Jun
14

Thank you for your leadership

As Dr. David J. Skorton prepares to end his tenure as 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian to become president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges, we wanted to take a moment and look at some highlights from his time with us.

 

Skorton in his parlor

David J. Skorton, 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

Introduction: The Smithsonian Staff Picnic, July 2015

 

Smithsonian Secretary-elect David Skorton and his wife, Robin Davisson, greet Marie Dieng at the Smithsonian’s staff picnic on June 30, 2015. Skorton begins his tenure as 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian July 1. (Photo by John Gibbons)

Secretary-elect David Skorton and his wife, Robin Davisson, greet Marie Dieng at the Smithsonian’s staff picnic on June 30, 2015. Skorton begins his tenure as 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian July 1. (Photo by John Gibbons)

Al Horvath, left, and Secretary Skorton stroll through the Folklife Festival on their way to the picnic. (Photo by John Gibbons)

Al Horvath, left, and Secretary Skorton stroll through the Folklife Festival on their way to the picnic. (Photo by John Gibbons)

From left, Al Horvath, Secretary Skorton, Robin Davisson, Charlie Weber and unidentified staff wave at photographers as they stand in place to recreate the Smithsonian sunburst on the National Mall. (Photo by John Gibbons)

From left, Al Horvath, Secretary Skorton, Robin Davisson, Charlie Weber and unidentified staff wave at photographers as they stand in place to recreate the Smithsonian sunburst on the National Mall. (Photo by John Gibbons)

occupational health nurse

Robin Davisson and David Skorton chat with Marty Arthur, an occupational health nurse with the Office of Safety Health and Environmental Managment. Arthur is also co-chair of the SHAPE committee. (Photo by Johnny Gibbons)

creative cakes

David Skorton and Robin Davisson examine some of the creative cakes submitted for the Food Fight contest as Richard Kurin, Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture looks on. (Photo by John Gibbons)

David Skorton and Robn Davisson greet Marie Dieng

David Skorton and Robn Davisson greet Marie Dieng, an associate buyer with Smithsonian Enterprises. (Photo by John Gibbons)

David Skorton and Robin Davisson listen intently as Joshua Bell, an anthropologist with the National Museum of Natural History, describes his research into the global implications of people's relationships with cell phones and other devices. (Photo by John Gibbons)

David Skorton and Robin Davisson listen intently as Joshua Bell, an anthropologist with the National Museum of Natural History, describes his research into the global implications of people’s relationships with cell phones and other devices. (Photo by John Gibbons)

David Skorton introduces himself to Diana Baird N’Diaye and Meredith Holmgren. (Photo by John Gibbons)

David Skorton introduces himself to Diana Baird N’Diaye and Meredith Holmgren. (Photo by John Gibbons)

Skorton and Davissson talk with Bennet

David Skorton and Robin Davisson chat with William Bennett, a conservation specialist with Smithsonian Institution Archives. (Photo by John Gibbons)


Installation: The 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, October 2015

 

Dr. Skorton will perform with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra Oct. 17.

Dr. Skorton will perform with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra Oct. 17.

Dr. Wayne Clough, 12th Secretary of the Smithsonian, listens to remarks at the installation of Dr. David Skorton as 13th Secretary, Oct. 19, 2015. (Photo by Joyce Boghosian)

Dr. Wayne Clough, 12th Secretary of the Smithsonian, listens to remarks at the installation of Dr. David Skorton as 13th Secretary, Oct. 19, 2015. (Photo by Joyce Boghosian)

Staff and invited guests filled the historic Arts and Industries Building for the installation of Dr. David Skorton as 13th Secretary, Oct. 19, 2015. (Photo By Joyce Boghosian)

Staff and invited guests filled the historic Arts and Industries Building for the installation of Dr. David Skorton as 13th Secretary, Oct. 19, 2015. (Photo By Joyce Boghosian)

Staff and invited guests filled the historic Arts and Industries Building for the installation of Dr. David Skorton as 13th Secretary, Oct. 19, 2015. (Photo By Joyce Boghosian)

