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Live Storytelling: The Original Virtual Reality

Live Storytelling: The Original Virtual Reality

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Smithsonian Libraries Art of the Book Lecture Series, Part II
Live Storytelling: The Original Virtual Reality
by Jon Spelman, performer and writer

INDOOR RECESS

INDOOR RECESS

Friday, April 28, 2017

Smithsonian Libraries Presents: INDOOR RECESS a lunchtime getaway
Featuring your favorite classes as a kid, Library and Art! All you need to do is:

World's Fair Gardens: Shaping American Landscapes and Garden History

World's Fair Gardens: Shaping American Landscapes and Garden History

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Smithsonian Libraries and Smithsonian Gardens invite you to join us on Tuesday, May 16 for a lecture featuring renowned garden historian Cathy Jean Maloney.

A Gilded Age Garden Party

A Gilded Age Garden Party

Friday, June 9, 2017

SAVE THE DATE!
Smithsonian Libraries and Smithsonian Gardens host
A Gilded Age Garden Party
An evening celebrating American gardens + culture of the Gilded Age
Refreshments ~ Amusements ~ Entertainment

News

Smithsonian Libraries Research Opportunities 2016-2017

Friday, October 9, 2015

The Smithsonian Libraries will award grants to Baird Society, Dibner Library and Penick Resident Scholars in the 2016-2017 acacemic year. These competitive grants are offered to historians, librarians and bibliographers, as well as predoctoral and postdoctoral students, with an approved research project.

National Museum of African Art and Smithsonian Libraries Unveil “Artists’ Books and Africa”

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art and the Smithsonian Libraries present a new exhibition, “Artists’ Books and Africa,” at the National Museum of African Art beginning Sept. 16. “Artists’ Books and Africa” will be on display through Sept. 11, 2016.

Smithsonian Libraries Unveils “Fantastic Worlds: Science and Fiction, 1780–1910”

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Smithsonian Libraries opens its new exhibition “Fantastic Worlds: Science and Fiction, 1780–1910” in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History July 1. “Fantastic Worlds” will be on display through October 2016.