Dec
22

New acquisition for SAAM

New acquisition for SAAM

The American Art Museum recently announced it is acquiring David Smith’s Agricola IV, a ground-breaking sculpture by one of the country’s most important artists. Agricola IV is a major addition to the museum’s presentation of American art in the 20th century. Sculpture Curator Karen Lemmey offers some insight into Smith’s work.
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Dec
18

Star Wars: The Force is strong with this museum

Star Wars: The Force is strong with this museum

Since its debut in 1977, “Star Wars” has become a hugely popular cultural force. The Star Wars saga continues today with the release of  the much anticipated  “Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” proof of the strong and lasting impact of this sci-fi epic. Museum specialist Drew Robarge shares some of his favorite Star Wars-related items from the collections of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Continue reading Star Wars: The Force is strong with this museum

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Dec
14

2015 Education Awards honor achievement and innovation

2015 Education Awards honor achievement and innovation

Earlier this month, Smithsonian staff gathered in the Castle Commons in Washington, D.C., to honor the recipients of this year’s Smithsonian Education Awards: the Tropical Research Institute’s Public Programs Director Sharon Ryan, and The Q?rius Team of The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center, National Museum of Natural History. The Achievement Award, presented by Smithsonian… Continue reading 2015 Education Awards honor achievement and innovation

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Dec
14

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

Actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie Pitt has donated an exceptional citrine necklace to the National Gem Collection to raise awareness of her jewelry line, the proceeds of which help to build schools and fund education for children around the world. Continue reading Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

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