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Happy Birthday to American artist Mary Cassatt, born #OnThisDay in 1844. πŸŽ‚ Cassatt was known for her paintings of mothers and children in relaxed, informal poses. πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨πŸŽ¨πŸ–ŒοΈπŸ‘’πŸ‘§
Mary Cassatt, "Sara in a Green Bonnet," ca. 1901 #atSAAM
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Happy Birthday to American artist Mary Cassatt, born #OnThisDay in 1844. πŸŽ‚ Cassatt was known for her paintings of mothers and children in relaxed, informal poses. πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨πŸŽ¨πŸ–ŒοΈπŸ‘’πŸ‘§
Mary Cassatt, "Sara in a Green Bonnet," ca. 1901 #atSAAM
Rainbows, you say? 🌈 Gabriel Dawe's 2015 installation of "Plexus A1" (2005) at the Renwick Gallery immediately comes to mind to mark #RainbowMW day of #MuseumWeek 🌈 Dawe's architecturally scaled weavings are often mistaken for fleeting rays of light. 🌈 🌈 Do you have a favorite artwork #atSAAM or the #RenwickGallery that uses all the colors of the rainbow?
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Rainbows, you say? 🌈 Gabriel Dawe's 2015 installation of "Plexus A1" (2005) at the Renwick Gallery immediately comes to mind to mark #RainbowMW day of #MuseumWeek 🌈 Dawe's architecturally scaled weavings are often mistaken for fleeting rays of light. 🌈 🌈 Do you have a favorite artwork #atSAAM or the #RenwickGallery that uses all the colors of the rainbow?
β˜€οΈβ˜οΈβ˜οΈβ˜οΈβ˜οΈβ˜οΈπŸŒΎ Monday morning possibilities... β˜€οΈβ˜οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜οΈ William Merritt Chase, "Shinnecock Hills," ca. 1895 #atSAAM #openroad
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β˜€οΈβ˜οΈβ˜οΈβ˜οΈβ˜οΈβ˜οΈπŸŒΎ Monday morning possibilities... β˜€οΈβ˜οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜οΈ William Merritt Chase, "Shinnecock Hills," ca. 1895 #atSAAM #openroad
How does this painting make you feel? β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ Olga Albizu, "Radiante," 1967 β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ
In "Radiante," Olda Albizu rhythmically applied large blocks of yellow, orange, and black paint against a vibrant background to orchestrate what she called "a conversation between color and form." The result is a joyous work that bathes the viewer in light. Like most of Albizu's canvases, this painting conjures a moodβ€”or a temperatureβ€”rather than a specific time or place. Albizu was associated with vanguard currents in Puerto Rican art that favored abstraction over figuration and nationalist-inflected themes. After graduating from university, she studied painting in New York, Paris, and Florence before returning to and settling in New York for good in 1946. There, her work became increasingly aligned with abstract expressionism at a time when this movement was defining New York as a new global art center.  #atSAAM
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How does this painting make you feel? β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ Olga Albizu, "Radiante," 1967 β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ
In "Radiante," Olda Albizu rhythmically applied large blocks of yellow, orange, and black paint against a vibrant background to orchestrate what she called "a conversation between color and form." The result is a joyous work that bathes the viewer in light. Like most of Albizu's canvases, this painting conjures a moodβ€”or a temperatureβ€”rather than a specific time or place. Albizu was associated with vanguard currents in Puerto Rican art that favored abstraction over figuration and nationalist-inflected themes. After graduating from university, she studied painting in New York, Paris, and Florence before returning to and settling in New York for good in 1946. There, her work became increasingly aligned with abstract expressionism at a time when this movement was defining New York as a new global art center. #atSAAM
❀️/ 🦌 Who here enjoys a pun? πŸ‘‹πŸ˜‰ Artist Ulysses Davis plays with words by depicting a hart, or mature male deer, bleating to his mate inside a heart-shaped frame. (He made it for his wife! 😍) Ulysses Davis, "Untitled (Hart/Heart)," ca. 1950-1960 #atSAAM
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❀️/ 🦌 Who here enjoys a pun? πŸ‘‹πŸ˜‰ Artist Ulysses Davis plays with words by depicting a hart, or mature male deer, bleating to his mate inside a heart-shaped frame. (He made it for his wife! 😍) Ulysses Davis, "Untitled (Hart/Heart)," ca. 1950-1960 #atSAAM
πŸŒ·πŸŒΈπŸ’πŸŒ·πŸŒΈπŸ’ 🎨: James A. Porter, β€œStill Life with Peonies,” 1949, oil on canvas πŸŒ·πŸŒΈπŸ’πŸŒΈπŸŒ·πŸ’
The softly brushed lines and gently calibrated color of β€œStill Life with Peonies” reflects artist James A. Porter’s thinking about how the personal and contextual meet in his work. The exuberant vase of flowers negotiates with (and against) the vertical rungs and handrail to the left. The folding screen and striped wallpaper serve as contrasts to the energy of the peonies’ petals. πŸ’ The centerpiece depicts flowers carried by his wife, Dorothy, when she was honored at Howard University in 1947, while the painting depicted at the bottom right represents a canvas Porter completed during a research trip to Cuba and Haiti. πŸ’πŸŒΈπŸŒ·πŸŒΈπŸ’ #atSAAM #americanart #smithsonianamericanartmuseum #americanartist #painting #springflowers #peonies #stilllife
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πŸŒ·πŸŒΈπŸ’πŸŒ·πŸŒΈπŸ’ 🎨: James A. Porter, β€œStill Life with Peonies,” 1949, oil on canvas πŸŒ·πŸŒΈπŸ’πŸŒΈπŸŒ·πŸ’
The softly brushed lines and gently calibrated color of β€œStill Life with Peonies” reflects artist James A. Porter’s thinking about how the personal and contextual meet in his work. The exuberant vase of flowers negotiates with (and against) the vertical rungs and handrail to the left. The folding screen and striped wallpaper serve as contrasts to the energy of the peonies’ petals. πŸ’ The centerpiece depicts flowers carried by his wife, Dorothy, when she was honored at Howard University in 1947, while the painting depicted at the bottom right represents a canvas Porter completed during a research trip to Cuba and Haiti. πŸ’πŸŒΈπŸŒ·πŸŒΈπŸ’ #atSAAM #americanart #smithsonianamericanartmuseum #americanartist #painting #springflowers #peonies #stilllife
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#WorldPenguinDay is the perfect excuse to share this painting and to tell you that the #EmperorPenguin is the tallest, heaviest, and deepest-diving penguin of them all. 🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧
