New Secretary, new panda cub, new museum (well, new renovation, anyway)–the Smithsonian rang in the new throughout 2015. Here are the highlights. Continue reading Taking a last look at 2015 as the Smithsonian rings in its 170th new year
Erin Blasco takes a look back at readers’ favorite blog posts from the American History Museum’s blog, O Say Can You See? and offers a few of her own. Continue reading Making history: 2015’s top ten blog posts
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.
Continue reading New acquisition for SAAM
Drum roll, please! The winner of the first ever, inaugural, annual Smithsonian winter card contest is announced. When we said the competition was open to the entire Smithsonian community, we meant it! Continue reading Season’s greetings!
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
December 18, 1984. Robert “Railroad” Harris retires after 38 years as a security guard with the Smithsonian. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: December 18, 1984
December 17, 1912. The Star-Spangled Banner is given to the U.S. National Museum. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: December 17, 1912
December 16, 2003. President Bush signs the bill creating the National Museum of African America History and Culture. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: December 16, 2003
In Memoriam: Evelyn S. Lieberman on December 12, 2015 Continue reading In Memoriam: Evelyn S. Lieberman
December 15, 1890. The Statue of Freedom is placed in the rotunda of the Arts & Industries Building, surrounded by cannons and…Asian art. We’re sure it made perfect sense at the time. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: December 15, 1890