Feb
03

Recovering Voices: The Mother Tongue Film Festival

Recovering Voices: The Mother Tongue Film Festival

Language is intrinsic to culture and we are always our most authentic selves when we speak our mother tongue. This month we’re celebrating the second anniversary of the Smithsonian’s Recovering Voices Mother Tongue Film Festival, a collaborative celebration of communities around the world representing 33 languages across six continents. Continue reading Recovering Voices: The Mother Tongue Film Festival

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Feb
02

ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was Jan. 22 – Jan. 28, 2017

ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was Jan. 22 – Jan. 28, 2017

Historians scrambled to collect signs from the protests following the inauguration, we worried about the impact of disinformation and the Portrait Gallery’s Hall of Presidents closed for renovation (JUST A COINCIDENCE!) But we also had time to engage in a Twitter war over who has the cutest baby because why not? Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was Jan. 22 – Jan. 28, 2017

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Feb
02

You know you’ve made it when you’re the subject of a Google Doodle

You know you’ve made it when you’re the subject of a Google Doodle

It’s a long and circuitous route from ancient Rome to the Interwebs, with stops along the way at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition and the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum. Kick off Black History Month with a closer look at Edmonia Lewis and her most famous sculpture, The Death of Cleopatra. Continue reading You know you’ve made it when you’re the subject of a Google Doodle

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