October 27, 2016
Is the Smithsonian in your neighborhood? Probably so! These Affiliates are bringing the Smithsonian to communities across the U.S. in November!
From Clay to Copper: The Story of the Etowah Valley, a new exhibition at the Tellus Science Museum, includes 64 Native American artifacts and minerals from the National Museum of Natural History, in Cartersville beginning 11.5.
National Museum of American History features Plimoth Plantation (Plymouth, MA) in Waking the Ancestors: Recovering the Lost and Sacred Sounds of Colonial America, a public program at the museum on 11.5-6.
Daniel Piazza, curator at the National Postal Museum will present a lecture on communicating during the Revolutionary War at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, in St. Augustine 11.10.
Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Warsâ„¢ and the Power of Costume opens at the Denver Art Museum, in Denver 11.13. The exhibition was developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in partnership with the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and Lucasfilm Ltd.
The Civil War Museum, part of Kenosha Public Museums, will display Changing America:Â The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963, an exhibition presented by the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of American History, in Kenosha 11.16.
Button for the 1941 March
National Museum of American History, gift of Rita Jaros
September 28, 2016
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor (Honolulu, HI)
Civil Geeks: Aviation Museum Tackles Astronomy
Adjacent to the World War II fighter jets at the Pacific Aviation Museum is a classroom not many visitors know even exists. The facility is used for student groups usually interested in aviation and flight simulators but lately the museum is going beyond the limits of our earthâ€™s atmosphere and exploring objects in deep space. The workshop is called Astrophotography and geared for students from 5th to 8th graders. According to the PAM press release, â€œThe workshop is part of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatoryâ€™s Youth Capture the Colorful Cosmos III (YCCC III) program, offering students the opportunity to research, explore, and photograph the cosmos using telescopes owned and maintained by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.â€
National Museum of Industrial History (Bethlehem, PA)
VIDEO- PBS39 FOCUS (NMIH story runs from 11:13-19:29)
Springfield Museums (Springfield, MA)
Smithsonian link huge boost for Springfield (Editorial)
This is a win-win for everyone and truly a historic occasion. The efforts of political leaders, museum officials and MassMutual Foundation will be rewarded, every time the Smithsonian brings its message to Springfield or tells its story to an America and world that needs to hear.
Springfield Museums Named Smithsonian Affiliate (Radio spot)
WAMCâ€™s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Springfield Museums President Kay Simpson
Springfield Museums Named Smithsonian Affiliate
For us to continue to develop a culturally rich community, it is important that all of us â€” especially our children â€” have access to some of the worldâ€™s most treasured art collections, artifacts, and perspectives of the most renowned experts in the country,â€ said Roger Crandall, chairman, president, and CEO of MassMutual.Â â€œThe MassMutual Foundationâ€™s support of the partnership between the Springfield Museums and the Smithsonian helps strengthen the cultural fabric of our community, and we are proud to do our share to provide opportunities that inspire people to never stop learning and growing.â€
Springfield Museums named Smithsonian affiliate; new opportunities for exhibits, education
The Smithsonian Institution has named the Springfield Museums an affiliate, opening up new opportunities for cultural and historical exhibits and a wealth of educational programs.
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes (Los Angeles, CA)
Smithsonian Highlights Latino Players as Part of Baseballâ€™s Racial History
â€œThe stories that are resurfacing as a result of this project are prime examples of its importance,â€ Caballero said. â€œWithout regional projects and a strong national project, such as the Smithsonianâ€™s â€˜Latinos and Baseballâ€™ project, most of these stories, as well as the history of their communities, would not be documented for current and future generations.â€
National Museum of African American History and Culture opening celebration
DuSable Museum of African American History (Chicago,IL)
DuSable Museum Celebrates Opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture with special Watch Party and Smithsonian Poster Exhibition
The DuSable Museum of African American History will â€œLift Every Voiceâ€ and celebrate the Grand Opening of the Smithsonianâ€™s National Museum of African American History and Culture on Saturday, September 24, 2016, by hosting a free â€œWatch Partyâ€ beginning at 8:30 AM. The event will take place at the Museum located at 740 East 56th Place (57th Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue) in Chicago.
