“Star Wars: The Magic of Myth” opens at the National Air and Space Museum. The exhibition contains nearly 200 authentic props, costumes, characters and artworks used to make the trilogy of movies. The exhibition examines the mythology underlying the “Star Wars&rdquo movies.
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
An adorable Small Madagascar Hedgehog Tenrec got his own trick-or-treat bucket for Halloween. The National Zoo celebrated Halloween at its Small Mammal House, Asia Trail, Lemur Island, Reptile Discovery Center, Invertebrate Exhibit and Great Ape House. The animals enjoyed pumpkins, fruit-ice and other nutritious Halloween-themed treats prepared by staff in the Zoo’s commissary.
Harold Closter, director of Smithsonian Affiliations, shares his impressions of the National Storytelling Festival. Continue reading “The universe is made of stories, not of atoms”
“Charles Willson Peale and his World,” reflecting the multifaceted talents of Peale as artist, scientist and inventor, opens at the National Portrait Gallery.
The National Museum of American History opens “Personal Legacy: The Healing of a Nation,” an exhibition commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
There’s really nothing that needs to be said, other than wet lion cubs after the jump. Awwwww. Continue reading Taking the plunge
“The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey—Where Art and History Intersect” African American History and Culture Museum’s Gallery at the American History Museum through May 1, 2011 With items dating to 1632, this exhibit spotlights moments in African American history through rare books, sculptures, paintings, manuscripts and vintage photographs. Among the featured… Continue reading The Kinsey Collection
The Arts and Industries Building receives an Historic Preservation Award from the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The ceremony was held in the National Gallery of Art Cafe. A plaque, which was affixed to the building exterior, and four certificates of achievement of excellence in historic preservation, are awarded.
How do you recreate the ocean in a box? National Zoo Keeper Mike Henley talks about how he cares for the aquatic invertebrates in the Zoo’s collection and how the National Zoo is also working to preserve them in their native habitats. Continue reading Meet the scientist: Mike Henley, “Coral Whisperer”