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!
Organized by the Smithsonian Community Committee, A Unique Lens: Photographs from the Smithsonian Family, showcases 28 photographs selected from almost 300 submissions. Continue reading A Unique Lens: Photographs from the Smithsonian Family
What better time than Women’s History Month to take a closer look at some modern women who are taking their own place in history? Continue reading Madam Speaker: A famous first joins the national collection
Amy Kehs introduces Cristina Diaz-Carrerra, curator for the Center for Folklife and Cultureal Heritage, and a few of her favorite things.
Curator Theresa McCulla interprets American culture through the history of our long love affair with beer and brewing. Continue reading Tapping into beer culture
Valentine’s may be all flowers and chocolate today, but the Postal Museum shows how the Victorians enjoyed vinegar as much as honey. Continue reading Love and derision: Or, Valentine’s Day Victorian Style
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery today unveiled its commissioned portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama by artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald. The portraits were unveiled in a private ceremony as part of the Portrait Gallery’s 50th anniversary celebrations and will be on public display beginning Feb. 13 in the renovated “America’s Presidents” gallery Continue reading In good company: Official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama unveiled
Robert J. Spiller has been named Assistant Secretary for Advancement, effective March 12. He will oversee the Institution’s Office of Advancement, which is involved in building critical philanthropic financial support for the Smithsonian. Continue reading New Assistant Secretary for Advancement comes on board in March
Smithsonian staff work countless hours in the halls of our museums and research centers, in the field, at the Zoo, in our gardens and facilities. We are privileged to spend time with some of the nation’s most cherished treasures as we go about our duties. Sometimes, these unique experiences find a special place in our own personal stories. Amy Kehs introduces Darren Milligan and a few of his favorite things.
Julissa Marenco has been named Assistant Secretary for Communications and External Affairs, effective Feb. 12. She will oversee the Smithsonian’s Offices of Public Affairs, Government Relations, Visitor Services, and Special Events and Protocol. Continue reading Former FCC and Telemundo exec will lead Smithsonian’s communications team