Watch Party: Grand Opening of New Smithsonian Museum
National black history museum could spur interest locally
On Chicago’s South Side, it will be viewed during a free watch party Saturday at the 55-year-old DuSable Museum of African American History, one of the oldest museums of its kind. Officials there â€” and at other local and regional venues that offer more local stories on the struggles and contributions of blacks in the United States â€” expect the new national museum to spur interest and steer more visitors their way.
Chicago woven throughout Smithsonianâ€™s new National Museum of African American History
If you canâ€™t make the trip to Washington D.C. for the opening ceremony, Chicagoâ€™s Smithsonian affiliate invites you to watch on its big screen. The viewing party starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning, at Dusable Museum
DuSable Museum of African American History (Chicago, IL) and Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Birmingham, AL)
African-American museum to open in Washington
DuSable Chief Curator Leslie Guy says the new museum has “become an incredible opportunity in terms of raising awareness.” In Alabama, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute President Andrea Taylor says that after experiencing the national museum, visitors “will want to know more about what’s happening in their local community.”
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Birmingham, AL)
New African American History Museum prepared to deal with visitors’ emotions
Museums have to be prepared to deal with a variety of emotions when dealing with charged subjects like slavery and civil rights, said Priscilla Hancock Cooper, vice president of institutional programs at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Alabama. After going through the Birmingham museum, visitors are offered a chance to talk with volunteers â€” many of whom lived through the turbulent civil rights era in Birmingham â€” to help process their thoughts and feelings, Cooper said.
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture (Baltimore, MD)
6 Things to Do If You Don’t Have a Timed Pass for the National African American History Museum
Baltimore’s Reginald F. Lewis Museum is hosting its own event Saturday in celebration of the grand opening of the newest Smithsonian. During the event, parents and kids can join award-winning illustrator Shadra Strickland for storytime of her book, “Bird,” a tale about a young boy facing family struggles. A drawing workshop with the artist will follow.Participants will also receive a free commemorative poster, while supplies last.
B&O Railroad Museum (Baltimore, Maryland) (VIDEO)
The B & O Railroad Museum is hosting a special exhibition to celebrate the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture on September 24, 2016. This Saturday is also the Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Live Day when you can sign up and get free admission to the B&O Railroad Museum!
Birthplace of Country Music Museum (Bristol, Virginia) (VIDEO)
â€œLift Every Voiceâ€ Concert Series and Museum Day Live! at Birthplace of Country Music Museum Sept. 24
This yearâ€™s Museum Day Live! is special as BCMM will also be honoring the Grand Opening of the Smithsonianâ€™s newest museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, DC. To celebrate this opening, the museum will offer several programs throughout the day as part of the NMAAHCâ€™s â€œLift Every Voiceâ€ initiative
The African American Museum in Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
New museum on National Mall tells sweeping story of black experience – with a Philly twist
Says Lonnie Bunch, the national museum’s founding director: “I think the museum needs to be a place that finds the right tension between moments of pain and stories of resiliency and uplift.” The African American Museum in Philadelphia, at Seventh and Arch Streets, a Smithsonian affiliate, will host a video “watch party” of opening-day celebrations for the mothership on the mall, said Patricia Aden, AAMP president and CEO.Â
Senator John Heinz History Center (Pittsburgh, PA)
The biggest challenge in opening up a national museum about African American history? How to talk about slavery
â€œYou can’t cover everything of the black experience, and youâ€™re always going to find someone who says something should be there or should not be there,â€ said Black, the director of African American programming at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh.
Smithsonian magazineâ€™s Museum Day LIVE!
Idaho Museum of Natural History (Pocatello, Idaho)
Idaho Museum of Natural History joins Smithsonian magazineâ€™s 12th Annual Museum Day Live!
History Colorado (Denver, CO)
Revel in the Smithsonian Legacy on Museum Day Live!
â€œWe are proud to be a Smithsonian Affiliate and celebrate Smithsonian Day Live with museums all across the country,â€ says the director of education at History Colorado, JJ Rutherford.
The Rockwell Museum (Corning, NY)
The Rockwell Museum Join Smithsonian Magazine’s 12th Annual Museum Day Live!
As the only Smithsonian Affiliate in Upstate, NY, The Rockwell actively seeks ways in which we can bring dynamic programming from the Smithsonian Institution to Corning and the Finger Lakes…Â This yearâ€™s Museum Day Live! marks the Grand Opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The Rockwell joins in support of this momentous occasion by displaying a traveling exhibit, A Place for All People, a historic poster exhibit that explores African American history, culture, and community.
