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Smithsonian Snapshot: A Walk Among the Cherry Blossoms


More than a century ago, cherry trees made beautiful backdrops for photos—just as they do today. This Smithsonian Snapshot shows three young women dressed in kimonos posing with parasols under a blooming cherry blossom tree, circa 1860–1900.
27-Mar-2017 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Smithsonian To Convene Earth Optimism Summit April 21–23

On Earth Day weekend, the Smithsonian will convene the first Earth Optimism Summit, a three-day event featuring more than 150 scientists, thought leaders, philanthropists, conservationists and civic leaders, which will highlight what is working in...
9-Mar-2017 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

El Smithsonian Convoca a La Cumbre De Optimismo Por La Tierra (Earth Optimism Summit) Del 21 Al 23 De Abril

El fin de semana del Día de la Tierra, el Smithsonian convocará a la primera Cumbre de Optimismo por la Tierra, un evento de tres días de duración que contará con más de 150 científicos, líderes de opinión, filántropos, conservacionistas y...
9-Mar-2017 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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


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


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!


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

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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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