Due to inclement weather, the Smithsonian American Art Museum will close early on Friday, January 28 at 5:30 p.m.
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NEW GLASS NOW 
OCTOBER 22, 2021 — MARCH 6, 2022
Renwick Gallery (Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW)
New Glass Now documents the innovation and dexterity of artists, designers, and architects from around the world working in the challenging material of glass. This global survey is designed to highlight the breadth and depth of contemporary glass making.
SARGENT, WHISTLER, AND VENETIAN GLASS: AMERICAN ARTISTS AND THE MAGIC OF MURANO
OCTOBER 8, 2021 — MAY 8, 2022
Smithsonian American Art Museum (8th and G Streets, NW)
This exhibition brings to life the Venetian glass revival of the nineteenth century on the famed island of Murano and the artistic experimentation the city inspired for artists such as John Singer Sargent and James McNeill Whistler.
NATIONAL TOUR
Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas (June 25, 2022 – September 11, 2022)
Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Connecticut (October 15, 2022 – February 27, 2023)
ARTIST TO ARTIST
OCTOBER 1, 2021 — SEPTEMBER 3, 2023
Smithsonian American Art Museum (8th and G Streets, NW)
Artist to Artist features paired artworks, each representing two figures whose trajectories intersected at a creatively crucial moment, whether as student and teacher, professional allies, or friends.
THE AUTOMOBILE AND AMERICAN ART
ONGOING
Smithsonian American Art Museum (8th and G Streets, NW)
Take a road trip through SAAM’s collection to find links between automobiles and American art, inspired by Albert H. Small’s gift of model cars.
GALLERIES FOR FOLK AND SELF-TAUGHT ART
ONGOING
Smithsonian American Art Museum (8th and G Streets, NW)
SAAM’s collection of folk and self-taught art represents the powerful vision of America’s untrained and vernacular artists. Represented in the museum’s collection are pieces that draw on tradition—such as quilts—as well as artworks that reveal a more personal vision.
CONNECTIONS: CONTEMPORARY CRAFT AT THE RENWICK GALLERY
ONGOING
Renwick Gallery (Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW)
Connections is the Renwick Gallery’s dynamic ongoing permanent collection presentation, featuring more than 80 objects celebrating craft as a discipline and an approach to living differently in the modern world. The installation includes iconic favorites alongside new acquisitions.
EXPERIENCE AMERICA
ONGOING
Smithsonian American Art Museum (8th and G Streets, NW)
The 1930s was a heady time for artists in America. Through President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal programs, the federal government paid them to paint and sculpt and urged them to look to the nation’s land and people for subjects.
GALLERIES FOR MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Smithsonian American Art Museum (8th and G Streets, NW)
Note: Galleries on the museum’s third floor where modern and contemporary artworks are displayed, including the Lincoln Gallery, temporarily closed to the public on July 12, 2021 to make way for new artworks and new stories.
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