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A preivew of the Jay I. Kislak World War II in the Air gallery, part of the museum's transformation.
Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building by Roy Blunt
Duke Ellington composing at the piano, 1928. Valentino Sarra, Duke Ellington Collection. Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Roberto Clemente working off-season with kids in Carolina, Puerto Rico, 1962. Courtesy of The Clemente Museum.
Tillie Lewis and brokers, 1945
Courtesy of Haggin Museum
Marker by Rania Hassan, courtesy of Golden Triangle BID
Collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, gift of Kobe Bryant
National Museum of American History
"Girlhood (It's Complicated)" Exhibition
“Eleanor Roosevelt” by Yousuf Karsh, gelatin silver print, 1944. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Gift of Estrellita Karsh, in memory of Yousuf Karsh. Copyright: Estate of Yousuf Karsh.
Friedrich Georg Weitsch, Portrait of Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859), 1806, oil on canvas, 49 5/8 x 36 3/8 in., Staatliche Museenzu Berlin, Nationalgalerie, photo: bpk Bildagentur/Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen, Berlin, Germany/KlausGoeken Art Resource, NY
Frederic Edwin Church. “The Natural Bridge, Virginia,” 1852, oil on canvas, 28 x 23 in. The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia, gift of Thomas Fortune Ryan.
Credit: “Birthright” by Maren Hassinger, video, color, sound, (12:12 mins), 2005. Edition of 3 plus 2 artist’s proofs. Courtesy of Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC.
National Air and Space Museum
Courtesy of Arthur Jafa and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/ Rome
Vicki Lake, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Title: “American Mine”
Artist: David Maisel
Credit information: © David Maisel/ Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery.
“American Mine” features open pit mines on the Carlin Trend, the most prolific gold mining district in the Western Hemisphere. Mines from this region are the source of devastating mercury emissions, released when ore is heated during the process of gold extraction.
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