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Stephen Binns

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Platonic Relationships

<p class="MsoNormal"><a href="https://www.learninglab.si.edu/collections/platonic-relationships/ypf4FN07VAGm8oeb#r/141208">Click here</a></p>
Stephen Binns
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Saints by the Look of Them: Nicholas, Patrick, Stephen

<p><span class="dotdotdot"></span></p> <p>Here are six representations of saints in the Smithsonian’s collections. Two are St. Nicholas, two<br /> are St. Patrick, two are St. Stephen. In this game, you’ll try to unite the two versions of each saint <br /> in a folder marked NICHOLAS, PATRICK, or STEPHEN. If you need hints, you will find information <br />on the saints' lives and the conventions of their depiction in art. To go to the game, <a href="http://learninglab.si.edu/collections/hint-1/yugslvwbhvjgr0dn#r/163387">click here</a>.</p> <p>   ↓ If you are an educator, click READ MORE.</p> <p><br /></p> <p><br /></p>
Stephen Binns
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Saints by the Look of Them: Cecilia, Elizabeth, Mary

<p>Here are six representations of saints in the Smithsonian’s collections. Two are St. Cecilia, two <br /> are St. Elizabeth of Hungary, and two are the Virgin Mary. In this game, you’ll try to unite the two<br /> versions of each saint in a folder marked CECILIA, ELIZABETH, or MARY. If you need hints, you <br />will find information on the conventions of their depiction in art. To go to the game, <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/hint-1/P6e4NmWohVidpkPr#r/171082">click here</a>.</p> <p>  ↓ If you are an educator, click READ MORE.</p> <p><br /></p>
Stephen Binns
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Saints by the Look of Them: Barbara, Anne, Ursula

<p><span class="dotdotdot">Here are six representations of saints in the Smithsonian’s collections. Two are St. Barbara, two <br />are St. Anne, and two are St. Ursula. In this game, you’ll try to unite the two versions of each saint  <br />in a folder marked BARBARA, ANNE, or URSULA. If you need hints, you will find information on   <br />the saints' lives and the conventions of their depiction in art. </span><span class="dotdotdot"></span><span class="dotdotdot">To go to the game, <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/hint-1/mqpruWzttgycePDP#r/165187">click here</a>.</span><span class="dotdotdot">      </span><span class="dotdotdot">        </span><span class="dotdotdot"></span><span class="dotdotdot"><br /></span><br />↓<span class="dotdotdot"> If </span><span class="dotdotdot">you are an educator, click READ MORE.<br /></span><span class="dotdotdot"></span><span class="dotdotdot"></span><br /></p>
Stephen Binns
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Saints by the Look of Them: Catherine, Martha, Joan

<p>Here are six representations of saints in the Smithsonian’s collections. In two are Catherine of Alexandria, <br />in two are the New Testament figure Martha, and in two are Joan of Arc. In this game, you’ll try to unite the  <br />two versions of each saint in a folder marked CATHERINE, MARTHA, or JOAN. If you need hints, you will find <br />information on the saints' lives and the conventions of their depiction in art. To go to the game, <span class="dotdotdot"></span><a href="http://learninglab.si.edu/collections/hint-1/L8rLyxwfvCGEhdqH#r/165983">click here</a>.</p> <p>  ↓ If you are an educator, click READ MORE.</p> <p><span class="dotdotdot"><br /></span></p>
Stephen Binns
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Saints by the Look of Them: Christopher, George, Roch

<p>Here are six representations of saints in the Smithsonian’s collections. Two are St. Christopher, two <br />are St. George, and two are St. Roch. In this game, you’ll try to unite the two versions of each saint <br />in a folder marked CHRISTOPHER, GEORGE, or ROCH. If you need hints, you will find information <br />on the saints' lives and the conventions of their depiction in art. To go to the game, <span class="editable-container"><a href="http://learninglab.si.edu/collections/hint-1/dCAFyz6i0iqGrgAY#r/168054">click here</a>.</span></p> <p>  ↓ If you are an educator, click READ MORE.<span class="editable-container"><a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/hint-1/dCAFyz6i0iqGrgAY#r/168054"> <br /><br /></a></span></p>
Stephen Binns
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Platonic Relationships II

<p class="MsoNormal">In Plato's dialogue <em>Meno, </em>Socrates and his friend Meno discuss the question <em>What is virtue? </em>They name a number of men known as virtuous, including the Athenian statesman Pericles, who was held as the very paragon of virtue in the way George Washington was in the early days of our own republic. In the case of Washington, this can be seen in all of the Smithsonian objects below. Horatio Greenough's rather colossal statue is not so much a classically idealized Washington as a classical treatment of a figure considered already ideal in his virtue. In the print to the right, Virtue herself (whoever she is) leaves flowers on Washington's tomb. The "apotheosis" print, to her right, might make us wonder if anyone is lying in that tomb. Washington does not die like a mere mortal but ascends into the heavens—by virtue, we suppose, of his <em>virtue.</em> But to say that Pericles or George Washington is a virtuous man is not to define virtue<em>, </em>is it? <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/platonic-relationships-ii/81DBK01AVvd5J5t9#r">Click</a><span></span>.</p>
Stephen Binns
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Smithsonian Rebus: What's in a Name?

<p><br /><br />WHEEL YAM SHAKE SPEAR. The reigning champ. Still <em>the </em>biggest deal in English literature. In this set <br />of Smithsonian Rebus puzzles, we’ll look at a couple of lines in one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. <br /><br />For an introduction to Smithsonian Rebuses, <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/smithsonian-rebus-introduction/7KGygXNDNUkpWvac#r">click here</a>. To go to the puzzle, <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/smithsonian-rebus-whats-in-a-name/DgYuT8VnCErqHi7q#r">click here</a>.<br /></p>
Stephen Binns
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Saints by the Look of Them: Francis, Dominic, Eustace

<p><span class="dotdotdot is-truncated"><span class="dotdotdot">Here are six representations of saints in the Smithsonian’s collections. Two are St. Francis of Assisi, <br /> two are St. Dominic, and two are St. Eustace. In this game, you’ll try to unite the two versions of each <br /> saint in a folder marked FRANCIS, DOMINIC, or EUSTACE. If you need hints, you will find information <br />on the saints' lives and the conventions of their depiction in art. </span><span class="dotdotdot"></span><span class="dotdotdot"></span></span>To go to the game, <a href="http://learninglab.si.edu/collections/hint-1/4mD4dz5XyMDiEb3w#r/172800">click here</a>.</p> <p></p> <p><span class="dotdotdot is-truncated"> ↓<span class="dotdotdot"> If </span><span class="dotdotdot">you are an educator, click READ MORE.<br /></span></span></p> <p><span class="dotdotdot is-truncated"><span class="dotdotdot"><br /></span></span></p> <p><span class="dotdotdot is-truncated"><span class="dotdotdot"></span></span><a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/hint-1/4mD4dz5XyMDiEb3w/edit#er"><br /></a><br /></p> <p></p>
Stephen Binns
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Saints by the Look of Them: Gabriel, Michael, Raphael (Catholic Education)

<p>Here are six representations in the Smithsonian's collections of the Big Three of angels. Two <br />are St. Gabriel, two are St. Michael, two are St. Raphael. In this game, you’ll try to unite the two<br /> versions of each angel in a folder marked GABRIEL, MICHAEL, or RAPHAEL. If you need hints, you <br />will find information on the conventions of their depiction in art. To go to the game, <a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/hint-1/4b5tx81pGnBwKmNo#r/164315">click here</a>.</p> <p>  ↓ If you are an educator, click READ MORE.</p><p><br /></p>
Stephen Binns
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