Posts By Jeff Gates

Seeing Double: On Multiplicity

Ed Ruscha’s Western Horizontal Multiplicity features contemporary prints from the museum’s permanent collection. All of the prints are editions and each impression is considered a work of art. Also of interest is the fact that the works on view represent a collaboration between artist and printer. Ed Ruscha’s Western Veritcal and Western Horizontal are colorRead… Read more »

Picture This: The Best for the New Year

John Henry Twachtman’s The Brook, Greenwich, Connecticut is on view in the Renwick Gallery’s Grand Salon. American Art and the Renwick Gallery are open this week. If you want to take a break from all the holiday cheer, come see this winter scene, presently on display at the museum’s Renwick Gallery. While you’re there, takeRead… Read more »

The People Behind the Video Games: Tommy Tallarico

Tommy Tallarico Exhibition coordinator Georgina Goodlander and curator Chris Melissinos conducted interviews with video game designers, developers, writers, and composers for the upcoming exhibition, The Art of Video Games, which opens March 16, 2012 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Clips from the interviews will be featured in the exhibition. This month, we’re featuring aRead… Read more »

Stumbled Upon Treasures

The Santa Cruz Museum’s Carranza Collection I am a huge museum nerd. Well, this shouldn’t be too much of a surprise since I work in an art museum! I love finding small, sometimes off the beaten path, museums. While walking around Toledo, Spain last summer I came upon the Santa Cruz Museum. Much like ourRead… Read more »

World AIDS Day: Homage to Still Life by Carlos Almaraz

Homage to Still Life by Carlos Almaraz Ah, a walk through the museum on a chilly autumn afternoon. Lots of folks walking the corridors and looking at art. It’s a good day. In American Art’s Lincoln Gallery on the third floor of the museum, I spent some time getting acquainted with Homage to Still LifeRead… Read more »

5 Questions: Curator Joanna Marsh on Alexis Rockman

The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s latest exhibition is Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow. the staff of Eye Level, American Art’s blog, sat down with the show’s curator, Joanna Marsh, to talk about the artist and his artworks. Alexis Rockman; The Pelican; 2006 Oil on wood Courtesy Elizabeth Schwartz, New York; © Alexis Rockman; PhotoRead… Read more »

Award Winning Art Signs

Last month the American Art Museum received a commendation for Art Signs OnLine from the international JODI Awards which recognize innovative uses of digital media to make museums, galleries, libraries, archives, and heritage venues more accessible to disabled people. Susan Nichols, Chief of Education at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, tells us about the genesisRead… Read more »