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[2019 미국스미스소니언박물관 9월 소식] Top Stories: September 2019
 
과학관과 문화 기사입력  2019/09/17 [20:54]

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2019 ENEWS
 
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The National Native American Veterans Memorial

Later this month, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will break ground for the National Native American Veterans Memorial. The Memorial will recognize the enduring and distinguished service of Native Americans in every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. Watch Harvey Pratt (Cheyenne/Arapaho) present his powerful, timeless and inclusive design.

WATCH THE VIDEO »
 
 
Ebony and Jet magazine covers
"Ebony" and "Jet" magazine covers, National Museum of African American History and Culture, © Johnson Publishing Company.

A Historic Acquisition

The National Museum of African American History and Culture will acquire a significant portion of the archive of the Johnson Publishing Company, the publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines. The archive includes more than four million prints, negatives, and media that explored, celebrated and documented African American life from the 1940s and into the 21st century. Hear from Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch on this historic moment.

TURN THE PAGE »
 
 
Karl and Karoline
 

When Karl Met Karoline

Karl, an Abyssinian ground hornbill at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, had a broken beak restored with the help of veterinarians, an exhibit specialist, a hornbill skeleton and a 3-D printer. With his natural behaviors – and confidence! – restored, he even has the chance to bond with another bird: a female hornbill named Karoline!

MEET CUTE »
 
 
Lonnie G. Bunch III, the newly appointed 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, will embark on a national tour on September 19th to discuss his new memoir A Fool’s Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump.

A Fool's Errand is a deeply personal tale of the triumphs and challenges of bringing the Smithsonian’s 19th museum to life. Bunch tells his story of bringing his clear vision and leadership to bear to realize this shared dream of many generations of Americans.

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stellar stream in milky way
GD-1 stellar stream model overlaid on a Gaia flux map, Credit: Ana Bonaca, ESA, Gaia.

A Stellar Stream, the Milky Way and Dark Substructure

Scientists at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian have observed what may be evidence of dark matter interfering with a stellar stream in the Milky Way galaxy. Normally, stellar streams are long, thin and regular – but the streams in the above photo have gap and spur features, which could be the result of the stream encountering a dense, massive object – like dark matter.

LOOK UP »
 
 
World War I postcard
Postcard from Edward McClure from Camp Hospital 52 in Le Mans France, March 31, 1919.

Letters Home: World War I Correspondence

Letters and postcards sent by United States military personnel during World War I are unique sources of information about their training, why they served, and their experience of war. Each letter and postcard show details about military service that cannot be found elsewhere, and even the smallest detail in a letter or postcard can be a treasure for a descendant learning about someone in their family.

SEE THE POSTCARDS »
 
 
RE:frame
 

Introducing Re:Frame

Re:Frame, a new video series from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, brings together art historians and researchers from across the Smithsonian to explore art’s many meanings. In the first few episodes, discover how American art relates to bison, graphite, arctic explorers... and even beer!

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Adopt-a-Book!

Did you know that the Smithsonian Libraries has an Adopt-a-Book Program? Book adoptions are an excellent way to commemorate an occasion, celebrate a milestone or honor a great achievement – all while helping the Libraries build and preserve its collection and make materials available online.

BROWSE THE BOOKS »
 
Billie Holiday performing on stage with her band
Billie Holiday performing on stage with her band - Paul "Vice Pres" Quinichette on tenor saxophone, Carl Drinkard on piano, Jimmy Schenck on bass and Bobby "Stix" Darden on drums at Sugar Hill, Newark, New Jersey, April, 1957. All photographs © 2018 Jerry Dantzic / Jerry Dantzic Archives. All rights reserved.

New Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Shows Rarely Seen Photos of Billie Holiday

From the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, "Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill: Photographs by Jerry Dantzic" begins its national tour at Smithsonian Affiliate museums. The Irving Arts Center in Irving, Texas will launch the tour in September and then it travels in January to the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach, Florida. The exhibition presents 56 remarkable images of the jazz icon by photographer Jerry Dantzic during a week long run of performances at the Newark, New Jersey, nightclub Sugar Hill.

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James Smithson, c. 1765-1829 (detail), James Roberts, 1753-c.1809, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Trivia: These Are Super Trees

Which tree has survived three mass extinctions – including the one that wiped out the dinosaurs?

 
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