A Fool’s Errand provides an inside account on how Bunch planned and managed the challenges of choosing a construction site, commissioning a team of architects, raising more than $400 million, designing exhibitions and building a collection of nearly 40,000 objects.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center in New York celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a special spotlight on the Indigenous peoples and cultures of the Caribbean and Mesoamerica. All events are free and open to the public.
A single object—a centuries-old gilt wood sculpture of Gwaneum, the bodhisattva (a person on the path of becoming a Buddha) of compassion—is the focus of the Freer|Sackler’s newest exhibition, “Sacred Dedication: A Korean Buddhist Masterpiece.” The exhibition will be on view Sept. 21 through March 22, 2020.
Smithsonian Associates has named Katie Couric the recipient of the 2019 John P. McGovern Award. The award presentation Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 6:45 p.m. at the National Museum of Natural History’s Baird Auditorium will highlight an evening in which Couric discusses her career, her own work and collaborations in new media and how the issues and causes for which she advocates connect to her role as a journalist.