About the Renwick’s “Parallax Gap”

“Parallax Gap” transforms the Renwick Gallery’s Bettie Rubenstein Grand Salon into a visual puzzle. This immersive, site-specific installation explores examples of interplay between craft and architecture through a ceiling-suspended structure running the length of the Renwick’s iconic gallery. On view at the Renwick through Feb. 11, 2018. Fleur and Charles …

Knitting plastic Wiphalas in Peru

Aymar Ccopacatty (Aymara), NMAI Artist Leadership Program (ALP) participant, tells his personal story of the environmental impact on Puno, Peru, of all-too-commonly discarded commercial plastic bags, and shows how picking them up, washing them, and using them to knit things can teach patience, share heritage, and open up new markets …

Smithsonian Associates Presents January Program Highlights

January 3, 2018 The January issue of the Smithsonian Associates’ program guide features a variety of educational and cultural programs, including seminars, lectures, studio arts classes, performances for adults and children and local and regional study tours. Highlights this month include: A Dozen Offbeat Adventures: Must-See Destinations for 2018 Tuesday, …

Lori Yarrish Named Director of Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum

January 3, 2018 Lori Yarrish was named director of the Anacostia Community Museum, effective December 2017. Yarrish has served as acting director of the museum since June 2016, where she has led a number of revitalization projects at the museum, including a new mission statement and operations model. In recognition …

How governments and citizens used open source to solve human problems in 2017

Each year, when we look back at the top government articles on Opensource.com, we see interesting case studies of government technology policies or implementations. Our most popular stories from 2017 aren’t about adopting open source to solve technology problems. Instead, they demonstrate how governments and citizens are coming together through …