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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
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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:
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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
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Ninth Annual Commemorative Reading

March 5, 2016
Ninth Annual Commemorative Reading Saturday March 5th, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery 8th and G Streets, NW, Washington, DC
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BUILD-A-BOOK Teacher Development Workshop

March 5, 2016
Professional Development Educator Workshop Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art 950 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, D.C. 20013 Saturday March 5, 2016 10:30 am – 4:30 pm BUILD-A-BOOK Teacher Development Workshop
Indoor Recess

Indoor Recess - "Come Together"

March 4, 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:
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Fantastic Voyages of the Cinematic Imagination

March 3, 2016
Please join us on Thursday, March 3, 2016 for Fantastic Voyages of the Cinematic Imagination Georges Méliès Film Screening and Lecture by Matthew Solomon
Indoor Recess

Indoor Recess

February 5, 2016
Smithsonian Libraries Presents: INDOOR RECESS a lunchtime getaway Featuring your favorite classes as a kid, Library and Art!
Poster of Twitterchat

"Color in a New Light" Twitterchat with Carl Minchew

February 4, 2016
Poster of Coloring Page event

#ColorOurCollections Coloring Event

February 1, 2016
From Feburary 1-5, 2016 the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) is encouraging cultural institutions and crayon enthusiasts to join together for #ColorOurCollections. Institutions such as NYAM, the Biodiversity Heritage Library and the Smithsonian Libraries will provide inspiration and coloring sheets for artists of all ages to fill in. Colorers can share their creations on social media by tagging the organization and using the hashtag #ColorOurCollections.
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Teacher Hackathon

January 30, 2016
At the heart of every Smithsonian museum and research center is a library. Individually, our 21 libraries are among the world’s greatest repositories of knowledge. Collectively they are one of America’s most precious scientific and cultural treasures. Come mine our collections and help build educational resources for our global audience. We are inviting teachers that work with students of all ages, and schools of all types, to push us creatively; to rethink how our resources can be shared with public; to combine materials in a new way; to hack our collection and drive us forward by offering an original digital experience.

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