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Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Sketching: Draw and Discover

Ongoing Tours & Activities Draw inspiration from the thousands of objects on display in the Luce Foundation Center and sketch your own work of art based on a weekly challenge provided by a Luce Foundation Center staff member. Some materials provided. Feel free to bring your own small sketchbook and pencils. Categories: Workshops. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor. Cost: Free | Walk-in. Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, September 20, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, September 20, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Joint SAAM/NPG Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Explore two incredible art collections under one roof!  Join docents from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery for a joint highlights tour.  Experience the best of both museums and discover the unique history of their shared building. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Thursday, September 20, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, September 20, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

America InSight: Verbal Description Tours

One-Time Events Join a docent-led tour designed for visitors who are blind or have low vision. Discover highlights of the collection through rich verbal description and sensory experience. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Thursday, September 20, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Take 5! U.S. Army Blues Band

Ongoing Tours & Activities Relax and Take 5! with free, live jazz in the Kogod Courtyard. Stop by the Courtyard Cafe for refreshments. For added fun, borrow a board game to play during the concert. Categories: After Five. Performances. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Kogod Courtyard. Cost: Free; Walk-In. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, September 20, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Take 5! U.S. Army Blues Band

Ongoing Tours & Activities Relax and Take 5! with free, live jazz in the Kogod Courtyard. Stop by the Courtyard Café for refreshments. For added fun, borrow a board game to play during the concert. Categories: After Five. Performances. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Kogod Courtyard. Cost: Free; Walk-In. Thursday, September 20, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, September 21, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, September 21, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, September 21, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Technology Family Day

One-Time Events Discover how technology and art intersect and influence our lives. Explore the Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen exhibition and then join us in the courtyard to learn binary code to create jewelry, see how game developers use pixels to create pictures, and hear music that turns electronic sounds into fun beats. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: 1st floor - Kogod Courtyard. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 22, 2018, 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Renwick Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, September 22, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, September 22, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, September 22, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, September 23, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Beyond the Studio Workshop: Freestyling with the Off the Top Team

One-Time Events Hear from professionals that work in the arts, then sharpen your own creative skills with a hands-on activity related to the speaker's own expertise. Explore the art of spoken word and poetry with the Off the Top Team! Hear from practicing artists Lawrence Walker, Erin Frisby, and Conrado Castro then challenge your creativity and self-expression as you learn to freestyle. Presented in collaboration with The Sanctuaries DC. Registration required | Tickets available August 24th at 12 pm Photo courtesy of The Sanctuaries DC. Categories: Demonstrations. Lectures & Discussions. Workshops. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: 3rd Floor | Luce Foundation Center. Cost: FREE | Registration Required. Get Tickets: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=gvj5s69jayn29aum3bb4y843hfykbvnatn7f4h277n8d4u3ahjzm. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, September 23, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, September 23, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Special Exhibitions Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the special exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen. Sunday, September 23, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, September 24, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, September 24, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, September 24, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Spanish language tour for the Renwick Gallery and No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction in Spanish to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man Introdución en español a la Galería Renwick y a la exposición No Spectators ,The Art of Burning Man (Sin Espectadores , el Arte de Burning Man). Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Renwick Lobby, Encontrarse en el Lobby. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Sketching: Draw and Discover

Ongoing Tours & Activities Draw inspiration from the thousands of objects on display in the Luce Foundation Center and sketch your own work of art based on a weekly challenge provided by a Luce Foundation Center staff member. Some materials provided. Feel free to bring your own small sketchbook and pencils. Categories: Workshops. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor. Cost: Free | Walk-in. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

No Spectators: Beyond The Renwick Walking Tour

One-Time Events From the desert to DC! Explore the six outdoor sculptures of No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick, extending the art of Burning Man fromt eh museum and into the streets and parks of Washington's vibrant Golden Triangle neighborhood. This presentation is the result of an exciting collaboration between the SAAM's Rewnick Gallery and the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID). Tour is approximately one hour. Meet at Renwick Gallery Entrance, Pennsylvania Ave. and 17th St. NW. No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick, an installation of outdoor sculptures and related programming in the neighborhood, is made possible by a collaboration with the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District and support from Lyft. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Co-sponsor: Renwick Gallery. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet at Renwick Gallery Entrance, Pennsylvania Avenue. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Lunder Conservation Center Tour: Preserving SAAM's Collection

Ongoing Tours & Activities Learn how museum conservators use science, art history, and skill to preserve objects from our collections in the Lunder Conservation Center. Group size limited. Program repeats weekly. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet at G Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 3:00 PM.

