Nothing eases the first day of school blues like the smell of new school supplies. Whether it’s pre-school, elementary, secondary, high school, or college we’ve got many funky supplies for everyone. Accessorize! Bring out that funky style with cool gadgets. Like the spooled cord and earbud storage. Store your earbuds without the tangles when […]
BTS – Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum Gladiators locked in mortal combat for the entertainment of the crowds in Rome’s Colosseum. “Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum” takes us into the violent arena of the Colosseum and behind the scenes to the world of the gladiators. Theirs was a world of specialized training, discipline, regulation and […]
Helen B. Bechtel, independent curator and coordinator of the installation, Parallax Gap, fills us in on the relationship between architecture and American craft. Parallax Gap remains on display at the Renwick Gallery through February 11, 2018.
MuseumNext USA will start with our discovery day, something which has become a popular part of our European events. This gives delegates the opportunity to… Read More ? The post What’s Happening – MuseumNext USA Day One appeared first on MuseumNext.
So. Buttercream. I make one heck of a delicious buttercream frosting. Only problem is that it isn’t technically buttercream because I don’t use eggs. If you are a real baker, you might recognize my frosting as a delicious abomination called “American Buttercream”. If you’re good, I’ll give you the recipe at the end of […]
Luce Unplugged brings DC's best musical acts to the Smithsonian American Art Museum for an evening concert after a staff-led art talk. On Thursday, August 24, soul artist Aaron Abernathy takes a break from working on his current projects to perform a set at 6 p.m. Luce Unplugged is presented in collaboration with DC Music Download.
It’s Throwback Thursday again! Want to learn about making beer, wedding skirts and attaching to chameleons with the Irqw people of Tanzania? Then read THIS ARTICLE penned by our Vice President of Youth Education Nicole Temple back in 2013!
As we near the end of summer, we begin to look forward to the new school year! For some of us, the school year begins a bit early, and for others, it starts the very last Monday of August. If you are looking for an end of summer celebration or a fun activity to […]
This guest post was written by Seema Rao, a 2017 MuseumCamper and brilliant GLAM visitor advocate. Seema wrote it (original post here) in response to her experience last week at MuseumCamp... followed by the painful news about racism-fueled rallies and mob violence in Charlottesville, VA. Show More Summary
It seems a strange mix, but hot glue is a wonderful medium to work into a caterpillar design. Materials: – Hot glue gun – Wax paper – Colored glue sticks – Scissors (optional) Note: I use a fine tip glue gun. You can […]
On view in our current exhibition at the Renwick Gallery, Peter Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years, are three of the artist's large-scale paintings: Blue Remington, Red Through Black #3, and Falling Red. Some people may be surprised to find paintings in Voulkos' oeuvre, but that's what makes their discovery (at least for me) all the more exciting.
It’s Throwback Thursday and today we are going all the way back to 2009 to discuss a scientific fail. Galileo Galilei is famous for his astronomical observations and discoveries, but he could have been famous for one more thing! He was technically the first astronomer to observe Neptune while studying Jupiter’s moons in 1612 and […]
If you have ever visited a centuries-old Roman church or an Islamic mosque, you may have glimpsed the role visual arts play in the beliefs, practices and narratives concerning the sacred. In the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Luce Foundation Center, three pieces of art provide a snapshot of the different ways art has connected individuals and community to spirituality.
Imagine a strange post-apocalyptic scenario in which you somehow became trapped in the Cockrell Butterfly Center alone, with no food or provisions. Pretty weird thing to imagine right? Well, it could happen! Many people come to the CBC to watch the graceful butterflies flit through the trees, but don’t actually realize that it is […]
Total Solar Eclipse The New Moon of Monday, August 21 casts its shadow onto the Earth, causing a total solar eclipse! And this time, the Moon casts its shadow across the USA, allowing Americans to join in the experience much more easily than in recent memory. (The last total eclipse visible form the contiguous […]
This past weekend, SAAM celebrated all that is good about video games when it hosted its annual SAAM Arcade. Almost 20,000 attended the two-day event held in the museum's Kogod Courtyard and throughout the museum. This is the third year...Show More Summary
Wing It! GET TICKETS Every Tuesday @ 10:30 a.m., Memorial Day through August Come fly away into the world of butterflies this summer at the Cockrell Butterfly Center with Wing it! Introduce yourself to your favorite flutterers and watch the release of 100 to 200 new, greenhouse-raised butterflies into the enclosure. Get schooled on […]
I love Game of Thrones as much as anybody. What draws me to this show is its undeniable ties to medieval history, and others are intrigued by this as well. However, after watching an interview with George R. R. Martian about what inspired him to write the books upon which the series is […]
Gene Kloss felt that immersion in nature was essential to the production of art. Her paintings and etchings were directly informed by nature and she couldn't conceive of making art any other way. "An artist must keep in close contact with nature... in order to produce a significant body of work," she said, and she was prepared to live by her words.
Yes, the Beyond Bone Blog has hopped on the “Throwback Thursday” bandwagon. But you know what? I’m excited about it! There’s so many amazing blogs from the past that deserve another day in the sun. For example, did you know that it’s completely possible to pet a dinosaur? It’s true! We have petrified Edmontosaurus […]