ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was Jan. 19 – 22, 2021

This is a sampling of approximately 3,690 media clips covering the Smithsonian this week.

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Art and Design

Smithsonian Curator Reflects on Joe Biden’s ‘Poignant’ Inaugural Painting
Smithsonian.com – January 21, 2021

We Decode the New Art Biden Just Installed in the Oval Office, From a Bust of Cesar Chavez to a Calming Childe Hassam Painting
Artnet – January 21, 2021

A look inside Biden’s Oval Office
The Washington Post – January 21, 2021

VERIFY: Who actually owns the art in the White house?
Wusa9 – January 20, 2021

Commentary: The symbolism in the Biden inaugural painting by Robert S. Duncanson
Los Angeles Times – January 20, 2021


Live Inauguration Coverage
CBS This Morning – January 20, 2021

NowThis Speaks with Historian and Smithsonian Institution Director Lonnie Bunch
NowThis – January 20, 2021

No inaugural balls or gowns? How this change affects Jill Biden’s donation to the Smithsonian
USA Today – January 21, 2021

A Fashionable History of First Ladies on Inauguration Day
Vogue US – January 20, 2021

Inauguration Day is an occasion of grand pageantry and symbolism
TheGrio – January 20, 2021

America doesn’t need inaugural balls. But there’s something lost when they disappear.
The Washington Post – January 18, 2021

Jan. 6, 2021

The Smithsonian Is Collecting Artifacts From the Capitol Riots
People.com – January 19, 2021

Enslaved Black craftsmen helped build the U.S. Capitol that a mob fueled by racist rhetoric stormed
The Washington Post – January 18, 2021

How The Smithsonian’s Rapid-Response Teams Are Documenting U.S. History In Real Time
Forbes – January 17, 2021

‘Artifacts’ from the Capitol attack are going in a museum
Chron.com – January 15, 2021

Science and Technology

Have We Already Been Visited by Aliens?
The New Yorker – January 18, 2021

Giant panda cub makes his live-stream debut at the National Zoo
The Washington Post – January 15, 2021

Various Subjects

How ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Was Filmed at the Smithsonian
Smithsonian.com – January 19, 2021

Posted: 25 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.

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