Staff and invited guests filled the historic Arts and Industries Building for the installation of Dr. David Skorton as 13th Secretary, Oct. 19, 2015. (Photo By Joyce Boghosian)

From left, Shirley Ann Jackson, vice chair of the Board of Regents; Chief Justice of the United States and Smithsonian Chancellor John G. Roberts; Dr. David J. Skorton, 13th Secretaru of the Smithsonian, John W. McCarter, chair of the Board of Regents; Regent David M. Rubenstein; and Dr. G. Wayne Clough, 12th Secretary of the Smithsonian. (Photo by Joyce Boghasian)

From left, Shirley Ann Jackson, vice chair of the Board of Regents; Chief Justice of the United States and Smithsonian Chancellor John G. Roberts; Dr. David J. Skorton, 13th Secretaru of the Smithsonian, John W. McCarter, chair of the Board of Regents; Regent David M. Rubenstein; and Dr. G. Wayne Clough, 12th Secretary of the Smithsonian. (Photo by Joyce Boghasian)

A reception followed the installation of Dr. David Skorton as 13th Secretary in the rotunda of the historic Arts and Industries building. (Photo by Joyce Boghosian)

A reception followed the installation of Dr. David Skorton as 13th Secretary in the rotunda of the historic Arts and Industries building. (Photo by Joyce Boghosian)

Dr. David Skorton, flanked by son Josh Skorton and wife Dr. Robin Davisson greets Wynton Marsalis. (Photo by Joyce Boghosian)

Dr. David Skorton, flanked by son Josh Skorton and wife Dr. Robin Davisson greets Wynton Marsalis. (Photo by Joyce Boghosian)

Dr. David Skorton receives the ceremonial key to the Smithsonian from Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts, Oct. 19, 2015. (Photo by Joyce Boghosian)

Dr. David Skorton receives the ceremonial key to the Smithsonian from Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts, Oct. 19, 2015. (Photo by Joyce Boghosian)

 

Staff had the opportunity to meet (and take a selfie with) Dr. Skorton at a reception following his installation as 13th Smithsonian Secretary Oct. 19, 2015. (Photo by Joyce Boghosian)

Staff had the opportunity to meet (and take a selfie with) Dr. Skorton at a reception following his installation as 13th Smithsonian Secretary Oct. 19, 2015. (Photo by Joyce Boghosian)

From left, Shirley Ann Jackson, vice chair of the Smithsonian Board of Regents; Chief Justice of the United States and Smithsonian Chancellor John G. Roberts; David J Skorton, 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; John W. McCarter, Jr., chair of the Smithsonian Board of Regents; and David M. Rubenstein, Smithsonian Board of Regents at the installation of the 13th Secretary Oct. 19. 2015.

From left, Shirley Ann Jackson, vice chair of the Smithsonian Board of Regents; Chief Justice of the United States and Smithsonian Chancellor John G. Roberts; David J Skorton, 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; John W. McCarter, Jr., chair of the Smithsonian Board of Regents; and David M. Rubenstein, Smithsonian Board of Regents at the installation of the 13th Secretary Oct. 19. 2015. (Photo by Joyce Boghosian)

Acclaimed composer and musician Wynton Marsalis played a Selmer trumpet made for jazz legend Louis Armstrong during a performance with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra at the installation of David J. Skorton as 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Oct. 19, 2015. (Photo by Joyce Boghosian / Smithsonian Institution)

Acclaimed composer and musician Wynton Marsalis played a Selmer trumpet made for jazz legend Louis Armstrong during a performance with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra at the installation of David J. Skorton as 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Oct. 19, 2015. (Photo by Joyce Boghosian)

Acclaimed composer and musician Wynton Marsalis played a Selmer trumpet made for jazz legend Louis Armstrong during a performance with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra at the installation of David J. Skorton as 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Oct. 19, 2015. (Photo by Joyce Boghosian / Smithsonian Institution)

