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Five Questions: Septime Webre of The Washington Ballet

22 hours agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

External Affairs Chief Jo Ann Gillula recently chatted with Washington Ballet's Artistic Director Septime Webre about the upcoming premiere of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, opening February 18 at the Kennedy Center. American Art willShow More Summary

Benefitting from Code Prototypes

The dashboard—the web application our audience engagement team will use to answer incoming questions—is a complex application with many parts and before we hit the...

Educator How-To: Crystals, Geometry and Chemistry

Math is beautiful and inescapable. Especially in nature, patterns and equations just keep showing up.  The path of an orbiting planet, the growth of a nautilus, arrangements of leaves on a stem, the efficient packing of a honeycomb; we can … Continue reading ?

Conflict Kitchen: An interview with Jon Rubin

Originally published by Chelsea Haines in Guernica Magazine, this interview with Jon Rubin surveys the recent controversy about the Palestinian iteration of the Conflict Kitchen, and addresses some of the ongoing tensions of presenting art projects about politically sensitive subjects in the US. Show More Summary

Unmasking Everyday Superheroes with HMNS Outreach!

3 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Editor’s Note: This post was written by HMNS Outreach Presenter Sahil Patel. Up in the sky, look! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Wait, no, it actually is a bird, flying faster than most cars. Superpowers, such as the Flash-like super … Continue reading ?

The Secret Handshake: Presenting Business Cards in Japan

5 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Editor’s Note: This post was provided by Kuraray, local sponsor to the special exhibition Samurai: The Way of the Warrior on display now at HMNS. “Do you have a card?” is a phrase uttered daily in American business. To us, it’s a … Continue reading ?

SITU Studio (re)Envisions our Lobby as Part of Bloomberg Connects

We are excited to announce that the Brooklyn based design firm, SITU Studio, will be working with us to create a new, more friendly and...

Picture This: An Iconic Artwork by Alfredo Jaar

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

A few days ago, The Washington Post published an article about an iconic artwork by Alfredo Jaar: Life Magazine April 19, 1968. Jaar took a photograph of Martin Luther King's funeral from an issue of Life magazine and graphically depicted African Americans walking in the crowd behind King's coffin. You can see Jaar's artwork at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Join Us at MuseumCamp 2015 to Explore Making Space for Self and Others

last weekArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

illustration by Beck Tench Each summer, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History hosts MuseumCamp, a professional development experience that is part retreat, part unconference, part summer camp.This year, our theme is SPACE. I've been...Show More Summary

Picture This: Wood Turning a Tree From Our Kogod Courtyard

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

American Artist, Phil Brown, turns our museum's trees into beautiful art.

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 1/19-1/25

Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week!  Free Shipping, No Minimum Sale at the Museum StoreSale valid from 1/15-1/25For a limited … Continue reading ?

What has eight legs and is coming to a school near you? “Awesome Arachnids” from HMNS!

In 2015, The Cockrell Butterfly Center will be making a couple of new outreach programs available to classrooms all over the Houston area. One of which was given to kindergarten students at St. Francis Episcopal School in December, and it … Continue reading ?

Get ready for cuteness overload: Tiny Giants 3D showing now in the GST!

Learn about the amazing trials and tribulations of a mighty chipmunk and a daring mouse from their own tiny perspective in Tiny Giants 3D now showing in the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre! Come on an extraordinary adventure into magical worlds beneath … Continue reading ?

Preparing for a Post-Password Future with Pokemon Cards

Every year a gathering of hackers and information security professionals convene in Washington, DC to discuss how awful and broken the state of computer security...

Film Screening: Aves: Magnificent Frigate Bird, Great Flamingo

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

On Tuesday, January 20 American Art will screen Aves: Magnificent Frigate Bird, Great Flamingo, a film by Nancy Graves, artist and former member of the museum's Commission. The screening is as part of our exhibition The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art. Show More Summary

Is There a Formula for Free Admission?

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

There are plenty of great arguments out there for WHY to make museums free. But HOW do you do it?It's much easier for art and history museums than for those museums that rely on admissions for a majority of their income (science, children's). Show More Summary

Wonder Women of STEM: Ada Lovelace, 19th century programmer

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Editor’s Note: This post is the second in a series featuring influential women from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields in the lead up to HMNS’ annual GEMS (Girls Exploring Math and Science) event, February 21, 2015. Click here to get … Continue reading ?

Celebrate Small Success but Aim Big

I had asked one of my 2014 mentees, Megan Wood, Edsel and Eleanor Ford House (above) Associate Vice President of Education & Visitor Experience, to do a wrap-up about success, failure and learning in a new job--as that was the focus of many of our year-long conversations. Show More Summary

Luce Artist Talks: Up Next, Tai Hwa Goh

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

American Art's Luce Foundation Center hosts local artists who discuss their work and process in the context of artworks on view in the Luce Center. The Luce Local Art Series is presented in collaboration with CulturalDC. All talks begin at 1:30 p.m. Our next artist talk is by Tai Hwa Goh this Saturday, January 17.

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 1/12-1/18

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week! Behind-the-Scenes ToursTuesday, January 136:00 p.m. Samurai: The Way of the WarriorWitness the exquisite objects related … Continue reading ?

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