Rhode Island Historical Society (Providence, RI)
Over 20 R.I. museums offer free admission Saturday
Many of the exhibits, performances, and events will celebrate the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opens the same day.
The Old Governorâ€™s Mansion (Milledgeville, GA)
Original presidential ballots on display at Old Governor’s Mansion
The Old Governorâ€™s Mansion at Georgia College, a Smithsonian affiliate, will house four original presidential ballots from the election of 1860 to view until Nov. 8. The loans are provided by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium (Dubuque, IA)
Critical Wildlife Conservation and Research Projects Funded by AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced AZA Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) grants totaling nearly $250,000 to be awarded to 13 projects. After a competitive review of 79 applications, 13 projects were chosen to be funded for 2016.
Booth Western Art Museum (Cartersville, GA)
Booth nets two top Shining Example Awards
Along the museumâ€™s director of marketing, Tom Shinall, capturing the Rising Star Award, the Booth was named Southeast Tourism Society Escape to the Southeast Travel Attraction of the Year.
Upcountry History Museum (Greenville, SC)
14 Pieces Of Dissected Technology That Will Blow Your Mind
The Smithsonianâ€™s â€œThings Come Apartâ€ is a traveling exhibition that takes a fascinating look inside the technology we know and love.
These Photos of Deconstructed Devices Reveal Their Hidden Beauty
Both static and kinetic visions of disassembled hardware populate McLellanâ€™s new exhibition, now on view at South Carolinaâ€™s Upcountry History Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate through February 19, 2017. The show will then hit the road traveling to Kansas City first on an ambitious 12-city national tour.
National WWII Museum (New Orleans, LA) and Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex (Titusville, FL)
TripAdvisor Showcases the Worldâ€™s Best Museums With Travelersâ€™ Choice Awards
â€œFrom awe-inspiring art galleries to thought-provoking memorials, Travelersâ€™ Choice Museums provide enlightening experiences whether a traveler is visiting for the first time or the fiftiethâ€¦â€
Perot Museum of Nature and Science (Dallas, TX) (VIDEO)
Giant Gems of the Smithsonian at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Springfield Museums (Springfield, MA)
To celebrate a new partnership between the Smithsonian and Springfield Museums, come out on Saturday for the kick-off of Smithsonian Week, with guest speaker John Grant, planetary scientist at the National Air and Space Museum and member of the Mars Rover Team
Stafford Air & Space Museum (Weatherford, OK)
Oklahoma Small-town Promotes Aviation
Named a Smithsonian Affiliate in 2011, the museum started as a simple display case in the Weatherford Airport Terminal. It now displays more than 3,500 artifacts, many of them having logged real time in the atmosphere and beyond it. A number of them are on loan from the Smithsonian, including the pressure suit Stafford wore on Apollo X.
Orange County Regional History Center (Orlando, FL)
Museum curators gather, preserve Pulse history
This touched thousands of lives,” said Michael Perkins, manager of the center’s museum. “We are trying to preserve it for generations.”Perkins said he consulted with experts from the Smithsonian Museums and visited the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center Site as he prepared his staff for the challenge of preserving Pulse.
August 26, 2016
Congrats to these Affiliates on their recent accomplishments!
The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium announced that it has received $20,000 from the Cultural Leadership Partners Program from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Grant funds will support staff and related expenses that are dedicated to implementing the Museum & Aquariumâ€™s strategic plan.
The Rockwell Museum was selected to receive a grant of $19,950 from the Edith Saxton Fund for Steuben County Youth Services, administered through the Community Foundation of the Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes. The grant will support the museumâ€™s Great Circle Program, an early childhood artist-in-residence program for first-grade students in the Bath Central School District. The program will be introduced to Bath schools in the spring 2017 semester.
In its 50th anniversary year, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced $79 million in grants for 290 humanities projects and programs across the United States including the following Affiliate initiatives:
Colorado Historical Society-$200,000
Project Title: Colorado Digital Newspaper Project
Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of Colorado’s historic newspapers published between 1859 and 1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).
Arab American National Museum-$45,000
Project Title: The New Face of Arab America: Immigrant and Refugee Communities
Project Description: Research and planning for exhibitions, collections, and programming about Arab Americansâ€™ experiences, culture, and history.
