The innovative program allows visual artists to explore Smithsonian research and collections for inspiration. Continue reading Nominations for Artist Research Fellowships due Sept. 15
Phyllis Diller’s famous “gag file” goes on display at the American History Museum. Continue reading “Why should I wash the windows? I’ve seen the neighbors.”
Staff and volunteers are invited to a preview of a special display commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Continue reading Sept. 11: Reflection and remembrance
The Torch spoke with Secretary Clough, our own in-house expert on earthquakes, to get his observations on the quake that struck the East Coast on Aug. 23, and its effect on the Smithsonian. Continue reading After the shock: Secretary Clough gives an earthquake update
Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are preparing for Hurricane Irene. Continue reading What’s next? A plague of locusts?
Museum specialist Charley Potter sorting fluid-preserved specimens of bats from research collections at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History from shattered glass jars toppled during the Aug. 23, 2011 Virginia earthquake. (Photo by James DiLoreto)
Explore one of the greatest sagas of human contact with the animal world in a major exhibition at the American Indian Museum. Continue reading “A Song for the Horse Nation” gallops into Washington
Support Wounded Warriors by joining Power IT Down Friday, Aug. 26. Continue reading You have the power to do a world of good
UPDATED Aug 26. An unusually strong earthquake struck in Virginia Aug. 23, rattling nerves and windows and damaging some Smithsonian buildings. Tell us your stories and check in with colleagues here. Continue reading Where were you the day the earth moved?
The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York is currently closed to the public (except for the garden and gift shop) as staff prepare for a major renovation to the Carnegie Mansion to begin this fall. Sharon Park, associate director of the Smithsonian’s Architectural History and Historic Preservation Division (in the lift) and Mary Jablonski… Continue reading Cooper-Hewitt renovation