Smithsonian Associates Hosts a Red-Carpet Night With Oscar

February 22, 2018 Smithsonian Associates presents an evening that focuses on all things Oscar, from Academy Awards history and trivia to discussions of this year’s nominations and behind-the-scenes stories Monday, Feb. 26, at 6:45 p.m. in the Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center. Washington City Paper film critic Noah Gittell leads …

Installation of the Obama portraits

On February 12, 2018, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery unveiled its commissioned portraits of former President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama by artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively. The portraits were installed in the museum the following morning, making them available for the public to see. The post …

Press Preview for “Do Ho Suh: Almost Home” at the American Art Museum

Media only:  Courtney Rothbard   (202) 633-8496 rothbardc@si.edu Taylor Dorn  (202) 633-8523 dornt@si.edu   Media website americanart.si.edu/press What:  Press preview for the exhibition “Do Ho Suh: Almost Home” Date:  Thursday, March 15, 2018 – 11:00am When:  Thursday, March 15  11 a.m. to 1 p.m.    Sign-in: 11 a.m.     Remarks: 11:30 a.m. Where:  Smithsonian …

Photograph of Rev. Billy Graham by Yousuf Karsh On View at the National Portrait Gallery

February 22, 2018 Version en español The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and accomplishments of Rev. Billy Graham with a photograph by Yousuf Karsh taken in 1972. The portrait will be installed this morning in the museum’s In Memoriam space, on the first floor. It will be on …

Letters by America’s first enlisted women reveal motivation, conflict of WWI service in Postal Museum exhibit

YMCA Worker Ethel Ash with unidentified sailor in France, 1919. (Image courtesy Ethel Ash Collection, Gift of Sarah (Ash) Albert, Women’s Memorial Foundation Collection) Stationed at a U.S. Army hospital in France in 1918, nurse Lulu Wolfe looked after World War I soldiers suffering from shrapnel wounds and gas poisoning. …

Advisory: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Donate Uniforms to the National Museum of American History

Media only:  Laura Duff  (202) 633-3129duffl@si.edu What:  Dallas Cowboys Chief Brand Officer Charlotte Jones Anderson, Director of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Kelli McGonagill Finglass, members of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and Head Choreographer Judy Trammell will donate artifacts to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Date:  Monday, February 26, …