Frank Wilbert Stokes, "Emperor Penguin, Admiralty Inlet Snow Hill, Antarctic... "  #americanart #smithsonianamericanartmuseum #painting #oilpainting #penguin
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#WorldPenguinDay is the perfect excuse to share this painting and to tell you that the #EmperorPenguin is the tallest, heaviest, and deepest-diving penguin of them all. 🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧
Frank Wilbert Stokes, "Emperor Penguin, Admiralty Inlet Snow Hill, Antarctic... " #americanart #smithsonianamericanartmuseum #painting #oilpainting #penguin
Before embarking on a career in the arts, Laurel Roth Hope worked as both a park ranger and a natural-resource conservator. Her time spent protecting and restoring habitats inspired a body of work that examines the adaptive abilities of some species versus others. In Biodiversity Reclamation Suits for Urban Pigeons, the artist crochets β€œsweaters” that mimic the plumage of extinct or endangered bird species. Despite their humor and charm, these works force us to confront the futility of recovering lost biodiversity. Roth Hope displays each suit on a hand-carved pigeon mannequin as a reminder that the animals we most revile are often the ones capable of surviving in a human-made environment. 🐧🐦🐀
#EarthDay #EarthOptimism #biodiversity #americanart #craft 🐧🐦🐀 Laurel Roth Hope, "Biodiversity Reclamation Suit: Carolina Parakeet," 2009
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Before embarking on a career in the arts, Laurel Roth Hope worked as both a park ranger and a natural-resource conservator. Her time spent protecting and restoring habitats inspired a body of work that examines the adaptive abilities of some species versus others. In Biodiversity Reclamation Suits for Urban Pigeons, the artist crochets β€œsweaters” that mimic the plumage of extinct or endangered bird species. Despite their humor and charm, these works force us to confront the futility of recovering lost biodiversity. Roth Hope displays each suit on a hand-carved pigeon mannequin as a reminder that the animals we most revile are often the ones capable of surviving in a human-made environment. 🐧🐦🐀
#EarthDay #EarthOptimism #biodiversity #americanart #craft 🐧🐦🐀 Laurel Roth Hope, "Biodiversity Reclamation Suit: Carolina Parakeet," 2009
Photographer Imogen Cunningham, born on this day in 1883, opened her own photography studio in Seattle. She produced soft-focus prints and portraits. Later Cunningham became a member of the California-based group f/64, known for its dedication to the sharp-focus rendition of simple subjects.
πŸ“·: Imogen Cunningham, Roi Partridge, "Self-Portrait," 1915 #atSAAM #americanart #smithsonianamericanartmuseum #photography #photographers #selfportrait #pictorialism #ImogenCunningham #otd #hbd
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Photographer Imogen Cunningham, born on this day in 1883, opened her own photography studio in Seattle. She produced soft-focus prints and portraits. Later Cunningham became a member of the California-based group f/64, known for its dedication to the sharp-focus rendition of simple subjects.
πŸ“·: Imogen Cunningham, Roi Partridge, "Self-Portrait," 1915 #atSAAM #americanart #smithsonianamericanartmuseum #photography #photographers #selfportrait #pictorialism #ImogenCunningham #otd #hbd
Pioneering artist June Schwarcz (1918–2015) was one of the most innovative enamelists of the 20th century, creating a remarkably varied body of work over a career spanning more than 60 years. β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ Schwarcz advanced the art of enamelingβ€”fusing glass to metal through a high-temperature firing processβ€”while creating works that combine rich textures and luminous color. β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ
Originally a textile and packaging designer, Schwarcz began enameling in the 1950s. She quickly mastered the medium and began experimenting with materials, defying tradition, and quietly breaking all the rules. She continually broke ground in a field dominated by men and, along the way, created a new vision for enameling and for craft. One of Schwarcz’s most celebrated innovations is her trailblazing work with electroplating and other industrial metalworking processes to build depth and surface variations, as well as to create geometric, three-dimensional vessels unprecedented in the history of enameling. β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ
June Schwarcz, "Apollo's Pool," 1993, enameled electroformed copper foil β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ #5womenartists #RenwickGallery #JuneSchwarcz #smithsonianamericanartmuseum #womenartists #americanart #craft #enamel #becauseofherstory β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ
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Pioneering artist June Schwarcz (1918–2015) was one of the most innovative enamelists of the 20th century, creating a remarkably varied body of work over a career spanning more than 60 years. β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ Schwarcz advanced the art of enamelingβ€”fusing glass to metal through a high-temperature firing processβ€”while creating works that combine rich textures and luminous color. β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ
Originally a textile and packaging designer, Schwarcz began enameling in the 1950s. She quickly mastered the medium and began experimenting with materials, defying tradition, and quietly breaking all the rules. She continually broke ground in a field dominated by men and, along the way, created a new vision for enameling and for craft. One of Schwarcz’s most celebrated innovations is her trailblazing work with electroplating and other industrial metalworking processes to build depth and surface variations, as well as to create geometric, three-dimensional vessels unprecedented in the history of enameling. β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ
June Schwarcz, "Apollo's Pool," 1993, enameled electroformed copper foil β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ #5womenartists #RenwickGallery #JuneSchwarcz #smithsonianamericanartmuseum #womenartists #americanart #craft #enamel #becauseofherstory β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ
It's #InternationalWomensDay! To celebrate, let's learn bit about five artists in our collection:

