Carol L. Kregloh on Aug. 18 and Wilton S. Dillon on Aug. 22. Continue reading In Memoriam: Carol Kregloh and Wilton Dillon
Dr. Skorton comes to the Smithsonian with a well earned reputation as an advocate for the arts. He sat down with the Torch to explain why the arts and humanities are such a vital part of the Smithsonian’s mission. Continue reading Why the arts matter: Our future may depend on our creativity
From patterns etched into the skin of an ancient mummy to the colorful designs that adorn people today, tattoos are not just skin deep; they tell us about individuals and their cultures—and offer insights into what it is to be human. Marilyn Epstein sat down with anthropologist Lars Krutak of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History to learn more about the history and the future of this intimate art. Continue reading Tattoos: Telling stories in the flesh
Ten years later, objects collected in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina help personify the imapct of that horrific natural disaster, Erin Blasco reflects on the experience of the late David Shayt, who traveled with photographer Hugh Talman to the Gulf Coast, and explains why he chose to preserve what he did. Continue reading Collecting history in the aftermath of Katrina
UPDATED WITH THE WINNER! The trash talk is heating up even in the shade being thrown by competitors as we move to Round Two of the Smithsonian Summer Showdown. Cast your vote for the most Seriously Amazing contender! Continue reading Summer Showdown throw down!
A rare photo proves to be the earliest ever taken of the Smithsonian Castle. It goes on display today, the 169th anniversary of our founding. Continue reading Deconstructing a Mystery
Join the fight against hunger and help families in need by donating to the Feds Feed Families campaign. Continue reading Feds Feed Families 2015
At the Smithsonian, you’re always prepared for “other duties as assigned.” But some duties you can never be fully prepared for. Continue reading Amy and the owls: Super cool!
The Hiroshima Appeals campaign, conceived to commemorate the devastating bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, advocates global peace in a nuclear-free world. Carlin Soos discusses the design influences behind this 1988 Hiroshima Appeals poster. Continue reading Remembering Hiroshima
“Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art” has won first place in excellence for exhibition catalogues. Continue reading ¡Enhorabuena! to the American Art Museum