July 22, 2011

Smithsonian Affiliates in the news!

This week has been busy in Affiliateland. From World Historic Site nominations to Civil War anniversary events, to welcoming new Affiliates, it’s not only the temperature that’s on fire this week!

"Crochet Coral and Anemone Garden" with sea slug by Marianne Midelburg. Photos © The IFF by Alyssa Gorelick.

Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science (Davenport, IA)Smithsonian Community Coral Reef to live on in Davenport, Iowa…READ MORE 

Rubin Museum of Art (New York, NY)
It is a rare and wonderful day when The Observer can share not one but two news items from the sometimes-sleepy world of Tibetan art…READ MORE 

With the support of a three-year, $270,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, Dr. David Jackson—the world’s foremost scholar of Tibetan Buddhist painting and a consulting curator for the Rubin Museum—will publish a new series of exhibition catalogues on Tibetan thangka paintings drawn primarily from the museum’s collection…READ MORE 

Poverty Point State Historic Site (Baton Rouge, LA)
Louisiana is working with the federal government to put the Poverty Point State Historic Site in northeast Louisiana on the World Heritage Site list…READ MORE 

Prehistoric earthworks of Poverty Point

The prehistoric earthworks of Poverty Point in Louisiana and a collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings across the United States will be nominated by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar for the U.N. World Heritage List…READ MORE 

Poverty Point Nominated for World Heritage List…READ MORE 

HistoryMiami (Miami, FL)
One of Miami-Dade County’s oldest cultural institutions, has been accepted as a Smithsonian Affiliate…READ MORE 

HistoryMiami Becomes an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, Claudine Brown, Smithsonian Institution’s Assistant Secretary for Education and Access, to present HistoryMiami with Certificate of Affiliation…READ MORE 

Mark the occasion as HistoryMiami becomes a Smithsonian Affiliate…READ MORE 

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (Spokane, WA)
Forrest B. Rodgers has been appointed the new executive director of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture…READ MORE 

Senator John Heinz History Center (Pittsburgh, PA)
History center helps antique owners put a price on the past…READ MORE 

Civil War 150th Anniversary:

National Civil War Museum (Harrisburg, PA)
Without stars or bars, blue and gray flags dot the entrance to the National Civil War Museum – each representing a soldier killed in a battle the Confederates called Manassas and the North called Bull Run…READ MORE

To mark the 150th anniversary of the battle of Bull Run — the first major battle of the Civil War — The National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg set out blue and gray flags to honor all those soldiers killed in action…READ MORE 

Greensboro Historical Museum (Greensboro, NC)
Combining state-of-the-art 3-D technology with American history, the Greensboro Historical Museum will offer a special program of some 170 images of President Lincoln and the Civil War era…READ MORE 

Conner Prairie (Fishers, IN)
The magic of technology combines with the authenticity of characters in an outdoor historical setting to provide a truly unique experience…READ MORE 

Smithsonian Affiliations Reciprocal Membership Program

Here’s a great deal you may already have access to: Paying for membership to one museum can actually mean free entry into several museums across the country…READ MORE

November 29, 2009

coming up in Affiliateland in december and january

happy holidays from Affiliateland!

Prima pars cosmo, a 1564 early globe image from the Smithsonian Library collection.

Prima pars cosmo, a 1564 early globe image from the Smithsonian Libraries' collection.

MARYLAND: In Plane View from the National Air and Space Museum opens at the College Park Aviation Museum, 12.4

WASHINGTON: The Jumpin’ with the Big Bands exhibition opens at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane, featuring artifact loans from the National Museum of American History, 12.5

NEW YORK: The Rubin Museum‘s Visions of the Cosmos exhibition opens in New York City, featuring rare book loans from the Smithsonian Libraries, 12.11

GEORGIA: In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits (SITES) opens at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw, 12.12

OHIO: Becoming American: Teenagers and Immigration exhibition (SITES) opens at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, 12.19

FLORIDA: Harold Closter, director of Smithsonian Affiliations, co-hosts a series of events with The Museum of Arts and Sciences during A Weekend of Reflections: A Symposium, featuring discussions on Florida’s natural history and landscape through an artistic lens, in Daytona Beach, 1.15-17.  

PENNSYLVANIA:  Researcher Warren Perry from the National Portrait Gallery lectures on FDR and his role in repealing Prohibition, at Historic Bethlehem Partnership, 1.24.

TEXAS: The Institute of Texan Cultures announces its Smithsonian Affiliation in San Antonio, 1.28.

ALABAMA: 381 Days: The Montgomery Bus Boycott exhibition (SITES) opens at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, 1.30.



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