The Smithsonian American Art Museum announces enhancements to its ongoing focus in the media arts. Its Film and Media Arts Initiative encompasses a major art collection initiative, development of research resources, and ambitious exhibitions and programming. Recent additions to the permanent collection include John Baldessari’s Six Colorful Inside Jobs (1977); Takeshi Murata’s Monster Movie (2005); Bill Viola’s The Fall into Paradise (2005); and the major collaborative video and sound installation Cloud Music (1974–79) by David Behrman, Bob Diamond, and Robert Watts.
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