Today, Saturday Sept, 24, 2016 in the morning, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art and Culture officially opened on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Gwen Ifill sat down with Lonnie Bunch, the director of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, which is due to open this weekend.
Photograph of the Stevens Family outside their home in Linn Creek, Missouri, ca. 1905 by an unidentified photographer.
The restored First Baptist Church Freedom Bell. (Credit: Colonial Williamsburg) It rang this year for the first time since segregation, for a congregation that formed as our nation was founded.
National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opens Saturday, Sept.
Fringe-lipped bat close-up (Alexander T. Baugh) Like many predators, the fringe-lipped bat primarily uses its hearing to find its prey, but with human-generated noise on the rise, scientists are examining how bats and other animals might adapt to find their next meal.
Jan Stuart in the exhibit “Red: Ming Dynasty/Mark Rothko” (Image by Freer|Sackler staff.) Luminous. Luscious.
“Adult male western lowland gorilla named ‘Makumba’ studied in the Primate Habituation Programme of WWF, eats ripe indoya fruit (“Trichoscypha acuminata”) in the Dzanga Sangha Protected Areas of Central African Republic.” (Photo by Christopher Whittier) During the course of a year, a western gorilla in the Lossi Forest of Northern Congo stuffs its face with a profusion of fruit, including figs, mulberries, and the sour-sweet monkey fruit.
Batang and her infant in the Great Ape House at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. (Photo by Alex Reddy, Smithsonian’s National Zoo) For the first time in 25 years, primate staff at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo are celebrating the birth of a male Bornean orangutan.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will attend the opening ceremony of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture Saturday, Sept.
More than 200,000 objects are now accessible online via collection.cooperhewitt.org, following an 18-month mass digitization effort, in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s Digitization Program Office.
A photograph of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft prior to installation of thermal blankets. The REXIS instrument is labelled.
“Alphabet” border, designed by William Wegman, distributed by A/D Gallery, New York, 1993. Gift of A/D Gallery.
Visitors to the Hirshhorn plaza encounter “Still Life with Spirit and Xitle.” (Photo by John Barrat) Although it has no magnetic properties, the 9-ton red volcanic boulder on the plaza of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden keeps pulling people in from the nearby sidewalk on Independence Avenue.
To commemorate the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture three new books have been released by Smithsonian Books: Dream a World Anew: The African American Experience and the Shaping of America; Begin with the Past: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture; and National Museum of African American History and Culture: A Souvenir Book.
Skinny lines of ants snake through the rainforest carrying leaves and flowers above their heads—fertilizer for industrial-scale, underground fungus farms.
Green sea turtle, Tortuga, Hati (Flickr photo by Philippe Guillaume) According to a new study, eating sea turtle eggs increases the health risk of heavy metal exposure in local communities in Panama and may provide a new strategy for conservation.
In 2012, scientists observed that of 20 species of fungus-growing ant, including leaf-cutting ants (above), a majority cover juveniles—eggs , larvae and pupae—in mycelia from the fungus they grow.
On October 23, 2015, Smithsonian Folkways releases The Brothers Nazaroff: The Happy Prince, a boisterous, high-energy tribute to cult Yiddish troubadour Nathan “Prince” Nazaroff, who recorded the mysterious Folkways 10-inch record Jewish Freilach Songs in 1954.
This artist’s impression shows the Milky Way as it may have appeared 6 million years ago during a “quasar” phase of activity.