Eye Level is the blog of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery. Publishing behind-the-scenes museum stories since 2005.
Learn about the legacy of groundbreaking artist Ana Mendieta and how she examined urgent political, personal, and artistic questions through her artwork
Not to be shady, but sometimes the cure for Black Friday stress is art
Examining historical imbalances and the roots of racial injustice through fiber art
on November 18, 2021
Museum educators share Chicanx posters with teachers around the world
on November 15, 2021
A look at three paintings that represent three different decades of the artist’s vibrant career
DECORATIVE ARTS IN FOCUS: MINIATURE DIORAMA OF JOHN GELLATLY COLLECTION
How John Gellatly’s eclectic collection of fine and decorative arts took over his New York home and six rooms in the Heckscher Building
on November 4, 2021
NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS IN FOCUS: SUSTAINING TRADITIONS—DIGITAL MEMORIES
Discover how artist Kelly Church is ensuring that centuries of Indigenous traditions are preserved for future generations with her beautifully woven basketry.
Rosie Cima of Rosie Cima and What She Dreamed discusses her welcome to DC’s music community and her approach to keeping it real in front of an audience.
Choose how to celebrate the season with two different ways to explore SAAM's collection
Celebrating Maria Oakey Dewing with a comic about her life and work
Evoking Tommie Smith's legacy through a work of monumental sculpture
on October 22, 2021
Stephanie Stebich, the Margaret and Terry Stent Director, talks about how a variety of voices are represented in SAAM’s collections, galleries, and programming to reflect the complexity of American stories.
New Glass Now showcases artists challenging the status quo, offering new perspectives, and experimenting with what the medium of glass can do!
On the surprising friendship between artists Yayoi Kusama and Joseph Cornell
Celebrating the renowned artist with a comic about her life and work.
An interview with the curator of Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano
Celebrating Kay Sekimachi’s 95th birthday with a comic about her life and work
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a look into the diversity and depth of SAAM’s Latinx collection
Night Train 357 describes the importance of organization in a creative life and teases his new independent martial arts film.
on September 23, 2021
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