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A peek into our collections, one object at a time
Up, Up and Away
In 1805, the first female aeronaut, Sophie Blanchard, took flight.
The Sultan of Swat
Babe Ruth was the ballpark sensation of his sensational era, the Roaring ’20s.
The Big Man
Why so grumpy, big guy?
Linn Meyers: An Ephemeral Ebb and Flow
Rippling lines and patterns that pulse with energy.
Wallpaper That Tells a Story
Written in Braille, this wallpaper reveals how it was created.
Roy Lichtenstein transformed a wide variety of source materials as part of his creative process, including comic-strip panels.
An Artwork That Poses a Question
Perceiving ourselves perceiving art.
All About Perspective: Zebras and Their Stripes
Some animated animals offer insights into perspective and color.
A Spoken-Word Brain Massage
An AMSR effect?
Pack a Lunch for Super Bowl 50
A lunchbox that celebrates a Super Bowl.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. greets supporters in Baltimore.
“Call Me Albicetus”: Fossil Sperm Whale Is Named in Honor of Moby-Dick
A fossil whale gets its name from a classic work of literature.
Smithsonian “Breaks Bad”
"Say my name."
A Fragrant Surrealist Icon by Salvador Dalí
Dali originally used a real lobster, that eventually decayed, for his phone.
Waiter, There’s a Tag on My Crab!
Tracking crabs in the Chesapeake Bay to protect them.
A Puzzling Tree
A tree from the Andean slopes can be found in the Smithsonian's gardens.
An intersection of science and fiction.
The Castle Under Construction
An 1850 photo shows the Smithsonian Castle during its construction.
Disabilities and the Workforce: Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the ADA
On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Yoko Ono’s “Wish Tree” at the Hirshhorn
More than a million wishes from various trees around the world have been collected so far.
A Peony of a Different Color
Bartzella is one of the first peonies to have an herbaceous growth cycle and have truly yellow flowers.
Shaun White in “Eye Pop”
This photo is part of an exhibition that considers image making and how personalities are constructed.
Darren Waterston reimagines James McNeill Whistler’s famed "Peacock Room."
LeRoy Neiman’s “Big Band”
This painting features 18 iconic jazz musicians.
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