ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was June 22 – June 26, 2020

No one can keep up with everything, so let us do it for you. We’ll gather the top Smithsonian stories from across the country and around the world each week so you’ll never be at a loss about what’s happening in our world.

Nope, racist Teddy Roosevelt belongs to that other natural history museum.

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This is a sampling of approximately 2,810 media clips covering the Smithsonian.

Art and Design

Arthur Jafa’s searing chronicle of Black America to be screened by museums worldwide for 48 hours

The Art Newspaper – June 25, 2020

Art activism: Stories behind murals, street paintings and portraits created in protest

USA Today – June 22, 2020

Editors’ Picks: 12 Events for Your Virtual Art Calendar This Week, From the Making of a Gerhard Richter Documentary to an Online Fair for Digital Art

Artnet – June 22, 2020

History, Culture and Education

America’s blue-chip collectors rush to preserve artefacts from protests

The Economist – June 25, 2020

MPD offers Black history course for veteran officers and cadets

Wusa9 – June 24, 2020

Smithsonian Folklife Festival goes online this year

WTOP.com – June 22, 2020

The Racist Statue of Theodore Roosevelt Will No Longer Loom Over the American Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian.com – June 23, 2020

“It’s history in making” – Museums preserve the historic protests

CGTN – June 20, 2020

Science and Technology

City Lights: Be Proud at Home with Latinx Pride or Peek Into a Ferret Family’s Home

Washington City Paper – June 24, 2020

Scientists are searching the universe for signs of alien civilizations: ‘Now we know where to look’

USA Today – June 20, 2020

Secretary Bunch

‘You can’t be a historian of black America without being hopeful,’ says Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch

The Washington Post – June 26, 2020

21 Lessons From America’s Worst Moments

Time Magazine – June 25, 2020

Police Reform Alone Won’t Stop Another George Floyd from Being Murdered

Newsweek – June 25, 2020

“Slavery is Embedded in Everything” Says The Smithsonian’s Lonnie Bunch

PBS – Amanpour and Company – June 20, 2020

The New York Times – ‘Sad and Joyful’ N.Y.C. Marks Juneteenth After a Month of Protest

Various Subjects

Smithsonian completes $250 million-plus deal for new headquarters

Washington Business Journal – June 26, 2020

Kennedy Center cancels most of schedule through 2020

The Washington Post – June 23, 2020

Oris Sanjur asume como directora interina del Smithsonian, primera mujer y panameña

Telemetro Panamá – June 22, 2020

Museums can reopen during DC’s Phase 2, but the Smithsonian is staying closed

Wusa9 – June 20, 2020



Posted: 26 June 2020
About the Author:

Madeleine “Maddie” Weyand-Geise recently joined OPA as the public affairs assistant, though she’s yet to step foot into the Castle as an employee. After starting work mid-pandemic, Maddie can’t wait for coworkers other than her aloe plant. Maddie comes to OPA with a background working in communications for local arts organizations and higher education. With degrees in art history and public relations, Maddie sees the Smithsonian as the perfect workplace to combine her passions for art, public access and education.

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