August 12, 2011 - October 14, 2012
Through the groundbreaking work of seven talented artists from across the country and around the world, this exhibition offered provocative renditions of the Asian American experience.
June 17, 2011 - May 13, 2012
The word “miniature” was originally associated with the creation of small images and portraits. Tiny, often expensive, likenesses were made as mementos, love tokens, or memorials that could be kept close to the body.
October 28, 2011 - April 22, 2012
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Elvis Mitchell worked together to develop a list of people whom they thought would represent the African-American experience in the 20th century. Greenfield-Sanders created large-format fine-art photographs, and Mitchell interviewed the subjects on film.
Exhibited April 29, 2011 - March 18, 2012
This exhibition recounts the death of Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth in Alexandria, Va. Ellsworth was the first Union officer to be killed in the four-year-long struggle.
October 14, 2011 - January 22, 2012
Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories features more than 25 artifacts and 100 works by artists from across Europe and the U.S., detailing Stein’s life and work as an artist, collector and distinctive style-maker. The exhibition shares an in-depth portrait of Stein that knits together her many identities.
March 5, 2010 - September 25, 2011
Glimpse of the Past” is a photographic exploration of the neighborhood surrounding the Patent Office Building, one of the oldest federal buildings in Washington, D.C. and now home to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.