ICYMI: Highlights from the week of April 26 – 30, 2021

This is a sampling of approximately 4,410 media clips covering the Smithsonian this week.

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Art and Design

Donald Trump makes his debut in National Portrait Galley’s presidents exhibition
The Washington Post – April 25, 2021

Photograph of Former President Donald J. Trump Is Newly Acquired by the National Portrait Gallery
Smithsonian Magazine – April 26, 2021

Former Pro-Trump Artist Says the National Portrait Gallery Should Put a Black Cloth Over New Trump Portrait
Washingtonian Magazine – April 28, 2021

New Selena photography from a Texas artist will be showcased in Smithsonian
Chron.com – April 26, 2021

History, Culture, and Education

An Anacostia Community Museum Exhibit Explores Food Issues
Washingtonian Magazine – April 30, 2021

Opinion: Voter turnout is low on purpose — and it has been for more than a century
The Washington Post – April 29, 2021

Groups seek recognition at Native American museum veterans memorial
The Washington Post – April 24, 2021


Washington, DC, to loosen virus restrictions this weekend
The Washington Post – April 26, 2021

Smithsonian announces reopening dates for 7 museums and the National Zoo
CNN.com – April 23, 2021

Smithsonian museums, National Zoo announce reopening dates
The Hill – April 23, 2021

Science and Technology

Smithsonian National Zoo welcomes baby lesser kudu
Wusa9 – April 30, 2021

Humans Are Returning to the National Zoo. How Will the Other Animals React?
Washingtonian Magazine – April 29, 2021

Michael Collins, Apollo 11 astronaut, dies at 90
The Washington Post – April 28, 2021

Space community mourns the death of Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins
The Verge – April 28, 2021

Rare chunks of Earth’s mantle found exposed in Maryland
National Geographic – April 27, 2021

Will Probiotics Save Corals or Harm Them?
Scientific American – April 26, 2021

Posted: 30 April 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.