The National Air and Space Museum will reopen the “Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall” July 1 in conjunction with the museum’s 40th anniversary.
Smithsonian staff scientist, Carlos Jaramillo (shown here), and Bruce McFadden from the Florida Museum of Natural History led a 5 year project to collect fossils from and understand the geology of the Panama Canal expansion earthworks.
Martin Puryear, “Drawing for Untitled,” 2009, about 2009, compressed charcoal on paper, Courtesy of the artist.
“Babe Ruth and Other Red Sox Pitchers” by Underwood & Underwood (gelatin paper print, 1915; Smithsonian’ National Portrait Gallery) The photographic record alone is astonishing: Babe Ruth was arguably the most portrayed American from the beginning of his professional career in the major leagues, in 1914, to his death in 1948.
Market Symphony by Emeka Ogboh Bells ring, but it’s not your grandmother calling you to dinner from the backyard.
The planet’s last stronghold of wild cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) is losing genetic diversity at an alarming rate according to a new study from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and partners published June 21 in the journal Biological Conservation.
This animation tells an Arikara story of the creation of a sacred landmark on the plains, the Bear Lodge (Devils Tower), as well as the formation of the Pleiades star cluster.
Teapot made by Peter Bentzon, ca. 1817-1829, silver and wood, made in Philadelphia, Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. The silver teapot has an oval vase-shape on a spreading pedestal foot, with curved spout capped by an incised patera and wooden leaf-capped scroll handle, and hinged domed cover with acorn finial.
In association with man, “A. aegypti” will use any and all natural and artificial containers as larval breeding sites.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park The Smithsonian and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum plan to work together to create a major new international collaboration at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London, the site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games..
Astronomers announced today that they have found the organic molecule methyl alcohol, or methanol, in the TW Hydrae protoplanetary disk.
Ron Mueck, “Untitled (Big Man)” (2000); Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden One of its most popular and photographed works, the twice-life-size “Untitled (Big Man)” crouches in the corner of the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
This video is featured in the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, on view at the museum February – August 2016.
Using a 3D digital scan of bat specimens from Smithsonian collections, engineer Rolf Müller is better able to understand how the animals’ physiology influences their biological capabilities.
“Untitled (Red Goat with Snake),” by Bill Traylor about 1939 – 1942. Opaque watercolor and pencil on cardboard.
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”–Muhammad Ali Visit of Muhammad Ali to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History, March 17, 1976.
One-Cent Magenta stamp front. Mail clerk Edmond D. Wight’s signature appears left of center, the postmark date, “AP 4 1856” is centered with the county, “DEMERARA,” between the inner and outer circles of the cancellation.
Image from Insects, Their Ways and Means of Living, by Robert E. Snodgrass (1930), vol. 5, Smithsonian Scientific Series, Biodiversity Heritage Library.
This video highlight’s the mass-digitization of the National Postal Museum’s Sidney N.
A honeybee getting nectar and pollen from goldenrod in southern Michigan. The pollen is the orange substance attached to the bee’s leg.