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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Art and Visual Culture of the United States

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) supports full-time residential research fellowships in the art and visual culture of the United States. Predoctoral, postdoctoral, and senior fellowships are awarded in an annual competition administered by SAAM and the Smithsonian’s Office of Fellowships and Internships. Research resources at SAAM include an unparalleled collection of art of the United States representing more than 7,000 artists from the eighteenth century through the present day; the Joseph Cornell Study Center of source materials and studio effects; the Nam June Paik Archive; the archive of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Running Fence; a specialized branch library containing more than 180,000 volumes on American art, history, and biography and 150,000 ephemera files; the Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture listing information on more than 440,000 paintings and sculpture in public and private collections around the world; and slide and photographic archives of nearly a half million images documenting American art and artists. The application deadline is December 1 for awards beginning the following June 1.

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Research and Scholars Center
750 9th Street, NW, MRC 970
P.O. Box 37012
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
Tel: (202) 633-8353
Fax: (202) 633-8372