A photo of Martha Graham dancing
About the image

Yousuf Karsh, Martha Graham, 1948 © Yousuf Karsh, Gift of Estrellita Karsh in memory of Yousuf Karsh. National Portrait Gallery

Pride @ SAAM

Pride @ SAAM
Celebrate Pride with a day showcasing artists using performance, music, media art and traditional painting to explore LGBTQ+ histories and futures.

Schedule of Events
11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Feminist Pride Media Art Gallery, MacMillan Education Center, First Floor
Noon - 3:00 p.m. Collection Highlights Gallery Talks, Meet in G Street Lobby
Noon Saisha Grayson, SAAM  Curator of Time-Based Media Arts, on Sadie Benning’s early videos (1990)
1:00 p.m. Joe Madura, Former SAAM Curatorial Researcher, on Paul Cadmus, Bar Italia (1953-55)
2:00 p.m. Tess Korobkin, James Smithson Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Institute, on Mickalene Thomas, Portrait of Mnonja (2010)    
3:00 p.m. Claudia Zapata, SAAM Curatorial Assistant, Latino Art , on Carlos Almaraz, I Dreamed I Could Fly (1986)
2:00–7:00 p.m. American University’s DC Humanities Truck, F Street Plaza
3:00–6:00 p.m. Brendan Fernandes’s Free Fall 49 with DJ Lauren Flax,  Kogod Courtyard

Presented by SAAM, Smithsonian Pride Alliance, and the Capital Pride Alliance, and supported by Smithsonian Year of Music and the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative.

Photo credit: Free Fall 49, 2017, live performance, dance platforms, event lighting, DJ and original score. Collection of Brendan Fernandes, Image courtesy of the J Paul Getty Trust. Photographers Sarah Waldorf and Tristan Bravinder.


Celebrations, Films, Gallery Talks & Tours, Performances


American Art Museum


American Art Museum

Event Location

First Floor


Free; walk-in


Wheelchair accessible