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...

 
 
 
Collection in Process: A Poem from the Ralph and Rose Solecki Papers

COLLECTION IN PROCESS: A POEM FROM THE RALPH AND ROSE SOLECKI PAPERS

Archaeological sites are not often fodder for poetic musings, but such musing may at times be revealed by other kinds of “excavations.”...

A Jazz Life, Interrupted

A JAZZ LIFE, INTERRUPTED

A recently acquired National Museum of American History Archives Center collection, the Maceo Jefferson Papers, 1898-1974 , relates...

 
 
 
Happy Birthday Frederick Douglass!: A Commemorative Blog from the National Museum of African Art

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FREDERICK DOUGLASS!: A COMMEMORATIVE BLOG FROM THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART

*Update: ABC Channel 7 aired a segment on March 14, 2018 featuring the history of Frederick Douglass and the National Museum of African...

Gene Stratton-Porter and the end of Limberlost Swamp

GENE STRATTON-PORTER AND THE END OF LIMBERLOST SWAMP

Smithsonian's Collections Search Center turns up intriguing results for Gene Stratton-Porter- images from the Art Inventories Catalog...

 
 
 
How Computers Came to the Smithsonian Libraries

HOW COMPUTERS CAME TO THE SMITHSONIAN LIBRARIES

In the beginning, few offices at the Smithsonian used computers. The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory used MIT's IBM 704 to calculate...

Connecting the Threads: Interdepartmental Collaboration and the Elayne Zorn Collection

CONNECTING THE THREADS: INTERDEPARTMENTAL COLLABORATION AND THE ELAYNE ZORN COLLECTION

 Men playing traditional Andean flutes. Subseries 5B: Slides, Elayne Zorn collection , National Museum of the American Indian,...

 
 
 



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 ...

Contemporary Abstract Painting, Fine Art For Sale “Fields of Solace” by...

Contemporary Abstract Painting, Fine Art For Sale “Fields of Solace” by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles. Anne Frank 24"x24"x.75" Acrylic on Cradled Panel/Available Read more ...

Steeple. 8x10 acrylic on canvas

Steeple. 8x10 acrylic on canvas

I love the architecture of old churches. Read more ...

17C Gentlewomen as the Goddess Minerva of War, the Arts, & Wisdom

17C Gentlewomen as the Goddess Minerva of War, the Arts, & Wisdom

1675 Henri Gascard Frances Teresa Stewart, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox (1647-1702) Early artists painted their contemporaries somewhat like allegories, & often painters... Read more ...

Urban Sketching Victoria B.C. with Gabi Campanario

Urban Sketching Victoria B.C. with Gabi Campanario

Join the original urban sketcher, Seattle-area artist and journalist Gabi Campanario , for a fun weekend of sketching and exploration around downtown Victoria B.C., a pleasant... Read more ...

Original Contemporary Painting, Abstract Figure, Mixed Media Art "Southwest...

Original Contemporary Painting, Abstract Figure, Mixed Media Art "Southwest Dream" Painting by Contemporary Arizona Artist Pat Stacy

30"x30" Meta Paint With Patina and Pastels This painting was a recent commission. I would love to paint the perfect piece for you! Contact Artist. Visit my website Follow me on... Read more ...

Snow Fields

Snow Fields

Rockwell Kent, Snow Fields , 1909 via Arts Everyday Living Read more ...

UVENCE ART + HOTEL / AMEZCUA

UVENCE ART + HOTEL / AMEZCUA

© Rodrigo Pardo Architects: Amezcua Location: San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chis., Mexico Design Team: Miguel González, Aarón Rivera, Rodrigo Lugo, María Fernanda González, Diego... Read more ...

Showcase: Dark Angels Primaris Space Marines

Showcase: Dark Angels Primaris Space Marines

It felt weird batch painting five models from three different units but in the end it wasn't too bad. It does leave me with three unfinished squads which I'm not going to be... Read more ...

Mixed Media Abstract Tree Collage Landscape, "Just Peachy" by Carol Nelson...

Mixed Media Abstract Tree Collage Landscape, "Just Peachy" by Carol Nelson Fine Art

"Just Peachy" 8x8 inches, by Carol Nelson This was a demo piece in one of my Abstract Trees workshops. It's one of my favorite workshops to teach because almost everyone... Read more ...

Contemporary Painting, 4 Directions Series “4 DIRECTIONS - EAST” by Colorado...

Contemporary Painting, 4 Directions Series “4 DIRECTIONS - EAST” by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse

This painting is part of a new series titled "4 Directions" Acrylic on Yupo , Mounted on Canvas Board/Available 26×20x1/2" Read more ...