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The National Museum of American History will demonstrate a new Agricultural Innovation and Heritage Archive website and host a donation ceremony to accept new objects into the national collections.

What:  The National Museum of American History will demonstrate a new Agricultural Innovation and Heritage Archive website and host a donation ceremony to accept new objects into the national collections. When:  Tuesday, March 19, 2013 – 10:00am Where:  Presidential Reception Suite Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Between 12th and 14th streets N.W. (use Constitution […]

Bill Drayton Receives the 2013 Benjamin Franklin Creativity Laureate Award

Social Entrepreneur and Ashoka Founder Will Give Talk at Smithsonian Associates’ Event March 14, 2013 The Smithsonian Associates and the Creativity Foundation have named Bill Drayton the recipient of the 13th annual Benjamin Franklin Creativity Laureate Award in honor of his pioneering work in social entrepreneurship and public service. Drayton will discuss how his work […]

Hirshhorn Museum Offers March/April Public Programs

March 14, 2013 This spring, the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden offers a range of educational programs that invite audiences to engage with artists, curators and works on view on a deeper level. All programs are free and in the Ring Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. Meet the Artist: Flatform Thursday, March 14; 7 p.m. […]

“Over, Under, Next” Explores the Radical Use of Diverse Materials at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum

March 13, 2013 “Over, Under, Next: Experiments in Mixed Media, 1913–Present,” an exhibition of approximately 100 works drawn largely from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s collection, runs April 18 through Sept. 8. The first in a series of permanent collection-related exhibitions leading up to the museum’s 40th anniversary in 2014, “Over, Under, Next” surveys […]

National Air and Space Museum’s Trophy Awarded to Joseph Sutter and the Mars Science Laboratory EDL Team

March 13, 2013 The 2013 Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Trophy will be awarded in the Lifetime Achievement category to Joseph Sutter and in the Current Achievement category to the Mars Science Laboratory Entry, Descent, and Landing Team. They will be presented their awards April 24 at a black-tie dinner in Washington, D.C. Established […]

Press tour for the new exhibition “Hand-Held: Gerhard Pulverer’s Japanese Illustrated Books”

What:  Press tour for the new exhibition “Hand-Held: Gerhard Pulverer’s Japanese Illustrated Books” When:  Wednesday, April 3, 2013 – 9:30am – 11:00am Where:  Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery 1050 Independence Ave. S.W. Enter through the Enid A. Haupt Garden Edo-period Japan (1615–1868) was an age of great social and political change—and of epic book consumption—that […]

Smithsonian Names Architect for South Mall Museums Master Plan

Danish Architects BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group Wins Design Contract March 12, 2013 The Smithsonian has selected New York-based BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group to develop a master plan for its oldest buildings on the south side of the National Mall—the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Castle, National Museum of African Art, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the S. Dillon […]

National Zoo Mourns Loss of Elderly Maned Wolf

March 12, 2013 The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is mourning the loss of a 16-year-old female maned wolf named Diamantina, who died March 8. A final pathology report will provide more information in the coming weeks. The median life expectancy of a wild maned wolf is usually about 13 years; for a zoo wolf, that number […]

Kelly Slater’s 3-D IMAX Surf Epic to Launch at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History March 15

Film Offers Glimpse into Interplay of Natural Forces That Create The Ultimate Wave Tahiti March 12, 2013 Smithsonian Theaters will launch the giant-screen film, The Ultimate Wave Tahiti, Friday, March 15, at the Johnson IMAX Theater in the National Museum of Natural History. Iconic surfer Kelly Slater emerges in his first ever 3-D IMAX film […]

Ceramics Provide a View into the Dynamic Life and History of Seven Central American Countries

Exhibition Highlights a World-renowned Collection of Rarely Seen Objects March 8, 2013 The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian Latino Center in Washington, D.C., present “Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed,” a new major bilingual exhibition opening March 29. This exhibition illuminates Central America’s vibrant ancestral heritage. For thousands […]

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