Latest Smithsonian American Art Museum Stories

2012-07-12 09:48:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. has partnered with Google to launch a new indoor map application this week to help visitors navigate 17 of the Smithsonian´s museums, including the Air and Space Museum, the Natural History Museum and the American History Museum. "An increasing number of our visitors now turn to their mobile devices and familiar applications to help them find their way and get information about...

2011-02-21 11:45:00

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is asking the public to help select video games that will be included in its "The Art of Video Games" exhibit. The exhibit will be the first one to explore the art and visual effects of gaming. The Art of Video Games is scheduled to open in March 2012 with a focus on the evolution of games as an artistic medium over the past 40 years. The public will be allowed to vote online through April 7, where they will be able to choose from 80 games from a pool of...

2010-09-21 12:35:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- American Craft Week, October 1-10, is a coast-to-coast celebration featuring more than 200 events where the public will meet artisans for whom crafting is a business. The festivities promise artful and fun answers to the question, "What is still made in America?" Watch a glassblower or cabinetmaker at work. Tour pottery studios or fine craft galleries. Art strolls, exhibitions, open houses, craft demonstrations, trunk shows and festivals are...

2009-04-11 12:04:24

Art historian David W. Scott, the founding director for the National Museum of American Art in Washington, reportedly has died at the age of 92. Scott joined the museum in 1963 when it was known as the National Collection of Fine Arts and helped raise the Smithsonian Institute site's stature, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. Scott determined to build the NCFA into a museum of consequence, author Sophy Burnham said in her The Art Crowd book about the New York and Washington art worlds....

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