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Virtual Docent-led tour of African American Artists at SAAM


Thu 02 / 25 / 2021
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

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Honoring Black History Month: Armchair Travel Series Closer to Home: A Virtual Visit to the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM):

Thurs., February 25, 3:00-4:30pm 

Do you miss being able to visit museums? Artful conversations don’t have to stop just because the Smithsonian’s wonderful museums are temporarily closed. Join Melissa Clark, a docent at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, for a close look and lively conversation about selected works from SAAM’s expansive collection of works by African American artists. Among them will be Landscape with Rainbow, the painting Dr. Jill Biden chose as a backdrop for one of the ceremonial events of Inauguration Day. We hope you’ll mark your calendars and plan to attend!

Sam Gilliam is an African American color field painter and lyrical abstractionist artist associated with the Washington Color School, a group of Washington DC area artists who developed a form of abstract art from color field painting in the 1950s and 1960s.)  –Watch for the Zoom link in the ERCV mid-month Calendar Update.

(Photo is a detail from Swing by Sam Gilliam, courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum.