ICYMI: Highlights from the week of March 28 – April 1, 2022

This is a sampling of approximately 4,300 media clips covering the Smithsonian this week.

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Art and Design

Laurie Anderson’s largest U.S. exhibition  
CBS News – March 31, 2022

Dots all, folks—at the Hirshhorn, artist Yayoi Kusama immerses viewers in infinity  
NPR – April 1, 2022

Yayoi Kusama is back at the Hirshhorn. Here’s what you need to know.  
The Washington Post – March 31, 2022

History, Culture and Education

Smithsonian medal marks legacy of Justice Ginsburg  
USA Today via AP – March 31, 2022

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s robe, briefcase, Lego likeness head to Smithsonian  
The Washington Post – March 30, 2022

Anthropology Association Apologizes to Native Americans for the Field’s Legacy of Harm  
Scientific American – March 28, 2022


Washington opens its museums after two years closed due to the covid-19 pandemic  
CNN en Español – March 31, 2022

Most Smithsonian Museums To Fully Reopen By Memorial Day  
DCist – March 29, 2022

Secretary Bunch

Chester Higgins’ camera brings a 360 degree view to Black life  
NPR – March 31, 2022

How Baseball Put Its Stamp on the American Psyche  
Smithsonian Magazine – March 30, 2022

Biden signs law making lynching a federal hate crime  
PBS – March 29, 2022

Science and Technology

These stingless bees make medicinal honey. Some call it a ‘miracle liquid.’  
National Geographic – April 1, 2022

Armless fossil sheds light on how animals like snakes lost their limbs  
New Scientist – March 28, 2022

Various Subjects

How Do Birds Stay Upright When They Are Sleeping?  
Smithsonian Magazine – April 1, 2022

Posted: 4 April 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.