Acclaimed composer and musician Wynton Marsalis played a Selmer trumpet made for jazz legend Louis Armstrong during a performance with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra at the installation of David J. Skorton as 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Oct. 19, 2015. (Photo by Joyce Boghosian)


Inspiration: All in a Day’s Work, 2015 – 2019

 

Secretary Skorton with visitors

Secretary Skorton helps a young visitor and her family plan their Smithsonian visit during a stint working at the Castle’s information desk. (Photo by David Haddock)

Jack Daley and David SKorton at NASM information desk

Gen. Jack Daley, director of the National Air and Space Museum, and Secretary Skorton answer assist visitors at NASM’s information desk. (Photo by David Haddock)

From left, Lisa Barrett, director of development, STRI; Assistant Secretary for Education and Access Claudine Brown; Sharon Ryan, public programs director, STRI; and Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton.

From left, Lisa Barrett, director of development, STRI; Assistant Secretary for Education and Access Claudine Brown; Sharon Ryan, public programs director, STRI; and Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton at the 2015 Education Awards.

Delegation listening to attentively to performers

Dr. Robin Davisson and Secretary David Skorton, along with other members of the U.S. Cultural Delegation to Cuba visit the El Instituto Superior de Artes. (Photo by Jocelyn Augustino / National Endowment of the Arts)

Delegation group photo

Members of the U.S. Cultural Delegation to Cuba visit El Instituto Superior de Artes. (Photo by Jocelyn Augustino / National Endowment of the Arts)

Dr. Skorton shakes hands with unidentified man

The Smithsonian has a long history of scholarly exchange and collaboration with Cuba. Secretary Skorton, along with other members of the U.S. Cultural Delegation, met with members of the Ministerio de Cultura to discuss the potential for further Cuban-U.S. engagement. (Photo by Jocelyn Augustino / National Endowment for the Arts)

Secretary with Muppet

Secretary Skorton enjoys some face time with Kermit the Frog. (Photo by John Gibbons)

Secretary Skorton with US Capitol in background

Secretary Skorton addresses the crowd at the SI GLOBE mixer held June 17, 2016. (Photo by Max Kibblewhite)

Dailey and Skorton saluting and smiling, while wearing Failure is not an option shirts

Secretary Skorton presented Gen. Dailey, director of the National Air and Space Museum, with this T-shirt in honor of NASM’s 40th anniversary and upcoming revitalization. (Photo by Mark Avino)

Group photo in front of the BASQUE sign on the National Mall.

Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton joins a group of interns from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden for a group photo at the 2016 Staff Picnic. From left, Madeline Feller, Samuel Shapiro, Morgan Brittain, Dr. Skorton, Gabrielle Hick and Lingfei Ren. (Photo by Jacob Kim)

Skorton sits on bench

David Skorton, the 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian, sits outside the Smithsonian Castle last year in Washington. (Kate Patterson for The Wahsington Post)

Group shot in Castle Commons at award ceremony

Achievement Award: From left, Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton; Kimberly Arcand, Visualization Lead, Chandra X-ray Center of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory; Acting Assistant Secretary of Education and Access Patricia Bartlett; and Roger Brissenden, deputy director, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and manager of the Chandra X-ray Center,, SAO. (Photo by Michael Barnes)

Group shot in Castle commons from award ceremony

Innovation Award recipients, the Friends of the National Zoo Department of Visitor Education. The team is led by Laura Klopfer, Senior Manager Visitor Education and Volunteers. She shares the award with Bob Cmarik, Nick Davis, Lucila Fernandez, Suzanne Hough, Erika Novak, Lois Phoebus, Rebecca Sohmer, Kirstin Schoeninger, and Caroline Winslow. In photograph, pictured from left, top row: Lucila Fernandez, Laura Klopfer, Erika Novak, Bob Cmarik, Kirstin Schoeninger, Suzanne Hough, and Rebecca Sohmer. Bottom row: Dennis Kelly (Director, National Zoological Park), Lois Phoebus, Jackie Vinick, Caroline Winslow, Lynn Mento (Executive Director, Friends of the National Zoo, National Zoological Park), and Secretary David Skorton.

