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Two colleagues consider Frederic Remington's "Fired On."
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Two colleagues consider Frederic Remingtons Fired On

A Photographer and a Writer Walk into a Museum

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Happy summer solstice! We're marking the longest day of the year (and the shortest night) with these summer scenes.

Gustave Cimiotti, "Summer Plumes," ca. 1928-1929
David Johnson, "River Landscape at Sunset," ca. 1890

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Happy summer solstice Were marking the longest day of the year and
Eraserhead is a must see for film and art lovers. Shown as a reflection to Donald Sultan’s Disaster Paintings, the film mirrors the industrial and bleakness of Sultan’s artwork. An important artistic cinematic experience, David Lynch’s Eraserhead was inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. Additionally, Eraserhead is based on the paintings of its director.

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Join us for an amazing feature film inspired by Edward Hopper paintings! Watch as Hopper's artwork comes to life in Gustav Deutsch’s film Shirley, a film about a woman’s thoughts, emotions and contemplations during 20th Century America.

Directed by Gustav Deutsch; rated NR (92 minutes; 2013)

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Seating is first come, first served. No tickets required.

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Movies at SAAM: Shirley Visions of Reality

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How does the work of June Schwarcz and Peter Voulkos differ? Well, to start there's scale, materials, form... However, the similarities might surprise you.
How does the work of June Schwarcz and Peter Voulkos differ Well

At the Renwick Gallery, Complementary Exhibitions of Two West Coast Craft Giants

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For Father's Day: poet Martin Espada on his father, photographer Frank Espada.

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For Father's Day: poet Martin Espada on his father photographer Frank Espada

The Threads That Connect the Stars: Poet Martín Espada on His Father's Life and Work

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Giant Glitch Architecture Illusions Overtake the Renwick Gallery

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“Man is inherently self-destructive, and whatever is built will be destroyed,” says Donald Sultan of his “Disaster Paintings”
Man is inherently selfdestructive and whatever is built will be destroyed says

This Artist's Worldview Drips with Unending Pessimism

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GINGERBRED, a collaboration between baritone saxophonist Brad Linde and trumpeter Carol Morgan, features special guest Caroline Davis on alto saxophone and flute, and celebrates the music of prolific composer Gigi Gryce (also known as Basheer Qusim; 1925–83), who stopped performing in the early 1960s out of frustration with the music business. Linde, Morgan, and Davis are joined by Kris Monson...
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GINGERBRED a collaboration between baritone saxophonist Brad Linde and trumpeter

Take 5! Brad Linde’s Gingerbread with Caroline Davis

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The New York-based Michael Gallant Trio—featuring pianist and composer Michael Gallant, drummer Rob Mitzner, and bassist Dmitry Ishenko—perform music from their critically acclaimed albums. Gallant is described by WNPR as “fearless … an alchemist/anarchist who blends jazz with gritty grunge rock, classical chops, turbo-powered passages, funky backbeats and sweet, salon-like moods.”

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The New Yorkbased Michael Gallant Triofeaturing pianist and composer Michael Gal

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Vocalist Irene Jalenti and her quartet present a concert dedicated to the music of jazz icon Thelonious Monk. Known for his signature improvisational style, many of Monk’s compositions are part of the jazz canon. Join them as they celebrate the centennial year of this legendary pianist by performing fresh arrangements of Monk’s most influential melodies.

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Take 5! Irene Jalenti Quartet Plays Thelonious Monk

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"Agent Cooper! I got jelly for you, special." ☕

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"Agent Cooper I got jelly for you special" ☕
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“I’m interested in the mass and color, the black and the white, the edges happen because the forms get as quiet as they can be."

Ellsworth Kelly was born on this day in 1923. Not interested in assigning meaning to his works, he worked with colors and shapes so intense that they are like three-dimensional objects.
Im interested in the mass and color the black and the white
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On Memorial Day the United States remembers the men and women who have died in service to the country. Poppies became a symbol of remembrance after World War I, inspired by the poem "In Flanders Fields."

Eliphalet Fraser Andrews, "Poppies," n.d. → [ S.si.edu Link ]
On Memorial Day the United States remembers the men and women who
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What is it like to watch a neighborhood change over time?

America’s urban streets have long inspired documentary photographers. In "Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography," photographers show the transforming urban landscape through images of neighborhoods, buildings, and people.
What is it like to watch a neighborhood change over time

Watch How One Harlem Storefront Changes Over Nearly Four Decades

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Happy Birthday to Mary Cassatt, born on this day in 1844. Today considered an Impressionist, Cassatt refused throughout her life to be associated with any art academy.
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At the top of the stairs inside the Renwick Gallery, a soft light shifts from magenta to marigold to dusky blue. For more than a year, Janet Echelman's woven sculpture "1.8 Renwick" has beckoned people into the Grand Salon. Suspended high above, this installation transforms the space—it is both an artwork and an experience. This room feels different, and it shows in the groups of people...
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"I'm not like a regular mom, I'm a cool mom."
Happy Mother's Day to all the cool moms, playful moms, strong moms, and new moms.
"I'm not like a regular mom I'm a cool mom"
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We’re live in the galleries with E. Carmen Ramos, curator of Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography
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Film meets life—and art—in this lively scene showing moviegoers filtering in and out of a movie theater. Xavier Barile painted New York's 42nd Street Apollo Theatre aglow beneath a starry sky, the marquee advertising director Otto Preminger's controversial film, The Moon is Blue.

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