ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was Jan. 11 – Jan. 15, 2021

This is a sampling of approximately 2,330 media clips covering the Smithsonian this week.

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Art and Design

The Smithsonian shrinks BIG’s $2 billion campus overhaul
The Architect’s Newspaper – January 14, 2021

The Smithsonian Has Scrapped Its $2 Billion Bjarke Ingels Redesign in Favor of a More Modest Overhaul
Artnet – January 12, 2021

Smithsonian abandons $2 billion expansion plan unveiled in 2014
The Washington Post – January 11, 2021

History, Culture, and Education

An inauguration like no other
The Washington Post – January 13, 2021

These D.C. museum websites provide a fix of inaugural pomp and pageantry
The Washington Post – January 13, 2021

Smithsonian partners with PBS to share educational programs online
The Washington Post – January 11, 2021

Jan.6, 2021

The Smithsonian is gathering artifacts from the US Capitol riot
CNN.com – January 14, 2021

How the Smithsonian and Other Museums Are Responding to the U.S. Capitol Riot
Smithsonian.com – January 12, 2021

How will history view the Capitol insurrection and its racial hypocrisy?
theGrio – January 9, 2021

The Capitol mob desecrated a historical workplace — and left behind some disturbing artifacts
The Washington Post – January 8, 2021

Legislation on New Museums

The Long Road to Cultural Representation: Two New Smithsonian Museums Born
Nonprofit Quarterly – January 12, 2021

Science and Technology

SEE IT: National Zoo’s panda cub Xiao Qi Ji is a big Capitals fan
NBC Sports – January 15, 2021

Electric eels work together to zap prey
BBC News – January 14, 2021

Onward and upward for the zoo’s giant panda cub
The Washington Post – January 11, 2021

Meet the Dwarf Giraffes Who Have Baffled Scientists — and Stolen Hearts
People.com – January 8, 2021

Various Subjects

New Smithsonian post for Kevin Gover
INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY – January 14, 2021

Posted: 19 January 2021
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.