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Activities & Games

Artful Abe Artful Abe

Artful Abe is an online scavenger hunt that takes you from outdoor sculptures of Abraham Lincoln around America to discover related artworks in the collection of the American Art Museum.

Bottlecaps to Brushes Bottlecaps to Brushes

Follow Cappy the giraffe on an adventure through American art.

Buffalo Hide Painting Buffalo Hide Painting

Discover buffalo hide art and create your own painting!

Choose Ur Style Choose Ur Style

Play dress up with traditional or modern African styles.

Digging for Answers Digging for Answers

Are you a brainiac on the subject of the human brain? An authority on American authors? An ace on astronomy? A whiz on The Wizard of Oz? If not, don’t worry. The game Digging for Answers tests your research skills as well as your expertise.

Meet Me at Midnight Meet Me at Midnight

Take a vivid journey through the American Art Museum’s collection in this interactive adventure.

Romare Bearden Black Odyssey Remixes Romare Bearden Black Odyssey Remixes

Create your own collage art based on the incredible works of American artist Romare Bearden (1911–1988). With this lively, colorful, and highly engaging app, you can remix works from Bearden's original series to create your own unique works of art, and express your personal journey.

Smithsonian Channel App Smithsonian Channel App

Stay connected with Smithsonian Channel’s original series, documentaries and fun facts — on the go, anytime, anywhere with the Smithsonian Channel app for iPhone and iPod Touch. View full episodes and hundreds of video clips of your favorite Smithsonian Channel programs. Check the schedule for what’s on tonight, tomorrow or next week.

Smithsonian Kids Smithsonian Kids

Find lots of fast, fun, cool, scary, patriotic, and beautiful things from the Smithsonian and send free E-cards to your friends!
 

Fact Sheet

Book Dealers Specializing in African Art
Can the Smithsonian provide appraisals of objects?
Care of Victorian Silk Quilts and Slumber Throws
How do I store antique textiles at home?

Online Exhibition

150th Commemoration of the Civil War: The Death of Ellsworth 150th Commemoration of the Civil War: The Death of Ellsworth

The National Portrait Gallery marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War through a series of four alcove exhibitions -- one each year -- commemorating this period of American history. The first of these exhibitions recounts the death of Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth, a friend of President Lincoln, in Alexandria, Virginia.

1812: A Nation Emerges 1812: A Nation Emerges

Learn about key people who influenced the outcome of the War of 1812, which transformed and unified the United States.

1846: Portrait of the Nation 1846: Portrait of the Nation

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Smithsonian, this exhibition looks back at the America of 1846.

A Brush with History: Paintings from the National Portrait Gallery A Brush with History: Paintings from the National Portrait Gallery

View 66 portraits that reflect the range of the National Portrait Gallery's collection, from Joseph Siffred Duplessis' 1785 classic depiction of Benjamin Franklin to Andy Warhol's 1984 pop portrait of singer Michael Jackson.

A Concrete Vision: Oshogbo Art in the 1960s

View works by 11 Nigerian artists of the Oshogbo Movement, center of a major artistic renaissance.

A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist

On view are some 30 daguerreotypes by Augustus Washington, including the earliest known image of abolitionist John Brown.

A Measure of Earth: The Cole-Ware Collection of American Baskets A Measure of Earth: The Cole-Ware Collection of American Baskets

See a collection of modern baskets that reveal the central role basketry has played in the everyday life of Americans.


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