PROCESSING THE BURPEE COMPANY RECORDS, PART ONE - AN INTERN'S PERSPECTIVE

The first time encountering a new collection is exciting for an archivist. This is when we evaluate the physical condition of the collection,...

Connecting the Threads: Interdepartmental Collaboration and the Elayne Zorn Collection

CONNECTING THE THREADS: INTERDEPARTMENTAL COLLABORATION AND THE ELAYNE ZORN COLLECTION

 Men playing traditional Andean flutes. Subseries 5B: Slides, Elayne Zorn collection , National Museum of the American Indian,...

 
 
 
How Computers Came to the Smithsonian Libraries

HOW COMPUTERS CAME TO THE SMITHSONIAN LIBRARIES

In the beginning, few offices at the Smithsonian used computers. The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory used MIT's IBM 704 to calculate...

Gene Stratton-Porter and the end of Limberlost Swamp

GENE STRATTON-PORTER AND THE END OF LIMBERLOST SWAMP

Smithsonian's Collections Search Center turns up intriguing results for Gene Stratton-Porter- images from the Art Inventories Catalog...

 
 
 
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...

 
 
 



Abstract Art, Contemporary Mixed Media Painting “THE GIFT OF THE RAVEN” by...

Abstract Art, Contemporary Mixed Media Painting “THE GIFT OF THE RAVEN” by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

FRESH OFF THE EASEL... This is the painting I created from two panels, 12x16 and 8x8 , for the Artful Gathering online class. It incorporates silver leaf, crackles, transfers... Read more ...

Expressionist Portrait,Figurative, McCartney Family, Maybe I'm Amazed Series...

Expressionist Portrait,Figurative, McCartney Family, Maybe I'm Amazed Series “James” by International Abstract Artist Amanda Saint Claire

Contemporary Art It was twenty years ago this week, but Sgt Pepper wasn't teaching the band to play on March 17, 1998, instead lovely Linda died in her husband's arms and the... Read more ...

Slices of orange still life fruit painting a day daily painting small work...

Slices of orange still life fruit painting a day daily painting small work of art original contemporary realism

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Contemporary Modern Abstract Art Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

Contemporary Modern Abstract Art Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

This week I had the pleasure of having another talented artist attend my 3 Day Private Abstract Painting Workshop. I'm always amazed at how each student approaches the... Read more ...

옥천암 스케치

옥천암 스케치

도시주변에 이런 고즈넉한 장소가 있다니~ 석가탄신일이 얼마남지않은 시기라 사람들로 붐빌거란 예상을 했는데 소수의 예불드리는 사람들과 스님들의 목탁소리뿐 ! 어느때 보다 쾌적한 스케치장소였다. Read more ...

Expressionist Portrait,Figurative, McCartney Family, Maybe I'm Amazed Series...

Expressionist Portrait,Figurative, McCartney Family, Maybe I'm Amazed Series “James” by International Abstract Artist Amanda Saint Claire

Contemporary Art It was twenty years ago this week, but Sgt Pepper wasn't teaching the band to play on March 17, 1998, instead lovely Linda died in her husband's arms and the... Read more ...

Rayonnier in a different light

Rayonnier in a different light

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Stephen Lawrence's memorial, London SE9

Stephen Lawrence's memorial, London SE9

Bus stop H on Well Hall Road, Eltham, in south-east London, isn't hard to find. It's by a roundabout on a busy residential road where the two teenagers Stephen Lawrence and his... Read more ...

Florida Coastal Landscape,Seascape Painting, Palm Trees,”Tropical Retreat”...

Florida Coastal Landscape,Seascape Painting, Palm Trees,”Tropical Retreat” Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

18"x14"x7/8" Oil on Canvas/SOLD Prints and greeting cards are available HERE To Read more ...

Nahum B. Zenil - a few prints

Nahum B. Zenil - a few prints

In the 1990s, Mexico based artist, Nahum B. Zenil produced several exceptional prints. These works are not easy to see on-line or in books. The prints on this post are... Read more ...