|Did you know the museum's Luce Foundation Center is DC's first state-of-the-art visible storage and study center of its kind? Did you also know that more than 3,300 works from the permanent collection are stored in 64 gleaming glass cases in the 20,400-square-foot space? The soaring skylights and ornate nineteenth-century decor are almost afterthoughts once you enter and start to explore the art. Although there is plenty to do in the center on any given day, my amazing team of colleagues in the Luce Center also plan really engaging programs for you to enjoy. Take a look at what's on tap this summer and come spend an hour (or four) with us.
Acoustic sets performed by local acts following staff-led talks about the museum collection. Talks begin select Sundays at 1:30pm; concerts begin at 2pm.
|Luce Artist Talks|
Local artists discuss a work of art in the museum's collection and why it resonates with them. Talks take place select Sundays at 1:30 p.m. in the Luce Foundation Center and are presented in collaboration with Flashpoint Gallery.
Hana Kim & Shana Kim
Artist Talk & Hands-on
Screen Printing Demo
Local artist Kristina Bilonick discusses screen printing and t-shirt design in pop culture. Learn how to make a workable graphic design and use Bilonick's design silk-screen a t-shirt. No charge for talk/demo; participation $10 ($5 if providing own shirt). To register email AmericanArtLuce@si.edu.
Local designers share influences, creative processes, and aesthetics for visitors to glean tips to apply to home, garden, and wardrobe. Talks begin select Wednesdays at 5:30pm.
Anna Kahoe & Scott Fazzini
Draw & Discover at Dusk
Friday, July 13, 5:30 - 7:30pm
A special presentation of our weekly sketching workshops, Draw and Discover. Get tips from guest instructor Emily Haines, then spend time sketching from works on view in the Luce Center. Basic supplies provided; cash bar available. Open to all ages and all levels of artistic ability.
|Art-o-mat Swap Meet
Saturday, July 28, 1 - 4:30pm
The museum's Art-o-mat, a retrofitted cigarette machine, sells original artworks for five dollars. Meet some of the artists behind the works, watch them make artpaks like the ones found in the Art-o-mat, and then make your own to swap with your friends! Local musicians will perform, and a cash bar will be available during the program.
All programs free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
|Photography, jazz, craft, media arts... |
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