Poster, Hydrodynamics, L’Atome au Service de la Paix (Atoms for Peace), 1955; Designed by Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908–1998) for General Dynamics Corporation (Falls Church, Virginia, U.S.); Offset lithograph on paper mounted on canvas; Gift of Arthur Cohen and Daryl Otte in memory of Bill Moggridge, 2013-42-9.
Save Our Earth, 2009; designed by Joanna Aizenberg (Russian, b. 1960) and Wim Noorduin (Dutch, b. 1980); synthetic cilia demonstrating the principle of self-assembly around a spherical nanosphere and illustrated through scanning electron micrograph with false color; each synthetic cilium is approximately the size of a naturally occurring cilium (200 nanometers in diameter); courtesy of Aizenberg Lab and Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.
Edward Hopper, Ryder's House, 1933, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Henry Ward Ranger through the National Academy of Design, 1981.76
Image courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian
Asian water dragon. Photo credit: Smithsonian’s National Zoo
A male African lion named Luke at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in 2011.
Photo: Mehgan Murphy/Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Traditional junk boat sailing in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong
A lunar module, one of 12 built for Project Apollo (Photo: Smithsonian/Eric Long)
Christine van Blokland getting ”curious” about historic Castle Howard in Yorkshire, England (Curious Traveler)
Photo: Rachel Metz, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Amber S. Litterer, University of New Hampshire, loves Docidocercus gigliotosi, a tropical katydid species.
Credit: Ciara Kernan
Left: Marcel Duchamp, “The Bride Stripped Bare of Her Bachelors, Even (The Green Box),” 1934. Box containing collotype reproductions on various papers. Edition 1 of 300. Image copyright © The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image source: Art Resource, NY. © Association Marcel Duchamp / ADAGP, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2018
Right: Marcel Duchamp, “Porte Chapeau (Hat Rack),” Conceived in 1917/Executed in 1964. Edition: 5/8 + 3 Aps. Photo: National Gallery of Canada. © Association Marcel Duchamp / ADAGP, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2018
Full-scale models of Mars Rovers are now on display in the Exploring the Planets gallery at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
Moonlight’s cub being weighed for the first time June 19. She weighed six ounces (172 grams). The cub was born overnight June 12 and appears to be doing well.
Photos: Jessica Kordell/Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Clockwise: Meredith Monk, Katie Geissinger, Ellen Fisher, Allison Sniffin, Jo Stewart
Photo by Juileta Cervantes
George H. Clark Radioana Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Ginny Ruffner with Grant Kirkpatrick, Liriodendrum plausus (Flapping tulip), 2017, sculpture (handblown glass with acrylic paint tree rings), island (plywood, low-density foam, fiberglass, epoxy, sand, pebbles, and acrylic paint), and holographic image. Sculpture: 19 x 12 x 9 in. Background: Bronze Tree (center island), 2017, plywood, low-density foam, fiberglass, epoxy, sand, pebbles, acrylic paint, bronze, and lampworked glass. Overall: 50 x 63 x 49 in. Installation view at MadArt Studio, 2018. Courtesy Ruffner Studio. Photo by Fiona McGuigan.
Dick West (Southern Cheyenne, 1912–1996), “Spatial Whorl”, 1949–1950. Oil on canvas. Gift of Dwight D. Saunders, 2004. (26/5102)
This work will be exhibited in “Stretching the Canvas: Eight Decades of Native Painting” opening Nov. 16 at the National Museum of the American Indian’s George Gustav Heye Center in New York City.
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will help lead a national celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo missions. With our renowned collection and expertise, programming across the country, and activities in Washington, DC, we hope to spark a national conversation about the past, present, and future of innovation and exploration.
Michael Sherrill, Yellowstone Rhododendron, 2000, porcelain, glaze, steel. 11.25 x 15 x 11 in. Smithsonian American Art Museum, gift of David and Clemmer Montague, in memory of her mother Beatrice Slaton and her brother Carson Slaton, Mississippi Gardeners, 2005.34.
A 6-day-old hooded crane chick at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. The chick hatched June 12 and is only the second hooded crane chick to ever hatch at the facility. Photo: Chris Crowe/Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Apollo 11 command module Columbia
Credit: Photo by Eric Long, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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