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TPUSA Advisor Who Published Shockingly Racist Newsletter Resigns From Museum Board

This article was co-published with The Informant. It was once a feather in the cap for Rip McIntosh. The Florida man sat on the board of trustees for the Buffalo Bill Center of the West with the likes of former governors, a former senator, and even former Vice President Dick Cheney. The role with the Smithsonian-affiliated museum in Cody, Wyoming was a good one for a philanthropist who enjoyed the outdoors and who spent a lot of time in the Rocky Mountain region. All of that came to an ...
Tags: Florida, News, Wyoming, Smithsonian, Mcintosh, Dick Cheney, Brush, Trump, Star Tribune, Rocky Mountain, Casper Star Tribune, Buffalo Bill Center, Cody Wyoming, Nick R. Martin, Turning Point USA, Rip McIntosh

Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden’s Controversial Revamp Gets Key Approval

“The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts has voted to approve Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto’s proposed redesign of the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. The decision … was not without controversy.” – Artnet Artnet
Tags: Art, Washington, Smithsonian, Visual, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, U S Commission of Fine Arts

Coronavirus Roundup: Smithsonian and National Archives Advance Reopenings; Court Sides with CDC on Cruises 

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.
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Historic “Garden City” is Surprisingly Anti-Gardening

Photos of Greenbelt, Maryland from the Library of Congress collection. The garden city movement, which began in 1898 in the U.K., is described as a “method of urban planning in which self-contained communities are surrounded by ‘greenbelts’, containing proportionate areas of residences, industry, and agriculture” and that it “aims to capture the primary benefits of a countryside environment and a city environment while avoiding the disadvantages presented by both.”    In the words of its chief ...
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Bezos donates $200 million to Smithsonian, the biggest gift in the museum's history

The Smithsonian said Thursday that Jeff Bezos will donate $200 million to the museum, the largest gift the institution has received since its founding in 1846.
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Amazon Chair Jeff Bezos Donating $200 Million to Smithsonian

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - founder and chair Jeff Bezos will donate $200 million to the Smithsonian Institution, the largest gift since the...
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How the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Prince and more became photographic icons

For Gered Mankowitz, a rock ‘n’ roll photographer in England in the ’60s, it was a constant fight to have the pictures he made of artists such as the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and the Small Faces taken seriously. “It was the packaging, it was something to knock off, it was a glossy to be given to a magazine,” Mankowitz says on a recent video call. “And yet I and dozens of my contemporaries were trying so hard to make the best of it, to try and do something special, stretch the genre, and give...
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Making deer glow to prevent cars from hitting them

The Finnish Reindeer Herders Association is hoping that painting deer with fluorescent paint could reduce the number of reindeer killed by cars. According to Smithsonian, around 4,000 deer dies this way every year in accidents that result in 15 million Euros in damage. — Read the rest
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Suit With A Story: Congressman Donates Clothes From Viral Jan. 6 Photo To Smithsonian

"It’ll be surreal to one day take my kids to the Smithsonian and show them the blue suit behind glass," Rep. Kim said.
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New Jersey Rep. Andy Kim donated the 'off-the-rack' J. Crew suit he wore on January 6 to the Smithsonian

Rep. Andy Kim donated the suit he wore during the January 6 riot at the US Capitol to the Smithsonian Museum of American History. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Andy Kim via Twitter New Jersey Rep. Andy Kim said he donated the suit he wore on January 6 to the Smithsonian Institution. Kim said he wore the suit on January 6 and again on January 13 when he voted to impeach Trump. He said "telling the story" of the riot at the Capitol "isn't optional, it is necessary." See more stories on Inside...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, White House, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, New Jersey, Smithsonian, Kim, Republican, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, Trump, Capitol, Raphael Warnock

Lawmaker donates suit he wore to clean up Capitol riot to Smithsonian, 6 months after deadly insurrection

Around 11 p.m. ET on January 6, Rep. Andy Kim was walking around the US Capitol with a trash bag in hand, trying to clean up after insurrectionists ransacked the building just hours earlier, when the New Jersey Democrat came across a plaque commemorating the cornerstone of the Capitol laid by George Washington.
Tags: Cnn, New Jersey, Smithsonian, Capitol, US Capitol, Andy Kim

From Grandmaster Flash to Drake: Evolution of hip-hop explored in new Smithsonian box set

A 129-song collection showcasing the history of hip-hop, from Run-DMC to Nicki Minaj, will be released Aug. 20 from the Smithsonian.        [Author: USA TODAY]
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Meet the Mars family, heirs to the Snickers and M&M's candy empire, who spent years avoiding the limelight and are America’s third-wealthiest family 'dynasty'