Conversation Pieces

One-Time Events Want to deepen your understanding and appreciation of contemporary art? Join Joanna Marsh, senior curator of contemporary interpretation, for this popular ongoing series of gallery talks. Marsh uses a single artwork from the museum’s collection to spark conversation and close looking. Categories: After Five. Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the G Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Yoga in Luce

One-Time Events Bring your mat and relax with this Vinyasa yoga and art appreciation series. Participants will be invited to reflect on an artwork of their choosing before a credentialed instructor from Flow Yoga Center leads a one hour, all levels class. Please note: participants must register online with the purchase tickets link above, which will go live two weeks prior to the program. We do not accept cash at the door. Categories: After Five. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Luce Foundation Center, Third Floor. Cost: $10 Tickets go on sale September 12th at 12pm. Get Tickets: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=0m251u6k3y1471bv79rs4ufr2c5jufpdxcw1sj47zmpm7mfdhxwv. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, September 28, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Art Bites Gallery Talk

One-Time Events Take a lunch break and join SAAM's research fellows as they share their discoveries about artworks from the collection. Learn the stories behind these works of art and find out what they can tell us about America’s ever-changing culture. On September 28, research fellow Jillian Vaum will discuss Thomas Waterman Wood's Sunday Morning (ca. 1877). Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in G Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, September 28, 2018, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, September 28, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Joint SAAM/NPG Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Explore two incredible art collections under one roof!  Join docents from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery for a joint highlights tour.  Experience the best of both museums and discover the unique history of their shared building. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Friday, September 28, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, September 28, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Renwick Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, September 30, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, September 30, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts Film Screening

One-Time Events SAAM presents the world premiere of Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts by filmmaker Jeffrey Wolf. Chasing Ghosts brings the life of artist Bill Traylor vividly to life. Traylor was born around 1853 into an enslaved family in rural Alabama. In the mid-twentieth century, he lived and worked in the state’s segregated capital, Montgomery, where he made a large body of drawn and painted work reflecting on a life that bridged centuries and American eras. The film is followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. Unrated (90 minutes; 2018). Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: McEvoy Auditorium. Cost: Free; Walk-In. Related Exhibition: Bill Traylor. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, September 30, 2018, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Special Exhibitions Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the special exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen and Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor. Sunday, September 30, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, October 1, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, October 1, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, October 1, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Sketching: Draw and Discover

Ongoing Tours & Activities Draw inspiration from the thousands of objects on display in the Luce Foundation Center and sketch your own work of art based on a weekly challenge provided by a Luce Foundation Center staff member. Some materials provided. Feel free to bring your own small sketchbook and pencils. Categories: Workshops. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor. Cost: Free | Walk-in. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

See Me at SAAM

One-Time Events See Me at the Smithsonian American Art Museum is an interactive program to improve the well-being of individuals with dementia and their care partners by experiencing and discussing art in a small group. Join us as we explore two or three works of art during a 90-minute, in-gallery dialogue.  Space is limited and registration is required at access@si.edu or 202.633.2921. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in Kogod Courtyard. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Lunder Conservation Center Tour: Preserving SAAM's Collection

Ongoing Tours & Activities Learn how museum conservators use science, art history, and skill to preserve objects from our collections in the Lunder Conservation Center. Group size limited. Program repeats weekly. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet at G Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 3:00 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Movies at SAAM: Pollock

Ongoing Tours & Activities This biographical film explores the life and career of American painter Jackson Pollock. Emmy nominated for his role, Ed Harris plays the struggling artist as he deals with alcoholism and the new direction of modern art. Rated R (122 minutes; 2000). Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: McEvoy Auditorium. Cost: Free; Walk-In. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, October 5, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, October 5, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, October 5, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Renwick Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, October 7, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Beyond the Studio Workshop: Kokedama Making with Lily Cox

One-Time Events Hear from professionals that work in the arts, then sharpen your own creative skills with a hands-on activity related to the speaker's own expertise. Join artist and founder of A Strange Flower DC, Lily Cox, for an afternoon of kokedama making! A kokedama is a ball of soil and moss that contains the roots of a living plant. They can be fashioned to hang like ornaments or displayed to sit on their own - no vase or planter necessary! Hear about Lily's experience as a DC-based artist and receive instruction on how to create, display, and care for your very own kokedama. Presented in collaboration with Shop Made in DC. Registration required, $12 Materials Fee | Tickets available September 8th at 12 pm Photo courtesy of Lily Cox. Categories: Demonstrations. Lectures & Discussions. Workshops. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: 3rd Floor | Luce Foundation Center. Cost: $12. Get Tickets: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=0eya3auvv1516kkhuf1y95m50dn5pypx6fwn6ubz9k38cexgcku0. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, October 7, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, October 7, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Special Exhibitions Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the special exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen and Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor. Sunday, October 7, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

