Installation view, Isaac Julien: “Lessons of the Hour,” SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Sept. 24–Dec. 15, 2019. Copyright Isaac Julien, courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro. Image courtesy of SCAD.
Ocean Manuscript poem by Phillis Wheatley, 1773. Credit: Collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Betye Saar by Michele Mattei, inkjet print, 2012 (printed 2018). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.
Copyright 2003 Michele Mattei.
Animal care staff at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia, welcomed a litter of five cheetah cubs to second-time mother Echo Sept. 12. Image courtesy Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
Congressional Gold Medal. Photo by Jaclyn Nash.
Left: Newborn gorilla cradled by mother Calaya, a 20-year-old female western lowland gorilla. She gave birth to her second offspring May 27 at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. (Photo by Valerie Schultz, Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute)
Right: Calaya, a 20-year-old female western lowland gorilla, gave birth to her second offspring May 27 at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute.(Photo by Skip Brown, Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute)
Writing box (suzuribako) in the form of a plum blossom, Japan, Edo period, late 18th century, Lacquer, gold, silver, tin alloy, wood,
Diameter: 24.8cm (9 ¾ in), RLS2023.4.29, Gift of the Avant Family, Credit: National
Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Photo by Jaclyn Nash
Cpl. Joseph O. “Jose” Quintero with his flag. Credit: Smithsonian Institution
Delbert and Dottie McKinney in a South Texas railway station as part of their labor organizing work. Circa 1940s.
Singer James Brown is captured off stage around Memphis, Tenn. (Ted Williams/Johnson Publishing Company Archive). Courtesy Ford Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Smithsonian Institution.
Chris Haslam gives a skateboarding demonstration at Innoskate 2013 in front of the National Museum of American History. Image courtesy Innoskate.
Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Vitullo Evidence Collection Kit for Sexual Assault Examination; photo by Jaclyn Nash, courtesy of the Smithsonian.
Yayoi Kusama, “Infinity Mirrored Room—My Heart Is Dancing into the Universe,” 2018. Wood and glass mirrored room with paper lanterns, 119 5/8 x 245 1/8 x 245 1/8 in. (304 x 622.4 x 622.4 cm). Courtesy Ota Fine Arts and Victoria Miro, London/Venice. © YAYOI KUSAMA. Purchased jointly by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2020), and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, with funds from the George B. and Jenny R. Mathews Fund, by exchange.
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