Acting Secretary Richard Rathbun gives a brief address and turns the first shovel full of earth to start the construction of the Freer Gallery of Art.
…about the birth of three new lion cubs at the zoo today! UPDATED Oct.8. Continue reading We ain’t lion…
This month at the American History Museum, movies, music, art and discussion will commemorate the centennial of the Mexican revolution. Continue reading ¡Viva la Revolución!
A gift of $200,000 is received from Thomas George Hodgkins of Setauket, New York, to be used, in part, for studies of the atmosphere in relation to human health. He left additional bequests upon his death in November 1892, including $42,000 in West Shore Railroad bonds and an additional $8,000 in 1894.
The National Portrait Gallery opens its first research exhibition in photography, entitled “Facing the Light: Historic American Portrait Daguerreotypes.”
On September 17, the National Zoo’s lion cubs received their first veterinary exam. All four cubs were deemed healthy and appear to be female. They were born on August 30 and 31 to 5-year-old mother Shera and 4-year-old father Luke. In this photo: Zoo veterinarian Katharine Hope (left) and Lion/Tiger keeper Rebecca Stites examine one… Continue reading First exam for lion cubs
The Smithsonian’s Board of Regents held their third public meeting yesterday, Sept. 20, to discuss the opportunities and challenges raised by the Institution’s unique status as a public/private partnership. View the webcast after the jump. Continue reading Opportunities and challenges in new fiscal year
The permanent exhibition “How Things Fly” opens at the National Air and Space Museum, offering numerous hands-on and interactive exhibits for visitors. The flexible design will allow changes in the displays as testing discovers what elements work best.
I. Michael Heyman becomes the tenth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. An environmental lawyer, Heyman had been Chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley. He will serve as Secretary until 2000.
“Cast and Recast: The Sculpture of Frederic Remington,” which includes 20 casts of four of the sculptor’s best-known works, opens at the National Museum of American Art.