Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Howard Kaplan

Howard Kaplan is a writer at SAAM

Comic Series Presents Ten (More) Stories About Visionaries and Rule Breakers

"Drawn to Art," SAAM's comic series, returns with new digital tales of inspiring women artists

Alma Thomas, Autumn Leaves Fluttering in the Breeze, 1973, acrylic on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of the artist, 1980.36.9

Five Women Changemakers in American Art

Janet Echelman,

Looking for Light in American Art

William H. Johnson,

Hey Mom, I Made You This Card

Jessie A. Walker,

Animals in Art and At Home


Burning Man: Through the Fire

Visitors leave hand-written notes after viewing the exhibition,

"Art Does Have an Impact": Visitors Respond