Bookmarks (179)

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    For Pilot Bessie Coleman, Every 'No' Got Her Closer to 'Yes'

    Despite fierce obstacles in her path, the Black female aviator became a hero that would pave...

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    How Phillis Wheatley Beat All Expectations

    The Revolution-era Boston establishment couldn't believe that the young African American woman wrote the exquisite book...

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    How the Smithsonian Protects Cultural Heritage Around the World

    In the wake of crisis and disaster, rescue workers led by the Smithsonian step in to...

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    Seven New Things We Learned About Human Evolution in 2021

    Paleoanthropologists Briana Pobiner and Ryan McRae reveal some of the year's best findings in human origins...

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    This Locket Memorializes a Black Activist Couple Murdered in a Christmas 1951 Bombing

    Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore attracted the KKK's ire for their tireless promotion of civil...

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    A Look Back at Hubble's Interstellar Success

    At the launch of the Webb Space Telescope, the legacy of America’s favorite eye in the...

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    What 'It's a Wonderful Life' Teaches Us About American History

    The Christmas classic, released 75 years ago, conveys many messages beyond having faith in one another

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    How the Swimsuit Showdown Shaped the Miss America Contest

    A new behind-the-scenes book, “There She Was,” and a Smithsonian collecting initiative celebrate the pageant’s centennial

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    The Return of America's Celebrity Inventor

    In a new book, Smithsonian historian Eric S. Hintz traces the rise and fall, and rise...

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    Irma Thomas' Rendition of 'O Holy Night' Is a Marvel From Beginning to End

    Soulful Christmas music is an obsession for Bill Adler, so he interviewed the singer of one...

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    A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the New National Museum of the American Latino

    Years away from having a building of their own, Smithsonian staff are already at work on...

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    Smithsonian Scholars Pick Their Favorite Books of 2021

    The writings of many fine authors support the research and ambitious undertakings of an Institution rising...

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    Two New Shows Reflect the Shining Versatility of Glass

    Thrilling innovations at the Renwick mirror SAAM’s exquisite historical survey of the Venetian masters and their...

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    At New 'Futures' Show, Big Dreamers and Changemakers Activate a Better Way Forward

    Smithsonian’s 175th anniversary exposition opens with big-name speakers, family fun and a 21st-century peek into the...

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    Secretary Lonnie Bunch on What Excites Him About the Smithsonian's New Futures Exhibit

    One of Smithsonian’s most storied buildings is reopening with an eye toward humanity’s great potential

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    Six Native Artists and Their Works Receive Major Recognition

    The upcoming 2023 Renwick Invitational explores how Indigenous worldviews and the present moment inform what Native...

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    Futures

    The Smithsonian's Arts and Industries Building re-opens on November 20 with a thought-provoking exploration of what...

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    Why Museums Are Primed to Address Racism, Inequality in the U.S.

    Smithsonian leaders discuss how the Institution can be a powerful place for investigating and addressing society’s...

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    A Profound Demand to Make Good on the Promises of Freedom

    A new NMAAHC book and exhibition examine the reverberating legacies of the post Civil War Reconstruction...

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    The Multiple Arts and Artistries of the Inimitable Laurie Anderson

    A Hirshhorn retrospective opens with ten new works from the pioneering artist, composer, poet and musician

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    Zoo’s Historic Newborn Tamarin Twins Cling to Mom, Doing What Healthy Babies Do

    Keepers worked with breeding parents Lola and Coco, who soon “become very interested in each other”

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    In One Mission in October 1944, Two F6F Hellcats Shot Down a Record 15 Enemy Aircraft

    U.S. Navy Pilots David McCampbell and Roy Rushing made history in a heroic air battle over...

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    How the Smithsonian Grapples With Climate Change

    As a hub for research and education, the Institution is poised to help the world find...

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    What Made the Air Jordan a Slam-Dunk Design

    The world is bonkers for sneakers. This pivotal 1996 concept for basketball superstar Michael Jordan is...

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    Three Craft Artists Share How the Pandemic Has Reshaped Life and Art

    Traditional and innovative specialists make ready for the upcoming virtual Smithsonian Craft Show and Sale

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    A Peek Behind the Curtain of Hirshhorn's Largest Artwork Ever

    After wrapping the museum's historic building in a huge, playful painting, Swiss artist Nicolas Party reveals...

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    In the Magic Kingdom, History Was a Lesson Filled With Reassurance

    Fifty years ago, Disney World's celebrated opening promised joy and inspiration to all; today the theme...

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    The Revolutionary Portraiture of Hung Liu

    For this large-scale retrospective of the Asian American artist, who died this summer, east meets west...

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    These Stunning Artworks Capture the Resilience—and Defiance—of Black Lives Matter

    At NMAAHC's new show "Reckoning" Bisa Butler’s vivid Harriet Tubman joins works from Amy Sherald, Jean-Michel...

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    Secretary Lonnie Bunch on What It Takes to Lead the Smithsonian

    A successful secretary must acknowledge the Institution’s failures as well as successes—and celebrate its capacity for...

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    For Panama's Fall Whale-Watching Season, Scientists Offer Tips for Safeguarding These Magnificent Creatures of the Deep

    For humpback whales, bottlenose dolphins and coastal manatees, tourism is a mixed bag, making vigilance ever...

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    Following the 1998 and 2003 Shuttle Disasters, 'Discovery' Launched America Back into Space

    This “Champion of the Fleet,” a signature Smithsonian artifact, flew 39 space missions and traveled 150...

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    In a City Flush With Power and Wealth, D.C.’s Ward 8 Faces Food Inequity

    Eleven percent of U.S. households experience hunger; an expansive, new exhibition focuses how a local community...

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    Smithsonian's Chris Browne Was the Manager at Ronald Reagan National Airport on 9/11

    The acting director of the National Air and Space Museum reflects 20 years later on the...

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    How the Smithsonian Preserved a Stock Certificate Destroyed on September 11

    The certificate arrived in the Smithsonian's Paper Conservation Lab as a pile of paper bits stored...

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    Commemorate 9/11 With Free Virtual Programs, Resources From the Smithsonian

    Here's how the American History Museum, the National Postal Museum and more are reflecting on the...

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    Thirty-One Smithsonian Artifacts That Tell the Story of 9/11

    From a Pentagon rescuer's uniform to a Flight 93 crew log, these objects commemorate the 20th...

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    The Art of Remembering 9/11

    Learn about five artworks in SAAM's collection and the stories they tell us about 9/11

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    Collecting in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina

    Smithsonian Voices National Museum of American History August 30th, 2021, 2:00PM / BY Erin Blasco Sign...

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    Cooking French Classics and 25 Other Smithsonian Associates Programs Streaming in September

    The world's largest museum-based educational program has over 25 events planned for this month