One of the youngest members of the American Abstract Artists, #RosalindBengelsdorf championed abstraction in her writings and lectures as well as in her paintings. 
As a child, #JosephineJoy loved to sketch birds and flowers. She followed her artistic calling later in life and worked for the California Arts Project (WPA). Working in Paris at a time when modernist artists were challenging traditional approaches to art, #RomaineBrooks maintained her independence from contemporary art movements.

Born into a family of artists in 1800, #SarahMiriamPeale was one of America's first professional female artists.

#EdmoniaLewis was the first sculptor of African American and Native American descent to achieve international recognition.

All month long we're sharing stories of artists in our collection to celebrate Women's History Month. 🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨 Rosalind Bengelsdorf, "Seated Woman," 1938 
Josephine Joy, "Magnolia Blossoms," ca. 1935-1941 [detail]
Romaine Brooks, "Self-Portrait," 1923 [detail]
Sarah Miriam Peale, "Mary Leypold Griffith (1838 - 1841)," 1841 [detail]
Edmonia Lewis, "The Death of Cleopatra," carved 1876 [detail]
#BecauseOfHerStory #atSAAM #renwickgallery #americanartist #5womenartists
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It's #InternationalWomensDay! To celebrate, let's learn bit about five artists in our collection:

One of the youngest members of the American Abstract Artists, #RosalindBengelsdorf championed abstraction in her writings and lectures as well as in her paintings.
As a child, #JosephineJoy loved to sketch birds and flowers. She followed her artistic calling later in life and worked for the California Arts Project (WPA). Working in Paris at a time when modernist artists were challenging traditional approaches to art, #RomaineBrooks maintained her independence from contemporary art movements.

Born into a family of artists in 1800, #SarahMiriamPeale was one of America's first professional female artists.

#EdmoniaLewis was the first sculptor of African American and Native American descent to achieve international recognition.

All month long we're sharing stories of artists in our collection to celebrate Women's History Month. 🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨 Rosalind Bengelsdorf, "Seated Woman," 1938
Josephine Joy, "Magnolia Blossoms," ca. 1935-1941 [detail]
Romaine Brooks, "Self-Portrait," 1923 [detail]
Sarah Miriam Peale, "Mary Leypold Griffith (1838 - 1841)," 1841 [detail]
Edmonia Lewis, "The Death of Cleopatra," carved 1876 [detail]
#BecauseOfHerStory #atSAAM #renwickgallery #americanartist #5womenartists

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