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Smithsonian Snapshot: “When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth”

This stamp, featuring the 1993 movie Jurassic Park’s iconic Tyrannosaurus rex, was released by the U.S. Postal Service in 2000 as part of a souvenir sheet “Celebrate The Century: 1990s.” Legendary movie-poster artist Drew Struzan illustrated...
22-Jun-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Smithsonian Snapshot: Remembering James Joyce on Bloomsday

Echoing Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, James Joyce’s novel Ulysses follows the exploits of Dubliner Leopold Bloom during the course of a single day, June 16, 1904. Not long after the book’s publication in 1922, June 16 was rechristened...
15-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Celebrate Summer With Smithsonian “Solstice Saturday”

The Smithsonian will celebrate the first Saturday of summer— “Solstice Saturday”—with free parties, programs and performances June 23. In addition to programs for adults and children, most Smithsonian museums will be open until midnight....
6-Jun-2018 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Smithsonian Snapshot: “Get This Man a Shield!”

Marvel Comics’ Captain America rarely leaps into action without his virtually indestructible red, white and blue shield, whether in the pages of comic books or on the big screen. This shield was made in 2013 and used by actor Chris Evans from...
21-May-2018 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian invites the public to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May through a series of vibrant performances, lectures, family activities and exhibitions at its museums.
1-May-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Smithsonian Snapshot: Ginger Smock, Trailblazing Jazz Violinist

Jazz violinist Emma “Ginger” Smock was born in Chicago in 1920. She moved to Los Angeles after her parents’ deaths and was raised by her aunt and uncle, and she soon displayed precocious musical talent. Smock spent the early 1940s...
24-Apr-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Smithsonian Launches Pilot Program of “Pepper” Robots

This spring, visitors to some Smithsonian museums may find themselves greeted by a 4-foot-tall, wide-eyed robot named Pepper. Six Smithsonian museums have deployed the humanoid Pepper robots in an experimental program to test how robot technology...
24-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Photograph of the Late Barbara Bush by Diana Walker On View at the National Portrait Gallery

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life of Barbara Bush with a photograph by Diana Walker taken in 1989. The portrait will be installed this morning in the museum’s In Memoriam space, on the first floor, and will be on...
18-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Smithsonian Snapshot: Preserving Coral Reefs

Threatened coral reefs have a protector in Smithsonian scientist Mary Hagedorn. Based in Oahu, Hawaii, Hagedorn has been a research scientist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute for 20 years. Her innovative, interdisciplinary work uses...
31-Mar-2017 4:10 PM EDT

Smithsonian Profile: Antonio Curet, Curator of Archaeology

Smithsonian curator Antonio Curet studies the vast collections from Latin America and the Caribbean at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian to develop exhibits that tell the rich histories of these indigenous cultures. He talks...
4-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Perfil Smithsonian: Antonio Curet, Curador de Arqueología

Antonio Curet estudia las amplias colecciones de objetos provenientes de Latinoamérica y el Caribe en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano del Smithsonian, para desarrollar exposiciones que cuentan la historia de estas culturas indígenas.
4-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Perfil Smithsonian: Margaret Salazar-Porzio, curadora de historia y cultura latina

Margaret Salazar-Porzio ayuda a contar la historia de los latinos en los Estados Unidos, adquiriendo objetos y desarrollando exposiciones en el Museo Nacional de Historia Americana.
6-May-2014 11:30 AM EDT

Smithsonian Profile: Margaret Salazar-Porzio, Curator of Latino History and Culture

Smithsonian curator Margaret Salazar-Porzio helps tell the story of Latinos in the United States. She talks about her work in this short video profile.
6-May-2014 11:15 AM EDT

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