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...

Changing The Narrative of History: The Enduring Value of Community Collaborations

CHANGING THE NARRATIVE OF HISTORY: THE ENDURING VALUE OF COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS

The pursuit of social justice is an important part of NMAI's mission, and we work towards it in many ways. The most visible means of...

 
 
 
Come Join Us at the 2017 Archives Fair!

COME JOIN US AT THE 2017 ARCHIVES FAIR!

As an archivist, ethnomusicologist, and musician working at the Smithsonian, I feel inspired when I have opportunities to work with...

Bryson Jones' Deep South Travelogue: A Glimpse into Tourism's Impact on Southern Landscapes and Identities

BRYSON JONES' DEEP SOUTH TRAVELOGUE: A GLIMPSE INTO TOURISM'S IMPACT ON SOUTHERN LANDSCAPES AND IDENTITIES

As a summer intern at the National Anthropological Film Collection (formerly known as the Human Studies Film Archives) in the National...

 
 
 
Flashback Friday: Lantern slides of the Florida Everglades

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: LANTERN SLIDES OF THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES

Lantern slide depicting Alanson Skinner's expedition to the Florida Everglades in 1910. National Museum of the American Indian, L00300....

Throwback Thursday: Microfilm Memories

THROWBACK THURSDAY: MICROFILM MEMORIES

Man microfilming newspapers. Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. A “Throwback Thursday”...

 
 
 
Collections Spotlight: Freer Gallery of Art

COLLECTIONS SPOTLIGHT: FREER GALLERY OF ART

After being closed for more than a year, the Freer | Sackler is reopening this weekend. This closure has allowed the Freer | Sackler...

In the Heart of the Storm: The Resilience of Culture

IN THE HEART OF THE STORM: THE RESILIENCE OF CULTURE

This post originally appeared on September 19, 2017 in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival's blog. In honor of October being American...

 
 
 

A SUMMER WITH HELEN

Joseph Garry and Helen Peterson at the NCAI Convention in Spokane, WA, 1955. National Congress of American Indian Records, Photo Folder...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: REVISITING ZORN

Elayne Zorn spent many years and much of her professional career as a museum collector and anthropologist in the Andean regions of...

 
 
 



Holiday Sale,Flower Art,Colorful Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Fine...

Holiday Sale,Flower Art,Colorful Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Fine Art Painting “COTTONCANDY

My HOLIDAY END-OF-THE YEAR SALE has begun!! All paintings are on sale ~ up to 50% off! This sale runs from October 10 through December 10, 2017. SHOP EARLY for holiday... Read more ...

Works of Classic Architecture Captured During Autumnal Splendor

Works of Classic Architecture Captured During Autumnal Splendor

Fransworth House / Mies van der Rohe © Roland Halbe As the northern hemisphere says goodbye to the final month of fall and gives thanks for architecture's splendid beauty, the... Read more ...

Abstract Sea Painting, Palette Knife Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily...

Abstract Sea Painting, Palette Knife Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 8x16x.75

We are happy to be back in Florida, and I wanted to mark the occasion with a new abstract. SOLD I really enjoyed creating this art. Sometimes it is nice to just get in the... Read more ...

Palette Knife Abstract Flower Painting "Blooms of Summer" by Colorado...

Palette Knife Abstract Flower Painting "Blooms of Summer" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

24"x12"x1.5" Oil on Canvas Read more ...

Mr. spoons

Mr. spoons

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HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING

HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING

So much to give thanks for. After salvation, family and health is the time I have to paint. Happy Thanksgiving to all. SPANISH OAKS©Jimmy Longacre 20179x12 oil on canvas... Read more ...

Waterfall Garden, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Waterfall Garden, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Waterfall Garden24x20 Oil on canvas This was inspired from a painting trip to Chandor Gardens in Weatherford. I painted the waterfalls and brought that painting back to the... Read more ...

Studio House CHOI / Cubo Rojo Arquitectura

Studio House CHOI / Cubo Rojo Arquitectura

© César Béjar Studio Architects: Cubo Rojo Arquitectura Location: Leon, Mexico Author Architects: Omar López Loza, Eduardo Daniel Tapia Sánchez Area: 380.0 m2 Project Year... Read more ...

Waterfall Garden, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Waterfall Garden, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Waterfall Garden24x20 Oil on canvas This was inspired from a painting trip to Chandor Gardens in Weatherford. I painted the waterfalls and brought that painting back to the... Read more ...

Colorful Contemporary Abstract Art Painting "Garden Plan" by Santa Fe...

Colorful Contemporary Abstract Art Painting "Garden Plan" by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Melanie Birk

12"x12" Acrylic on Canvas/Available Read more ...