Smithsonian Institution Libraries Celebrate 40th Anniversary
The Smithsonian Institution Libraries 40th Anniversary Ruby Red Gala, “Paint the Town REaD!,” will be held the evening of Oct. 30 at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture. The event aims to increase awareness and raise funds for the Institution’s libraries. The libraries support the needs of the Institution’s curators and researchers and are active public educators. The exhibition program and the digital library initiative bring rare and valuable works from the libraries’ collection to a global audience through the Internet. The Web site receives 40 million hits per year.