Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Virginia Mecklenburg

Senior Curator of 20th Century Art, Virginia Mecklenburg has been a curator of painting and sculpture at the Smithsonian American Art Museum since 1979. Her research interests include American art and culture, Ashcan art, New Deal art, American abstraction, pop art and Latino art.

Happy Birthday Wayne Thiebaud!

Reflecting on the artist’s “light and color and joy and humor,” and his nudge to look closer and think harder about the world that surrounds us