Mar
13

Smithsonian Voices: The Leading Ladies of Science

Smithsonian Voices: The Leading Ladies of Science

As part of the ongoing celebration of the Smithsonian’s American Women’s History Initiative, Eric Liu—an intern at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History—combined art with science to create unique portraits of some of the museum’s noted female scientists, past and present.   Liu blended images of the scientists with nature photography to show the women… Continue reading Smithsonian Voices: The Leading Ladies of Science

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Aug
27

Tattoos: Telling stories in the flesh

Tattoos: Telling stories in the flesh

From patterns etched into the skin of an ancient mummy to the colorful designs that adorn people today, tattoos are not just skin deep; they tell us about individuals and their cultures—and offer insights into what it is to be human. Marilyn Epstein sat down with anthropologist Lars Krutak of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History to learn more about the history and the future of this intimate art. Continue reading Tattoos: Telling stories in the flesh

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