Montana Historical Society-$49,263
Project Title: Analysis and Optimization of the Mechanical Systems for Sustainable
Preservation of Collections
Project Description: Planning for sustainable preservation of art, artifacts, archival materials, photographs, and publications at the Montana Historical Society Museum and Research Center (MHS). These collections document Montana history and culture since 1865.
Ohio Historical Society-$200,000
Project Title: Ohio Digital Newspaper Project, Phase Four
Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of Ohio newspapers, dating from 1836 to 1922, as part of the stateâ€™s participation in the National Digital Newspaper ProgramÂ (NDNP).
Ohio Historical Society-$179,596
Project Title: Following in Ancient Footsteps: The Hopewell in Ohio
Project Description: Two one-week workshops for 72 schoolteachers on the ancient
Hopewell Indian culture of eastern North America.
National Museum of American Jewish History-$325,000
Project Title: 1917: Gateway to the 20th Century
Project Description: Implementation of a traveling exhibition and a virtual tour exploring how geopolitical events of 1917 fundamentally changed American Jewish identity.
Buffalo Bill Center of the West-$200,000
Project Title: From Prairie to Palace: Buffalo Bill’s Wild West in Europe
Project Description: Preparation for publication of materials related to the tours of Spain and Italy by Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show in 1887â€“1906.
Congrats to these Affiliates makingÂ news! Â If you have a clipping that highlights a collaboration with the Smithsonian or with a fellow Affiliate, or a clipping that demonstrates leadership in education, innovation, and arts/culture/history/science you’d like to have considered for the Affiliate blog, please contactÂ Elizabeth Bugbee
Birthplace of Country Music Museum (Bristol, VA)
Eric Paslay, Tracy Lawrence Help CMA Songwriters Series Branch Out
New Orleans and Bristol, Virginia, are the latest cities added to the traveling show
On September 8th, country legend Tracy Lawrence along with hit writers Barry Dean (“Pontoon,” “God’s Will”) and Luke Laird (“Last Name,” “Hillbilly Bone”) will perform at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, in Bristol, Virginia. The Songwriters Series show is part of several days of events in Bristol leading up to a highly anticipated college football rivalry game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Tennessee Volunteers.
College Park Aviation Museum director with a guest reading a personal mail call letter at the Mail Call opening reception.
College Park Aviation Museum (College Park, MD)
New College Park Aviation Museum exhibit showcases history, importance of military mail
â€œThe whole premise of the exhibit is how mail has always been so important to soldiers whether it was back in the Civil War up to present day. This exhibit in particular is loaded with fantastic images,â€ College Park Aviation Museum Director, Andrea Cochrane Tracey, said. â€œThere are fantastic photographs from as early as the Civil War up to the 2000s and the Iraq War. There is also audio people can listen to, to hear peopleâ€™s stories. There are flip cards that people can explore different aspects of mail and how it gets delivered. So itâ€™s really a nice mix of great visual stimulation and the text.â€
Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum (Ashland, NE)
SAC Aerospace Museum opens new Children’s Learning Center
Designed from “best practices” for STEM learning and innovation in consultation with Smithsonian Institutionâ€™s Spark Lab at the American History Museum and Omaha’s Heartland Scenic Studio, the center follows a kinesthetic approach to learning rather than lecture and demonstration.
Western Science Center (Hemet, CA)
Smithsonian exhibit comes to Western Science Center
The exhibit, entitled “H2O Today,” is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Service (SITES). The Western Science Center is a Smithsonian affiliate.
Dr. Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory of Anthropology at Virginia Commonwealth University, uses a 3D scanner to digitize Max the mastodon at the Western Science Center in Hemet, CA. Thursday, August 4, 2016.
FRANK BELLINO, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Museum inspired by water to highlight the resource’s growing value
Indirectly borne from manâ€™s need for safe drinking water, the Western Science Center will host a Smithsonian exhibit on the importance of water for the next three months.
Max the mastodon being digitized into 3-D at Western Science Center
â€œOne of the goals of 3D scanning is to make objects available all over the world,â€ Means said. â€œYou can go into schools and do public outreach. You can also teach with them.â€ â€¦Means was at the Western Science Center through a grant from Smithsonian Affiliations.
Mennello Museum of American Art (Orlando, FL)
Things are popping at the Mennello Museum
The museum, in Orlando’s Loch Haven Park north of downtown, is bursting with pop-art pieces on loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. Among the 37 prints on view are works by Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist and other top-tier names of the pop-art world.
