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National Museum of American History accepts 'Mad Men' artifacts against backdrop of real advertising history

7 hours agoArts : Artdaily

In a special ceremony, the Smithsonian?s National Museum of American History accepted a donation of more than 50 artifacts from Mad Men, including costumes, props, sketches and a script as well as creator Matthew Weiner?s personal notes from the AMC drama produced by Lionsgate. Show More Summary

The Tale Of Mingering Mike, Who Painted Himself A Music Career

"A self-taught visual artist who longed to make soul records, Mingering Mike ended up realizing his dreams on paper rather than vinyl. Decades later, his work is paying off, as it has been added to the collection of The Smithsonian American Art Museum."

Jon Hamm Visits the Smithsonian in Honor of 'Mad Men'

Jon Hamm shows off his handsome smile at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History on Friday afternoon (March 27) in Washington D.C. The 44-year-old actor was joined by his co-stars Christina Hendricks and John Slattery as objects from their show became part of a display. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jon Hamm [...]

'Mad Men' relics are now museum pieces

It's the beginning of the end of 'Mad Men' but the start of a new life at the Smithsonian.        

‘Mad Men’ donates booze bottle and more to the Smithsonian

“Booze, business cards and cigarettes.” Okay fine, it’s not as catchy as “Mad Men.” But judging from the period props the AMC series donated to the Smithsonian on Friday (a bottle of Stolichnaya, Sterling Cooper business cards, and a pack of Lucky Strikes, among other objets d’art), the booze title could work. It also makes for […]

Should the Smithsonian and Other Museums Blow Off Big Fossil?

Let me start off by saying something you may not know. The big corporations and the 1%ers you have learned to hate fund many of the projects you’ve learned to love. I have not checked lately, but Murdoch and FOX corporation for several years in a row funded at a 50% or 60% level virtually…

George Carlin portrait added to The Smithsonian museum gallery wall

George Carlin today has his own space on the wall of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, and it's because you wanted to "Recognize" him there. The Smithsonian held an online vote last month among three nominees to hang a comedian's portrait on the museum's "Recognize" wall -- Carlin, Ellen DeGeneres or Groucho Marx -- and […]

Cesar Chavez portrait to go on display at Smithsonian

One of the final portraits taken of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez will be donated to the Smithsonian in a ceremony Friday morning.

Liberals: Museums Should ‘Cut All Ties’ with Climate Skeptic David Koch

Green bullies are at it again, this time trying to shame museums into dropping conservative philanthropist David Koch and his money. A group of alarmist scientists wrote an open letter claiming museums like the Smithsonian’s MuseumsShow More Summary

Smithsonian NMNH: Ocean Portal, You Navigate

Discover the sea through media gallery videos while exploring ocean life and amazing ocean photos.

Scientists Discover Three Confirmed Reasons Why Some Spiders Don’t Stick to Their Own Webs

4 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In a recent episode of Science Friday, host Flora Lichtman spoke with scientist William Eberhard of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute to try to find the answer to the long-running question of why spiders don’t stick to their own webs. After long and careful research, Eberhard and his research colleague Daniel Briceño determined that the […]

Going Out Guide for the District of Columbia, March 26-April 1, 2015

THU 26Baby Bry Bry and the Apologists The Luce Unplugged series continues with a concert by the D.C. punk band. 5:30-7 p.m. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. Read full article >>

'Lincoln's Last Day' Premieres April 13th on Smithsonian Channel

April 14th, 2015 will mark the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

George Carlin Smithsonian portrait to be unveiled, new Carlin website coming!

4 days agoHumor : Laughspin

Fans of classic comedy - and, in particular, Carlin purists - are in for one hell of a George injection. On March 27, not only will the late comedian's official website be re-launched, but his portrait is also to be unveiled at the Smithsonian National Gallery.

Smithsonian Channel Airs 'Siege of Masada,' Tells Story Behind 'The Dovekeepers'

On Fri., March 27, the Smithsonian Channel will air a special documentary telling the true story of the siege of Masada, which inspired the story behind CBS' "The Dovekeepers."

No thank you: Moth lays eggs in reporter's ear while he's live on air.

5 days agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

What an egg-cellent interview. Earlier this week, Fox 5 reporter Bob Barnard did a live report from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History where he hung out with an African Moon Moth. Over the course of the interview, the moth flirtatiously crept up to his ear. Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 03.23.15

The lasers and research that helped find the oldest known Roman fort — Smithsonian Magazine (@SmithsonianMag) March 23, 2015 How to say your age? #latin #LatinGrammar...Show More Summary

Scientists Call On Smithsonian And Other Museums To Reject Fossil Fuel Funding

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- A group of prominent scientists is lobbying science museums in the United States to stop accepting funding from fossil fuel interests. "As members of the scientific community we devote our lives to understanding the world,...Show More Summary

Souvenirs: Take a Peek at the Cooper-Hewitt's Vintage Postcards Gallery

All images via Smithsonian Institution Archives It's #MuseumWeek! a.k.a Twitter's concerted effort to encourage all the world's cultural institutions to share the incredible wealth of information hidden within their 140 characters. The freshly overhauled Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in...

Nope of the Day: African Moon Moth Lays Eggs in DC Reporter’s Ear

5 days agoHumor / odd : The Daily What

Well this is just disgusting. FOX 5’s Bob Barnard was shooting a live segment Monday at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum in DC to celebrate Museum Week, when an African Moon Moth landed on his ear. At first he joked that it was...Show More Summary

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