November 28, 1989. Legislation is signed creating the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: November 28, 1989
This week, we took our mind off the hideous sea monster Hurricane Harvey washed up by savoring a cup of coffee (thank you, bees) and thinking about the intersection of art, inspiration and money. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was Sept. 10–Sept.16, 2017
In 1897, a wealthy oil heir acquired a deerskin shirt from the Navajo foreman of a railroad construction project in Arizona. That single acquisition led to a lifetime dedicated to collecting and documenting American Indian culture as the “sources of vistas and dreams.” Dr. Skorton shows us those vistas and shares those dreams as the American Indian Museum celebrates its first century.
Continue reading A museum to celebrate
Within the fabric of American identity is woven a story that has long been invisible—the lives and experiences of people who share African American and Native American ancestry. Continue reading IndiVisible: These people belong to each other
Explore one of the greatest sagas of human contact with the animal world in a major exhibition at the American Indian Museum. Continue reading “A Song for the Horse Nation” gallops into Washington
The George Gustav Heye Center of the National Museum of the American Indian, located in the Alexander Hamilton Customs House in New York City opens with three inaugural exhibitions: “Creation’s Journey: Masterworks of Native American Identity and Beliefs,” “All Roads are Good: Native Voices on Life and Culture,” and “This Path We Travel: Celebrations of… Continue reading October 30, 1994