Monday, November 28, 2005

Kriston's Eye Level at the Smithsonian

Unidentified Artist
3/4" x 3/4" watercolor on ivory ca. 1900
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Kriston Capps announces:

"I'm excited to introduce Eye Level , the blog for the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It's one of just a few museums forging new ground with new media (and is host to the Smithsonian's first blog!). Today's the official launch and I hope you'll check in frequently.

When the Smithsonian American Art Museum reopens its renovated historic main building in July 2006, it will be a showcase for American art that celebrates this nation's vision and creativity. SAAM's blog Eye Level is part of the museum's continuing effort to explore the stories central to the American experienceand to search for what connects Americans today.

Using the museum's collection as a touchstone, the conversation at Eye Level will center on the ways in which the nation's art connects to its history and culture. The discussion will extend beyond works at the Smithsonian American Art Museum to include other collections, exhibitions, and events.

Eye Level presents a collaboration among curators, conservators, historians, enthusiasts, critics, designers, and of course bloggers*all participants in the story of American art. We invite you to join the discussion at Eye Level ."

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