecklenburg: Norman Rockwell and the Movies:
Senior curator Virginia Mecklenburg shares the results of her research into Rockwell, his work, and the relationships between the artist and the movies. Rockwell was a masterful storyteller who could distill a complex narrative into a single frame...
2015_DC_Kloss_15062447Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Talk: William Kloss (Nineteen American Masterworks)
The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were a "coming-of-age" period in American art. Gilded Age expatriate artists such as John Singer Sargent and Mary Cassatt pioneered impressionist styles abroad, challenging long-standing practice and rivaling their French counterparts. After 1900,...
2015_DC_Paglen_15090968Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Trevor Paglen ("How to See the Surveillance State") (Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture)
Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture: How to See the Surveillance State with artist Trevor Paglen:
From tapped fiberoptic cables at the bottom of the sea to football field-sized antennas in deep space, the architecture of state surveillance is as ubiquitous as it is invisible. In this talk, artist...
2009_DC_Wiley_09093083Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- William Wiley ("What's It All Mean") (Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture)
Artist William Wiley: What’s It All Mean:
Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures: The Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art brings outstanding artists,critics, and scholars to the museum to add to the ongoing national conversation about art. This annual series is made possible by the...


What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
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2018_11_15A_Tokyo_Trials233Natl Archives -- U.S. Premier of "The Tokyo Trials"
U.S. Premiere of “The Tokyo Trials” Lasting more than two and a half years, the Tokyo War Crimes Trial became the longest legal proceeding ever, producing reams of records that set the precedent for modern military tribunals. In observance of the 70th anniversary of the trial’s adjournment in 1948, ... (Partially reviewed)
2018_11_03A_Blechman52DC -- Dumbarton Oaks -- Event: An Afternoon with R. O. Blechman
An Afternoon with R. O. Blechman The creator of what are now considered by many to be the earliest graphic novels, R. O. Blechman, will discuss his first work, The Juggler of Our Lady. This cartoon retelling of the medieval legend was first published in 1953 and later adapted into an award-winning s... (Partially reviewed)
2018_10_28A_Captain2076AFI -- Captain 20 Returns!
Captain 20 Returns! Everybody's favorite alien, Captain 20, is making a very special appearance at AFI Silver to host a program of cartoons and kid-show favorites from the old days, including ULTRAMAN, SPEED RACER and Bugs Bunny and Friends! There might even be some gerbil races. Do you still have y... (Partially reviewed)
2018_11_15B1_Dish_Tell140Sixth & I and WeWork -- Dish & Tell: Food Entrepreneurs’ Recipes for Success (w/Rose Previte, Chris Brady, Andrew Dana, and Daniel Pink)
Dish & Tell: Food Entrepreneurs’ Recipes for Success Hosted by Daniel Pink If you live to eat, eat to live, or want to make a living feeding others, hear from Rose Previte—owner of Maydan and Compass Rose—and Chris Brady and Andrew Dana—co-owners of Timber Pizza—about their unexpected paths to becom... (Partially reviewed)
2018_11_04D1_Kinney141Politics & Prose @ UDC Theater of the Arts -- Jeff Kinney ("The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13")
Jeff Kinney - The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13) — UDC Theater of the Arts Countdown to The Meltdown! In celebration of the launch of Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13: The Meltdown, join us for an imaginative evening at Wimpy Kid Live: The Meltdown Show, an interactive author experience hosted by JEFF ... (Partially reviewed)


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