Excavations at Zawi Chemi Shanidar: An Example of Human Innovation

EXCAVATIONS AT ZAWI CHEMI SHANIDAR: AN EXAMPLE OF HUMAN INNOVATION

Ralph Solecki's discovery of Neanderthal burials at Shanidar Cave in Iraq changed the way that anthropologists understand Neanderthal...

The Shanidar III Neanderthal: A Mousterian Murder Mystery

THE SHANIDAR III NEANDERTHAL: A MOUSTERIAN MURDER MYSTERY

The Shanidar III Neanderthal skeleton was uncovered on April 16, 1957 by paleo-archaeologist Ralph Solecki after a local laborer noted...

 
 
 
Pioneering Women Photographers in Africa: Mary Marvin Breckinridge Patterson

PIONEERING WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS IN AFRICA: MARY MARVIN BRECKINRIDGE PATTERSON

Marvin Breckinridge filming at Great Zimbabwe ruins, Rhodesia , 1932, photograph by Olivia Stokes, EEPA 1985-009-0050 In celebration...

Reuniting a Collection: The Ralph S. and Rose L. Solecki Collection Storage Integration

REUNITING A COLLECTION: THE RALPH S. AND ROSE L. SOLECKI COLLECTION STORAGE INTEGRATION

Time has flown by as I have been interning with NMNH Anthropology Collections for the fall 2018 semester. Interning with Molly Kamph...

 
 
 
Connecting Archives and Artifacts: Year Two of the Ralph S. and Rose L. Solecki Papers and Artifacts Project

CONNECTING ARCHIVES AND ARTIFACTS: YEAR TWO OF THE RALPH S. AND ROSE L. SOLECKI PAPERS AND ARTIFACTS PROJECT

Year two of the Ralph S. and Rose L. Solecki Papers and Artifacts Project is underway! In the upcoming weeks, you'll hear from three...

Pioneering Women Photographers in Africa: Natalie Knight and Suzanne Priebatsch

PIONEERING WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS IN AFRICA: NATALIE KNIGHT AND SUZANNE PRIEBATSCH

Ndebele bride wearing beaded neck and leg rings, South Africa, circa 1977-circa 1983, EEPA 2012-010-0100 The Eliot Elisofon Photographic...

 
 
 
Searching for Oldman: Museum Collaboration Across the Globe

SEARCHING FOR OLDMAN: MUSEUM COLLABORATION ACROSS THE GLOBE

Since 2010, a project has been underway at the National Museum of the American Indian to reunite archival records with our collections...

AMERICAN WOMEN'S ROLE AS COLLECTORS, PATRONS, AND MUSEUM FOUNDERS

As collectors, patrons, and museum founders, American women have played an influential role in national and international art circles...

 
 
 
Pioneering Women Photographers in Africa: Constance Stuart Larrabee

PIONEERING WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS IN AFRICA: CONSTANCE STUART LARRABEE

Constance Stuart with Ndebele men, South Africa, circa 1936-1945, EEPA 1998-060866 The Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives is pleased...

Farewell to American Archives Month 2018

FAREWELL TO AMERICAN ARCHIVES MONTH 2018

As the American Archives Month blog-a-thon comes to end on this Halloween Day, we want to send a thank you to everyone who participated....

 
 
 
Representing and Misrepresenting Native Americans in Archival Collections

REPRESENTING AND MISREPRESENTING NATIVE AMERICANS IN ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS

The bulk of historical materials contained in Native American archival collections were not created by Native peoples. Perhaps this...

Flashback Friday: Behind the Scenes at the Cultural Resources Center

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE CULTURAL RESOURCES CENTER

Smithsonian Institution Archives, image number 2003-37857. Family Day at the National Museum of the American Indian , Cultural Resources...

 
 
 
Voting Rights and Archives Center Collections

VOTING RIGHTS AND ARCHIVES CENTER COLLECTIONS

The fraught history of Southern states denying African Americans the right to vote, a right guaranteed by the 15th Amendment, was a...

Adventures in Description and Discovery: Who was Miss Mix?

ADVENTURES IN DESCRIPTION AND DISCOVERY: WHO WAS MISS MIX?

