Blast from the Past

In the good old summertime. A young visitor plays in a pool of water which, together with the water jet and the tiny water canals, form the Fountain Garden, a unique setting outside the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art. The fountain garden is part of the Enid A. Haupt Garden in the South Yard of the Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle). (Photo by Laurie Minor-Penland, 1987)

Posted: 27 June 2011
About the Author:

Alex di Giovanni has been editing The Torch since August 2006. Prior to joining the Smithsonian, she worked as a writer and editor for the National Geographic Society, Plexus Scientific, The Nature Conservancy, The National Foreign Language Center and St. Martin’s Press, among others. She has the best job in the world.