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Gene Stratton-Porter and the end of Limberlost Swamp

28 days 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

28 days 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

28 days 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

28 days 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 ...

Journal Entry Southwest France..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

Journal Entry Southwest France..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

This journal entry is of Saint Cirq Lapopie while I was teaching at Le Vieux Couvent this past May. A fascinating medieval cliff side village 300 feet above the River Lot. We... Read more ...

OP9 House / Office 88

OP9 House / Office 88

© Katherine Lu Architects: Office 88 Location: Sydney, Australia Lead Designer: Gorgi Gulevski Structural Engineer: LMW Design Group Area: 570.0 m2 Project Year... Read more ...

Fall Landscape,Colorado Landscape, Water Reflections, Fine Art...

Fall Landscape,Colorado Landscape, Water Reflections, Fine Art Photography,“Light and Color in Love” by International Photographer Kit Hedman, Boarding House Studio Galleries, Denver

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Asters in the Garden, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Asters in the Garden, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Asters in the Garden8x10 oil on canvas This was inspired from the Master's Garden in Granbury. I choice this path to highlight the cool colors of the aster and roses. Spending... Read more ...

"ouessant" lottery

"ouessant" lottery

To celebrate my last book " ouessant. un polop chez les maouts ", it's time for the traditional "lapin-lottery"! louise will pick up 3 names from the comments of this post, to... Read more ...

Contemporary Flower Painting, Folk Art, Narrative Art Painting,Still Life...

Contemporary Flower Painting, Folk Art, Narrative Art Painting,Still Life "Flowers On My Table, Santa Fe" by Santa Fe Artist Judi Goolsby

This painting is part of a very special new series "Sense of Place" Contemporary Narrative Art 30"x24"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/Available Read more ...

Alien print

Alien print

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Holy Family Christmas Nativity Original Oil Painting and Prints

Holy Family Christmas Nativity Original Oil Painting and Prints

Holy Familyoil primed panel6x6 3 original oil paintings available * prints and notecards available Inspired by the beauty of stained glass I painted this years ago and every... Read more ...

Longing for a Soft, Docile 17C-18C Gentlewoman Tending Sheep - Pastoral...

Longing for a Soft, Docile 17C-18C Gentlewoman Tending Sheep - Pastoral Allegories

1760 George Chalmers, A Shepherdess in a Landscape During the 17C & 18C artists painted their contemporaries as personifications & allegories, & often painters would put the... Read more ...

Garden Flowers by artist Pat Meyer

Garden Flowers by artist Pat Meyer

8 x10 oil on linen panelcontact artist to purchasePat Meyer.net Exciting the new flowers are blooming in the garden. Time to cut a few and bring to the studio. Having fun... Read more ...