CANCELED - Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, October 8, 2018, 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, October 8, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

CANCELED - Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, October 8, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

CANCELED - Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Sketching: Draw and Discover

Ongoing Tours & Activities Draw inspiration from the thousands of objects on display in the Luce Foundation Center and sketch your own work of art based on a weekly challenge provided by a Luce Foundation Center staff member. Some materials provided. Feel free to bring your own small sketchbook and pencils. Categories: Workshops. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor. Cost: Free | Walk-in. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

CANCELLED - Charles C. Eldredge Prize Lecture

This event has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled. Susan Rather, a professor of art history and an associate chair for the department of art and art history at the University of Texas at Austin, will discuss a topic related to her prize-winning book, The American School: Artists and Status in the Late Colonial and Early National Era. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Auditorium. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit americanart.si.edu.

Triple Take: A Double Take Special Edition

One-Time Events In this special edition of Double Take, three Smithsonian experts come together to discuss the natural history of the buffalo, its significance to native peoples, and its place in American Art. SAAM curator, Karen Lemmey is joined by Paul Marinari, senior curator for species survival at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and Emil Her Many Horses, associate curator at the National Museum of the American Indian. Image: A. Phimister Proctor, Buffalo (model for Q Street Bridge), 1912, bronze, Gift of Rudolf and Gabrielle Bekink, and Phimister P. and Sally L. Church. Categories: After Five. Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in G Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Joint SAAM/NPG Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Explore two incredible art collections under one roof!  Join docents from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery for a joint highlights tour.  Experience the best of both museums and discover the unique history of their shared building. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Spanish language tour for the Renwick Gallery and No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction in Spanish to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man Introdución en español a la Galería Renwick y a la exposición No Spectators ,The Art of Burning Man (Sin Espectadores , el Arte de Burning Man). Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Renwick Lobby, Encontrarse en el Lobby. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Lunder Conservation Center Tour: Preserving SAAM's Collection

Ongoing Tours & Activities Learn how museum conservators use science, art history, and skill to preserve objects from our collections in the Lunder Conservation Center. Group size limited. Program repeats weekly. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet at G Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 3:00 PM.

Yoga in Luce

One-Time Events Bring your mat and relax with this Vinyasa yoga and art appreciation series. Participants will be invited to reflect on an artwork of their choosing before a credentialed instructor from Flow Yoga Center leads a one hour, all levels class. Please note: participants must register online with the purchase tickets link above, which will go live two weeks prior to the program. We do not accept cash at the door. Categories: After Five. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Luce Foundation Center, Third Floor. Cost: $10 Tickets go on sale September 26 at 12pm. Get Tickets: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=g1ddvjc1uc3d1k1xabp00xxrs7v91p6rg0wjm4gbuud3x44cam36. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, October 11, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, October 11, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, October 11, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Art Signs: Gallery Talks in American Sign Language (ASL)

One-Time Events Join us for lively gallery conversations in American Sign Language led by Deaf gallery guides. For more information, email CohrsG@si.edu. Categories: After Five. Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in F Street lobby. Cost: Free. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Thursday, October 11, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Conservation Gallery Talk: A Dog Swap Spotlight

One-Time Events Discover the fascinating changes that paintings conservator Gwen Manthey uncovered while treating Richard Norris Brooke’s A Dog Swap (1881), and learn how these changes affect the appearance of the painting today. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the G Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Friday, October 12, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, October 12, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, October 12, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, October 12, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Diane Arbus: A box of ten photographs Curator Gallery Talk

One-Time Events Join John Jacob, the McEvoy Family Curator for Photography, as he explores Arbus’s portfolio that spans from 1962 to 1970 and includes some of her most iconic works. Jacob discusses how these eleven photographs illustrate the impact of Arbus’s career on photography. Photo credits: Stephen Frank, Diane Arbus with her photograph Identical twins, Roselle, N.J. 1966, during a lecture at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1970. © Stephen A. Frank Stephen Frank, Diane Arbus with her photograph A family on their lawn one Sunday in Westchester, N.Y. 1968, during a lecture at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1970. © Stephen A. Frank. Categories: After Five. Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: https://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/arbus. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, October 12, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

