Sunset at Island Oyster. Photo: The Trust for Governors Island Area surrounding historic Soissons Landing on Governors Island to stay open late every night, with perfect picnic spots, food, drinks, and stunning views. Sunsets at Soissons to start July 1 through October 31 The Trust for Governors Island announced todayContinue Reading

National Education Summit July 27–28 Will Feature More Than 30 Free Sessions for Educators Educators across the country are facing unforeseen challenges and rising levels of uncertainty in the classroom. As part of its 175-year commitment to education, the Smithsonian will host a free two-day National Education Summit to celebrateContinue Reading

Credit: “Harriet Beecher Stowe” by Alanson Fisher, oil on canvas, 1853. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution (L). “Congressman John Lewis” by Michael Shane Neal, oil on linen, 2020. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Gift of Jeffery and Cindy Loring in memory of Congressman John Lewis. Copyright: Michael Shane Neal (R).Continue Reading

Sister Gertrude Morgan, Fan, ca. 1970, paint and ink on card, Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Margaret Z. Robson Collection, Gift of John E. and Douglas O. Robson, 2016.38.43R-V.  We Are Made of Stories: Self-Taught Artists in the Robson Family Collection” Opens at the Smithsonian American Art Museum July 1 Artists withoutContinue Reading