Monday, July 06, 2009

Smithsonian American Art Museum July Programs

Tuesday, July 7, 6:00pm
A Conversation with Jean Shin
Artist Jean Shin, curator Joanna Marsh, and conservator Hugh Shockey discuss the challenges and considerations for museums in preserving art made of ephemeral materials.

Thursday, July 9, 6:00pm
1934: A New Deal for Artists - Gallery Talk with George Gurney
Deputy Chief Curator George Gurney leads a tour of the exhibition 1934: A New Deal for Artists, discussing conditions during the Great Depression that led to the Roosevelt Administration's federal relief program and how artists responded to it.

Fridays, July 10, 17, 24, & 31, Noon
Art Nouveau: New Style for a New Century (Four Sessions)
Bonita Billman, art history instructor at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, explores the origins, characteristics, historical influences, and the chief proponents of art nouveau. Registration and fee required; call 202.633.3030 or register online at

Smithsonian American Art Museum
at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture
8th and F streets, NW
Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown, 9th & G or 7th & F (Arena) exits

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