Buffalo Bill Center of the West (Cody, WY)
Lost worlds of Wyoming discussed
Reconstructing lost worlds in the Big Horn Basin is the focus of a new book by authors Kirk Johnson and Will Clyde. The two authors were the featured speakers for the Lunchtime Expedition Series at the Draper Natural History Museum. The lecture took place at the Coe Auditorium in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West on July 28.
The Arab American National Museum aims to share the stories of its diverse population.
COURTESY OF THE ARAB AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM
Arab American National Museum (Dearborn, MI)
RADIO INTERVIEW Arab American museum places community’s stories into greater national narrative
Located in Dearborn, the museum opened in 2005, and although it has only been around for little more than a decade, it has been chosen as an affiliate of the Smithsonian.
POV: Defining ‘the Arab’ The intersection of black, Arab and Muslim
For more information, I encourage you to visit the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn (arabamericanmuseum.org), an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, for stories that beautifully weave together the relationships between the Dearborn and Detroit communities.
Virginia Museum of Natural History (Martinsville, VA)
A new dinosaur heading this way
The skeleton has a bit of history behind it, arriving at the Smithsonian in 1917. At that time, it was only the second full size Stegosaurus on display anywhere in the world. It was a cast mold, made from the original bones. Understandably, the original bones arenâ€™t on display, due to their age. In 2003, it came to light that the original casting effort made a few mistakes, when it came to the creatureâ€™s structure, so it was recast.
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
La Pelota Is More Than A Ball Game
While we acknowledge achievement at the professional level, let us also continue to learn more about and celebrate baseball in our local communitiesâ€”from San Juan to San Bernardinoâ€”and its role in narrating our valiant and vibrant history of cultural negotiation, struggle and achievement.
Visitors at the Senator John Heinz History Center.
Senator John Heinz History Center (Pittsburgh, PA)
Clemente autograph, Carnegie artifact among appraised items at event
Manda Kowalczyk from the Smithsonian Institutionâ€™s National Postal Museum and representatives of the history centerâ€™s new Museum Conservation Center also were on hand with tips about historical preservation of antiques and collectibles.
Smithsonian Learning Labs delivers the worldâ€™s archives to local classrooms
Allegheny County was lucky enough to participate in the public beta launch of the platform for the 2015-2016 school year, when 15 local high schools gained access to an electronic database of images from everything the Smithsonian has digitized â€” more than 1.4 million multimedia resources and growing. With Pittsburghâ€™s rising fame as a center for technological innovation, and Smithsonian affiliate Heinz History Center located in the Strip District, Allegheny County is an ideal place to research the Learning Labâ€™s functionality, says Ashley Naranjo, Smithsonian learning initiatives specialist.
National Museum of Industrial History (Bethlehem, PA)
Paying Homage to the Building of America at the National Museum of Industrial History
The first of four galleries, Machinery Hall, is the strongest, with a panoply of machines, many on loan from the Smithsonian, representing the Centennial Exposition.
Arts Around Town: America’s industrial heritage proudly told at new museum in Bethlehem
A Smithsonian affiliate, the National Museum of Industrial History is dedicated to preserving America’s rich industrial heritage. The structure, a restored 40,000-square-foot, 100-year-old former Bethlehem Steel facility, sits on the largest private Brownfield in America.
Industrial museum opens in old Pa. steel plant
Among the benefits of the affiliation are sharing agreements with all 19 Smithsonian museums, which enables exhibition of objects from the national museum collection as well as providing outlets for the industry museumâ€™s objects to be shown outside of Pennsylvania
National Museum of Industrial History. Photo courtesy of the museum.
Museum of Industrial History just needed a push
Much of that excitement was spurred by the museum’s association with the Smithsonian Institution, which shared large exhibits from Machinery Hall at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. Even scaled back, the museum offers an impressive look back at the tools and machines â€” some of them huge â€” that helped generations of inventors, entrepreneurs and workers solve problems and create a wide variety of products.Â
Long-Delayed Pa. Industrial Museum Finally Set to Open
After nearly two decades of delay that prompted a grand jury investigation, the National Museum of Industrial History in eastern Pennsylvania is slated to open its doors on August 2, reports the Allentown, Pa., Morning Call. The long-anticipated, Smithsonian-affiliated facility will tell the story of Americaâ€™s industrial revolution with hundreds of exhibits in a 40,000-square-foot former steel plant in Bethlehem, Pa.