The Mars family is worth an estimated $89.7 billion. Pictured: Jacqueline Mars and granddaughters. Pool/Getty Images The Mars family has a net worth of $94 billion and helms candy empire Mars Inc. That makes it America's third-richest family "dynasty," according to a recent report. The Mars family is known for keeping to themselves, but in recent years, they've started to speak out. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Mars family sits atop a delicious empire.They&#...
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The Art Of The Biden White House

The Obamas borrowed 142 pieces from the Smithsonian and the National Gallery of Art, the other recent occupants 12. The Bidens haven’t started borrowing yet – but it will happen, and curators think they know what the couple will want. “Even as they embrace the Obamas’ modern and contemporary inclinations, the Bidens’ time as second family suggests their artistic sensibilities are less MoMA chic and, at times, more mom-and-pop.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Smithsonian, Visual, Moma, Obamas, Bidens, National Gallery of Art, Biden White House, 06.24.21

Obama portraits on display at the site of their first date

Three years after Barack and Michelle Obama's official portraits were unveiled at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, the paintings have arrived at the Art Institute of Chicago, where the former President and First Lady had their very first date.
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AI & X-Rays Recover Lost Artworks Underneath Paintings by Picasso & Modigliani

You see above a painting by Amedeo Modigliani, a portrait of the artist’s lover Beatrice Hastings, unseen by the public until its rediscovery just this year. Or at any rate, some see that: in another sense, the image is a new or almost-new artistic creation, based on X-rays of Modigliani’s Portrait of a Girl. Underneath the paint that makes up that celebrated work lie traces enough to establish the presence of a different, earlier one beneath. But only now, after the employment of neural networ...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Technology, London, College, Barcelona, Smithsonian, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Seoul, Picasso, Hastings, Da Vinci, Vermeer, Amedeo Modigliani, Modigliani

Download Great Works of Art from 40+ Museums Worldwide: Explore Artvee, the New Art Search Engine

Dilbert creator Scott Adams once wrote of his early experiences introducing the World Wide Web to others. “In 1993, there were only a handful of Web sites you could access, such as the Smithsonian’s exhibit of gems. Those pages were slow to load and crashed as often as they worked.” But those who witnessed this technology in action would invariably “get out of their chairs their eyes like saucers, and they would approach the keyboard. They had to touch it themselves. There was something about t...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Technology, College, Nasa, Paris, Smithsonian, Rembrandt, New York Public Library, Seoul, Rijksmuseum, Scott Adams, Art Institute of Chicago, Museo, Hilma, Colin Marshall

18 of the best Hilton Hotels in the US to earn or use points at, from family suites to luxury beach resorts

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Hilton Hotel brands range from boutique properties to spacious suites to beach resorts. We found the best US Hilton hotels based on amenities, location, and value for point redemptions. It's free to sign up for Hilton Honors and perks from free internet to waived fees start right away. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Hilton Hotels currently offers 16 distinct brands for every typ...
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From Houston to Upstate New York, here are 7 US destinations to visit to learn about Black history

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Visit Baltimore One of the first steps to combating racial injustice is learning and understanding Black history. We're highlighting great US destinations to learn about the contributions of Black Americans. From museums and cultural sites to Black-owned hotels, here's what to see and where to stay. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamatio...
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Watch an Accurate Reconstruction of the World’s Oldest Computer, the 2,200 Year-Old Antikythera Mechanism, from Start to Finish

There’s nothing like an ancient mystery, especially one as seemingly insoluble as the origins of “the world’s first computer,” the Antikythera mechanism. Discovered off the coast of the Greek island of Antikythera in 1901, the corroded collection of gears and dials seemed fake to scientists at first because of its ingeniousness. It has since been dated to 100 to 150 BC and has inspired decades of research and speculative reconstruction. Yet, no one knows who made it, and more importantly...
Tags: Facebook, Astronomy, Science, Youtube, College, History, World, Smithsonian, Josh Jones, Antikythera, Durham NC Follow, University College of London, Freeth, Tony Freeth, Adam Wojcik, Antikythera Mechanism Research Project

Opinion: History shows just how ugly it can get when people don't want you to vote

As a curator of political history at the Smithsonian, I've spent years studying the bad old days of American politics. Leafing through contested election trial transcripts, constable's reports and boxes of fraudulent ballots, I've studied the voter suppression and violence that was once a common feature of our democracy in the 19th century. It always seemed distant to me, with a consoling "it used to be worse" appeal. But recently, this past has been reanimated by new, partisan state laws design...
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"The archive’s drawings, which date to between 1905 and 1920, range from self-portraits to pictures of other people and quick sketches..."

