Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is dedicated to collecting, understanding, and enjoying American art. The Museum celebrates the extraordinary creativity of artists whose works reflect the American experience and global connections. View more information on their Member Feature Page.

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Events taking place from October through December will be available in the Fall Lottery opening on September 9th.

Raise Your Voice!
Presented by: Smithsonian American Art Museum 
Students will explore how artists communicate visually, then write and speak in response to the works and issues addressed by artworks on exhibit at the Renwick Gallery. Students will participate in a creative writing activity facilitated by a guest expert from 826DC.
Date: 10/25/2019
Time: 9:30 AM
Length of Event: 2 hours 
Location: Renwick Gallery, 1661 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Content Area: English/Literature, Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Arts, Diversity
Learning Standards: For more information on learning standards, click here.
Grades: 4th - 8th
Ticket capacity: 38

for "Raise Your Voice!"

Dig Into Context
Presented by: Smithsonian American Art Museum 
Students will explore how artwork is a product of time, culture, and geography. Having discussed works in the Renwick’s collection with on a docent-guided tour, students will apply their understanding by designing a vase that captures something essential about their own times. Students will participate in a hands-on activity facilitated by guest expert archaeologist Dr. Alexandra Jones of Archaeology in the Community.
Date: 11/15/2019
Time: 9:30 AM
Length of Event: 2 hours 
Location: Renwick Gallery, 1661 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Civics/Government, World Languages/Global Studies, Arts, Architecture/Urban Studies
Learning Standards: For more information on learning standards, click here.
Grades: 5th - 9th
Ticket capacity: 49

for "Dig Into Context"

Craft as Innovation
Presented by: Smithsonian American Art Museum

Students will explore the Renwick’s collection to better understand how artists develop new ideas; work within the constraints of their skill, media, and present technology; and “break the rules” in order to achieve a higher expressive goal. Students will then undertake a hands-on curatorial activity lead by Busboys and Poets curator Carol Rhodes Dyson and hear about her journey in the DC arts community. 
Date: 12/5/2019
Time: 9:30 AM
Length of Event: 2 hours 
Location: Renwick Gallery, 1661 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Content Area: Civics/Government, Science, Arts
Learning Standards: For more information on learning standards, click here.
Grades: 9th - 12th
Ticket capacity: 49

for "Craft as Innovation"

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