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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Director: Elizabeth Broun, The Margaret and Terry Stent Director
Total Full-Time Employees: 124
Approximate Number of Artworks: 43,000
Visits (2013): 1.2 million (total includes attendance for both its main building and its Renwick Gallery)
The Smithsonian American Art Museum, the nationâ€™s first collection of American art, is an unparalleled
record of the American experience. The collection captures the aspirations, character and imagination of
the American people throughout three centuries.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum is the home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of
American art in the world. Its artworks reveal Americaâ€™s rich artistic and cultural history from the colonial
period to today. More than 7,000 artists are represented in the collection, including major masters such as
John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, Mary
Cassatt, Georgia Oâ€™Keeffe, Edward Hopper, Joseph Cornell, Jacob Lawrence, Helen Frankenthaler,
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, David Hockney, Jenny Holzer, Lee Friedlander, Roy Lichtenstein, Nam June
Paik, Irving Penn, Martin Puryear, Robert Rauschenberg and Bill Viola. In recent years, the museum has
strengthened its commitment to contemporary art, and in particular media arts, through curatorial
appointments, endowments, awards, acquisitions and commissions.
The museum has been a leader in identifying and collecting significant aspects of American visual culture,
including photography, modern folk and self-taught art, African American art, Latino art and video games.
The museum has the largest collection of New Deal art and exc