Skorton and artists pose next to her work in exhibition gallery

Secretary David Skorton and Diana Baird N’Diaye with her work, “These Clothes Have Done Their Duty.”
“My work as a Folklife curator and cultural heritage specialist is a source of constant inspiration and opportunities for learning as an artist. During more than two decades working on the Folklife Festival and with my colleagues at several other Smithsonian units and museums, I’ve had the privilege of engaging with master artists and thinkers whose work and whose expressive traditions I’ve admired and studied. “
(Photo by Michael Barnes)

Skorton, wearing hat and sunglasses, smiles into camera and holds up a small fossil. Panama Canal in background

The excavation and expansion of the Panama Canal has revealed a wealth of fossil evidence about the creation of the Isthmus of Panama and the biodiversity of its species. Dr David Skorton, Smithsonian Secretary displays a fossil he excavated on a recent trip to Panama. (Photo by John Gibbons)

Dr Skorton in lead, Dr Davisson behind as they climb a forest trail.

The Barro Colorado Nature Monument in Panama has been the subject of continuous study for 80 years. Dr. David Skorton, Smithsonian Secretary, and his wife, Dr. Robin Davisson, visited Barro Colorado on a recent trip to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. (Photo by John Gibbons)

Screenshot of Secretary Skorton testifying before Congress

Dr. Skorton testifying before Congress during the annual Appropriations subcommittee hearing. (Image via WNBC-4)

Group photo

From left, volunteer panel discussion participants Dave Norman, Nancy LeBaron, David Trumble, David Skorton, Julia McCrossin and Valerie Virta at the 2017 Volunteer Open House. (Photo courtesy Office of Visitor Services)

Crossin and Skorton on stage

Smithsonian Call Center volunteer Julia McCrossin interviews Secretary Skorton May 17. (Photo courtesy Office of Visitor Services)

McCrossin and Skorton on stage

Smithsonian Call Center volunteer Julia McCrossin interviews Secretary Skorton.

Grpoup selfie with David Skorton at center

Secretary David Skorton takes a selfie with (from left) Valeruie Virta, David Trumble, Dave Norman and Nancy LeBaron.

Group shot of participants seated around table in Secretary's parlor

Smithsonian staff shared their immigrant experiences with Dr. Skorton in a panel discussion for the Torch.  Back row, from left: Hans Sues, Jelena Fay-Lukic, Ed Tang, Ching-Hsien Wang, Pierre Commozoli, David Skorton. Front row, from left: Zeynep Simavi, Siddiki Gassama, Tracey Fraser, Marie Dieng, Magdalena Mieri. (Photo by John Gibbons)

Skorton clasping Marie's hand

Dr. Skorton shares a moment with Marie Dieng during a roundtable conversation about immigration and citizenship June 28. (Photo by John Gibbons)

Skorton shaking hands with mayor of Houston

Health Museum president and CEO Melanie Johnson celebrates the museum’s Smithsonian affiliation with Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton.

Skorton playing flute

David Skorton, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, warms up on his flute before joining a rehearsal with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra at Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in 2015. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

Laughing child holds music as Skorton plays the flute

Logan Belitzsky is an enthusiastic assistant as Secretary Skorton leads his SEEC class in a rousing rendition of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” (Photo by Hugh Talman, September 2017)

Group shot with table of artifacts

From left, Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton, Robin L. Davisson, Trudie Styler, J. Ralph, Sting, John Troutman, Diane and John Foley, and Amanda Moniz, the American History Museum’s David M. Rubenstein Curator of Philanthropy at a donation ceremony at the National Museum of America History. (Photo by John Barrat, September 2017)

Dr Skorton and others in four red chairs on dais in front of audience

David Skorton, Kirk Johnson, Doris Matsui and David Rubinstein discuss the Smithsonian’s future at the Arts and Industries Building in Washington, D.C. as part of “The Long Conversation.” (Smithsonian.com, December 2017)

Group in red chairs seated on dais in front of audience.

