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Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery πŸ“± #atSAAM #RenwickGallery Legal: s.si.edu/legal

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Smithsonian museums and β€ͺthe National Zoo‬ will reopen β€ͺTuesday, January 29‬ at their regularly scheduled times. β€ͺSAAM will reopen Tuesday, January 29 and the #RenwickGallery will reopen Saturday, February 2. We look forward to seeing you! πŸ€—πŸ‘‹
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Smithsonian museums and β€ͺthe National Zoo‬ will reopen β€ͺTuesday, January 29‬ at their regularly scheduled times. β€ͺSAAM will reopen Tuesday, January 29 and the #RenwickGallery will reopen Saturday, February 2. We look forward to seeing you! πŸ€—πŸ‘‹
Due to the #GovernmentShutdown, Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are closed. We will update our operating status as soon as the situation is resolved. We do not plan to update social media other than to inform you of our operating status.  #RenwickGallery #atSAAM πŸ“· Renwick Gallery Ron Blunt
πŸ“· SAAM Tim Hursley
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Due to the #GovernmentShutdown, Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are closed. We will update our operating status as soon as the situation is resolved. We do not plan to update social media other than to inform you of our operating status. #RenwickGallery #atSAAM πŸ“· Renwick Gallery Ron Blunt
πŸ“· SAAM Tim Hursley
When you’ve decided to eat more fruit. πŸπŸ‡πŸ‡πŸ‰πŸ‘πŸ‡πŸ’πŸ‹πŸ‡πŸ‡πŸˆπŸŽπŸ‘πŸ₯‚#andalittlechampagne #justonemorecookie πŸ₯‚πŸ‡πŸ‘πŸ‰ Severin Roesen, "Still Life with Fruit," 1852 πŸ‡πŸ‰πŸ Severin Roesen's still life celebrates an American harvest and the promise of more to come. The split pomegranate and half-eaten melon carry the seeds of next year's planting, while the glass of champagne invites a quiet moment of appreciation. #atSAAM #stilllife #painting #americanart #smithsonianamericanartmuseum
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When you’ve decided to eat more fruit. πŸπŸ‡πŸ‡πŸ‰πŸ‘πŸ‡πŸ’πŸ‹πŸ‡πŸ‡πŸˆπŸŽπŸ‘πŸ₯‚#andalittlechampagne #justonemorecookie πŸ₯‚πŸ‡πŸ‘πŸ‰ Severin Roesen, "Still Life with Fruit," 1852 πŸ‡πŸ‰πŸ Severin Roesen's still life celebrates an American harvest and the promise of more to come. The split pomegranate and half-eaten melon carry the seeds of next year's planting, while the glass of champagne invites a quiet moment of appreciation. #atSAAM #stilllife #painting #americanart #smithsonianamericanartmuseum
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SAAM and the #RenwickGallery are closed on December 25 (See you tomorrow!) β„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈπŸ¦ŒπŸ¦ŒπŸ¦Œ #ChristmasMorning #atSAAM #smithsonianamericanartmuseum #smithsonianmuseum #Christmas #linocut #americanart #americanartist
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β€ͺβ„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈπŸ¦ŒπŸ¦ŒπŸ¦Œβ„οΈβ„οΈπŸŒ³β„οΈβ„οΈπŸŒ²πŸŒ²πŸŒ²πŸŒ²β„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈ Ernest W. Watson, "Christmas Morning," 1947, color linoleum cut on paper 🦌🦌🦌
SAAM and the #RenwickGallery are closed on December 25 (See you tomorrow!) β„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈπŸ¦ŒπŸ¦ŒπŸ¦Œ #ChristmasMorning #atSAAM #smithsonianamericanartmuseum #smithsonianmuseum #Christmas #linocut #americanart #americanartist
Wishing our #WinterSolstice looked more like this snowy winter wonderland... ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️ John Henry Twachtman, "Round Hill Road," ca. 1890-1900 ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️#solstice #winter #winterwonderland #snow #❄️ #landscape #snowscape #americanart #painting #smithsonianamericanartmuseum
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Wishing our #WinterSolstice looked more like this snowy winter wonderland... ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️ John Henry Twachtman, "Round Hill Road," ca. 1890-1900 ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️#solstice #winter #winterwonderland #snow #❄️ #landscape #snowscape #americanart #painting #smithsonianamericanartmuseum
A quiet moment #atSAAM πŸ“· @vivianlynnchan 🦚🌸🦚🌸
This pair of stained-glass windows by John La Farge reflects the Gilded Age's fascination with medieval art and craftsmanship. These windows were commissioned by Frederick Lothrop Ames, a railroad magnate who had them installed in the vast, opulent hall of his Boston home. You'll find them on the 2nd floor #atSAAM, ready for a moment of quiet reflection. 🦚🌸🦚🌸
