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Portrait of OSGEMEOS by Filipe Berndt.
Pinback button celebrating the seven principles of Kwanzaa.
Credit: Collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture
A plate of baleen (left) and a plastic shard (right) found in the gut of the first Rice’s whale to be scientifically described.
Credit: James D. Tiller and Fred Cochard, Smithsonian.
This mosaic image of asteroid Bennu is composed of 12 PolyCam images collected Dec. 2, 2018, by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from a range of 15 miles (24 kilometers). The image was obtained at a 50-degree phase angle between the spacecraft, asteroid and the sun, and in it, Bennu spans approximately 1,500 pixels in the camera’s field of view. Date taken: Dec. 2, 2018. Instrument used: OCAMS (PolyCam).
Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona.
The museum hosts Holly A. Pinheiro Jr. for a book talk about his latest publication, The Families’ Civil War: Black Soldiers and the Fight for Racial Justice, Nov. 11.
The holdup of Train 13 on October 11, 1923, took place in the Siskiyou Mountains just beneath treacherous Siskiyou Pass, where Tunnel 13 served as an integral connector on the Southern Pacific rail line for over 100 years. (Southern Oregon Historical Society 1977.117.14, #034468)
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Credit: “Anthony Cuts under the Williamsburg Bridge, Morning” by Alison Elizabeth Taylor, first prize winner of the
2022 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, marquetry hybrid (wood veneers, oil paint, acrylic paint, inkjet prints,
shellac, and sawdust on wood), 2020. Collection of the artist. Copyright Alison Elizabeth Taylor. Courtesy of
Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.
Simone Leigh, “Herm” (2023). Bronze, 98 x 30 x 28 inches (249 x 76 x 71 cm). Copyright Simone Leigh, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery.
Credit: Julie Packard by Hope Gangloff, acrylic on canvas, 2019. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; funded by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Board of Trustees. Copyright Hope Gangloff.
“Flower Market: Dieppe,” James McNeill Whistler, 1880s, Watercolor on paper, H x W: 12.8 x 21 cm (5 1/16 x 8 1/4 in), Credit: James McNeill Whistler/Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Gift of Charles Lang Freer, F1907.171a-b
Audrey Flack, Queen, 1976, acrylic on canvas, 80 × 80 in. (203.2 × 203.2 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Louis K. and Susan P. Meisel, 2022.11.5
One of a pair of six-panel screens: Maple leaves on a stream (front); mountain views (reverse), Ikeda Koson, Edo period, 1856-1858, Japan, Screens (six-panel), Ink and color on gilded paper; ink on paper, H x W (image, each screen): 66.3 × 343.2 cm (65 1/2 × 135 1/8 in) Credit: Ikeda Koson/Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Purchase—Harold P. Stern Memorial Fund and funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries in appreciation of James W. Lintott and his exemplary service to the galleries as chair of the Board of Trustees (2011-2015), F2014.7.1-2
As part of the museum’s longstanding commitment to and collaboration with institutions of higher learning on the continent, more than 100 copies of the Heroes catalog will be donated to universities and art institutions across Africa.
“Belated Bonsal,” Park Chan-kyong, 2019, HD film, 5.1 channel sound, 55 min, Credit: Copyright Park Chan-kyong /
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korean KCH9852-HDR
Angel Rodríguez-Díaz, “The Protagonist of an Endless Story,” 1993, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Museum purchase made possible in part by the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool and the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program, 1996.19. Copyright 1993, Angel Rodriguez-Diaz.
Es Devlin. Photo by Andrea Mora. Image courtesy of Es Devlin, 2023.
Weatherbreak’s first construction (1950) in snowy Montreal. Courtesy of the Jeffrey Lindsay Collection at the University of Calgary Archives.
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