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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

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.



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