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Smithsonian Snapshot/Animated GIF: Cherry Blossom Flurry at Kambayashi Hot Spring

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s a symbol of friendship, Japan gave cherry trees to Washington, D.C., where they encircle the Tidal Basin. Not far away are the Smithsonian’s Asian art museums, the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. They hold many Japanese...
6-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Smithsonian Snapshot: Remembering an American Labor Rights Leader

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This nylon jacket belonged to Cesar Chavez, a civil rights, Latino and farm labor leader who in 1962 founded the United Farm Workers (UFW) union, the first effective union of farm workers in the United States. His birthday, March 31, is an official...
31-Mar-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Smithsonian Snapshot: Recordando a un Líder de los Derechos de los Trabajadores

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Esta chaqueta de nylon le perteneció a Cesar Chavez, un líder de los derechos civiles, latinos y de los trabajadores agrícolas que en 1962 fundó la unión de Trabajadores Agrícolas Unidos (United Farm Workers o UFW), la primera unión efectiva...
31-Mar-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Celebración de la Cultura y la Biodiversidad Del Perú en el Smithsonian

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El Smithsonian trae a la capital de la nación la vitalidad cultural, historia y biodiversidad del Perú y de la región andina de América del Sur. A través de una serie de programas, exposiciones y eventos del Smithsonian, los visitantes...
18-Mar-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Celebrate the Culture and Biodiversity of Peru at the Smithsonian

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The Smithsonian is bringing the cultural vibrancy, history and biodiversity of Peru and the Andean region of South America to the nation’s capital. Through a series of programs, exhibits and events across the Smithsonian, visitors will learn about...
18-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Smithsonian’s National Zoo Asks Public to Name Andean Bear Cub Brothers

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he Smithsonian’s National Zoo, in collaboration with Univision’s ¡Despierta America!, is inviting the public to name two rambunctious and charismatic 18-week-old male Andean bear cubs. Starting today, March 16, fans can vote on the Zoo’s...
16-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Celebrate Women’s History Month at the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian invites the public to celebrate Women’s History Month in March through a series of vibrant performances, lectures, family activities and exhibitions at various museums around the Institution. All programs are free unless otherwise...
27-Feb-2015 12:05 PM EST

Smithsonian Snapshot: Matthew Henson, Arctic Explorer

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This artwork adorns a postage stamp of Admiral Robert E. Peary and Matthew Henson that was issued May 28, 1986. A former sharecropper from Maryland, Henson participated as a navigator and translator in six expeditions to the North Pole and was...
13-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST

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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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