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Gene Stratton-Porter and the end of Limberlost Swamp

6 monthes ago   |   By Smithsonian

Smithsonian's Collections Search Center turns up intriguing results for Gene Stratton-Porter- images from the Art Inventories Catalog of Smithsonian's American Art Museum, a natural history text, and a book on travel through the "Hoosier state" from Smithsonian Libraries. These only hint at her fascinating life. I first learned about Stratton-Porter when Smithsonian Libraries digitized one of her natural history texts, contributed to Biodiversity Heritage Library. Looking at her books on BHL, one finds texts that describe birds, bugs, and her birthplace-the state of Indiana.
Gene...
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Connecting the Threads: Interdepartmental Collaboration and the Elayne Zorn Collection

Connecting the Threads: Interdepartmental Collaboration and the Elayne Zorn Collection

6 monthes ago   |   By Smithsonian


Men playing traditional Andean flutes.
Subseries 5B: Slides, Elayne Zorn collection ,
National Museum of the American Indian, Archive Center. One of the reasons I love working behind the scenes in a museum is that you never know what incredible objects and stories you will come across. This past year, by chance, I stumbled upon the amazing life of anthropologist Elayne Zorn after being asked to enhance records related to her collection in the National Museum of the American Indian's Collections Information System. Elayne Zorn spent many years and much of her professional career as a...
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Processing the Burpee Company Records, Part Two

Processing the Burpee Company Records, Part Two

6 monthes ago   |   By Smithsonian

My ‘archival expectations' began once I was informed by the Smithsonian's Archives of American Gardens that I would be processing a seed company's collection. I figured I would find business records-office files, formal correspondence, personnel and financial records, and contracts. What I was not expecting, however, was a surprisingly large amount of family papers.
For me, the most exciting part about working with personal papers is reading into the social life these people lived; especially of those similar to my age (25). Reading about good times had with family and friends is an...
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Increasing Central and South American Archival Collections at the NMAI, and Fulfilling the Museum's Original Mission

Increasing Central and South American Archival Collections at the NMAI, and Fulfilling the Museum's Original Mission

6 monthes ago   |   By Smithsonian

Meeting Minutes from its opening year in 1916 record that the Museum of the American Indian's founding mission was “the collection, preservation, study and exhibition of all things connected with the anthropology of the aboriginal peoples of North, South and Central Americas.” The following century brought with it many changes to the original museum, including its incorporation into the Smithsonian, its expansion from locations not just in New York but also in Washington, DC and Suitland, Maryland, and a re-wording of the original mission statement that was more inclusive of contemporary...
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

The Empty Tomb - Illuminated Manuscripts

The Empty Tomb - Illuminated Manuscripts

British Library - Harley 4328 fol-410 The Empty Tomb Resurrection The Gospel of John 20 contains a narrative of an empty garden tomb including the appearance of Jesus: The... Read more ...

Finished-ish • 6B pencil in procreate • drawing portrait

Finished-ish • 6B pencil in procreate • drawing portrait

Finished-ish • 6B pencil in procreate • drawing portrait portraiture sketch face beard ipadpro ipad procreate applepencil crosshatching artistsoninstagram Read more ...

What I Love About Plein Air

What I Love About Plein Air

'In My Cherry Grove' 8x10 plein air pastel ©Karen Margulis The Cherry Trees were calling to me. They needed to be painted. I could take a hundred pictures of them but nothing... Read more ...

Pastel Painting, Tree Painting, Expressionist Landscape “Super Moon Sets” by...

Pastel Painting, Tree Painting, Expressionist Landscape “Super Moon Sets” by Colorado Artist Kit Hedman, Boarding House Studio Galleries

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Womanized

Womanized

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서울 어반 스케치에 처음 나간날 테크노마트

서울 어반 스케치에 처음 나간날 테크노마트

4월 20일 토요일 아침에 비가 오려는지 날뜩 찌푸린 날씨다 서울 어반 스케쳐스 메일 회신을 받은 후 첫 모임이다. 설레기도 하고 불안하기도 한 마음으로 테크노 마트로 출발한다. 테크노 마트는 그 건물은 이름대로 최첨단의 기술과 제품으로 무장한 마트이다. 그곳에서 그리기라는 아날로그적인 행위가 어째 어색하게 느껴... Read more ...

Wisteria Arbor,oils on canvas panel, Barbara Haviland-Texas Artist

Wisteria Arbor,oils on canvas panel, Barbara Haviland-Texas Artist

Wisteria Arbor, oils on canvas panel Posted on 4/21/2019 By Barbara Haviland-Texas Floral Artist Comment on this Topics: Daily posting of Art | Florals | Landscape ©: Barbara... Read more ...

Easter Egg Hunt: Architecture Edition

Easter Egg Hunt: Architecture Edition

© Chanel Dehond Now that it's time for the Easter Holidays, kids will be busy searching for colorful eggs hidden here and there. As for you architecture lovers, illustrator... Read more ...

Hawthorne Bridge from the Esplanade

Hawthorne Bridge from the Esplanade

Actually, four bridges: the Hawthorne, the Marquam, the Tilikum and the Ross Island, all in a row. Done from the dock below the fire station.  Then I walked back up to the... Read more ...

The folly of painting, and The Folly Theater painting

The folly of painting, and The Folly Theater painting

The Folly's Fading Light An original oil painting, on stretched canvas 30 X 24", unframed When people reach my age, they tend to spend some time reflecting back on the choices... Read more ...