ICYMI- Highlights from the week of Jan. 17 – Jan. 21, 2022

This is a sampling of approximately 2,630 media clips covering the Smithsonian this week.

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Art and Design

Infinitely Dancing Hearts: Hirshhorn and Albright-Knox Museums Jointly Acquire Kusama ‘Infinity Room’
ARTnews – January 20, 2022

Albright-Knox teams up with Smithsonian museum to acquire Yayoi Kusama installation
The Buffalo News – January 20, 2022

Marcel Duchamp and the meaning of art
CBS Sunday Morning – January 16, 2022


Here’s what you need to know about visiting museums in D.C. right now
Washington Post – January 21, 2022

Workers are calling out sick in droves, leaving employers scrambling
NPR – January 18, 2022

Smithsonian Cuts Museum Hours Amid Staff Shortage Due to COVID
NBC Washington – January 17, 2022

History, Culture, and Education

Smithsonian exhibition coming to 6 Massachusetts towns
Associated Press – January 15, 2022

Newly Minted Maya Angelou Quarters Enter Circulation and Make History
Smithsonian Magazine – January 14, 2022

NMAI Director

Cynthia Chavez Lamar becomes the first Native woman to lead a Smithsonian museum
NPR – January 20, 2022

First Native woman to lead Smithsonian American Indian museum
INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY – January 19, 2022

Cynthia Chavez Lamar Becomes First Native Woman to Lead a Smithsonian Museum
ARTnews – January 19, 2022

Science and Technology

Smithsonian National Zoo welcomes adorable new baby porcupine
WUSA-TV – January 20, 2022

Surfacing Women in Science with the Smithsonian
The Keyword – January 19, 2022

A shockwave from the South Pacific
Reuters – January 18, 2022

How the Tonga volcano generated a shock wave around the world
The Washington Post – January 16, 2022

We Booped the Sun
The Atlantic – January 17, 2022

Secretary Bunch

The road to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday becoming a national holiday
TheGrio – January 17, 2022

Various Subjects

Push continues for National Museum of American Latino on National Mall
WTOP-FM – January 16, 2022

Wintry weather returns to Washington; city records lowest temperature in three years
The Washington Post – January 16, 2022

Posted: 21 January 2022
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.