All posts tagged “Smithsonian American Art Museum

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists at Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, February 21 – May 17, 2020

“Women have been a predominant creative force behind Native American art, yet their individual contributions, for centuries, have largely remained unrecognized and anonymous. In the first major thematic exhibition to explore the artistic contributions of Native women, Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists celebrates… Read More

Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination and Michael Sherrill Retrospective at Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, June 28, 2019 – January 5, 2020

“This summer, the Smithsonian American Art Museum presents two exhibitions that highlight the beauty of nature through botanically inspired sculptures. Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination turns the Renwick Gallery into a post-apocalyptic scene where, upon viewing her hand-blown glass-stump sculptures through an augmented reality lens, holograms of… Read More

Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018 at Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, through May 5, 2019

“Begun in 2000, the Renwick Invitational is a biennial juried showcase for midcareer and emerging craft artists who deserve wider recognition. The makers selected for Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018—Tanya Aguiñiga, Sharif Bey, Dustin Farnsworth, and Stephanie Syjuco—challenge convention and infuse craft with a renewed… 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

Visions and Revisions: Renwick Invitational 2016 at Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, through January 16, 2017

“The 2016 Renwick Invitational, Visions and Revisions, highlights the work of four craft artists, Jennifer Trask, Steven Young Lee, Kristen Morgin, and Norwood Viviano, who invite chance into their practice, and explore universal cycles of growth and decline, ruin and reinvention. Jennifer Trask creates ornate sculpture and jewelry with… Read More