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  1. Kenneth E. Behring Hall of Mammals

    Kenneth E. Behring Hall of Mammals

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    by Lynda Kelly Published May 08 2007

    I found this exhibition quite extraordinary. The design, the objects, the text and labels, and the sense of humour evident across many areas was fantastic. The exhibition was visually stunning, while reinforcing the important message that we are all...

  2. Discovering Rastafari!

    Discovering Rastafari!

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    by Lola Pyne Published January 21 2009

    Discovering Rastafari! provides a fascinating peek into the history, beliefs, and practices of Rastafarian peoples. Though small, the exhibition’s multi-layered displays offer an informative introduction and thoroughly immerse the visitor...

  3. Invention At Play

    Invention At Play

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    by Kelly Brisbois Published July 27 2009

    Invention At Play: The story of American invention Look around, whether you are at home or work (or elsewhere using your portable web enabled device). Virtually every thing you can see and touch was invented by someone. I learned how the...

  4. Science in American Life

    Science in American Life

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    by Jennie Crate Published February 12 2010

    I chose to visit the Science in American Life exhibit because I was interested to see how a history museum, rather than a science museum, would choose to explore the cultural impacts of science. Would they try to explain scientific principles? Would...

  5. Window on Collections, Our Universes, Our Peoples

    Window on Collections, Our Universes, Our Peoples

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    by Sarah Deanehan Published February 15 2010

    As one of the newest museums of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of the American Indian was able to take advantage of some of the (then) newest technologies in its permanent exhibits. On a recent visit, I found that these technological...

  6. The Luce Foundation Center for American Art

    The Luce Foundation Center for American Art

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    by Sarah Wohlstadter Published February 16 2010

    Discovering the Luce Foundation Center for Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum was an art novice’s dream! As someone with a science background, I found the form in which the art was displayed, as open storage, was very approachable. I was...

  7. Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals

    Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals

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    by J Campbell Published February 16 2010

    The Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals is located off the rotunda at the National Museum of Natural History. This exhibit, completed in the early 2003, showcases traditional taxidermy in a non-traditional exhibition style for this subject...

  8. The Sant Ocean Hall

    The Sant Ocean Hall

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    by Megan Southwood Published February 17 2010

    Media Creates Flow in the Sant Ocean Hall The Sant Ocean Hall is the newest and largest permanent exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Although the exhibition opened in September 2008, and has already been the topic...

  9. Infinity

    Infinity

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    by John Moser Published February 23 2010

    Sometimes a single exhibit or experience can change a life. For me, going to Washington, D.C., at age 12 and seeing the sculpture "Infinity" by José de Rivera in front of the National Museum of American History provided a powerful inspiration that led...

  10. America by Air

    America by Air

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    by Sara Eagin Published February 17 2010

    One of the newest exhibits at the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum is “America by Air” a large permanent exhibit about the history of air travel in America. I have seen the exhibit several times, but for this visit I went...

  11. Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan

    Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan

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    by Timothy Rhue II Published March 01 2011

    “In Echoes of the Past, ancient sculptural masterpieces are united with a set of innovative digital components, including a video installation that offers an immersive, kinetic re-creation of one of the largest stone temples.” So claims the...

  12. "Packing for the Unknown"

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    by Lauren Jaeger Published March 01 2011

    Whenever someone prepares for a trip—whether it is a short visit with relatives or an extended adventure in Europe—the question of what to pack must be considered. One must think about length of stay, weather, and the types of activities that will...

  13. Our Peoples and Our Lives

    Our Peoples and Our Lives

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    by Mara Kurlandsky Published March 04 2011

    Many people have written many negative reviews of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and there are certainly aspects to critique. However, the mere fact that the museum was established, funded and built on such an important piece of real...