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Carl Van Vechten: Harlem Heroes

10 hours agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

When author and social commentator Carl Van Vechten focused his camera on the African American community of writers, artists, singers, athletes, and politicians in Harlem beginning in the 1930s, it was an eye-opening experience.

Enter to Win! 100 years of inspiration: Our National Parks Essay Contest

12 hours agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness”-John Muir On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed an “organic act” creating the U.S. National Parks Service. Although Yellowstone National Park had already existed for 44 years, this … Continue reading ?

Luce Artist Talk with Jackie Hoysted

2 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Each month, the Luce Foundation Center partners with neighboring Flashpoint Gallery to bring local artists to speak about their own work and the inspiration they take from SAAM's collection. We'll round out our summer talk series onShow More Summary

Bearing Witness: Martin Puryear's Monumental Public Art

2 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

SAAM's Curator of Sculpture, Karen Lemmey, recently joined forces with the GSA Art in Architecture Program's fine arts specialist Bill Caine to lead a "walk and talk" discussion about the importance of public art. Since 1972, the Art...Show More Summary

Imaging the Codex Xolotl and Mapa Quinatzin

2 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Imaging the Codex Xolotl and Mapa Quinatzin at the Bibliothèque National de France, Paris, 14-15 June, 2016 Written by Jerome A. Offner, Ph.D, HMNS Associate Curator, Northern Mesoamerica On June 14 and 15, Dr. Antonino Cosentino of Cultural Heritage Science … Continue reading ?

HMNS Happenings This Week

4 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

  Check out our New Exhibit! Gems of the Sea: The Guido T. Poppe Collection World class. One of a kind. Never before seen. Made by mollusks. The Philippines consists of over 7,500 islands in Southeast Asia, totaling a land … Continue reading ?

Layers of the Earth: A Classroom Activity

5 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

From the core to the crust, the Earth is a pretty big deal. It has a diameter of about 6,400 km, and it is made of various layers that help change the surface of the earth. These layers are defined … Continue reading ?

Does the Most Powerful Work Live Onstage or Behind the Scenes?

last weekArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

Let's say your organization has a mission to increase X (art, healthy kids, clean water, community cohesiveness, etc.). Is it more effective to produce X yourself or empower others to produce X in their own contexts? The more my organization...Show More Summary

Reflective Power

Last week I got to do something I rarely get to do--and I find few museums do either. Over the course of two days, amidst bits and pieces of the ongoing project, the core staff at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and I got a chance to...Show More Summary

A Practical Application of the Fundamentals of Physics.

  Gravity, the force that attracts a body toward the center of the Earth, seems to be out to get me. I have been described as being “made out of fall down”. This is because I fall down. A lot. … Continue reading ?

Sports Science: Olympics Edition ? Javelin

Every four years, the eyes of the world shift towards a global competition, complete with feats of strength, determination, talent and teamwork. The Summer Olympics are back, and I could not be more excited. The following post is one of … Continue reading ?

HMNS Happenings This Week

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS August 15 – August 21 NEW EXHIBIT OPENING! Gems of the Sea: The Guido T. Poppe Collection Opens August 19, 2016 World class. One of a kind. Never before seen. Made … Continue reading ?

Archie the Wandering T-Rex Celebrates his Birthday

Guess what guys, it’s my birthday and I got to celebrate it at Disney World! A year ago I was officially adopted by my HMNS family and since then have had the greatest year of my life! This past year … Continue reading ?

Sports Science: Olympics Edition ? Gymnastics

Every four years, the eyes of the world shift towards a global competition, complete with feats of strength, determination, talent and teamwork. The Summer Olympics are back, and I could not be more excited. The following post is one of … Continue reading ?

Happy National S’mores day!

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Happy National S’mores day! Do you love s’mores but don’t have a campfire to make one? Try these great ideas from Café Natalie, one of our exclusive Museum caterers. Did you know these delicious treats are named literally for “some … Continue reading ?

Home Is Where The Heart Is

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

They say, “home is where the heart is”, and in my case that is true. However, home is also where you say things like, “Don’t kill that Black Widow. I need it…,” or “So………do you have any plans for that … Continue reading ?

Art Museum Tours For Visitors Who Are Blind

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

The best in-person encounters with artwork can engage us with compelling stories, challenge us with thought-provoking ideas, and inspire creativity. By looking deeply, visitors connect with art through what they see. But how does someone...Show More Summary

Visitors Make Meaning: From Hilary to Elsa

As with many of you, Nina Simon's new book on relevance is on my must-read list this summer, although I haven't gotten there yet. But I'm looking forward to digging into her thoughts on relevance, as it's something repeatedly appearing...Show More Summary

HMNS Happenings This Week

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS August 7 – August 14 Lecture THE ART OF RISK: THE NEW SCIENCE OF COURAGE, CAUTION, AND CHANCE BY KAYT SUKELAUGUST 10, 2016, 6:30 PM · PLANETARIUMCutting-edge research into fascinating neurological … Continue reading ?

Sports Science: Olympics Edition ? Freestyle Swimming

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Every four years, the eyes of the world shift towards a global competition, complete with feats of strength, determination, talent and teamwork. The Summer Olympics are back, and I could not be more excited. The following post is one of … Continue reading ?

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