CANCELED - Renwick Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, October 14, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

America InSight: Verbal Description Tours

One-Time Events Join a docent-led tour designed for visitors who are blind or have low vision. Discover highlights of the collection through rich verbal description and sensory experience. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 14, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, October 14, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Special Exhibitions Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the special exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen and Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor. Sunday, October 14, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, October 15, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, October 15, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about a Hispanic artist. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, October 15, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Sketching: Draw and Discover

Ongoing Tours & Activities Draw inspiration from the thousands of objects on display in the Luce Foundation Center and sketch your own work of art based on a weekly challenge provided by a Luce Foundation Center staff member. Some materials provided. Feel free to bring your own small sketchbook and pencils. Categories: Workshops. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor. Cost: Free | Walk-in. Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Lunder Conservation Center Tour: Preserving SAAM's Collection

Ongoing Tours & Activities Learn how museum conservators use science, art history, and skill to preserve objects from our collections in the Lunder Conservation Center. Group size limited. Program repeats weekly. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet at G Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 3:00 PM.

Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture Series: Marie Watt

One-Time Events Join artist Marie Watt, for a lecture on her work and influences titled Companion Species. Marie Watt explores the way in which historical events,protofeminism, identity, and indigenous principles affect the intersection between personal memory and canonical history. An active member of the Seneca Nation of Indians, Watts works primarily in the medium of blankets, playing on the tropes of personal possession and cultural heritage. She holds an MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale University, as well as an honorary doctorate from Willamette University. Her work is part of SAAM’s collection as well as the collections of the National Museum of the American Indian, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and the Seattle Art Museum. For her talk, Watt discusses how her work and community collaborations create a framework for understanding our relatedness to place, one another, and the universe in its ancient and modern conditions. Lecture begin at 6:30 p.m. Free tickets in the Kogod Courtyard at 6 p.m. The… Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: McEvoy Auditorium. Webcast: https://americanart.si.edu/videos/clarice-smith-distinguished-lecture-series-artist-marie-watt-153384. Cost: Free; tickets available in the Kogod Courtyard beginning at 6 p.m. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

No Spectators: Beyond The Renwick Walking Tour

One-Time Events From the desert to DC! Explore the six outdoor sculptures of No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick, extending the art of Burning Man fromt eh museum and into the streets and parks of Washington's vibrant Golden Triangle neighborhood. This presentation is the result of an exciting collaboration between the SAAM's Rewnick Gallery and the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID). Tour is approximately one hour. Meet at Renwick Gallery Entrance, Pennsylvania Ave. and 17th St. NW. No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick, an installation of outdoor sculptures and related programming in the neighborhood, is made possible by a collaboration with the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District and support from Lyft. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Co-sponsor: Renwick Gallery. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet at Renwick Gallery Entrance, Pennsylvania Avenue. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, October 18, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, October 18, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, October 18, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Joint SAAM/NPG Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Explore two incredible art collections under one roof!  Join docents from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery for a joint highlights tour.  Experience the best of both museums and discover the unique history of their shared building. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 18, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, October 18, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

America InSight: Verbal Description Tours

One-Time Events Join a docent-led tour designed for visitors who are blind or have low vision. Discover highlights of the collection through rich verbal description and sensory experience. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 18, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Take 5! Paul Pieper and Band

Ongoing Tours & Activities Relax and Take 5!  with free, live jazz in the Kogod Courtyard. Stop by the Courtyard Cafe for refreshments. For added fun, borrow a board game to play during the concert. Categories: After Five. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Kogod Courtyard. Cost: Free; Walk-In. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, October 18, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Take 5! Paul Pieper and Band

Ongoing Tours & Activities Relax and Take 5! with free, live jazz in the Kogod Courtyard. Stop by the Courtyard Café for refreshments. For added fun, borrow a board game to play during the concert. Categories: After Five. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Kogod Courtyard. Cost: Free; Walk-In. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, October 18, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, October 19, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, October 19, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, October 19, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Luce Unplugged Community Showcase: Aaron Leitko & Boat Burning

One-Time Events Explore some of the three thousand artworks in SAAM’s Luce Center while listening to up-and-coming local bands selected by Washington City Paper's arts editor, Matt Cohen. October's Showcase will feature the ambient, synthesized tunes of Aaron Leitko and the "maximal minimalism" of Boat Burning's experimental rock. Free beer tastings (ages 21+) provided by a local craft brewer. Additional beverages and small snacks available for purchase. Presented with Washington City Paper. 6:00 p.m. Aaron Leitko 7:00 p.m. Boat Burning Free | All Ages | Bar with snack and drinks Photo by Mike Maguire. Categories: After Five. Performances. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Luce Foundation Center. Cost: FREE | Walk- In. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, October 19, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

