The mural for the Smithsonian @americanartmuseum is titled #loveitforward - there are 3 sections of the mural that you can interact with. This section is a giant floral heart. Always helpful when your gorgeous friends come to support and pose with the art 👍🏼❤️🙌🏻 .
It may look like kids on our wizarding tour spend a lot of time crouched on the floor and not actually looking at the art, but 1) Actually, they do spend a lot of time crouching 2) They do that because there are so many fun activities 3) They do look at the art; you have to in order to do the activities. You can ask their moms.
L’shana tova! #RoshHashanah , the celebration of the Jewish New Year, began this week. 🔔📜🔔 Rimonim, or Torah finials, such as these, grace the tops of many Torah scrolls. Traditionally, those decorated with bells, such as this pair of #rimonim , signaled to members of a congregation that the sacred scroll was removed from its ark to be read as part of a holiday or Sabbath service. 🍎 In Hebrew, rimonim actually means "pomegranate," a fruit often eaten during the Jewish New Year to signify the wish for an abundance of blessings for the coming year as numerous as the pomegranate’s seeds. ✨These rare rimonim, made by the colonial New York silversmith Myer Myers and on display in our Roy J. Zuckerberg Hall of American Silver on our fourth floor, are one of only five surviving pairs made by the renowned artisan. And, they're not just for display! 👉🕍 Next week they will leave their place behind glass and go back to Congregation Shearith Israel, the first synagogue founded in North America (of which Myer Myers was an active member), for Yom Kippur. #Lshanatova#JewishhistoryisAmericanhistory#becausehistorymatters
M and I went to the Luce Center at the Smithsonian American Art Museum today - because Albrecht Bierstadt painted Yosemite Valley several times with divergent levels of geophysical realism, and they have two of his efforts on the wall. Pre-trip research.
“Take the Bobby Riggs match, for instance. To beat a fifty-nine-year-old guy was no thrill for me. The thrill was exposing a lot of new people to tennis. But the most important thing about the match was that women liked themselves better that day.” Billie Jean King #feminism#womeninsports#lucecenter Excerpt From “Particular Passions: Billie Jean King” @iBooks.
Transfer-printed earthenware plate from Vernon Kilns (active 1928 - 1958) in the new installation of the 4th floor Luce study collection (good bit of clay work) with image by Rockwell Kent (1882-1971). #nyhs#earthenware#lucecenter#imagesofnewyork
Can you start to understand somebody by the things they collect and document? At this month's Luce Local Artist Series, Annette Isham talked about how she and Zac Willis began to understand the 5 characters in their new exhibit at Flashpoint. Stop by the gallery through Jan. 7 to see We Are Not Alone ☄️☄️☄️ #LuceCenter#ArtistTalk#SAAM#Flashpoint#CulturalDC#acreativedc#igdc#dcarts
To better understand how tech can foster audience engagement, I've been visiting different Smithsonian museums and events to see how visitors interact with the objects there. This video was from an event at the @americanartmuseum that celebrated Nam June Paik's birthday and featured The Willful Marionette, a puppet that responds to movement! #fellowtakeover#LMSP2016#marionette#namjunepaik#lucecenter#saam