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Smithsonian Associates Presents

Synthesizing Art and Science Through the Senses: Exploring the Aesthetics of DNA

Tues., Sept. 23, 6:45-8:45 p.m.

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Freer and Sackler Galleries present

Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota

August 30, 2014–June 7, 2015

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Join us as a digital volunteer!

Help us digitize and transcribe our collections – unlocking stories, increasing access, and discovering new knowledge.

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Smithsonian Channel Presents

Wild Inside the National Zoo

In the first episode of this exclusive Web series, take a behind-the-scenes look at baby giant panda Bao Bao’s first year.

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Smithsonian


Join us for vibrant performances, lectures, family activities, and exhibitions!

(Sept. 15 to Oct. 15)

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