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Gene Stratton-Porter and the end of Limberlost Swamp

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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 ...

Calming Water, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Calming Water, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Calming Water12x9 oil on wood panel This painting was inspired by a field study and photos. I wanted to recreate the calming time spent painting here. I used a palette knife... Read more ...

Portrait, Fine Art Painting "Worry" International Contemporary Abstract...

Portrait, Fine Art Painting "Worry" International Contemporary Abstract Artist Arrachme

The black and white version of this won The Strokes of Genius 9 drawing hard back book. Oil on Canvas 20"x16" Oil on Canvas/Available Fine Art Prints are Also Available Read more ...

Canvas art "Secret "

Canvas art "Secret "

Paint the skin :) Paint the hair ;) Paint the clothes :) Background :D Paint the line ;) Paint the eye :D Glitter :) :.+*:.+*:.+* Completion *+.:*+.:*+.: 2017 Canvas art... Read more ...

Canvas art "2017"

Canvas art "2017"

First Canvas in 2017! paint the skin :) paint the hair ;) O :O O :O O :O O :O O :O Flower :D Stripe ;) Shadow & Background :) Paint a line & eye :) :.+*:.+*:.+* Completion... Read more ...

The Central Axis of the New Multimodal Hub in Nice Grand Arénas...

The Central Axis of the New Multimodal Hub in Nice Grand Arénas / mateoarquitectura

© Aldo Amoretti Architects: mateoarquitectura Location: Arenas, Nice, France Architect In Charge: Josep Lluís Mateo Landscape: Atelier Villes et Paysages Area: 21200.0... Read more ...

Abstract Expressionism, Contemporary Art, Acrylic Painting “Captive...

Abstract Expressionism, Contemporary Art, Acrylic Painting “Captive Teardrop” by Arizona Abstract Artist Cynthia A. Berg

An isolated glowing drop of human water. Precious and alive.. blues come alive in this piece. 24"x18" Acrylic on Paper /Available $875 Read more ...

Contemporary Abstract Landscape Art Painting, Fine Art For Sale

Contemporary Abstract Landscape Art Painting, Fine Art For Sale

24"x24" Acrylic on Cradled Panel/Available Read more ...

Rabbit, Bunny, Abstract, Folk Art, Narrative Art Painting, “Magic Show”...

Rabbit, Bunny, Abstract, Folk Art, Narrative Art Painting, “Magic Show” Narrative Art by Santa Fe Artist Judi Goolsby

Painting this magician's bunny came out to be a little hilarious. It's how I felt when I won the rabbit at the magic show when I was about 5. Contemporary Art, Narrative... Read more ...

Jack Teagarden, Gene Krupa, Jazz, Drums, Trombone, "Jack and Gene" by Texas...

Jack Teagarden, Gene Krupa, Jazz, Drums, Trombone, "Jack and Gene" by Texas artist Debra Hurd

60"x60" Palette Knife Portrait of Frank Sinatra/SOLD This painting is SOLD, but commissions are welcome. Read more ...

Sunflowers on a Cloudy Day

Sunflowers on a Cloudy Day

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