ICYMI: Highlights from the week of June 13 – June 17, 2022

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

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Molina Family Gallery

Smithsonian’s first gallery for Latino heritage opens at National Museum of American History  
NBC News – June 16, 2022

Smithsonian Opens Exhibit To Honor Our Community’s Contributions to the Nation  
Remezcla – June 17, 2022

Washington inaugura su Museo Latino a diez años de que tenga edificio propio  
EFE – June 15, 2022

Funny Or Die Owner Henry R. Muñoz Makes $1 Million Gift to National Museum of the American Latino  
Variety – June 15, 2022

Art and Design

8 cartoons that shaped our view of Watergate — and still resonate today  
The Washington Post – June 16, 2022

Visiting the National Portrait Gallery with Bob Woodward 50 years after Watergate  
NPR – June 16, 2022

History, Culture, and Education

In a Landmark Vote, the Smithsonian Institution Officially Approves the Return of 29 Benin Bronzes to Nigeria  
artnet News – June 15, 2022

After Long Absence, the Folklife Festival Returns to the National Mall  
Smithsonian Magazine – June 14, 2022

Podcast: Hidden clues of a Black family’s Bible
Los Angeles Times – June 13, 2022


Get Out There: Juneteenth Events Around D.C.  
WAMU – June 17, 2022

NMAAHC Smithsonian to celebrate Juneteenth holiday  
WUSA9 – June 15, 2022

How to celebrate Juneteenth in the D.C. area  
The Washington Post – June 15, 2022

Science and Technology

Whooping crane hatches at Smithsonian institute in Va.  
WTOP-FM – June 17, 2022

FOX 5 FIELD TRIP: Learning about birds of flight at the National Zoo!  
FOX 5 via Yahoo! News – June 16, 2022

A hot ocean is a hungry ocean  
Anthropocene – June 15, 2022

National Air and Space Museum unveils new brand and identity  
Blooloop – June 13, 2022

Rare ‘Uncle Sam Diamond’ be put on display at the Smithsonian  
WJLA-TV – June 12, 2022

Various Subjects

Biden signs bill for national Asian Pacific history museum  
Associated Press – June 13, 2022

Biden signs bill that creates panel to study possible National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture  
CNN – June 13, 2022

Posted: 21 June 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.

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