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?
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
May 18, 1979. The first American exhibit hall devoted to evolution opens at the Natural History Museum. Continue reading May 18, 1979
Have you reached a milestone, received an award or conquered the world (at least your little corner of it) lately? Let us know at email@example.com. 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
For the first time, the Smithsonian All-Staff Meeting was held off the Mall at the National Museum of the American Indian. Check out some of the highlights, watch the webcast on Prism and meet some of your colleagues in New York. Continue reading Live from New York, the 2013 Spring All-Staff Meeting!
Coming? Going? Let your colleagues know! Submit items to firstname.lastname@example.org 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
How can we make sure that our millions of rare and important objects are accessible to scholars and the public? Bring them to life–virtually! Continue reading Is it real or is it virtual? Does it matter?
We all hear about the superstars—the colleagues who make scientific breakthroughs or uncover brilliant young artists or unravel historic mysteries—but what about those colleagues who do exceptional work at indispensable jobs that never make the news? Continue reading Going the extra mile every day: 2013 Unsung Hero Awards
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?
Rising from the debris of urban construction sites, Xu Bing’s phoenixes are a testament to the effects of globalization. Learn the story of their creation in a new exhibition at the Sackler. Continue reading Nine deaths, two births