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Smithsonian Hosts Exhibition of Robert Weingarten’s Portraits

Asks Visitors to Consider What Makes a Portrait and What Objects Represent Who They Are

June 26, 2012

Note: This release was originally posted May 4, 2012.

Robert Weingarten portrait of Dennis Hopper, cropped

Steve Jobs Exhibit - Jobs Corner Portrait

Photo: Brian Ireley, Smithsonian

In recognition of Steve Jobs’ contributions to technology, the Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center will display the U.S.

Steve Jobs Exhibit Entrance

Photo: Brian Ireley, Smithsonian

In recognition of Steve Jobs’ contributions to technology, the Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center will display the U.S.

Steve Jobs Exhibit - Entrance Display Case 1

Photo: Brian Ireley, Smithsonian

In recognition of Steve Jobs’ contributions to technology, the Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center will display the U.S.

Steve Jobs’ Patents Tell the Story of Invention

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.

Steve Jobs Patent Example

Smithsonian Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

April 25, 2012

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.

Feature Event

“1812: A Nation Emerges” Tells a Sweeping Story of a Forgotten War

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.

Meet a Smithsonian Expert at ThirstDC’s Special Edition Event

April 18, 2012

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 DC Fly Over

Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn

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.

Space Shuttle Discovery DC Fly Over

Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

Space shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) flies near the U.S. Capitol, Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in Washington. Discovery, the first orbiter retired from NASA’s shuttle fleet, completed 39 missions, spent 365 days in space, orbited the Earth 5,830 times, and traveled 148,221,675 miles.



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