CANCELED - Renwick Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, October 20, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, October 20, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, October 20, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

21st Century Consort: Sites Unheard

Ongoing Tours & Activities Pre-concert discussion 4 p.m. concert 5 p.m. SAAM’s award-winning ensemble-in-residence kicks off the season with a musical take on the artwork of Trevor Paglen, who makes the invisible world visible with photography, video, journalism, geo-politics, and astronautical engineering, documenting the infrastructures of American surveillance. The Consort surveilles the music of David Froom (a world premiere), Annie Gosfield, Jon Deak, and a confidential list of others. Save the date for future performances on December 8, February 16, and April 13. Categories: Performances. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: McEvoy Auditorium. Cost: Free; Walk-In. Saturday, October 20, 2018, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, October 21, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Art Signs: Gallery Talks in American Sign Language (ASL)

One-Time Events Join us for lively gallery conversations in American Sign Language led by Deaf gallery guides. For more information, email CohrsG@si.edu. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Sunday, October 21, 2018, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, October 21, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Special Exhibitions Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the special exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen and Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor. Sunday, October 21, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, October 22, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, October 22, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, October 22, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Sketching: Draw and Discover

Ongoing Tours & Activities Draw inspiration from the thousands of objects on display in the Luce Foundation Center and sketch your own work of art based on a weekly challenge provided by a Luce Foundation Center staff member. Some materials provided. Feel free to bring your own small sketchbook and pencils. Categories: Workshops. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor. Cost: Free | Walk-in. Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Lunder Conservation Center Tour: Preserving SAAM's Collection

Ongoing Tours & Activities Learn how museum conservators use science, art history, and skill to preserve objects from our collections in the Lunder Conservation Center. Group size limited. Program repeats weekly. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet at G Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 3:00 PM.

Conversation Pieces

One-Time Events Want to deepen your understanding and appreciation of contemporary art? Join Joanna Marsh, senior curator of contemporary interpretation, for this popular ongoing series of gallery talks. Marsh uses a single artwork from the museum’s collection to spark conversation and close looking. Categories: After Five. Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the G Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, October 25, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, October 25, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, October 25, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Sight Machine with Kronos Quartet and Trevor Paglen

One-Time Events SAAM presents Sight Machine, a collaboration of Trevor Paglen and the Kronos Quartet. Come see the string quartet’s performance as it’s run through artificial intelligence surveillance algorithms developed by Paglen and projected onto a screen above. Special thanks to Washington Performing Arts, host of Kronos Quartet’s multi-year residency in Washington, D.C. Tickets ($75) available September 10. Doors open at 8 p.m. performance begins at 9 p.m. Seating available on a first-come, first-seated basis. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. The concert is made possible by support from the Altman Siegel Gallery, A.I. Now, Cantor Center for the Arts, Obscura Digital, and Metro Pictures, New York. The performance in Washington, D.C. is presented through the generosity of the Norma Lee and Morton Funger Endowment in memory of William Scott Funger, Shelby and Frederick Gans, and Jason Tilroe. Photo credit: Trevor Paglen, Sight Machine, 2018, Performance Stills Copyright: Trevor Paglen, Courtesy… Categories: After Five. Performances. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Kogod Courtyard. Cost: $75; tickets available September 10. Doors open at 8 p.m. performance begins at 9 p.m. Seating available on a first-come, first-seated basis. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Get Tickets: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=0sh2gvfy3yz01rnxz93gk60psff8554nxk61wfdfrzjdtygsn22u. Related Exhibition: Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen. Thursday, October 25, 2018, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, October 26, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Art Bites Gallery Talk

One-Time Events Take a lunch break and join SAAM's research fellows as they share their discoveries about artworks from the collection. Learn the stories behind these works of art and find out what they can tell us about America’s ever-changing culture. On October 26, research fellow Kimia Shahi will discuss Edward Mitchell Bannister's Swale Land (1898). Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in G Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, October 26, 2018, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, October 26, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Joint SAAM/NPG Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Explore two incredible art collections under one roof!  Join docents from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery for a joint highlights tour.  Experience the best of both museums and discover the unique history of their shared building. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Friday, October 26, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, October 26, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Sites Unseen Panel Discussion

One-Time Events Artist Trevor Paglen is joined by artificial intelligence experts Kate Crawford and Wendy Hui Kyong Chun and Georgetown law professor Alvaro Bedoya for a discussion of the role of surveillance in our lives. They explore how artists and institutions fit into the age of AI, focusing on the ethical and legal issues presented by its use. Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: McEvoy Auditorium. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: https://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/paglen. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, October 26, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit americanart.si.edu.

