Today’s security staff have come a long way from the days when a major task was keeping the water barrels full. Continue reading Smithsonian Security: Responsibilities change, dedication never does
Curator Melissa Ho reflects on what drew her to the subject matter for the exhibition now on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum exploring how American artists responded to the turbulence of the Vietnam War. Continue reading American Art and the Vietnam War: A behind-the-scenes look at the inspiration behind the exhibition
Today marks the 55th anniversary of the first solo around-the-world flight made by a woman, who did it in a drip-dry skirt, a chic sweater set and heels. Continue reading Character, courage and “The Spirit of Columbus”
Legend has it that St. Patrick chased all the snakes out of Ireland. That probably wasn’t such a great idea. Continue reading Note to St. Patrick: Leave the snakes alone, please!
Amy Kehs introduces Kālewa Correa, curator of Hawai’i and Pacific America for the Smithsonian Asian Pacific America Center, who shares a few of his favorite things. Hawai’i would top our list, too! Continue reading A few of my favorite things: Kālewa Correa
This lady sang the blues–wearing a man’s tuxedo and in language no lady would use. Meet brave, bawdy Gladys Bentley. Continue reading Sidedoor: Singing the Gender-Bending Blues
As part of the ongoing celebration of the Smithsonian’s American Women’s History Initiative, Eric Liu—an intern at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History—combined art with science to create unique portraits of some of the museum’s noted female scientists, past and present. Liu blended images of the scientists with nature photography to show the women… Continue reading Smithsonian Voices: The Leading Ladies of Science
Before you download another game on your phone, take your safety into your own hands. Continue reading Be smart. LiveSafe.
A box on a closet shelf may be enough for you to protect your own precious collection of matchbooks or state spoons, but caring for 155 million objects ranging from mosquitoes to mammoth bones is a bit more daunting. Continue reading Collections, Collaboration and Community at the inaugural C3 Conference
Smithsonian American Art Museum Director Stephanie Stebich offers a peek at how the museum will be celebrating both the American Women’s History Initiative and the Smithsonian Year of Music with innovative exhibitions, programs and performances. reverberate with visitors. Continue reading Looking Forward at SAAM