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 Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum’s Sunburst Lounge is one of the new programming space for Twilight Tuesdays activities featured weekly from 5-8 p.m. beginning Jan. 7, 2020. Image by Michael Barnes, Smithsonian.
Athena, a 1½-year-old two-toed sloth who went on exhibit Dec. 22.
Credit: Smithsonian’s National Zoo
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
Goldbogen Laboratory, Stanford University / Duke University Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing. Photo taken under permit ACA / NMFS #14809.
Sailors reading, writing, and relaxing at the Red Cross Rest Room in New Orleans.
National Archives (165-WW-127A-016)
Pei-Chih Lee, reproductive biologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, dehydrating domestic cat ovarian tissue for storage above freezing temperatures.
Photo: Pierre Comizzoli/Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Melinda Looi (b. 1973, Malaysia) for Melinda Looi (est. 2000, Malaysia); Ensemble (dress, turban, earrings, rings, and shoes); Sunset in Africa Collection, 2012; Tie-dyed silk chiffon with feathers, semi-precious stones, and Swarovski crystals, silk satin lining; Photograph by Sebastian Kim.
Disc recording in green wax on brass holder, probably 1885. Content: male voice reciting opening lines of "To be, or not to be" soliloquy from Hamlet.
Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum
Collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, gift of Leith Adam
Anthea M. Hartig, the Elizabeth MacMillan Director of the National Museum of American History, Warren Winiarski, winemaker and Paula Johnson, curator. Photo by Bob McClenahan, courtesy of the National Museum of American History
Chiura Obata, "Grand Canyon," May 15, 1940, watercolor on silk, 17 1/2 x 21 3/4 inches, Amber and Richard Sakai Collection.
Credit: Honorees and presenters of the 2019 American Portrait Gala at Smithsonian’s
National Portrait Gallery. Photo by Ryan Kobane / BFA.com
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