Archives of American Art Presents “Six Degrees of Peggy Bacon”

This summer, the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art presents an exhibition based on the concept of six degrees of separation with New York artist Peggy Bacon as the c

Peggy Bacon

National Postal Museum Begins Construction of William H. Gross Stamp Gallery

World’s Premier Museum Gallery Dedicated to Philately Opens September 2013

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum has begun construction of the William H. Gross Stamp Gallery. When completed, the gallery will be the world’s premier museum gallery dedicated to philately.

William H. Gross Stamp Gallery Construction

Credit: National Postal Museum

Groundbreaking ceremony attendees included representatives from the Smithsonian Institution, National Postal Museum’s Council of Philatelists, U.S. Postal Service and Clark Construction.

Amelia Earhart

Credit: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

On display in the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition, “One Life: Amelia Earhart,” June 29, 2012, through May 27, 2013. Amelia Earhart by Unidentified Artist. Gelatin silver print, 1936. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

National Museum of American History Showcases Civil War Sheet Music

Flag Day Celebration Features Performance by Bob Schieffer and Honky Tonk Confidential

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will present a special performance of music from the recently acquired BMI Archives Confederate Music Collection June 14 at 11 a.m.

National Postal Museum Announces Launch of Centralized Gateway to World’s Greatest Philatelic Research

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum announces the launch of the Global Philatelic Library website, a centralized information gateway to the world’s greatest philatelic research.

Smithsonian Citizenship Ceremony Welcomes a Dozen New Americans

Madeleine Albright Donates Objects from Her Diplomatic Career

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will recognize the contributions of former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to American democracy and diplomacy during a naturalization and object-donation ceremony. The public ceremony, in partnership with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, will take place May 24 at 11 a.m.

Smithsonian Celebrates 100 Years of Badges, Cookies and Lessons in Leadership

Museums Highlight Juliette Gordon Low and the Girl Scouts

The Smithsonian is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts with displays, public programs, special discounts, blog posts and online programs across the Institution. A special website was designed to list all events and exhibitions related to the Girl Scouts anniversary: http://www.si.edu/Events/GirlScouts100.

Smithsonian Presents “The Beautiful Time: Photography by Sammy Baloji”

The National Museum of Natural History has opened a temporary exhibition, “The Beautiful Time: Photography by Sammy Baloji,” which evokes the memory of Congolese workers whose labor during the colonial period created a once-vibrant copper mining industry in the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

National Postal Museum Launches “RFD: Marketing to a Rural Audience”

New Research Provides Additional Perspective on Early Marketing Efforts

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum has launched a new microsite, “RFD: Marketing to a Rural Audience” (www.npm.si.edu/rfdmarketing), telling the story of how an experimental mail service in the late 1800s created a new commercial market.