Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Anacostia Community Museum on May 5. Continue reading SI Day at the Anacostia Community Museum
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month. Each day we will put one of our valued volunteers in the spotlight as a way of saying thank you! When legendary poet, musician and artist Patti Smith visited the American Art Museum in December, 2010, she posed for a picture with information desk volunteer Regie Plana-Alcuaz. “She was here to… Continue reading Regie Plana-Alcuaz
The Sixth Street Wharf now echoes with the voices of happy tourists rather than the moans of wounded soldiers, but our Civil War heritage always remains close to the surface. Continue reading Finding the Civil War in Washington, D.C.
Join your colleagues on Earth Day 2011 and every day in working to make the Smithsonian Institution more sustainable. Continue reading April 22 is Earth Day
Seed trade catalogs document the history of the seed and agricultural business in the United States; they also provide a history of botany and plant research, including the introduction of plant varieties into the country. The Smithsonian Institution Libraries’ trade catalog collection includes about 10,000 seed and nursery catalogs dating from 1830 to the present.… Continue reading W. Atlee Burpee & Company Seed Co., 1898
Smithsonian volunteers do a little bit of everything. The Archives have unearthed photos that give a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes. Continue reading Three cheers for Smithsonian volunteers
Take a fascinating tour of the evolution of tattoos–from tribal markings to haute couture. Share the story of your own ink in the comments! Continue reading Got ink?
Ng’s scholarship focuses on the use of film and digital media by minority and disapora communities. Continue reading Konrad Ng is new director of Asian Pacific American Program
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month. Each day we will put one of our valued volunteers in the spotlight as a way of saying thank you! VIARC volunteers Deborah Charlton, Arnold Sperling and Beth Davenport work at the information desk at the Natural History Museum. Not only are they a great team, on this particular day… Continue reading Deborah Charlton, Arnold Sperling and Beth Davenport
The Italian video artist makes her U.S. debut April 21 at the Hirshhorn. Continue reading “Directions: Grazia Toderi”