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INDOOR RECESS

INDOOR RECESS

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Thursday August 4th, 12pm-1pm

Smithsonian Libraries Presents: INDOOR RECESS a lunchtime getaway

Featuring your favorite classes as a kid, Library and Art! All you need to do is:

Of Missions, Migrants, and Mourning: Some South African Artists Books Considered

Of Missions, Migrants, and Mourning: Some South African Artists Books Considered

Sunday, August 7, 2016

National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20560

August 7, 2:00 p.m.

The Natural Philosopher and his Cabinet of Curiosities

The Natural Philosopher and his Cabinet of Curiosities

Monday, August 8, 2016

The Natural Philosopher and his Cabinet of Curiosities
A living history presentation by Dean Howarth and Melinda McCalley
A family program suitable for all ages, best for ages 8-16.

Camouflage: Abbott Handerson Thayer's "Beautiful Law of Nature"

Camouflage: Abbott Handerson Thayer's "Beautiful Law of Nature"

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Camouflage: Abbott Handerson Thayer's "Beautiful Law of Nature"
A lecture by William Adair, frame conservator, frame historian, and master gilder, Gold Leaf Studios

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.