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Old Species Learn New Tricks…Very Slowly | Newsdesk

A quick look at the fossil record shows that no species lasts forever. On average, most species exist for around a million years, although some …

Zoology

Katherine Stinson Otero

ArtistUnidentified ArtistSitterKatherine Stinson Otero, 1891 - 1977<p>Datec. 1919<p>TypePhotograph<p>MediumGelatin silver printDimensionsImage/Sheet: 24.8 x …

National Portrait Gallery

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all …

Teaching

Series 1 | A Finding Aid to the Jacques Lipchitz papers and Bruce Bassett papers concerning Jacques Lipchitz, circa 1910-2001, bulk 1941-2001 | Digitized Collection | Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Series 1: Jacques Lipchitz papers, circa 1910-1999, bulk 1941-1999<p>9.5 linear feet<p>Boxes 1-10, OV 11-12<p>The papers of sculptor Jacques Lipchitz measure …

Art

Proceedings of the Smithsonian Institution Summit on the Museum Preservation Environment - | Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press

This publication presents the proceedings of the Summit on the Museum Preservation Environment, held at the Smithsonian Institution in March 2013. …

Museums

Gene Davis, circa 1982, from the Gene Davis papers, 1920-2000, bulk 1942-1990 | Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Overview<p>Item Information<p><b>Title</b>: Gene Davis<p><b>Date</b>: circa 1982<p><b>Physical Details</b>: 1 photographic print : col. ; 9 x 11 cm<p><b>Description</b>: Shows Davis standing …

Art

Freddy Treuquil | National Museum of the American Indian

Freddy Treuquil (Mapuche) is a community activist, poet and mediamaker from the south of Chile. He is a founder of the Mapuche community media …

American Indian

Hirshhorn Announces Tino Sehgal’s ‘This You’ - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden | Smithsonian

<b>Aug. 9, 2018</b><p><b>Hirshhorn Announces Tino Sehgal’s ‘This You’</b> <i><br>Internationally Acclaimed Artist’s Outdoor Work Will Debut Labor Day Weekend</i><p>The Hirshhorn …

Museums

Catalan Recipe: Costa Brava Fisherman’s Stew

One of the fundamental characteristics of fisherman’s stew is its versatility. Whatever kind of seafood you have at home (or on the boat) will …

Recipes

Films – Freer|Sackler

Experience multiple perspectives on Asia through the lens of classic and contemporary film. Our world-class film series offers opportunities to see …

Museums

The story of ECOPOLIS: a game-based learning tool for sustainability awareness

Seminars<p>The story of ECOPOLIS: a game-based learning tool for sustainability awareness<p>Date<p>August 21, 2018<p>Time<p>10:30 am<p>Place<p>CTPA Conference …

Museums

A Woman Deserving our Attention and RESPECT

Growing from a child whose voice rang out singing Gospel music in church to a celebrated singer and songwriter, Aretha Franklin was a force and an …

Aretha Franklin

Smithsonian Libraries 50th Anniversary Lecture: Silk, Salvage, and Special Collections: The History of Lessing J. Rosenwald’s Graphic Arts Donations

Save the date for the next lecture in our Smithsonian Libraries 50th Anniversary series:<p><b>Silk, Salvage, and Special Collections: The History of</b> …

Museums

She Can STEM Camp Takes Off

The plane sat on the runway parked amongst gleaming private jets, the pavement already sticky hot in the humid August sun. The plane, a Cessna 162 …

Middle School

Puerto Rican Music in Hawaii

101<p>Charles Figueroa, August Rodrigues, Virginia Rodrigues, and Wayne Rodrigues<p>3:14<p>103<p>Los Caminantes<p>3:10<p>104<p>Julio Rodrigues, Tommy Valentine, Johnny …

Museums

4 music-inspiring objects through the eyes of our Making American Music interns

Musical inspiration abounds in the collections and exhibitions around us. As interns in the Making American Music project, we get to follow that …

Museums

The Neogene Record of Northern South American Native Ungulates

Juan D. Carrillo, Eli Amson, Carlos Jaramillo, Rodolfo Sánchez, Luis Quiroz, Carlos Cuartas, Aldo F. Rincón, Marcelo R. Sánchez-Villagra …

South America

Pair of lions with erotes as riders – Freer|Sackler

Historical period(s)early 1st century BCE-mid 1st century CE<p>MediumBronze<p>DimensionsH x W x D (S2013.2.77.1): 61.9 × 71.1 × 19.8 cm (24 3/8 × 28 × 7 …

Museums

Madonna

ArtistFrancesco Scavullo, 16 Jan 1921 - 6 Jan 2004SitterMadonna, born 16 Aug 1958<p>Date1985<p>TypePhotograph<p>MediumChromogenic printDimensionsImage: 34.2 x …

National Portrait Gallery

Mae West

ArtistC. Kenneth Lobben, 1905 - 1961SitterMae West, 17 Aug 1893 - 22 Nov 1980<p>Date1935<p>TypePhotograph<p>MediumGelatin silver printDimensionsImage: 31.7 x …

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life of acclaimed singer and musician Aretha Franklin. Her portrait will be installed …

National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery Plans a Special Presentation to Honor Late Music Legend Aretha Franklin

Exhibitions<p>The Milton Glaser-designed 1968 poster goes on view Friday.<p>,<p>Aretha Franklin has died at age 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer, at home in …

Aretha Franklin

Remembering Aretha Franklin | Smithsonian Music

Aretha Franklin passed away this morning at her home in Detroit. Her musical talents and joyful light will be sorely missed.<p>Here at the Smithsonian, …

Aretha Franklin

The Queen of Soul: An Appreciation

The National Museum of African American History and Culture mourns the passing of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul. Her voice, one of the most …

Aretha Franklin

Reflecting on the Queen of Soul's reign in American culture

Today we're reflecting on the life of singer, songwriter, diva, civil rights activist, and cultural icon Aretha Franklin. Over 100 of Franklin's …

Aretha Franklin

Search for a Museum | Museum Day | Smithsonian

Museum Day is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a …

Museums

A patently better egg

In the late 19th century, an eggs-ellent idea came to Elizabeth L. Packard: to build a better frying pan, one with dimples to keep eggs in place …

Patents

Researchers have unearthed the world's oldest beer and are trying to recreate it

The brew dates back 2,500 years

Archaeology

NEMESIS Database Species Summary

This is some default tab content, embedded directly inside this space and not via Ajax. It can be shown when no tabs are automatically selected, or …

Museums

Get free tickets to 1,300 museums and more on Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day

<i>Image courtesy of Cooper Hewitt</i>Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day–formerly Museum Day Live–is happening this year on September 22; it’s a chance to get …

Museums