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Hi, Art Lovers

Whenever I visit Washington D.C., I try and make time to stop in at the always amazing Hirshhorn Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden on the Mall. This branch of the Smithsonian Institution offers superb contemporary art and is often … Continue reading

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We Miss Them So Much

Earlier this month, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery unveiled the official portraits of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. I wasn’t much impressed by the images of the paintings that I saw … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Washington D.C.’s outstanding National Museum of Natural History has decided to give us all a behind the scenes peek at its massive collections. The Smithsonian Institution has allowed photographer Chip Clark unprecedented access to just a small part of its … Continue reading

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Washed Ashore

h/t to Aubrie Rudnick for this post We have all seen the horrible pollution that has been accumulating in waterways and on beaches around the world. Well, the brilliant Washed Ashore project in Bandon, Oregon on the shore of the … Continue reading

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Moving Pictures

As a¬†collector and seller of antiquarian books, late at night¬†I sometimes get the feeling that the illustrations are stirring. Now I have proof. The Smithsonian Libraries blog is teeming with gifs based on illustrations based on historical books and publications. … Continue reading

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Free Museums

Thanks to the generous folks at the wonderful Smithsonian Magazine hundreds of the best museums across the United States will offer free admission this Saturday (9/28). The 9th Annual Museum Day Live ! event covers more than 1,400 museums and … Continue reading

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Souvenir Nation

Travelers have been picking-up mementos of their trips since the first tourist hit the road. Now that universal tendency is the focus of a new exhibition by Washington D.C.’s National Museum of American History. “Souvenir Nation”, at the fantastical Smithsonian … Continue reading

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Free The Museums

More than 1,400 museums and cultural institutions across the United States will be offering free admission during the eighth annual Museum Day Live! on Saturday September 29, 2012. Sponsored by the Smithsonian magazine, the event invites participation institutions to get … Continue reading

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