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Measured Perfection: Hiram Powers' <i>Greek Slave</i> Measured Perfection: Hiram Powers' Greek Slave
July 3, 2015 – February 19, 2017

This one-gallery exhibition reveals the inner workings of the studio of Hiram Powers (1805-1873), who was among the most innovative sculptors of the nineteenth century, eagerly adapting long-standing sculpture traditions to new technologies of his age.

American Art Museum
Watch This! Revelations in Media Art Watch This! Revelations in Media Art
April 24, 2015 – September 7, 2015

Artists have fearlessly engaged technological innovation to create an artistic revolution that continuously redefines how we imagine, receive, and understand our time. The exhibition includes forty-four works of art from 1941 to 2013, many of which were recently acquired by the museum.

American Art Museum
Special Installation of 19 American Masterworks Special Installation of 19 American Masterworks
April 17, 2015 – August 16, 2015

These masterworks from Gilded Age, Impressionist, and Ashcan School painters help to tell the story of the late 19th century and early 20th centuries in America, a “coming-of-age” period in American art. 

American Art Museum
The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi
April 3, 2015 – August 30, 2015

Some 70 of Yasuo Kuniyoshi's best paintings and drawings are on view in this first survey of the artist's work in 25 years.

American Art Museum
Mingering Mike's Supersonic Greatest Hits Mingering Mike's Supersonic Greatest Hits
February 27, 2015 – August 2, 2015

See how self-taught Washington, D.C., artist "Mingering Mike" exercised his youthful fantasy of being a famous soul singer/songwriter in the late 1960s and the 1970s—and reflected the aspirations of countless other kids who dreamed of being discovered.

American Art Museum
Direct Carving Direct Carving
February 5, 2015 – Indefinitely

The exhibition includes approximately 24 sculptures from across the twentieth century, nearly all from the museum’s permanent collection. Direct carving is an unusual method of sculpting in which an artist works directly with a piece of stone or wood, usually selected for its unique physical properties.

American Art Museum
Experience America Experience America
August 14, 2014 – Permanent

The 1930s was a heady time for artists in America. Many of the paintings in Experience America were created in 1934 for a pilot program designed to put artists to work, others under the auspices of the WPA that followed.

American Art Museum
American Art through 1940 American Art through 1940
– Permanent

See artworks from the museum’s permanent collection that connect with major moments in America’s past, from early America and the Republic to the settlement of the western frontier, the Civil War, and the Gilded Age.

American Art Museum
Folk and Self-Taught Art Folk and Self-Taught Art
– Permanent

These galleries serve as a reminder that not all artists are formally trained and that the making of art is as much an act of passion as of intellect.

American Art Museum
Art Since 1945 Art Since 1945
– Permanent

On view is modern and contemporary art, including works from Color Field, Abstract Expressionism, and Pop Art.

American Art Museum
Modern and Contemporary Art Modern and Contemporary Art
– Permanent

See contemporary artworks from the museum's permanent collection, including Jenny Holzer's For SAAM and Duane Hanson's Woman Eating.

American Art Museum
Lunder Conservation Center Lunder Conservation Center
– Permanent

The Lunder Conservation Center provides the public with a unique opportunity to watch through glass walls conservators at work.

American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center for American Art Luce Foundation Center for American Art
– Permanent

The Luce Foundation Center for American Art is the first visible art storage and study center in Washington that showcases more than 3,300 artworks from the museum's permanent collection.

American Art Museum

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