Chant Avedissian (1951-2018, b. Cairo, Egypt; worked in Cairo)
The Nassa Era and Om Kalsoum
Mixed media on corrugated cardboard, cloth
Purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquistion Program, 96-20-3
Lesser kudu Shirley (right) with her grandson, Kushukuru (middle), and daughter, Rogue (left).
Credit: Roshan Patel, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Peruvian mountainside. Andrew Nottingham, research associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and post-doctoral fellow at the University of Edinburgh, predicted the effects of climate warming on tropical soils by moving soil from a higher to lower elevation on a mountainside in the Peruvian Andes.
In the Bocas del Toro region of Panama, manatees occur in turbid brackish waters, so visual counting methods are ineffective for calculating their population sizes.
Timothy Horn, Tree of Heaven 7, 2016, nickel-plated bronze and mirrored blown glass, Courtesy of the artist
Tidal marshes like this one in Maryland are critical buffers against storm surges, hurricanes and other extreme weather. Scientists think that growing shorter, denser clusters of stems could help marshes be even better shields, and enable them to build soil more quickly to help them stay above water as sea levels rise. (Credit: Gary Peresta/Smithsonian Environmental Research Center)
Earth, Wind & Fire by Bruce W. Talamon
Credit: “Earth, Wind & Fire” by Bruce W. Talamon, inkjet print, 1978 (printed 2019). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquired through the generosity of Randi Charno Levine. © 2018 Bruce W. Talamon. All Rights Reserved.
Antrozous pallidus with scorpion
Credit: Merlin Tuttle
Statue of Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit on display at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., during summer 2019 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.
Sydney (left) a Bennett’s wallaby at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo eating with the Zoo’s two other adult wallabies Victoria and Adelaide.
Photo: Esther Wray/Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Photo courtesy Smithsonian Latino Center
Photo: Roshan Patel, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Composer, musician and philanthropist Paul Simon is the first artist and sixth honoree to receive the “Great Americans” medal from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The medal will be presented Sept. 18 and is the museum’s signature honor.
Photo credit: Photograph by Frank Ocenfels III
Credit: Kim Sajet, Director of the National Portrait Gallery and host of “Portraits.”
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