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La Palma, Canary Islands, May 2018. Copyright Babak Tafreshi, TWAN.
Ruddy ducks paddle in the Prairie Pothole aviary. Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute visitors will be able to see these migratory birds up close at the renovated Bird House, which will open to the public Monday, March 13. Photo credit: Skip Brown, Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
Cauleen Smith, Sojourner, 2018, digital video, color, sound, 22:41 minutes, Smithsonian American Art Museum, museum purchase made possible by the SJ Weiler Fund, 2020.54.1, copyright 2020, Cauleen Smith
Art by Amir Khadar
“rainbow night 4” from the series “Rainbow Passes Slowly,” Ay- Ō, (b. 1931, Japan), 1971, silkscreen; ink on paper, H x W (unframed) 54.5 × 73.6 cm (21 7/16 × 29 in), gift of Margot Paul Ernst in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Norman S. Paul, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S1987.976.11, Copyright Ay-Ō
Photo by Jaclyn Nash
Left to right: Ritual wine pouring vessel (gong) with masks (taotie), dragons, and real animals, Anyang or middle Yangzi region, ca. 1100 B.C., bronze, Gift of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer, F1961.33a–b; Ritual wine-pouring vessel (gong) with masks (taotie) and dragons, middle or late Anyang period, ca. 1100 B.C., bronze, Gift of Arthur M. Sackler, S1987.279a–b; Ritual wine-pouring vessel (gong) with masks (taotie), dragons, and real animals, middle Anyang period, ca. 1150–1100 B.C., bronze, Purchase—Charles Lang Freer Endowment, F1939.53a–b (National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution)
Dorothy Liebes Studio, New York City, ca. 1957; Dorothy Liebes Papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Credit: Johnson Publishing Company Archive. Courtesy J. Paul Getty Trust and Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
“Riverbank I,” Ravi Agarwal (b. 1958), India, 2007, Inkjet print, H x W (unframed): 106.7 × 159.7 cm (42 × 62 7/8 in), Gift of Drs. Umesh and Sunanda Gaur, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2019.6.4
Saturn V F-1 liquid fuel rocket engine and the 1/4 cutaway F-1 liquid fuel rocket engine in the “Destination Moon” exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. Credit: Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum/Jim Preston
Credit: (L) “Venus Williams, Double Portrait” by Robert Pruitt, conté crayon, charcoal, pastel and coffee wash on paper, 2022. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Acquired in part through the generosity of Mark D. Ein. Copyright 2022 Robert Pruitt. (C) “José Andrés and the Olla de Barro that Feeds the World” by Kadir Nelson, oil on linen, 2022. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Acquired through the generosity of Teresa Carlson and André Pienaar; Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg’s The Hearthland Foundation; Cheryl and Ron Howard; Patty Stonesifer and Michael Kinsley; The Wilder Family. Copyright 2022 Kadir Nelson. (R) “AVA” by Kenturah Davis, oil stamp on kozo paper, 2022. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Acquired in part through the generosity of Agnes Gund.
Credit: “Milk” by Elsa María Meléndez. Canvas with silkscreen, embroidery, ink, and other textiles. 2020 Collection of the artist. Copyright Elsa María Meléndez.
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