Posts Tagged ‘museum’

NATURE: Ladybugs tickle kids, tackle pests

Posted on August 3rd, 2010 by americanindiannews

Children enjoy helping keep the corn, squash and tomatoes in the museum garden healthy by releasing thousands of ladybugs to eat plant pests

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MUSEUM: Native advice shapes high-tech displays at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center

Posted on August 3rd, 2010 by americanindiannews

Input from Alaska Native advisers guides how 600 precious objects loaned by the Smithsonian are experienced by visitors—including descendents of their makers— at a landmark exhibition

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MUSEUM: Our precious place in the universe

Posted on June 8th, 2010 by americanindiannews

Before it opened, founders of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian heard from Native peoples that one of its most important roles would be to teach all children the true history of the Americas.

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RECIPE: Chocolate’s indigenous history makes spicy tale

Posted on February 3rd, 2010 by americanindiannews

Mitsitam Cafe shares the flavor, originally sipped with chilies by the Mayans, with a tasty recipes

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PEOPLE: Mary G. Ross blazed a trail in the sky as a woman engineer in the space race

Posted on December 22nd, 2009 by americanindiannews

Her bequest will propel the museum’s future educational journeys

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Museum: Seeds of understanding accompany interns into wider fields of work

Posted on November 24th, 2009 by americanindiannews

Whether lawyers, curators or cultural activists, past conservation interns say their perspective carries a permanent imprint of their museum experience

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Exhibition: “A Song for the Horse Nation” gallops into museum and onto the

Posted on November 24th, 2009 by americanindiannews

The new exhibition explores the unique position of the horse in historic and contemporary Native American culture

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Museum ‘painted with light’ for unique portrait

Posted on October 17th, 2009 by americanindiannews

By the glow of 800 flashlights, the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian poses for a magical nighttime photo

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EVENT: Museum celebrates 20th anniversary, reaches for the future

Posted on October 17th, 2009 by americanindiannews

Senators honored at gala for role in founding the National Museum of the American Indian in 1989

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MUSEUM: Fellowship focuses on conservation

Posted on September 17th, 2009 by americanindiannews

Anne Gunnison’s Mellon Foundation project is to protect the plastic materials in a colorful mobile by Dunne-za Nation artist Brian Jungen.

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Recipes

FOOD: Let’s eat: The executive chef of the Mitsitam Cafe whips up a cookbook

FOOD: Let’s eat: The executive chef of the Mitsitam Cafe whips up a cookbook

Washington, D.C.—Chocolate, chiles, tomatoes, blueberries and corn are just a ...

RECIPE: Mitsitam Cafe buffalo and duck burger

Buffalo and duck burger topped with roasted pepper, Dijonaise sauce ...

RECIPE: Mitsitam Cafe’s Mexican hot chocolate warms up cool summer nights

When the summer sun gives way to cool nights, chef ...

RECIPE: As cherries blossom, a taste of summer

Cherries pair with the earth and sea in this favorite ...

RECIPE: Chocolate’s indigenous history makes spicy tale

Washington—Chocolate is a flavor as old and varied as the ...

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CULTURE: Children step up as culture-bearers

CULTURE: Children step up as culture-bearers

Washington, D.C.—Kelly Church, a weaver of black ash baskets, is ...

EXHIBITION: Quileute separate fact from fiction for ‘Twilight’ fans

Seattle, Wash.—The Seattle Art Museum opened an exhibition of some ...

ART: One man’s interest helps save ancient art

Dennis White, 63, an Ojibwe mathematics scholar from the Lac ...

ARTS: Jungen’s farfetched animals stretch the imagination

Washington—Artist Brian Jungen’s oversized animals have invaded the Smithsonian’s National ...

Music

MUSIC: Nakai expands the language of Native American music

MUSIC: Nakai expands the language of Native American music

R. Carlos Nakai’s new album “Dancing into Silence,” (with William ...

MUSIC: Sky’s the limit for blues musician Derek Miller

Washington, D.C.—Derek Miller stepped onto an international stage in early ...

MUSIC: Jazz sax in a Native key

New York—Cherokee saxophone player and bandleader Sharel Cassity has a ...

MUSIC: Native American school band rocks the oldies – and the ancients

Ten years ago Kim Cournoyer answered an ad seeking a ...

MUSIC: Roots of the blues go deep into shared Native and African American history

Jimi Hendrix meteorically rose to rock-and-roll fame playing, smashing and ...

People

PEOPLE: Helen Maynor Scheirbeck (1935-2010)

PEOPLE: Helen Maynor Scheirbeck (1935-2010)

Washington, D.C.—Dr. Helen Maynor Scheirbeck, longtime champion of American Indian civil rights, ...

MOVIES: Big and blue, ‘Avatar’ with Wes Studi comes to DVD

Cherokee movie star Wes Studi is no stranger to standing ...

Movies: Native film star tells of his hero’s journey, on and offscreen

For Wes Studi, playing a character confronting colonial powers while ...

People: Unsung hero has a million books he’d like you to check out

Irving Nelson has had a desk in the director’s office ...

Museum: Seeds of understanding accompany interns into wider fields of work

Washington, D.C.— As the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American ...

Online Exhibitions

ARTS: Animal images tell visual story of boys in trouble

ARTS: Animal images tell visual story of boys in trouble

Rick Bartow’s sculpture “From the Mad River to the Little ...

Exhibition: “A Song for the Horse Nation” gallops into museum and onto the

The exhibition “A Song for the Horse Nation” recently made ...

Fritz Scholder continues to stir, stretch boundaries of Indian art

The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian recently held ...

U.S. Postal Service delivers a tiny timeline of Native America

Washington—Stamps have carried art portraying Native Americans all over the ...