Smithsonian American Art Museum

formerly named

National Museum of American Art

Washington, D.C.



(above: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Photo © 2014 John Hazeltine)




The Smithsonian American Art Museum celebrates the vision and creativity of Americans with approximately 41,000 artworks in all media spanning more than three centuries. Its National Historic Landmark building, a dazzling showcase for American art and portraiture, is located at Eighth and F streets N.W. in the heart of a revitalized downtown arts district. For hours and admission fees please see the Museum's website.

In late 2005 the museum launched a blog named Eye Level. SAAM says:

Using the museum's collection as a touchstone, the conversation at Eye Level will be dedicated to American art and the ways in which the nation's art reflects its history and culture. The discussion will extend beyond the walls of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's collection to include other collections, exhibitions, and events. Eye Level will also document the extraordinary collaboration between curators, conservators, handlers, historians, enthusiasts, critics, exhibition and new media designers, and of course bloggers that has motivated the past and present of American art history.

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