Museum of Industrial History open in August
The long-anticipated National Museum of Industrial History â€” a project so beset by delays that a grand jury investigated why â€” finally has an opening date.
Industrial museum opening to public after nearly 20 years in the making
It is the first Smithsonian Affiliate museum, and museum President and CEO Amy Hollander says in the release that it will serve as an inspiration to visitors. “We look forward to inspiring tomorrow’s inventors and achievers, educating audiences about the transformation of America from an agrarian society to an industrial giant, and working with public, private, and non-profit partners to attract visitors to explore local and national industrial roots,” she says.
Delayed for years, Bethlehem’s National Museum of Industrial History set for Aug. 2 grand opening
The Smithsonian-affiliated museum will offer hundreds of exhibits that tell the story of the industrial revolution in America. “We look forward to inspiring tomorrow’s inventors and achievers, educating audiences about the transformation of America from an agrarian society to an industrial giant, and working with public, private and nonprofit partners to attract visitors to explore local and national industrial roots,” museum President and CEO Amy Hollander said
Model train enthusiast keeps Bethlehem Steel exhibit on track
The museum, nearly 20 years in the making, will tell the story of how industrialization changed America. The exhibits will include those on loan from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History as well as artifacts â€” many local â€” dedicated to the silk, propane and steelmaking industries.
New history museum to unveil propane industry exhibit
The Smithsonian-affiliated National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem, Pa., will debut a permanent propane exhibit when it opens in August.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures (Texas)
Former African-American League baseball players share stories
The sports curator of the Smithsonian African-American Cultural and History Museum, as well as the director of the Center for Negro League Baseball Research were also a part of the event.
Historic Annapolis (Maryland)
Comcast Newsmakers video
Historic Annapolis is proud to announce its new designation as a Smithsonian Affiliate. Founded in 1996, Smithsonian Affiliations creates partnerships between the Smithsonian Institution and cultural organizations and museums in order to facilitate educational collaborations, traveling exhibitions, and the loan of historical artifacts.
Museum of Design Atlanta (Georgia)
Museum Of Design Atlanta Opens ‘User-Centered Design’ Exhibits
â€œDesigners have always been aware of their users,â€ said Museum of Design Atlantaâ€™s executive director Laura Flusche. â€œBut with the rise of design thinking and the emphasis on user interfaces, designers are more and more aware of finding out what the challenges their users are facing. And, that doesnâ€™t ever mean one type of user or one class of users.â€
Museum offers ‘out of this world’ photography camp (VIDEO)
Museum of Design Atlanta is offering several half and full-day summer camps for children ages five to fourteen, including one unique camp devoted to Astrophotography.Â MODA partnered with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics program (Youth Capturing the Colorful Cosmos) to bring the camp here, and it gives campers access to Harvard’s telescopes and space images.
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Plenty of activity around the Affiliate network and the Smithsonian as school starts back up again.
Presented jointly by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Affiliate, the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts (Alta Loma, CA), the symposium “Furniture and the Future,” willÂ celebrate the centennial of Sam Maloof’s birth, at the American Art Museum, 9.16.
Affiliations director Harold Closter will be on hand to announce the Smithsonianâ€™s new affiliation with the Springfield Museums, and will kick off Smithsonian Week in Springfield.Â National Air and Space Museum scientist John Grant will give a lecture on moving the rovers around Mars.Â Archives of American Art curator Mary Savig will present a talk on artistsâ€™ handwritten letters from their collection, and early education specialist Carrie Heflin will lead a childrenâ€™s storytime and gallery exploration around transportation, in Springfield, 9.17-24.
National Museum of Natural History educator Dr. Briana Pobiner will present a talk on prehistoric human diets on 9.17 at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, followed a few days later by two concerts on bop pianist Horace Silver by the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, in Daytona, 9.24.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will open in Washington on September 24.
More than 50 Affiliates will take part in Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!, opening their facilities for free as part of this national initiative to invite communities into their local museums and cultural organizations, 9.24.
Multiple Affiliates across the country will help the Smithsonian celebrate the opening of its new museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture.Â Check their website for details on events, dates and locations, 9.24.
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