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Freer and Sackler Galleries Launch “Open F|S” Initiative on Jan. 1, 2015

The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will release their entire collections online Jan. 1, 2015, providing unprecedented access to one of the world’s most important holdings of Asian and American art. The free public...
31-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Smithsonian Launches Major New Initiative to Better Understand Life on Earth

Scientists across the Smithsonian have studied genomics for years, investigating how animal and plant species function, relate to one another, adapt to change and thrive or fail to survive. Genomics also play a key role in their research of climate...
12-Dec-2014 4:00 PM EST

Smithsonian Displays 3-D Portrait of President Obama


The first presidential portraits created from 3-D scan data are now on display in the Smithsonian Castle. The portraits of President Barack Obama were created based on data collected by a Smithsonian-led team of 3-D digital imaging specialists and...
2-Dec-2014 3:00 PM EST

Smithsonian Snapshot: Un Altar para Los Muertos


El Día de los Muertos es una oportunidad para conmemorar y honrar las vidas de aquellos quienes han fallecido, con tradiciones que incluyen fiestas, música, vigilias y ofrendas temporales como esta. La ofrenda tradicionalmente incluye fotos y...
31-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Smithsonian Snapshot: An Altar for the Dead


The Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a holiday to commemorate and honor the lives of dead loved ones, with traditions that include feasts, music, vigils and creating temporary ofrendas or altars, such as this one. The ofrenda is composed...
31-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Smithsonian Chancellor Names Albert Horvath Acting Secretary


Smithsonian Chancellor John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, has appointed senior Smithsonian official Albert G. Horvath to be Acting Secretary of the Smithsonian. Horvath will serve in the top leadership position from Jan. 1...
30-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Smithsonian Snapshot: Celebrando la Cerámica Centroamericana


Esta vasija de barro representa a un Hueheuteotl (“guey-guey-TE-oh-tul”), un dios mesoamericano personificado en la forma de un anciano y relacionado con el fuego.
17-Sep-2014 3:25 PM EDT

Smithsonian Snapshot: Celebrating Central American Ceramics


This clay vessel depicts a Hueheuteotl ("way-way-TAY-oh-tuhl"), a Mesoamerican deity represented as an old man and associated with fire.
17-Sep-2014 3:10 PM EDT

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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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