New Secretary, new panda cub, new museum (well, new renovation, anyway)–the Smithsonian rang in the new throughout 2015. Here are the highlights. Continue reading Taking a last look at 2015 as the Smithsonian rings in its 170th new year
Erin Blasco takes a look back at readers’ favorite blog posts from the American History Museum’s blog, O Say Can You See? and offers a few of her own. Continue reading Making history: 2015’s top ten blog posts
The American Art Museum recently announced it is acquiring David Smith’s Agricola IV, a ground-breaking sculpture by one of the country’s most important artists. Agricola IV is a major addition to the museum’s presentation of American art in the 20th century. Sculpture Curator Karen Lemmey offers some insight into Smith’s work.
Continue reading New acquisition for SAAM
Drum roll, please! The winner of the first ever, inaugural, annual Smithsonian winter card contest is announced. When we said the competition was open to the entire Smithsonian community, we meant it! Continue reading Season’s greetings!
Since its debut in 1977, “Star Wars” has become a hugely popular cultural force. The Star Wars saga continues today with the release of the much anticipated “Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” proof of the strong and lasting impact of this sci-fi epic. Museum specialist Drew Robarge shares some of his favorite Star Wars-related items from the collections of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Continue reading Star Wars: The Force is strong with this museum
In Memoriam: Evelyn S. Lieberman on December 12, 2015 Continue reading In Memoriam: Evelyn S. Lieberman
Earlier this month, Smithsonian staff gathered in the Castle Commons in Washington, D.C., to honor the recipients of this year’s Smithsonian Education Awards: the Tropical Research Institute’s Public Programs Director Sharon Ryan, and The Q?rius Team of The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center, National Museum of Natural History. The Achievement Award, presented by Smithsonian… Continue reading 2015 Education Awards honor achievement and innovation
Actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie Pitt has donated an exceptional citrine necklace to the National Gem Collection to raise awareness of her jewelry line, the proceeds of which help to build schools and fund education for children around the world. Continue reading Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
You’ve heard the buzz about the opening of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture next year. Here’s your chance to get involved. Continue reading Help us tell the American story
We’re not entirely sure of his birthdate 250 years ago, but when Jacques-Louis Macie, the illegitimate son of Hugh Percy, the 1st Duke of Northumberland, was born secretly in Paris, few would have known he was born under a very lucky star indeed. Continue reading A series of fortunate events