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Smithsonian Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month

The Smithsonian invites the public to celebrate American Indian Heritage Month throughout November with a series of performances, lectures, exhibitions, family activities and tours at various museums around the Smithsonian. All programs are free...
2-Nov-2015 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Smithsonian Snapshot: A Fragrant Surrealist Icon by Salvador Dalí

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When Salvador Dalí first exhibited “Lobster Telephone” at the Galerie des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1938, he replaced the handset of a desk telephone with an actual crustacean. Over the five-and-a-half-week run of the “International Exhibition...
27-Oct-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

David Skorton Installed As 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian in Ceremony Held in Historic Arts and Industries Building

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David J. Skorton was installed as the 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution during a ceremony held on Oct. 19 at the Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building on the National Mall. The Hon. John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the...
20-Oct-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Smithsonian Snapshot: Waiter, There’s a Tag on My Crab!

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When the population of one of the Chesapeake Bay’s most famous residents, the blue crab, went into rapid decline due to overfishing, the Smithsonian stepped in to help. Scientists at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) have been...
29-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Smithsonian Snapshot: A Puzzling Tree

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This monkey puzzle tree (Araucaria araucaria) is one of the stranger trees growing in the Smithsonian’s Enid A. Haupt Garden in Washington, D.C. Its triangular leaves, which cover the entire tree, both branches and trunk, are thick, tough, and...
18-Sep-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Smithsonian Celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

El Smithsonian invita al público a celebrar el Mes de la Herencia (del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre) con una variada programación que incluye vibrantes presentaciones, conferencias, actividades familiares y exposiciones en varios museos del...
11-Sep-2015 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Smithsonian Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The Smithsonian invites the public to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15–Oct. 15) with a series of vibrant performances, lectures, family activities and exhibitions at various museums around the Smithsonian. All programs are free unless...
11-Sep-2015 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fossil Specimen Reveals a New Species of Ancient River Dolphin to Smithsonian Scientists

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Smithsonian scientists and colleagues have discovered a new genus and species of river dolphin that has long been extinct. They made the discovery after carefully examining fossil fragments from Panama. The fossil fragments also shed new light on...
1-Sep-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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