All Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C., including the National Zoo, and in New York City continue to be closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Frederic Edwin Church, The Natural Bridge, Virginia, 1852, oil on canvas, 28 x 23 in. The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia, Gift of Thomas Fortune Ryan.
Smithsonian paleontologist, Felix, Rodriguez collects coral specimens from fossil reef
Credit: Aaron O’Dea
Credit: “Orange Disaster (Linda Nochlin)” by Deborah Kass, silkscreen and acrylic on canvas,
1997. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Christi Belcourt (Michif), The Wisdom of the Universe, 2014, acrylic on canvas, Collection Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Purchased with funds donated by Greg Latremoille, 2014, 2014/6. © Christi Belcourt
Three Cassiopea, or upside-down jellyfish, from Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean seen from above in the lab at the Department of Invertebrate Zoology in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
Credit: Allen Collins and Cheryl Ames
"The Web of Space" sculpture by John Safer. A miniature version of this sculpture is given to the National Air and Space Museum’s Michael Collins Trophy winners every year.
Caption: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Salish/Cree/Shoshone, b. 1940), “Trade Canoe: Adrift”, 2015. Acrylic on canvas. Museum purchase, 2016. (26/9791)
Girl in Red, 1950
18 ¼ x 12 ½ inches
The Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art
Plains zebras are one of the large wild herbivore species threatened by increasing numbers of livestock in Laikipia County, Kenya.
Photo Credit: Ramiro D. Crego, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Photo credit: Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Inland Niger Delta artist; Djenné, Mopti Region, Mali; Equestrian Figure; 13th-15th century C.E.; Ceramic; National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, museum purchase, 86-12-2; Photograph by Franko Khoury.
The research platform at the Bocas STRI station, where the microplastics were deployed.
Sam Gilliam, “Light Depth,” 1969. Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy Corcoran Gallery of Art. Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Museum Purchase, Gallery Fund), 2018.
Vai looks on at her daughter Mata, filmed in Kuki Airani, one of seven Pacific Nations featured in Vai (2019)
Photo courtesy of MPI Media
Guinea pigs in their new village outside the Amazonia forest canopy at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.
Photo Credit: Roshan Patel/Smithsonian’s National Zoo
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