Happy Birthday Frederick Douglass!: A Commemorative Blog from the National Museum of African Art

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FREDERICK DOUGLASS!: A COMMEMORATIVE BLOG FROM THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART

In recognition of the 200 th anniversary of abolitionist Frederick Douglass' birth date , the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives,...

A Jazz Life, Interrupted

A JAZZ LIFE, INTERRUPTED

A recently acquired National Museum of American History Archives Center collection, the Maceo Jefferson Papers, 1898-1974 , relates...

 
 
 
Collection in Process: A Poem from the Ralph and Rose Solecki Papers

COLLECTION IN PROCESS: A POEM FROM THE RALPH AND ROSE SOLECKI PAPERS

Archaeological sites are not often fodder for poetic musings, but such musing may at times be revealed by other kinds of “excavations.”...

What Would Frank Espada Do?

WHAT WOULD FRANK ESPADA DO?

As I walk through the streets of the nation's capital, there is never any shortage of interesting sights. But it is not the monuments...

 
 
 
Accessing the Bonaparte Collection at the National Anthropological Archives, Part Two

ACCESSING THE BONAPARTE COLLECTION AT THE NATIONAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL ARCHIVES, PART TWO

This post is the sixth and final post in a series of blog posts written by George Washington University students in Dr. Joshua A. Bell's...

Accessing the Bonaparte Collection at the National Anthropological Archives, Part One

ACCESSING THE BONAPARTE COLLECTION AT THE NATIONAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL ARCHIVES, PART ONE

This post is the fifth in a series of blog posts written by George Washington University students in Dr. Joshua A. Bell's anthropology...

 
 
 
Gene Moore's Tiffany Window Displays in the Spotlight

GENE MOORE'S TIFFANY WINDOW DISPLAYS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

It seems appropriate to extend the October “Blogathon” theme of “collaboration” into November and December in order to highlight collaborations...

Southwest Archaeology and “The Time of Vietnam”: Part Two

SOUTHWEST ARCHAEOLOGY AND “THE TIME OF VIETNAM”: PART TWO

This post is the fourth in a series of blog posts written by George Washington University students in Dr. Joshua A. Bell's anthropology...

 
 
 
Southwest Archaeology and “The Time of Vietnam”: Part One

SOUTHWEST ARCHAEOLOGY AND “THE TIME OF VIETNAM”: PART ONE

This post is the third in a series of blog posts written by George Washington University students in Dr. Joshua A. Bell's anthropology...

Robert T. Smith "Smitty" at the National Anthropological Archives: Part Two

ROBERT T. SMITH "SMITTY" AT THE NATIONAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL ARCHIVES: PART TWO

This post is the second in a series of blog posts written by George Washington University students in Dr. Joshua A. Bell's anthropology...

 
 
 
Robert T. Smith “Smitty” at the National Anthropological Archives: Part One

ROBERT T. SMITH “SMITTY” AT THE NATIONAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL ARCHIVES: PART ONE

This post is the first in a series of blog posts written by George Washington University students in Dr. Joshua A. Bell's anthropology...

Hello Halloween, Farewell American Archives Month

HELLO HALLOWEEN, FAREWELL AMERICAN ARCHIVES MONTH

Swampee, the USCGC Northland ship mascot, would like to wish you a Happy Halloween and last day of the American Archives Month! Photograph...

 
 
 
The Role of Portraiture in the Alliance of the United States and France

THE ROLE OF PORTRAITURE IN THE ALLIANCE OF THE UNITED STATES AND FRANCE

After the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, and after the American Continental Congress had chosen the “United...

Flashback Friday: Smithsonian Hauntings

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: SMITHSONIAN HAUNTINGS

Joseph Henry, first Smithsonian Secretary Smithsonian Institution Archives, image MAH-10603. As Halloween approaches, the mind wanders...

 
 
 
The Science of Language Revitalization

THE SCIENCE OF LANGUAGE REVITALIZATION

Recovering Voices aims to make the Smithsonian's collections more accessible and create opportunities for language and knowledge revitalization....

Confronting Asymmetries of Power through Collaboration

CONFRONTING ASYMMETRIES OF POWER THROUGH COLLABORATION

Collaboration is at the heart of the National Museum of the American Indian. As stewards of a vast number of archival and object collections...

