Sylvia Yount is the Lawrence A. Fleischman Curator in Charge of the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she oversees fine and decorative arts from the colonial period to the early twentieth century. In her curatorial and administrative practice, Yount works to expand and enrich traditional collection and gallery narratives by including Latin and Native American art as well as work by women and artists of color. Her presentation explores the challenges and opportunities of these efforts in the context of shifting definitions of American art and identity, both past and present. Lectures begin at 6:30 p.m. Free tickets in the G Street Lobby at 6 p.m. The Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art highlight excellence and innovation in American art through evenings with an outstanding artist, critic, and scholar. These talks are a forum for discussing the creative experience and what American art is today. This annual series is made possible by the generosity of Clarice Smith.