Dec
21

Season’s greetings!

Season’s greetings!

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!

Dec
18

Star Wars: The Force is strong with this museum

Star Wars: The Force is strong with this museum

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.

Dec
03

A series of fortunate events

A series of fortunate events

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.

Dec
01

Eye Wonder: Ten Years of Blogging at the American Art Museum

Eye Wonder: Ten Years of Blogging at the American Art Museum

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.

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