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


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


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


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

Smithsonian Snapshot: Happy 169th Birthday!


The Smithsonian turns 169 today, and to celebrate, we're sharing a photo from our younger days. This photo was taken in 1850 during the Smithsonian Castle’s construction; it is the earliest-known image of the building.
10-Aug-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Smithsonian Snapshot: Yoko Ono's "Wish Tree"


Yoko Ono’s participatory artwork “Wish Tree for Washington, DC” (2007) is open for the summer at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. For most of the year, visitors are invited to whisper their wishes to the tree, a white...
17-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Smithsonian Snapshot: A Peony For Your Thoughts


Her name is Bartzella, and she is something of a novelty and relative newcomer in the world of peonies. She definitely stands out among the other peonies in the Smithsonian’s Mary Livingston Ripley Garden in Washington, D.C. Her top distinction is...
5-Jun-2015 11:05 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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