The Kathrine Dulin Folger rose garden is at its gorgeous peak. Click through for a slide show of beautiful photos by John Gibbons. Continue reading A rose by any other name would still be spectacular
How have the Yup’ik people survived for centuries on the sub-arctic tundra of the Bering Sea coast? A new exhibition illustrates the intimate relationship between the Yup’ik and their unforgiving environment. Continue reading ‘The Way we Genuinely Live’
Among the devastating losses suffered by the people of Haiti in the Jan. 12 earthquake is the threat to five centuries of culture. The Smithsonian is leading a coalition to help Haitians preserve their reich heritage of art, artifacts and archives. Continue reading Love among the ruins: Rescuing Haiti’s artistic heritage
Tomorrow, May 13, the Latino Center and the American History Museum will host a discussion of the controversial relationship between the United States and Argentina during Argentina’s military dictatorship. Continue reading Coming clean about Argentina’s “dirty war”
Smithsonian Under Secretary Dean Anderson signs a formal agreement with the Department of Agriculture’s National Finance Center making the Center the Institution’s payroll/personnel processing center. At the time, the NFC processed payrolls for more than 20 federal government agencies, including the Census Bureau, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric… Continue reading May 12, 1987
UPDATED May 20, 2010. The Andean bear cubs born at the National Zoo are preparing to meet the public on May 22. But first they need names! Continue reading What’s in a name? You decide
Cooper-Hewitt—May 14, 2010 – Jan. 9, 2011 The Triennial program seeks out and presents the most innovative designs at the center of contemporary culture. In this fourth exhibition in the series, the National Design Triennial explores the work of designers addressing human and environmental problems across many fields of the design practice. One Laptop… Continue reading Cooper-Hewitt National Design Triennial
Honoring the 150th anniversary of the birth of James McNeill Whistler, the Freer Gallery of Art opens an exhibition some 300 works by Whistler, including oils, watercolors, pastels and drawings, as well as his only surviving architectural scheme, the Peacock Room. Freer attendance during the exhibition increased 50 percent over the previous year.
The Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia officially opens to the public and has 186,672 visitors the first day alone. When Congress originally appropriated money for the government exhibits at the Centennial Exhibition, it considered the appropriateion a loan, and suggested if income from the exhibition was sufficient to repay the loan, some of those funds might be then… Continue reading May 10, 1876
Spend an evening with the acclaimed actor as he reflects on his long career. Continue reading An Actor and a Gentleman: Louis Gossett Jr.