Past Events

Pages

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

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

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 Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00pm Baird Auditorium
The Natural Philosopher and his Cabinet of Curiosities

The Natural Philosopher and his Cabinet of Curiosities

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

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

August 7, 2016
National Museum of African Art 950 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20560 August 7, 2:00 p.m.
INDOOR RECESS

INDOOR RECESS

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:
Color with us on National Coloring Book Day!

Color with us on National Coloring Book Day!

August 2, 2016
Artists' Books at African Art with Bruce Onobrakpeya

Artists' Books at African Art with Bruce Onobrakpeya

July 16, 2016
Bruce Onobrakpeya, one of Nigeria’s most respected and prolific artists, will be at the National Museum of African Art on Saturday afternoon, July 16th.  Come meet him between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the garden-level Pavilion.
Color Studio

Color Studio: A Family Event

July 16, 2016
Saturday, July 16th Let’s follow the theme of color through the vast collections of the Smithsonian Libraries, and make a few unexpected connections and discoveries through science, history, and art.  
Indoor Recess

Indoor Recess

July 1, 2016
Smithsonian Libraries Presents: INDOOR RECESS a lunchtime getaway This month we are switching it up and heading OUTDOORS for a Folklife Scavenger hunt!!!
Atlas Munsell Color Collection

Light and Color in Art

June 21, 2016
Light and Color in Art An Illustrated Lecture by William Woodward, Artist and Prof. Emeritus, The George Washington University
Image of limited edition artists’ book

Book Arts Workshop for Adults | Color Theory Flag Books with Esther K. Smith

June 11, 2016
Indoor Recess

Indoor Recess

June 3, 2016
Smithsonian Libraries Presents: INDOOR RECESS a lunchtime getaway Featuring your favorite classes as a kid, Library and Art! All you need to do is:
Poster of DigIntoDyar Transcription Event

#DigIntoDyar Transcription Event

May 13, 2016
Harrison Gray Dyar, Jr. was a Smithsonian entomologist with a fascinating life. On May 13th, the Smithsonian Institution Archives will upload five volumes of Dyar’s “blue books” (notebooks in which he jotted down scientific observations) to the Smithsonian Transcription Center. Volunteers are encouraged to dive into the books and help us transcribe Dyar’s work for future study.
Indoor Recess

INDOOR RECESS

May 6, 2016
Smithsonian Libraries Presents: INDOOR RECESS a lunchtime getaway Featuring your favorite classes as a kid, Library and Art! All you need to do is:
Riccio Queen Paperburns Broadside

Come Together: American Artists Respond to Al-Mutanabbi Street

March 30, 2016
The Smithsonian Libraries opens “Come Together: American Artists Respond to Al-Mutanabbi Street,” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery Library beginning Feb. 1. The Libraries will host the Seventh Annual Commemorative Reading to remember the 2007 bombing of Al-Mutanabbi Street on March 5 at 6 p.m. in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s McEvoy Auditorium, 8th and G Streets N.W. 
Smithsonian Institution Museum Day Live

Museum Day Live 2016 & Explore the Four

March 12, 2016

Pages