Smithsonian Libraries was digitizing a book to make available online. While reviewing the book's description to check for any errors,...

 
 
 
The Spanish Flu

THE SPANISH FLU

This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the World War I armistice. While many will remember this year as the end of the First World...

Pioneering Women Photographers in Africa, 1930s-1970s

PIONEERING WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS IN AFRICA, 1930S-1970S

We are excited to announce a major project the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives , National Museum of African Art, is starting:...

 
 
 
Favorite Photograph From Archives Center Collections

FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPH FROM ARCHIVES CENTER COLLECTIONS

Arthur d'Arzien, Celanese Corporation, Bishop, Texas, ca. 1960s. Color transparency. Arthur d'Arazien Industrial Photographs, Archives...

Flashback Friday: Behind the Scenes at the National Anthropological Archives

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE NATIONAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL ARCHIVES

Smithsonian Institution Archives, image number SIA2009-2221. Paula Fleming, sitting in the reading room and holding images of American...

 
 
 
Accessing the Bonaparte Collection at the National Anthropological Archives, Part Two

ACCESSING THE BONAPARTE COLLECTION AT THE NATIONAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL ARCHIVES, PART TWO

This post is the sixth and final post in a series of blog posts written by George Washington University students in Dr. Joshua A. Bell's...

What Would Frank Espada Do?

WHAT WOULD FRANK ESPADA DO?

As I walk through the streets of the nation's capital, there is never any shortage of interesting sights. But it is not the monuments...

 
 
 



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 ...

Expressionism Art, Contemporary Art, Tree, Abstract Landscape Art For Sale...

Expressionism Art, Contemporary Art, Tree, Abstract Landscape Art For Sale “BE LIKE THAT OAK” by Contemporary Artist Liz Thoresen

24"x20"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/Available Read more ...

Yellow Spring Day, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Yellow Spring Day, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Yellow Spring Day8x10 oil on canvas See this painting at ArtScape, Dallas Arboretum, DeGolyer House, Dutch Art Gallery is Showing Selected Artist work: Katherine Martinez... Read more ...

Horizontal Mixed Media Abstract Landscape Painting “Waves of Jupiter” by...

Horizontal Mixed Media Abstract Landscape Painting “Waves of Jupiter” by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

The painting is inspired by my research and fascination with astronomy. The bands and waves of Jupiter are mesmerizing and I think you will be fascinated and intrigued with all... Read more ...

Woollahra Courtyard House / CO-AP

Woollahra Courtyard House / CO-AP

© Ross Honeysett Architects: CO-AP Location: Woollahra, Australia Category: Houses Design Team: Will Fung, Tina Engelen, Patrik Braun, Rachel Harris Area: 337.0 m2 Project... Read more ...

JL House / Martín Montone Arquitectura

JL House / Martín Montone Arquitectura

© Luis Barandiarán Architects: Martín Montone Arquitectura Location: City Bell, Argentina Category: Houses Lead Architect: Martín Montone Area: 173.32 m2 Project Year... Read more ...

Mixed Media Abstract Painting, "Kim's Run" by Colorado Mixed Media Artist...

Mixed Media Abstract Painting, "Kim's Run" by Colorado Mixed Media Artist Carol Nelson

10"x10" Mixed Media on Panel/sold Commissions welcome. Read more ...

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Found poetry 56

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Good Friday - Illuminated Manuscripts

Good Friday - Illuminated Manuscripts

Missal and Book of Hours, Lombardy ca. 1385-1390 Good Friday marks the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross for the sins of the the people of the world. Good... Read more ...

Good Friday - 1500 Sandro Botticelli Crown of Thorns

Good Friday - 1500 Sandro Botticelli Crown of Thorns

Sandro Botticelli (Italian Early Renaissance Painter, c 1445-1510) Christ Crowned with Thorns. 1500 Read more ...

Good Friday - 1460 - Crown of Thorns

Good Friday - 1460 - Crown of Thorns

1460-75. Philadelphia Museum of Art Christ Crowned with Thorns. Artist unknown, Austrian In the Christian religion, Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus. As early... Read more ...