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
Visitors look at the airplanes on display at the 2015 Innovations in Flight Family Day and Aviation Display
Big Freedia, the celebrated “Queen of Bounce”
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo was the first to confirm facultative parthenogenesis in Asian water dragons, a species of lizard. A female Asian water dragon (left) hatched August 2016 and is the only surviving offspring of her 12-year-old mother (right). Photo: Skip Brown/Smithsonian's National Zoo
Photo Credit: Michael Logan
“Cutting Squash (Leah Chase)” by Gustave Blache III, 2010, oil on panel, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the artist in honor of Mr. Richard C. Colton Jr. Copyright Gustave Blache III
Credit: Comparsa Iluminada photo by Matailong Du for the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian
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