Dia de los Muertos Family Day

One-Time Events Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with SAAM! Enjoy Mexican folk dance performances throughout the day and leave your handmade ofrendas (offerings) including paper marigolds, calaveras (skull masks), and paper monarch butterflies on our Day of the Dead altar. Celebre el Día de los Muertos en el Museo Smithsonian de Arte Americano. Disfrute de espectáculos de danza folclórica mexicana durante todo el día y deposite ofrendas hechas a mano en un altar del Día de los Muertos. Image Credit: Bruce Guthrie. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Kogod Courtyard. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 27, 2018, 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Renwick Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, October 27, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, October 27, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, October 27, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, October 28, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, October 28, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Special Exhibitions Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the special exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen and Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor. Sunday, October 28, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, October 29, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, October 29, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, October 29, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Sketching: Draw and Discover

Ongoing Tours & Activities Draw inspiration from the thousands of objects on display in the Luce Foundation Center and sketch your own work of art based on a weekly challenge provided by a Luce Foundation Center staff member. Some materials provided. Feel free to bring your own small sketchbook and pencils. Categories: Workshops. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor. Cost: Free | Walk-in. Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This highlights tour of the museum's collection may include highlights of the temporary exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Lunder Conservation Center Tour: Preserving SAAM's Collection

Ongoing Tours & Activities Learn how museum conservators use science, art history, and skill to preserve objects from our collections in the Lunder Conservation Center. Group size limited. Program repeats weekly. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet at G Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 3:00 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, November 1, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of National American Indian Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about American Indians. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, November 1, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of National American Indian Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about American Indians. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Thursday, November 1, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Luce Unplugged: Jenna Camille

One-Time Events Explore some of the three thousand artworks in SAAM’s Luce Center while listening to up-and-coming local bands. Producer, songwriter, vocalist, pianist, drummer, and writer, Jenna Camille, blends electronic, jazz, blues, rock, R&B, and hip-hop elements.  Libations and snacks available for purchase from an on-site bar. Talk at 5:30 p.m. | Music at 6 p.m. Photo by Indie Love Enterprises. Categories: After Five. Performances. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Luce Foundation Center, Third Floor. Cost: FREE | Walk-in. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, November 1, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Conservation Gallery Talk: Ceramics Collection Connections

One-Time Events Join objects conservator Gregory Bailey in the Luce Foundation Center to learn more about the recent conservation of an extraordinary sixteenth-century Italian majolica plate. Bailey discusses how contemporary ceramic artists continue to adapt and respond to traditional materials and techniques. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the G Street Lobby. Cost: Free. Friday, November 2, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Introduction to No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Ongoing Tours Introduction to the Renwick Gallery and the exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in the Temple on the 2nd floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, November 2, 2018, 12:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of National American Indian Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about American Indians. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, November 2, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of National American Indian Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about American Indians. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Friday, November 2, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Renwick Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Meet in lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, November 3, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of National American Indian Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about American Indians. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, November 3, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of National American Indian Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about American Indians. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Saturday, November 3, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of National American Indian Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about American Indians. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, November 4, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Beyond the Studio Workshop: Collage with Nara Park

One-Time Events Hear from professionals that work in the arts, then sharpen your own creative skills with a hands-on activity related to the speaker's own expertise. Hear from artist, Nara Park, about her experience as a DC-based multi-disciplinary artist and receive instruction on how to create your very best work. Presented in collaboration with Cultural DC. Registration required | Tickets available October 4th at 12 pm Photo by Luce Foundation Center Staff. Categories: Demonstrations. Lectures & Discussions. Workshops. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: 3rd Floor | Luce Foundation Center. Cost: TBD. Get Tickets: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=g3evgwaa5kpfjdwzk45vz5my7espgs85het9avex03hjhztcgs2n. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, November 4, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities In celebration of National American Indian Heritage Month, walk-in tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum will highlight a work by or about American Indians. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Sunday, November 4, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Special Exhibitions Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly docent who will give a tour of the special exhibitions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Meet in the F Street Lobby. Cost: Free; walk-in. Related Exhibition: Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen and Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor. Sunday, November 4, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.