ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was April 19 – April 23, 2021

This is a sampling of approximately 3.650 media clips covering the Smithsonian this week.

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Art and Design

Three Craft Artists Explain How Art and Sustainability Come Together in their Work
Smithsonian Magazine – April 23, 2021

The Smithsonian and Autodesk unveil an AI-powered design station for FUTURES
The Architect’s Newspaper – April 21, 2021

How a rock wall and pool of water have thrown a wrench into the redesign of Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden
The Washington Post – April 16, 2021

History, Culture, and Education

What Does Asian Food Mean to America? A National Smithsonian Series Will Talk It Out.
Eater DC – April 22, 2021

Learning from the tumultuous politics of another century in ‘The Age of Acrimony’
The Boston Globe – April 22, 2021

National Museum of American Indian marks Earth Day with Living Earth Fest
WTOP.com – April 22, 2021

Ebony and Jet photo archive sale sparks relief, anxiety
Associated Press – April 21, 2021


Smithsonian and National Gallery of Art announce May reopenings
The Washington Post – April 23, 2021

National Zoo, 7 Smithsonian Museums to Reopen in May
NBC Washington – April 23, 2021

Smithsonian announces reopening plans for eight facilities, including the National Zoo
WJLA – April 23, 2021

Smithsonian Announces Reopening Dates For Museums, Zoo
DCist – April 23, 2021

Smithsonian museums, National Zoo eye reopening before summer
The Hill – April 17, 2021

Science and Technology

Scientists get creative to carry on research during pandemic
Associated Press – April 22, 2021

Along the Chesapeake Bay, Smithsonian scientists research at a vast outdoor laboratory
The Washington Post – April 20, 2021

Podcast: Flight on Mars—An Interview with Smithsonian’s Ellen Stofan
Aviation Week – April 19, 2021

Secretary Bunch

Smithsonian Institution secretary named as Commencement speaker
The GW Hatchet – April 19, 2021

Various Subjects

Downtown D.C. was emptying before the pandemic. How it recovers will shape the nation’s capital.
The Washington Post – April 21, 2021

Posted: 27 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.