For the first time in its 47-year history, Smithsonian Gardens is presenting a campus-wide exhibition featuring multiple exhibits across the Smithsonian. “Habitat,” on display through December 2020, includes 14 distinct exhibits in indoor and outdoor garden spaces at various Smithsonian museums, all exploring a central theme: protecting habitats protects life.
The National Air and Space Museum has announced Apollo at the Park, an exciting program that will display full-sized statues of Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit in 15 Major League ballparks across the country, as part of the museum’s nationwide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. America’s national pastime meets history’s greatest adventure June 4 when the first statue will be unveiled at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. The other 14 suits will appear in ballparks soon after.
The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will present the Washington, D.C., debut of “In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth),” a long-term global project by CAUSE COLLECTIVE artists Ryan Alexiev, Jim Ricks and Hank Willis Thomas. Situated on the museum’s outdoor plaza overlooking the National Mall, the participatory installation will be open daily, weather permitting, June 8–23.
The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access has announced that its Smithsonian Learning Lab (learninglab.si.edu) was named the Best Education Website in the 23rd Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, the Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the internet.