It turns out “The War to End All War” didn’t quite do the trick, but we’re reminded this week of life’s beauty, whether it’s found in art or diamonds or baby animals that come cheetah by the dozen. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was April 2 – April 8, 2017
Don’t miss the always spectacular Smithsonian Craft Show, beginning April 27. Continue reading Looking Back and Moving Forward: The 2017 Smithsonian Craft Show
This month’s Earth Optimism Summit offers a new model for the Smithsonian to show leadership at the intersection of science, the arts and the humanities. Continue reading On the cutting edge
What constitutes a portrait? How does art reveal the self? How do we decide whose story is important? Maria Anderson explores these questions with Taína Caragol of the National Portrait Gallery. Continue reading Putting a focus on Latino faces at the Portrait Gallery
This is one of Ashley’s favorite things. Really. Continue reading A few of my favorite things: Ashley Hornish
Pablita Ta-Nez-Bah Abeyta on January 31, 2017 Continue reading In Memoriam: Pablita Ta-Nez-Bah Abeyta
Been putting off some household repairs because of the expense? Don’t wind up with a billion-dollar backlog! We also acquired some new regents and some old photos this week. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was March 26 – April 1, 2017
Odile Madden knows a lot about plastic. A materials scientist with the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute, she has spent the past eight years studying plastics found throughout the Smithsonian’s collections. She talks about her work and her belief that plastic, like all materials created or adapted by humans, will evolve. Continue reading Is plastic inherently evil?