Results tagged “Smithsonian” from Spotlight

Thanks to the work of the decade-long, $3 billion Human Genome Project, human society has gained much greater insight into our bodies and our health. Scientists have identified genes that contribute to disease, stoking hope for ways to treat or eradicate cancer among many other ailments. This new Smithsonian exhibition, which will travel the country later next year, explores ... [Read]

The Great American Hall of Wonders examines the American ingenuity that energized all aspects of 19th-century society, from the painting of landscapes and scenes of everyday life to the planning of scientific expeditions and the development of new mechanical devices. Included in the exhibit are paintings and drawings by John James Audubon, Albert Bierstadt, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, as well ... [Read]

Getting personal at the Smithsonian

Posted by Randy Shulman
July 2, 2011 12:05 PM |
Close to Home: Photographers and Their Families presents photographs made during the past three decades by both established and emerging artists turning the lenses on their own families to document personal histories and record intimate moments. Through July 24. Smithsonian American Art Museum's McEvoy Auditorium, Lower Level, 8th and F Streets NW. Free. Call 202-633-1000 or visit americanart.si.edu. Photo by ... [Read]

Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg is the first major exhibition to explore the connections between Norman Rockwell's iconic images of American life and the movies -- specifically the films of Lucas and Spielberg, who found a kindred spirit in Rockwell and his belief that ordinary people can become unlikely heroes. On display ... [Read]