From left, National Museum of Natural History Director Kirk Johnson, Smithsonian Regent David Rubenstein, Smithsonnian Regent Doris Matsui and Secretary David Skorton (back to camera) discuss Smithsonian 2022 at a special event, “The Short Conversation,” Dec. 1, 2017 at the Arts and Industries Building.

Portrait unveiling

From left, artist Kehinde Wiley, artist Amy Sherald, National Portrait Gallery Director Kim Sajet, Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton, former first lady Michelle Obama, former President Barack Obama at the National Portrait Gallery Feb. 12.
Photo © Chuck Kennedy

Skorton Selfie

Dr. Skorton provides a glimpse into his office with a selfie of his own. (March 2018)

Gallery visitors looking at their phones

David Skorton views the photographs on display in “A Unique Lens: Photographs from the Smithsonian Family.” (Photo by Michael Barnes, March 2018)

Skorton shakes hands with robot

Dr. Skorton introduces himself to Pepper the Robot, an interactive guide to museum programs and exhibtions. (April, 2018)

Group photo with Capital in the background

Local participants in the November 2017 SSYAC meeting gathered on the roof of the American Indian Museum for a photo op. Standing, from left, Dr. Robin Davisson, Machel Monenerkit (NMAI), Sophia Sadikman, Yingzhi Dai, Calia Christie, Anmol Kahlon, Cleo Caldwell, Jillian Perry, Janae Charles, Laura Espinoza, Trenni Jefferson, and Keira DiGaetano. Kneeling, from left, Elisee Djapa, Luke Courtney, Secretary David Skorton, Michael Pankowski, Joshua Chang, [not pictured Cordell Pugh] (Photo by Katherine Fogden)

Group photo

Secretary Skorton and staff at the OEEMA/Supplier Diversity Program meeting March 16, 2018. Back row, from left: Rudy Watley, David Skorton, Curtis Sanchez, Richard Hicks. Front row, from left: Tina Jones, Natascha Syre, Amma Tabirih, Era Marshall, Thomas Dempsey, Jeremy Rausch. (Photo by Michael Barnes, March 2018)

Two men seated at table talking

Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton chats with Thomas Dempsey, director of the Office of Contracting and Personal Porperty Management, at the OEEMA/Supplier Diversity Program meeting March 16, 2018. (Photo by Michael Barnes)

Skorton and Hollinger in front of a wall of plastic trash

Secretary David Skorton (left) and Eric Hollinger of the Natural History Museum listen as Julia Schnetzer from the Germaine Marine Research Consortium describes the Ocean Plastics Lab exhibition on the National Mall June 14. (Photo by Sarah Sulick)

Band on stage tuning up

Secretary Skorton (far left) performed on flute with the James Zimmerman Quintet, featuring (from left) Nasar Abaday (drums), Benjamin Sands (saxophone), (unidentified sound technican), James Zimmerman, Michael Bowie (bass) and  Wayne Wilentz (keyboards).

Skorton accepting scroll

Dr. Skorton accepts a Patachitra painted scroll from Mamoni Chitrakar and Ananya Bhattacharya. (Photo courtesy Betty Belanus)

Skorton and Brooke Baldwin

At the Nov. 13, 2018 launch event for the American Women’s History Initiative, , Secretary of the Smithsonian David Skorton and CNN anchor and journalist Brooke Baldwin discussed the importance of elevating women’s voices in politics, news media and museums. “It’s on us to make sure this is not just a moment, it’s a movement,” said Baldwin. Photo by Ronda Ann Gregorio.

