Tagged: Smithsonian

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President Obama speaks at the NMAAHC Opening

President Barack Obama, speaking at the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, “We’re not a burden on America, or a stain on America, or an object of pity or charity for America. We’re America. And that’s what this museum explains, the fact that our stories have shaped every corner of our culture.”

Replica of USS Enterprise from Star Trek 0

Smithsonian Explores 50 Years of “Star Trek”

The 50th anniversary of Star Trek is Sept. 8, and the National Air and Space Museum is inviting fans to celebrate with “Boldly Go 50” — three nights of special programs sponsored by the Roddenberry Foundation.

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“Star Trek” TOS Enterprise at The Smithsonian

Neither Paramount Studios nor The Smithsonian couldn’t know the cultural impact Star Trek would have when they donated the original U.S.S. Enterprise model in 1974. After decades of neglect, it’s getting a proper restoration and display in the main hall.

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Renwick Gallery – “Wonder”

The Renwick Gallery had been under renovation and repair and only just re-opened last month. Never one to pass up a new (or new to me) museum, I visited in the rainy and foggy days after Thanksgiving. The current exhibit...

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Food in the Garden at American History

Join the National Museum of American History this summer for tastes, tours, and talks outside in their new Victory Garden. The Museum’s American Food History Project and Smithsonian Gardens are bringing together local growers, practitioners, educators, and researchers to explore and experience where our food comes from and how we grow it.

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events: Rock ‘n’ Roar

The 80s never die… we just fail to admit they ever existed. Except when it comes to music and I am sorely tempted by the upcoming Rock ‘n’ Roar event at The National Zoo next month: Come hear the B-52s...

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in DC: “Single Ladies” flash dance

After posting about next month’s Beyoncé flash dance/workout yesterday, I discovered that DC will have its own Beyoncé-related flash dance of “Single Ladies” in honor of International Dance Day tomorrow, Friday, April 29th.

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museum: The Art of Video Games

The Art of Video Games is the first exhibition to explore the forty-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, with a focus on striking visual effects and the creative use of new technologies.

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in DC: museum’ing, anyone?

Since neither of us had been since the renovation, R and I headed over to the National Museum of American History. Even though it was a pretty chilly day out, it was fairly crowded, perhaps Inauguration leftover tourists. There were...

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museums: a cool tranquil color

I haven’t been to the Textile Museum in a long while. The last time I was there was to see an exhibit of African/-American quilts with an ex. It was pretty spontaneous, as I never even knew it existed before....