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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
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...
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...
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_DC_SIPG_Black_Out108DC -- 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...
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...
2009_DC_SIPG_Coins17DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Coins
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_DC_SIPG_Eye2I88DC -- 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....
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...
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...
2019_05_07G_SIPG_Sentence65DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Mid-Sentence
In Mid-Sentence
May 3, 2019 – March 29, 2020
Photographs are often replete with words that remain unheard. In Mid-Sentence presents a selection of photographs from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s collection that depict moments of communication: intimate confessions, public speeches,... (Partially reviewed)
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,...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
2019_03_27A_SIPG_Votes276DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence
Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence
March 29, 2019 – January 5, 2020
To usher in the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment,Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence reveals the women and organizations often overlooked in the complex narrative of women’s... (Partially reviewed)
2019_10_17D1_SIPG_Votes66DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence
Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence
March 29, 2019 – January 5, 2020
To usher in the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment,Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence reveals the women and organizations often overlooked in the complex narrative of women’s... (Partially reviewed)
2019_DC_SIPG_Votes9DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence
Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence
March 29, 2019 – January 5, 2020
To usher in the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment,Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence reveals the women and organizations often overlooked in the complex narrative of women’s...
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...
2019_06_19F4_SIPG_Myth181DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: American Myth and Memory: David Levinthal Photographs
American Myth and Memory: David Levinthal Photographs
June 7, 2019 – October 14, 2019
Populated with toy cowboys and cavalry, Barbie dolls and baseball players, David Levinthal’s photographs reference iconic images and events that shaped postwar American society. Despite their playful veneer,... (Partially reviewed)
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...
2019_07_30C5_SIPG_Respond46DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975
Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975
March 15, 2019 – August 18, 2019
Artists Respond: Art and America’s War, 1965 to 1975 explores artistic reactions to the Vietnam War created during the height of the U.S. intervention in Southeast Asia. An unpopular and internally divisive... (Partially reviewed)
2019_DC_SIPG_Respond110DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975
Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975
March 15, 2019 – August 18, 2019
Artists Respond: Art and America’s War, 1965 to 1975 explores artistic reactions to the Vietnam War created during the height of the U.S. intervention in Southeast Asia. An unpopular and internally divisive...
2018_DC_SIPG_Traylor99DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor
Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor
September 28, 2018 – March 17, 2019
Bill Traylor (ca. 1853–1949) is regarded today as one of the most important American artists of the twentieth century. A black man born into slavery in Alabama, he was an eyewitness to history: the Civil War, Emancipation,...
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...
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...
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...
2019_10_11D3_SIPG_Buffalo104DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Picturing the American Buffalo: George Catlin and Modern Native American Artists
Picturing the American Buffalo: George Catlin and Modern Native American Artists
October 11, 2019 – April 12, 2020
In the nineteenth century, American bison (commonly called the buffalo) thundered across the Great Plains of the American West in the millions. They symbolized the abundance of the land,... (Partially reviewed)
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...
2019_06_19F1_SIPG_Scale44DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Sculpture Down to Scale: Models for Public Art at Federal Buildings, 1974–1985
Sculpture Down to Scale: Models for Public Art at Federal Buildings, 1974–1985
May 31, 2019 - June 6, 2020
"The idea itself . . . is as much a work of art as any finished product. All intervening steps—scribbles, sketches, drawings, failed work, models, studies, thoughts, conversations—are of... (Partially reviewed)
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...
2019_DC_SIPG_Tiffany_Chung32DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Exhibit: Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past is Prologue
Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past is Prologue
March 15, 2019 – September 2, 2019
Internationally acclaimed artist Tiffany Chung (b. 1969, Da Nang, Vietnam) is known for her multimedia work that explores migration, conflict, and shifting geographies in the wake of political and natural upheavals. The...
2018_DC_SIPG_Paglen159DC -- 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...
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...
2014_DC_Many_One31DC -- Mall -- Exhibit: Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada's "Out of Many, One" via National Portrait Gallery
2019_DC_SIPG_Orchids55DC -- Smithsonian Gardens & USBG -- Orchid Show @ Donald Reynolds Center
Orchids: Amazing Adaptations
February 16, 2019 – April 28, 2019
Escape the winter cold and step into a floral oasis in the Kogod Courtyard with Orchids: Amazing Adaptations. A joint collaboration with Smithsonian Gardens, United States Botanic Garden, SAAM, and National Portrait Gallery, this...


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2019_10_24B_Rogers139NPC -- Faith in American Public Life w/Melissa Rogers, Sabrina Dent, Imam Mohamed Magid, and Rabbi David Saperstein
As part of Melissa Rogers' book tour for "Faith in American Public Life", a panel discussion was held at the National Press Club. Welcome and Opening Remarks: * David Aycock, Interim Director at Baylor University Press, Associate Director for Sales, Marketing, & Publicity Moderator: * Mike McCurr... (Partially reviewed)
2019_10_11E1_Pilkey362Library of Congress -- Event: Dav Pilkey (Do Good Tour)
Come see Dav Pilkey talk about his books and his Do Good initiative! Please join us for a special evening with Dav Pilkey, a Library of Congress National Book Festival Presents event. International bestselling author/illustrator Dav Pilkey will appear at the Library of Congress on his Do Good Tour. ... (Partially reviewed)
2019_11_01D_Bookfair150NPC -- 42nd Annual Book Fair & Author's Night (2019)
One hundred authors -- and their books -- will be under one roof at the National Press Club, just in time for the gift-giving season. Navigate national politics and history, whisk your way to tasty treats, or laugh with your little one during the 2019 Book Fair and Authors’ Night on Friday, Nov. 1. ... (Partially reviewed)
2019_10_27A_Chappelle179DC -- Kennedy Center -- Mark Twain Prize (2019 -- Dave Chappelle)
Folks shown here include: Q-Tip, Michael Che, Colin Jost, Kenan Thompson, Aziz Ansari, David Rubenstein, Morgan Freeman, ???, Kidd O'Shea (ABC 7), Fab Five Freddie, Robert L. Johnson, ???, ???, John Legend, Neal Brennan, ??? (again), David Rubenstein (again), Jeff Ross, Common, Sarah Silverman, Aziz... (Partially reviewed)
2019_11_08A1_THIS_Twilight415THIS for Diplomats Twilight in Argentina Gala @ Embassy of Argentina
THIS for Diplomats 2019 Gala: Twilight in Argentina THIS is proud to announce that on November 8, 2019, we are co-hosting our Annual Fundraiser Gala “Twilight in Argentina” with the Argentine Republic. The event will take place at the Argentinian Embassy and will feature live music (by Sweet Somethi... (Partially reviewed)


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