"One is an intimate portrayal of Kafka’s mother, who wears her hair in a high bun and dons small, oval-shaped spectacles. Another ink drawing titled Drinker shows an irate-looking man slumped in front of a glass of wine.... Among the newly digitized papers is a scathing, 47-page letter to [his father] Herman; never delivered, it describes Kafka as a 'timid child' who cannot have been 'particularly difficult to manage.... I cannot believe that a kindly word, a quiet taking by the hand, a friendly...
Tags: Law, Fathers, Drawing, Drinking, Smithsonian, Kafka, Herman, Ann Althouse

How Egyptian Papyrus Is Made: Watch Artisans Keep a 5,000-Year-Old Art Alive

In 2013, French Egyptologist Pierre Tallet discovered in an excavation site near the Red Sea “entire rolls of papyrus, some a few feet long and still relatively intact, written in hieroglyphics as well as hieratic, the cursive script the ancient Egyptians used for everyday communication,” Alexander Stille writes at Smithsonian. The scrolls contained the “Diary of Merer,” the journals of an official who led a transportation crew, and who observed the building of the largest of the pyramid...
Tags: Art, Facebook, College, History, Egypt, Smithsonian, Pliny, Red Sea, Josh Jones, Durham NC Follow, Pierre Tallet, Tallet, Harvard 's Digital Giza Project, Alexander Stille, University of Michigan Libraries

Paramount+ will launch a $4.99 monthly ad-supported subscription

If you didn’t want to shell out $9.99 per month to watch the meme-worthy iCarly reboot, now you won’t have to. On Monday, Paramount+ will launch its ad-supported Essential Plan, priced at $4.99 per month. This less-expensive plan will replace the CBS All Access plan, which included commercials, but also granted access to local CBS stations. If you’re currently subscribed to that $5.99 per month plan, you can keep it. But starting Monday, it won’t be around anymore for new subscribers.  What...
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A trip to Las Vegas offers plenty of adventure if you venture far from the Strip

Long-distance travel not in the cards for the family this year? Then consider Las Vegas. It offers plenty of new adventures and off-the-beaten-track sights to see far from the crowds of The Strip. In general, Las Vegas attractions have been opening up as COVID-19 restrictions ease. That said, it’s wise to double-check the status of specific locations and make reservations, where appropriate, prior to visiting. Dam, but not the dam (Great escapes in Boulder City) For those who have never been, Ho...
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The US Army only ever fired one nuclear artillery shell from its 'Atomic Annie' cannon, and this is what it looked like

Image of the May 25, 1953 test-firing of an M65 atomic cannon. National Nuclear Security Administration The US Army fired its atomic cannon for the first and last time 68 years ago. The cannon, initially named "Able Annie," was later renamed "Atomic Annie." During the May 25, 1953 test, the cannon fired a nuclear shell that unleashed a 15-kiloton blast. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Army successfully test-fired an atomic cannon exactly 68 years ago Tuesday. It was...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Germany, Virginia, US, Trends, Fort Lee, Italy, Army, Smithsonian, Nuclear Weapons, Nazi, Nevada, Annie, TNT, US Army

How Long is Now?

“It is Time” (02020) by Alicia Eggert in collaboration with David Moinina Sengeh. The neon sign was commissioned by TED and Fine Acts for TED Countdown, and driven around Dallas, Texas on October 10th, 02020 to generate action around climate change. Photo by Vision & Verve. I. Time The most commonly-used noun in the English language is, according to the Oxford English Corpus, time. Its frequency is partly due to its multiplicity of meanings, and partly due to its use in common phrases...
Tags: Art, Future, Brand, Barcelona, Earth, Long-term Thinking, Smithsonian, Philadelphia, Brian Eno, Sagrada Familia, Gaudi, Antoni Gaudí, Carroll, Gary, Drexel University, Snyder

Art lovers rejoice as Smithsonian museums reopen

The landmark museums in the US capital are beginning to once more open their doors to the public.
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Earth's oldest minerals date onset of plate tectonics to 3.6 billion years ago

Scientists led by Michael Ackerson, a research geologist at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, provide new evidence that modern plate tectonics, a defining feature of Earth and its unique ability to support life, emerged roughly 3.6 billion years ago. The study, published May 14 in the journal Geochemical Perspectives Letters, uses zircons, the oldest minerals ever found on Earth, to peer back into the planet's ancient past.
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X-Wing fighter lands at the Smithsonian museum

An X-Wing Starfighter has landed at a Smithsonian museum facility in Chantilly, Virginia where it's undergoing preparation for eventual display at the National Air and Space Museum. On longterm loan from Industrial Light &Magic, this particular model is a T-70 X-Wing as seen in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. — Read the rest
Tags: Star Wars, Post, News, Museums, Smithsonian, National Air, Chantilly Virginia, Industrial Light Magic, X Wing Starfighter