John Gray, founding president of the Autry National Center of the American West, a consolidation of three cultural organizations in Los Angeles and Denver, has been appointed the Elizabeth MacMillan Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, effective July 23.
Temporary Exhibit Examines the Design History of the Apple Co-Founder
May 1, 2012
In recognition of Steve Jobs’ contributions to technology, the Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center will display the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s exhibit, “The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World.” In 1976, Jobs co-founded Apple Computer Inc. in his parents’ garage.
The Smithsonian celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May with a series of lectures, performances and films at museums around the Institution. All programs are free unless otherwise indicated.
National Portrait Gallery Exhibition Opens 200 Years after the Declaration of War
April 23, 2012
The War of 1812 is regarded as a relatively small war that barely registers in the minds of today’s Americans or in British history books. However, for the United States, this small war had great consequences. When it began, the young nation was still defining itself; by the end—a military draw—a new sense of nationalism pervaded the country.
The Smithsonian is working alongside thirstDC to bring its experts to the people. They will do just that April 26, when thirstDC hosts a special Smithsonian edition at the Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St. NW, Washington, D.C. Doors open at 7 p.m., and at 8:15 p.m.
Space shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) is seen from Top of the Town in Arlington, Virginia as it flies near the U.S. Capitol, Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in Washington.