May
20

What highway runs through the U.S. but can’t be traveled by car?

  Nam June Paik’s “Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii.” This 49-channel, closed-circuit video installation is on display at the American Art Museum. It suggests the enormous scale of the nation that confronted the young Korean artist when he arrived in the U.S. in 1964. See the USA in your Chevrolet > Questions come alive… Continue reading What highway runs through the U.S. but can’t be traveled by car?

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May
20

“Yoga: The Art of Transformation” also offers a way to transform how exhibitions are funded

“Yoga: The Art of Transformation” also offers a way to transform how exhibitions are funded

Get out of your awkward chair and become a crowdsourcing warrior who will bridge the gap in funding the world’s first comprehensive exhibition on the ancient discipline of yoga. (See what we did there? Yeah, we’re as ashamed as a downward facing dog.) Continue reading “Yoga: The Art of Transformation” also offers a way to transform how exhibitions are funded

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May
17

Kudos

Kudos

Have you reached a milestone, received an award or conquered the world (at least your little corner of it) lately? Let us know at torch@si.edu.  We want to toot your horn for you! Be sure to include your contact information and a picture as an attachment. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, the Director of the National Museum… Continue reading Kudos

May
17

On the Move

On the Move

Coming? Going? Let your colleagues know! Submit items to torch@si.edu and put “On the Move” in the subject line. Be sure to include contact information and a picture as an attachment. We love pictures! Office of Visitor Services Maria Christus has joined the Office of Visitor Services as a Central Information Assistant, scheduling and overseeing… Continue reading On the Move

May
14

Which animal can have a brain so large it overflows into its legs?

Spiders. Smithsonian researchers report that the brains of tiny spiders are so large that they fill their body cavities and overflow into their legs. Nine species of spiders were measured. As the spiders get smaller, their brains get proportionally bigger, filling up more of their body cavities. Brains, delicious braaiins!  Questions come alive at the Smithsonian.Seriously… Continue reading Which animal can have a brain so large it overflows into its legs?

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