Smithsonian American Art Museum Fellowships

Smithsonian Foundation

The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and its Renwick Gallery invite applications for research fellowships in the art and visual culture of the United States. Fellowships are residential and support full-time independent and dissertation research. The Smithsonian American Art Museum is home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world. Its artworks reveal America’s rich artistic and cultural history from the colonial period to today. This unparalleled collection includes special strengths in nineteenth- and twentieth-century marble and bronze sculpture, nineteenth-century landscape painting, Gilded Age and American impressionist paintings, twentieth-century realism, photography and graphic art, folk and self-taught art, Latino art, African American art, and film and media arts. Artists represented in depth include George Catlin, William H. Johnson, Sean Scully, Lee Friedlander, Christo, Nam June Paik, and William T. Wiley, among others. The collection is housed in a National Historic Landmark building shared with the National Portrait Gallery and the Archives of American Art. More than 3,000 artworks can be accessed daily in SAAM’s Luce Foundation Center, the first visible art storage and study center in Washington, D.C. Contemporary American craft is featured in the Renwick Gallery, a branch of the museum located across from the White House that reopened in November 2015 following a major renovation.

Deadline(s):December 01, 2016

Funding Type(s): Visiting Scholar/Fellow

Eligibility: Individual (Postdoctoral), Individual (Predoctoral)

Area(s): North America
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