 
 
 
Preserving a Spectacle: The 1909 Grande Semaine d'Aviation de la Champagne

PRESERVING A SPECTACLE: THE 1909 GRANDE SEMAINE D'AVIATION DE LA CHAMPAGNE

Last week, archivists from the DC area celebrated American Archives Month with the 2017 Archives Fair. Taking advantage of the theme...

GIVING BACK: SHARING WHAT IS LOST WITH A NATION

“A nation stays alive if its culture stays alive.” -Nancy Dupree, obituary, New York Times, September 12, 2017 Nancy Dupree, founder...

 
 
 
Flashback Friday: A Scared Trust

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: A SCARED TRUST

  Sarah Stauderman, former Collections Care Manager at Smithsonian Institution Archives discussing preservation techniques at the...

Throwback Thursday: October 19, 1923

THROWBACK THURSDAY: OCTOBER 19, 1923

Young Austin H. Clark, 1910. Smithsonian Institution Archives. Image Number SIA2007-0009. On October 19th, 1923 local Washington, DC...

 
 
 



Hauser & Wirth Pop-up Bookshop / dongqi Architects

Hauser & Wirth Pop-up Bookshop / dongqi Architects

© Raitt Liu Architects: dongqi Architects Location: 10 Jianguo Middle Rd, Lu Wan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China Design Team: Nan Jiang, Yiting Ma, Wenyi Han Project Year... Read more ...

Original Mixed Media Abstract Expressionist Painting "Petals of Pure...

Original Mixed Media Abstract Expressionist Painting "Petals of Pure Delight" by Colorado Modern Artist Kit Hedman, Boarding House studio Galleries

24"x16" Mixed Media on Paper Read more ...

Kehinde Wiley Was Destined To Paint Barack Obama

Kehinde Wiley Was Destined To Paint Barack Obama

As one of his last presidential acts, Obama chose a queer, black artist as his official portraitist. Wiley's colleagues and peers explain why the choice was fated. Read more ...

Hands-On with the Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 Art ‘No Distortion' Lens

Hands-On with the Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 Art ‘No Distortion' Lens

For Canon and Nikon shooters looking to get a fast ultrawide, the choices in the past have been the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 , Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 , and Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC. Or... Read more ...

Mixed Media Flower Art Painting, Poppies “THREE REDS AND A YELLOW” by...

Mixed Media Flower Art Painting, Poppies “THREE REDS AND A YELLOW” by Colorado Mixed Media Artist Carol Nelson

This painting is done in the faux batik style. After painting the flowers, a layer of wax was applied as a resist. After gently crumbling the waxed painting, a darker color was... Read more ...

City Hyde Park / Studio Gang Architects

City Hyde Park / Studio Gang Architects

© Tom Harris Architects: Studio Gang Architects Location: Chicago, IL, United States Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Tom Harris , Hedrich Blessing © Hedrich Blessing Text... Read more ...

Bridge House / LLAMA urban design

Bridge House / LLAMA urban design

© A-Frame studio/ Ben Rahn Architects: LLAMA urban design Location: Huntsville, Canada Architect In Charge: Mariana Leguia Design Team: Angus Laurie, Patrick Webb, Alvaro... Read more ...

The 17C Family Portrayed on a Garden Walkway

The 17C Family Portrayed on a Garden Walkway

The Renaissance, from the 14-17C, marked a turning point in portraiture. Renaissance artists began to paint secular scenes, breaking away from the dominant religious art of... Read more ...

Civic Centre Lleialtat Santsenca 1214 / HARQUITECTES

Civic Centre Lleialtat Santsenca 1214 / HARQUITECTES

© Adrià Goula Architects: HARQUITECTES Location: Sants, Barcelona, Spain Author Architects: David Lorente, Josep Ricart, Xavier Ros, Roger Tudó Area: 1750.0 m2 Project Year... Read more ...

New Etsy store for small paintings and drawings

New Etsy store for small paintings and drawings

I thought it might be a good idea to try Etsy as an outlet for my small works as its already been established as a global marketplace, their website's bit slow to response but... Read more ...