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Smithsonian Curators to Collect 2012 Political Convention Memorabilia

Tampa, Charlotte Next on Collecting Trail

Wielding large portfolios under their arms, Political History Curators Larry Bird and Harry Rubenstein of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will wind their way through the crowds at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, not to find a better vantage, but to scout out the best political memorabilia.

Civil War Photography Comes to Life at the Smithsonian Castle

Exhibit Explores the Advancements of Photography for “Civil War 150”

A photo exhibit to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, “Experience Civil War Photography: From the Home Front to the Battlefront,” opens in the Smithsonian Castle Aug. 1 and it continues for a year.

Civil War 150

Smithsonian and UNESCO Link Up to Celebrate World Heritage Convention

The Smithsonian and UNESCO have developed a joint project, “Protection, Preservation and Prosperity: Stories of World Heritage,” to celebrate the World Heritage Convention’s 40th anniversary.

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National Museum of American History Explores the History of AIDS with Documentary Film Screening, Special Displays

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is hosting the AIDS 2012 Film Festival July 25 and 28. The museum has set up two special displays, one showing several panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt and the other showing historical objects and archival materials documenting 30 years of HIV and AIDS, coinciding with the 2012 International AIDS Conference.

Kaypi Perú Festival Celebrates Peruvian Culture

Six-Day Celebration Features Traditional Music, Dance, Cuisine and Alpacas

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the Embassy of Peru present Kaypi Perú, a festival highlighting the South American nation’s rich and diverse cultural heritage and traditional arts, Wednesday, July 25, through Monday, July 30.

American Enterprise Business Exhibition

Credit: National Museum of American History

Mars, Incorporated funds American business exhibition at Smithsonian. Exhibition opens 2015 in the National Museum of American History.

Mars, Incorporated Funds American Business Exhibition at Smithsonian

Exhibition Opens 2015 in the National Museum of American History

Visitors to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will be immersed in the dramatic arc of the nation’s story in a multimedia exhibition focusing on the role of business and innovation in the United States from the mid-1700s to the present.

First Recipients of the Archives of American Art Graduate Research Essay Prize Funded by the Dedalus Foundation Inc. Are Announced

Meredith A. Brown and Jennifer Stettler Parsons were awarded the Archives of American Art Graduate Research Essay Prize funded by the Dedalus Foundation Inc.

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Smithsonian Latino Center Hosts Second Symposium Exploring Indigenous Roots of Caribbean Culture

Beyond Extinction II: Caribbean Indigeneity, Updates from the Field

The Smithsonian Latino Center will host a second symposium on Caribbean indigeneity Friday, July 13, from 2 to 5 p.m. in Room 4018 on the fourth level of the National Museum of the American Indian. The event is free to the public but seating is limited.

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


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