All posts tagged “SAAM

Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor at Smithsonian American Art Museum, September 28, 2018 – March 17, 2019

“Bill Traylor (ca. 1853–1949) is among the most important American artists of the 20th century. Born in antebellum Alabama, Traylor was an eyewitness to history—the Civil War, Emancipation, Reconstruction, Jim Crow segregation, the Great Migration and the steady rise of African American urban culture in the South.… Read More

Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography at Smithsonian American Art Museum, May 12 – August 6, 2017

“The American city underwent unprecedented transformations after World War II. As middle-class populations shifted to the suburbs and new highways cut through thriving neighborhoods, many cities began to experience economic and social disintegration, especially in Black, Latino, and working class communities. Down these Mean Streets:… Read More