For this composition, La Farge borrowed from many cultures: the central panels evoke Chinese and Japanese screens; the lower panels emulate Pompeian architecture; and the transoms recall the tympanum above the door of a Romanesque cathedral. 🦚🌸🦚🌸🦚 John La Farge, "Peacocks and Peonies I & II," 1882 🌸🦚🌸🦚🌸#smithsonianamericanartmuseum #americanart #stainedglass #stainedglassart
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A quiet moment #atSAAM πŸ“· @vivianlynnchan 🦚🌸🦚🌸
This pair of stained-glass windows by John La Farge reflects the Gilded Age's fascination with medieval art and craftsmanship. These windows were commissioned by Frederick Lothrop Ames, a railroad magnate who had them installed in the vast, opulent hall of his Boston home. You'll find them on the 2nd floor #atSAAM, ready for a moment of quiet reflection. 🦚🌸🦚🌸
For this composition, La Farge borrowed from many cultures: the central panels evoke Chinese and Japanese screens; the lower panels emulate Pompeian architecture; and the transoms recall the tympanum above the door of a Romanesque cathedral. 🦚🌸🦚🌸🦚 John La Farge, "Peacocks and Peonies I & II," 1882 🌸🦚🌸🦚🌸#smithsonianamericanartmuseum #americanart #stainedglass #stainedglassart
"I think that just as in relations with people, as in art, if you always stick to style, manners, and what will work, and you're never caught off guard, then some beautiful experiences never happen."
#HappyBirthday to Helen Frankenthaler, born on this day in 1928.
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Helen Frankenthaler, "Summer Scene: Provincetown," 1961 πŸŽ¨πŸŽ‚πŸŽ¨πŸŽ‚πŸŽ¨πŸŽ‚πŸŽ¨πŸŽ‚πŸŽ¨πŸŽ‚ #atSAAM #americanart #americanartist #abstractart #abstractpainting #HelenFrankenthaler #hbd #smithsonianamericanartmuseum #museum #artmuseum
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"I think that just as in relations with people, as in art, if you always stick to style, manners, and what will work, and you're never caught off guard, then some beautiful experiences never happen."
#HappyBirthday to Helen Frankenthaler, born on this day in 1928.
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Helen Frankenthaler, "Summer Scene: Provincetown," 1961 πŸŽ¨πŸŽ‚πŸŽ¨πŸŽ‚πŸŽ¨πŸŽ‚πŸŽ¨πŸŽ‚πŸŽ¨πŸŽ‚ #atSAAM #americanart #americanartist #abstractart #abstractpainting #HelenFrankenthaler #hbd #smithsonianamericanartmuseum #museum #artmuseum
😍 this gallery shot #atSAAM by @brooklynarchitect πŸ“·
πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘Artist Jenny Holzer designed the artwork at the center of this image "For SAAM" in response to the high ceilings and open, airy space. The sculpture features texts from four of the artist's previous seriesβ€”Truisms, Living (Selections), survival (Selections), and Arno. The bold statements scroll around the column, projecting messages such as "Abuse of power comes as no surprise" and "Money creates taste" with flashing LED lights. Holzer's "truisms" adopt an authoritative tone on a range of subjects, including feminism, morality, and interpersonal relationships. πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘
Jenny Holzer, "For SAAM," 2007 πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘#jennyholzer #jennyholzertruisms #sculpture #museumarchitecture #americanart #smithsonianamericanartmuseum
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😍 this gallery shot #atSAAM by @brooklynarchitect πŸ“·
πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘Artist Jenny Holzer designed the artwork at the center of this image "For SAAM" in response to the high ceilings and open, airy space. The sculpture features texts from four of the artist's previous seriesβ€”Truisms, Living (Selections), survival (Selections), and Arno. The bold statements scroll around the column, projecting messages such as "Abuse of power comes as no surprise" and "Money creates taste" with flashing LED lights. Holzer's "truisms" adopt an authoritative tone on a range of subjects, including feminism, morality, and interpersonal relationships. πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘
Jenny Holzer, "For SAAM," 2007 πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘#jennyholzer #jennyholzertruisms #sculpture #museumarchitecture #americanart #smithsonianamericanartmuseum
🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌 Albert Bierstadt's beautifully crafted paintings played to a hot market in the 1860s for spectacular views of the nation's frontiers. Bierstadt was an immigrant and hardworking entrepreneur who had grown rich pairing his skill as a painter with a talent for self-promotion. He unveiled his canvases as theatrical events, selling tickets and planting news storiesβ€”strategies that one critic described as the "vast machinery of advertisement and puffery." A Bierstadt canvas was elaborately framed, installed in a darkened room, and hidden behind luxurious drapes. At the appointed time, the work was revealed to thunderous applause. 🎨 Albert Bierstadt, β€œAmong the Sierra Nevada, California,” 1868 #atSAAM #internationalmountainday #mountain #sierranevada #albertbierstadt #bierstadt #americanart #painting #landscape
