Washington, DC, DinnerTable with Guest Stephanie Stebich, Director of the
Smithsonian American Art Museum
ArtTable members gathered in the home of collectors Amy and Josh Kuhnert for dinner
and a conversation with Stephanie Stebich, the director of the Smithsonian American Art
Museum (SAAM) and the Renwick Gallery. She spoke about the challenges of directing
both SAAM and the Renwick, two distinct museums within the twenty-one institutions
that comprise the Smithsonian. Praising the great variety that the DC arts scene offers,
she also raised the issue of how to be both a local and national museum.