Smithsonian American Art Museum offers free lecture series

The Smithsonian American Art Museum, which holds more than 41,000 works that tell the story of the American cultural experience, is offering the “Collectors’ Roundtable” series of lectures; they are free and open to the public with no advance registration required.

Tuesday, April 5, Senator Bob Bennett, from Utah and Washington, DC, will present “Collecting Westward.” Bennett is a collector of Western art.

Tuesday, April 26, Helen Zell, from Chicago will present “From Paper Dolls to La Poupee.” Zell and her husband are collectors of surrealist art

And Tuesday, May 10, Robert Lehrman, from Washington, DC, will present “Secrets of the Art World.” Lehrman is a collector of contemporary American and European art.

All lectures will take place at 7 p.m. in the Museum’s Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium (Eighth and G Streets, NW, Washington, DC). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Watch www.americanart.si.edu for details on upcoming speakers and topics or contact the Public Programs Office at saamprograms@si.edu or 202-633-8490.

The annual Collectors’ Roundtable series is made possible by the generous support of the Thelma and Melvin Lenkin Education Endowment.

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