Today one of the Freer/Sackler Archives volunteers brought some beautiful peonies from her garden to add colors and elegance to the newly renovated FSG library reading room. Chinese people have more »
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Attending the American Library Association conference in June? Come join us on Monday, June 28, from 2-4 PM for an informal open house of the Smithsonian’s resources for American art more »
The Swiss naturalist Konrad Gesner was born in Zurich on March 26, 1516. A true polymath, he studied theology, ancient languages, medicine, and botany at the universities of Strassburg, Bourges, more »
Certainly, Mussoff’s strong design sense, punchy draftsmanship and gritty, rebellious social attitude make her one of the more interesting representational artists to come down the pike in recent years.”—Joe Shannon, more »
Fortune Magazine was created as part of Henry Luce’s Time, Inc. publishing empire in February 1930, four months after the Stock market crash that started the Great Depression. It was more »
President Theodore Roosevelt, who held office from September 14, 1901 to March 4, 1909, agreed in 1906 to accept Charles Freer's art collection into the Smithsonian Institution on behalf of more »