New Secretary, new panda cub, new museum (well, new renovation, anyway)–the Smithsonian rang in the new throughout 2015. Here are the highlights.
Erin Blasco takes a look back at readers’ favorite blog posts from the American History Museum’s blog, O Say Can You See? and offers a few of her own.
Drum roll, please! The winner of the first ever, inaugural, annual Smithsonian winter card contest is announced. When we said the competition was open to the entire Smithsonian community, we meant it!
Since its debut in 1977, “Star Wars” has become a hugely popular cultural force. The Star Wars saga continues today with the release of the much anticipated “Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” proof of the strong and lasting impact of this sci-fi epic. Museum specialist Drew Robarge shares some of his favorite Star Wars-related items from the collections of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
You’ve heard the buzz about the opening of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture next year. Here’s your chance to get involved.
We’re not entirely sure of his birthdate 250 years ago, but when Jacques-Louis Macie, the illegitimate son of Hugh Percy, the 1st Duke of Northumberland, was born secretly in Paris, few would have known he was born under a very lucky star indeed.
Ten years ago, the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum launched Eye Level, the first museum blog at the Smithsonian. Jeff Gates, the blog’s managing editor and lead producer of new media initiatives at American Art, sat down with Eye Level for an eye-opening look at the genesis of the blog and its evolution as a way to tell stories and show the museum from the inside out.
Did you know that Europeans may have introduced the wild turkey to Native Americans? Neither did we.
The venerable Renwick Gallery has reopened in its third iteration in three centuries. In celebration of its enduring impact on American art and craft, nine artists have created nine awe-inspiring works that draw on the unchanging power of the natural world for their inspiration.
For three nights only, the National Mall will be alight with a beacon reminding us of the journey to freedom.