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🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌 Albert Bierstadt's beautifully crafted paintings played to a hot market in the 1860s for spectacular views of the nation's frontiers. Bierstadt was an immigrant and hardworking entrepreneur who had grown rich pairing his skill as a painter with a talent for self-promotion. He unveiled his canvases as theatrical events, selling tickets and planting news storiesβ€”strategies that one critic described as the "vast machinery of advertisement and puffery." A Bierstadt canvas was elaborately framed, installed in a darkened room, and hidden behind luxurious drapes. At the appointed time, the work was revealed to thunderous applause. 🎨 Albert Bierstadt, β€œAmong the Sierra Nevada, California,” 1868 #atSAAM #internationalmountainday #mountain #sierranevada #albertbierstadt #bierstadt #americanart #painting #landscape
On a recent visit to the #RenwickGallery, @pootie_ting shared this photo and a reflection on this artwork by artist Dustin Farnsworth: "Experiencing this piece up close was very much like confronting someone up close, but there was also a feeling of tiredness mixed with the sacred, as the golden paint reminded me of being inside a church or a temple." Dustin Farnsworth, "The Reconstruction of Saints," 2018

Working primarily in wood, Dustin Farnsworth creates haunting storylines that inhabit his intricately detailed portraits of the disadvantaged and the marginalized.  Farnsworth’s work strives to give voice to those who have none, as he tackles issues such as social inequality, police brutality, and the tragic rise of school shootings. His most recent sculptural project incorporates audio interviews with young people from Charlotte, documenting their hopes and fears in a form of oral testimony. His new direction has been profoundly influenced by his artist residencies in Madison, Wisconsin, and Charlotte, North Carolina, where he arrived to witness the aftermath of police shootings of two African Americans, Tony Robinson and Keith Lamont Scott, respectively. Originally, Farnsworth planned an architectural headdress for this portrait to reference Charlotte’s historic buildings. However, upon observing the widespread demolition of historic architecture within the city, he decided to omit it entirely, shearing off the bust at the crown’s intended line as a dramatic statement on gentrification and the loss of cultural inheritance. #DustinFarnsworth #DisruptingCraft #craft #artmuseum #museum #smithsonianamericanartmuseum #americanart
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On a recent visit to the #RenwickGallery, @pootie_ting shared this photo and a reflection on this artwork by artist Dustin Farnsworth: "Experiencing this piece up close was very much like confronting someone up close, but there was also a feeling of tiredness mixed with the sacred, as the golden paint reminded me of being inside a church or a temple." Dustin Farnsworth, "The Reconstruction of Saints," 2018

Working primarily in wood, Dustin Farnsworth creates haunting storylines that inhabit his intricately detailed portraits of the disadvantaged and the marginalized. Farnsworth’s work strives to give voice to those who have none, as he tackles issues such as social inequality, police brutality, and the tragic rise of school shootings. His most recent sculptural project incorporates audio interviews with young people from Charlotte, documenting their hopes and fears in a form of oral testimony. His new direction has been profoundly influenced by his artist residencies in Madison, Wisconsin, and Charlotte, North Carolina, where he arrived to witness the aftermath of police shootings of two African Americans, Tony Robinson and Keith Lamont Scott, respectively. Originally, Farnsworth planned an architectural headdress for this portrait to reference Charlotte’s historic buildings. However, upon observing the widespread demolition of historic architecture within the city, he decided to omit it entirely, shearing off the bust at the crown’s intended line as a dramatic statement on gentrification and the loss of cultural inheritance. #DustinFarnsworth #DisruptingCraft #craft #artmuseum #museum #smithsonianamericanartmuseum #americanart

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