“Raphael Soyer: Drawings and Watercolors” opens at the National Collection of Fine Arts, now the National Museum of American Art. In conjunction with the exhibition, Director Joshua Taylor and the artist hold a dialogue about Soyer’s work.
In a special ceremony held at the 7,600-foot level of Mt. Hopkins in Arizona, the new 60-inch reflecting telescope at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory is honor of Carlton W. Tillinghast, Jr., former director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
Interplay of Perspectives: A new report from the Office of Policy and Analysis. All complex problems facing the world such as poverty, climate change, loss of cultural and biodiversity and geopolitical tensions require multidisciplinary solution-finding, as no one discipline has a magic bullet answer. The Smithsonian’s newly formed Consortia for the Institution’s Four Grand Challenges, provide ample opportunity… Continue reading Interplay of Persepctives
The Quadrangle, the Smithsonian’s underground museum, research and education complex, opens. It consists of two major museums—the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (a museum of Asian art) and the National Museum of African Art—as well as the S. Dillon Ripley Center, and is home to the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the International Center, and the… Continue reading September 28, 1987
The Victorian Garden opens to the public in the South Yard behind the Castle to the west of the Arts and Industries Building. It is the work of the Office of Horticulture (now Smithsonian Gardens), and is the Smithsonian’s first major horticultural display.
The Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, a child care center in the National Museum of American History, is dedicated. The facility, for toddlers and pre-schoolers, is the first of its kind at the Smithsonian. The Center officially opens on October 3.
“The Genteel Female” a special exhibition of lithographs from the Smithsonian’s Harry T. Peters America on Stone Collection depicts the romantic view of the American woman of the 19th century. The exhibition is housed in the Arts and Industries Building.
The mid-Atlantic region of the United States is suffering an almost biblical plague of stinkbugs seeking refuge in homes and offices. Entomologist Gary Hevel explains where they come from and what you can do about them in the video after the jump. Continue reading What’s shield-shaped and stinky and OMG all over my house?
Enid A. Haupt Garden—Tuesday, Sept. 28 at noon Fall is the time to renovate your lawn! Join Smithsonian Garden’s team as they provide you the knowledge you need to help your lawn flourish while following sustainable practices. You will learn how to aerate, overseed, fertilize and water your lawn. For more info on this event,… Continue reading Lawn renovation workshop
“Familiar but Unique: The Monoprints of Joseph Goldyne” opens at the National Museum of American Art. The exhibition includes 51 works by the artist from 1972 to present.