Category Archives: Smithsonian

American Indian Museum

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New Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden

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Wordless Wednesday: Bill Shoemaker

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The Concert makes you stop

I’ll admit to not knowing much about art, but I know what I like and “The Concert” by Dutch artist Gerrit Van Honthorst made me stop, sit and ponder. The 1623 oil painting hangs in the National Gallery of Art, … Continue reading

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Allies in War at American Indian museum

War makes strange bedfellows. Allies in War, Partners in Peace is a bronze statue by Edward E. Hlavka that is in the American Indian museum. Gen. George Washington is joined by Oneida diplomat Oskanondonha and Polly Cooper, an Oneida Indian … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: FLOTUS china over the years

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Wordless Wednesday: Smithsonian Castle

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Spencer Fullerton Baird remains with Smithsonian

Walking through the Smithsonian Castle gardens, I spotted a statue of Spencer Fullerton Baird that towered overhead. Who was this man? Baird (1832-1887) was the Smithsonian’s second secretary and a pioneer in American natural history. He worked at the Smithsonian … Continue reading

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Museum of African American History and Culture

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Museum of African American History and Culture

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A walk through the African American museum

I took a “quick” two-hour tour of the new Museum of African American History and Culture. Here are a few observations. The building is beautiful and I now understand what they wanted to do with the unusual exterior by allowing … Continue reading

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Museum of African American History and Culture

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Wordless Wednesday: Don’t mess with a T-Rex

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5 Must See Smithsonian Exhibits

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Wordless Wednesday: Smithsonians exhibits high and low

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Wordless Wednesday: Space Station at Air and Space

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Wordless Wednesday: Apollo 11 capsule

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Wordless Wednesday: Not everything’s alive at National Zoo

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I joined Panda Nation

Needing to kill time one day and near the National Zoo, I thought why not drop in. It had been nearly 30 years since I strolled the grounds – where does the time go? — but it was much like … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Waterman Observatory

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