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.
The Zoo’s 6-year-old female sloth bear, Remi.
Credit: Connor Mallon, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
"Untitled, Toni Morrison” by Robert McCurdy, 2006. Oil on canvas.
Gift of Ian M. and Annette P. Cumming
Using the Event Horizon Telescope, scientists obtained this image of the black hole at the center of galaxy M87, outlined by emission from hot gas swirling around it under the influence of strong gravity near its event horizon.
“Kobe Bean Bryant” by Rick Chapman, 2007. Selenium-toned gelatin silver print. National Portrait Gallery,
Smithsonian Institution; gift of the artist and ESPN. ©2007 Rick Chapman
Photo credit: Chelsea Grubb, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Ticket to Andrew Johnson's impeachment (courtesy National Museum of American History)
Department of Seaweed: Living Archive, 2018–ongoing; Julia Lohmann (German, b. 1977), Violaine Buet (French, b. 1977) and Jon Lister (New Zealander, b. 1977); Seaweed and rattan; Dimensions variable; Photo: Pierre-Yves Dinasquet, Department of Seaweed.
Turtle egg vendor in Panama. Photo by Argelis Ruiz.
Woman between tents, Resurrection City, Washington, D.C., 1968
Robert Houston, born 1935
Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston, © Robert Houston
"The Bias Inside Us"
"Age Old Cities"
John Singer Sargent, “Daisy Fellowes,” c. 1920, charcoal on paper. Private collection, Columbus, Georgia. Photo by Jim Cawthorne.
Darley exploring falconry traditions in the desert of Qatar (Photo: Travels with Darley)
Anthony Rendon’s YMCA baseball card
Major League Baseball Player Anthony Rendon pictured at age 5 on a Houston YMCA Giants T-ball league card. The front is emblazoned with “Superstars” and the back includes his height of 3 ft., 10 in.
Gift of Rene and Bridget Rendon to the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Credit: Roland Kays
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