Aug
05

ICYMI: Highlights from the week of August 1 – 5, 2022

This is a sampling of approximately 4,880 media clips covering the Smithsonian this week.

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Art and Design

Designers Build a Provocative Road Map for World Peace  
Smithsonian Magazine – August 3, 2022

National Portrait Gallery celebrates ‘Remarkable Black Women’ with new exhibit  
WJLA-TV – August 3, 2022

Ebony and Jet Archives Find a New Home  
The Takeaway – August 4, 2022

Getty And The Smithsonian Acquire Ebony And Jet Photo Archives  
Essence – August 2, 2022


History, Culture, and Education

Groundbreaking exhibit of Civil Rights photos and memorabilia travels to Texas museum  
CultureMap Austin – August 3, 2022

Indigenous leaders bring their ancestors home after 90 years at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History  
Australian Broadcasting Commission – August 3, 2022

Bill Russell, basketball legend with record 11 NBA titles, dies at 88  
NPR – July 31, 2022


NASM Reopening

Air and Space Museum reopens Oct. 14. Star Wars fans should cheer.  
The Washington Post – August 2, 2022

Air and Space Museum to open 8 new, renovated exhibitions this fall  
WJLA-TV – August 2, 2022


Science and Technology

4 spots where your kids can pretend they’re in Jurassic Park  
Washington Post – August 5, 2022

Eelgrass Is Still Reeling from the Last Ice Age  
Hakai Magazine – August 4, 2022

What is the fastest animal in the world? The quickest creatures on land, air and sea.  
USA Today – August 5, 2022

Meet the National Zoo’s dietary Dr. Doolittle  
Veterinary Practice News – August 4, 2022

University of Hawaii scientist grows tropical sea urchin in lab  
Honolulu Star-Advertiser – August 3, 2022

Space Junk Crashing All Over the World, Upsetting Everyone  
VICE – August 1, 2022

As species recover, some threaten others in more dire shape  
Associated Press – August 1, 2022


Various Subjects

Vernon L. Simms, chief of staff for the late U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings and home improvement business owner, dies  
Capital Gazette Communications LLC – August 5, 2022


Posted: 5 August 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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