Speakers on stage at C3 Conference

From left, Ellen Stofan, director of the National Air and Space Museum; Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton; Deputy Under Secretary Scott Miller; and Smithsonian American Art Museum director Stephanie Stebich discuss different issues and concerns about collections at the Smithsonian. Photo by Michael Barnes)

Elizabeth holds award standing next to Secretary

Secretary David Skorton and awardee ELizabeth Dale-Deines at the 2018 Education Awards. (Photo by Michael Barnes

Group photo

The Smithsonian Science for Global Goals team, from the Smithsonian Science Education Center, with the 2018 Innovation Award. Top row, left to right: Amy D’Amico, Katherine Blanchard, Ashley Deese, Carol O’Donnell, Hannah Osborn, Jean Flanagan, and Francine Baker. Bottom row: Secretary David Skorton, Heidi Gibson, Katya Vines, Inola Walston, Brian Mandell, Andre Radloff, and Eric Nastasi. (Photo by Michael Barnes)

Panel members seated on stage

Members of the panel discussion on diversity at the 2019 LIMA conference. From left, Smithsonian Institution Secretary David Skorton; Roberto Tejada, the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor at the University of Houston; India Pinkney, the General Counsel of the National Endowment for the Arts; and National Museum of African Art Director Gus Casely-Hayford. (Photo by Fairleigh Earhart)


In conclusion: Farewell party, June 4, 2019

 

Skorton and Davisson with three unidentified people

Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Skorton and Spiller

Dr Skorton and Robert Spiller, Assistant Secretary for Advancement.
Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Unidentified couple

Fleur Paysour, public affairs specialist at the National Museum of African American History and Culture and friend. Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Marenco, Skorton and Bartlett

Julissa Marenco, Assistant Secretary for Communications and External Affairs, and Patrica Bartlett, Associate Provost for Education and Access with Dr. Skorton.
Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Skorton and Garrett

Dr Skorton and Karen Garrett, senior program officer, office of the Associate Provost for Education and Access.
Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Skorton and Springuel

Dr. Skorton and Myriam Springuel, director, Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Services and Smithsonian Affiliates.
Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Skorton and Bartlett

Dr Skorton and Patricia Bartlett, Associate Provost for Education and Access; Senior Advisor to the Secretary.
Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Three unidentified people

Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Skorton and Stebich

Dr. Skorton and Stephanie Stebich, director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Skorton and unidentified man

Dr. Skorton and Curator Emeritus John Edward Hasse, former director of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Group Shot

Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Skorton and Marshall

Dr. Skorton and Era Marshall, director of the Office of Equal Employment and Minority Affairs
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Skorton and unidentified woman

Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Crowd gathered for farewell party

Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Skorton with Marshall and two unidentified men

Dr Skorton accepts an award from Era Marshall, director of the office of Equal Employment and Minority Affairs.
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Skorton and bunch

Secretary David Skorton and Secretary-elect Lonnie Bunch.
Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Shown here with 14th Secretary-elect Lonnie G. Bunch III, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Skorton and unidentified man

Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Group photo

From left, Robin Davisson; Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton; Kirk Johnson, director of the National Museum of Natural History; Julissa Marenco, Assistant Secretary for Communications and External Affairs; and John Davis, Provost and Under Secretary for Museums, Education, and Research.
Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Skorton and unidentified man

Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Skorton in group shot

Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Skorton and unidentified woman

Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Lonnie Bunch and unidentified woman

Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Skorton with Beth Ziebarth

Dr. Skorton with Program Specialist Emma Cowan-Young and Beth Ziebarth, director of the Smithsonian Accessibility Program. Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Lonnie and Spencer Crew

Secretary-elect Lonnie Bunch and Robert Gaskill, of the National Museum of American History.
Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Skorton and LoPiccolo

Dr. Skorton and Philip LoPiccolo, Office of Government Relations.
Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Skorton and Bunch

Dr. David J. Skorton and Secretary-elect Lonnie G. Bunch.
Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Shown here with 14th Secretary-elect Lonnie G. Bunch III, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Skorton with two unidentified women

Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Skorton with unidentified

Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Skorton with O'Toole and unidentified

Dr. Skorton accepts the Smithsonian flag from Jeanne O’Toole, director of the office of Protection Services.
Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Skorton with unidentified

Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Skorton with unidentified

Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)

Skorton and Robin Davisson with unidentified

Farewell party for Dr. David J. Skorton,13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Party was held on the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, Washington, DC (Smithsonian Photo by Eric Long)


Posted: 14 June 2019
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