Eat Shop Play business spotlight: Annenberg Space for Photography

(Music Begins) Hi, I’m Katie Hollander, I’m the director of The Annenberg Space For Photography. Wallis Annenberg and the trustees of the foundation opened the photo space in 2009 as a cultural destination for photography, both digital and print, and they really wanted it to be an intimate environment for Angelinos, and people coming to…

Smithsonian Studio Arts Spotlight: On Location Photography with Joe Yablonsky

I have this wonderful DSLR camera that I didn’t really know how to use So I thought I’d learn something about taking pictures On location for taking better pictures when I go on vacation I like to go wherever I can find a place to go I’ve actually been to almost all the continents I…

This plane could cross the Atlantic in 3.5 hours. Why did it fail?

We had it. From January 21, 1976 to October 24, 2003, we had a commercial supersonic passenger plane called Concorde. Today it takes 7 hours to fly from New York to London. On the Concorde it took About 3:30 (just under 3 hours if it was record time). A journey that would have taken the…

From Kennedy to Obama: A Conversation with White House Photographers

Good evening, everyone. Good evening, everyone. On behalf of the Smithsonian American Art Museum I’d like to welcome you to our program tonight. It’s heartwarming and very wonderful to see such a large attendance at this program. In support of an exhibition that I think we all, if you haven’t seen it, you should see…

Stephen Shore (Episode 8) | AT THE MUSEUM

So there’s 112 copies on the table right now. I know it looks like a lot, but… It’s better than 200. Yes, yes. So I think we’ll see how we go, how it goes. Okay. Umm So this is Liv, our intern from Publications. Hi, nice to meet you. Hi. Hi. So I think she’s…

Contemporary Art Jewelry in Perspective

[SAAM Theme] Katie Crooks: Good afternoon, everyone. My name is Katie Crooks, I’m the public programs coordinator for the museum. Thank you, all of you, for coming inside on this very lovely day. The Renwick, as many of you know, will be closing for renovations at the end of this year, and we have a…

Vik Muniz: Equivalents | ARTIST PROFILES

When you look at a picture with a certain degree of ambiguity, your perception heightens it, and you try to figure it out from all kinds of possible references. You don’t know what it is, and you are completely open to any kind of way of thinking about it. When I knew that The Museum…

Irving Penn at the Intersection of Art, Fashion and Photography Forum – Session 1

Ready? Good morning. I’m John Jacob McAvoy family curator for photography at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and it’s my pleasure to welcome you to today’s forum Irving Penn at the Intersection of Art, Fashion, and Photography. From the perspective of art history the invention of photography is a relatively recent occurrence, and the appearance…

LIVE Q&A with MoMA Photography Curator Sarah Meister (May 23)

Hi, I’m Sarah Meister. I’m a curator here in the Department of Photography at MoMA and we’re thrilled to be bringing you a live Q&A on MoMA’s YouTube channel. We are gonna begin here on the collection storage while people get settled. This is where we store a huge percentage of our collection. And we…