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​Al Capone and Chicago's Violent Mobster Past

Smithsonian Channel
In an already violent city, Al Capone stood apart. And he proved it in 1929, when his men executed a rival gang in what’s now known as the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. From: AERIAL AMERICA: Illinois http://bit.ly/1QoAwqb

ʻAe Kai: A Culture Lab on Convergence

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
A weekend-long creative experience featuring 50+ artists, scholars and cultural practitioners from Hawaiʻi, the Pacific Islands and beyond 🏄🏾 Details: http://smithsonianapa.org/aekai The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center is pleased to present ʻAe Kai: A Culture Lab on Convergence on July 7-9, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. ʻAe Kai will take place in the former site of Foodland in Ala Moana Center, an 18,000 sq ft supermarket situated in the neighborhood between Waikiki and Kaka‘ako, and will explore the meeting points of humanity and nature in Hawaiʻi, the Pacific Islands and beyond. Following 2016’s transformational culture labs – CrossLines in Washington, D.C. and CTRL+ALT in New York City – ‘Ae Kai will continue SmithsonianAPA's practice of community building through curated artmaking. The biggest Culture Lab to date, most of ‘Ae Kai’s participants are based or rooted in Hawaiʻi, with the majority of artists identifying as Pacific Islanders. FEATURING: AARON KAWAI’AE’A w/ TAVANA Acrylic works with traditional & modern themes ABIGAIL KAHILIKIA ROMANCHAK w/ CHARLES COHAN Traditional printmaking with a contemporary vision ADAM LABUEN w/ ALEX ABALOS Work that blends science and fantastical portraiture ADRIENNE KEAHI PAO Photography exploring fantasy & identity ALOHA GOT SOUL Excavating rare & forgotten Hawaiian music ANGEL CHANG Fashion inspired by rural Chinese handweaving BRANDY NĀLANI MCDOUGALL Tracing indigeneity & colonialism through bilingual poetry CALVIN HOE Mahi ʻAi Kalo (taro farmer) & artisan CARL FRANKLIN KA’AILĀ’AU PAO Multidisciplinary art exploring kaona and wā CHAD SHOMURA w/ LINH HUỲNH Experiments in stranger intimacy CHARLES PHILIPPE JEAN-PIERRE Paintings & illustrations that contrast perception & reality CHELOVE DC-based street art investigating indigeneity today CRAIG SANTOS PEREZ Poetic bridges from Guam to Hawaiʻi to California DR. KEANU SAI Complicating the Hawaiian kingdom's historical narrative HAVANA LIBRE Uncovering Cuba's hidden surf culture JAHRA ‘RAGER’ WASASALA Movement & poetry rooted in New Zealand & Fiji JESS X. SNOW, KIT YAN & PETER PA Queer Asian American storytelling through visual poetry JOCELYN KAPUMEALANI NG Special effects & poetry with a fascination with the dark JOHN “PRIME” HINA Hawaiian storytelling through street art KATELIN LILI’INOE BRANCO Illustrations inspired by animal/human/environmental interactions KATHY JETÑIL-KIJINER Poetry & performance exploring life in the Marshall Islands KAYLA BRIËT Film & music based on Native American traditions & futures KEALOPIKO Contemporary fashion rooted in traditional Hawaiian practices LEHUA M. TAITANO Art & poetry exploring queer Chamoru identity LÉULI LUNAʻI ESHRĀGHI Multi-practice art centered on indigeneity & queer futures LISA JARRETT Comparing Self & Other as an American Black woman LOW LEAF Bridging Los Angeles & the Philippines through DIY music MAIKA’I TUBBS Sculptures from found materials to explore consumption & ecology MAILE ANDRADE Multimedia exploring Native Hawaiian creative expression MASPAZ The power of typography & color through graffiti MAZI MUTAFA Hip hop as a tool for transformative learning MONICA JAHAN BOSE Collaborative fabric & printmaking to explore gender & climate change NAOKO WOWSUGI Reciprocal exchange between art & the world NICOLE A. MOORE The intersection of African American history & Hawaiʻi PŌHAKU STONE Revitalizing ancient surf & he'e hōlua (Hawaiian sledding) RICKY TAGABAN Material culture to explore traditional & contemporary Native Alaskan life ROSANNA RAYMOND Multi-disciplinary art focused on contemporary Pacific Island culture SHIZU SALDAMANDO Portraits about social constructs of identity & subcultures SID M. DUENAS Multi-platform art that challenges the effectiveness of language SLOANE LEONG Sci-fi & futurism from an Asian Latina Polynesian cartoonist SOLOMON ENOS Illustration/sculpture/painting depicting Hawaiian fantasy TERISA SIAGATONU Queer Samoan poetry & healing arts THE SURF PROFESSOR Crafting the Papa Heʻe Nalu (traditional native Hawaiian surfboard) WIENA LIN Sensory experiences about material culture & tech waste WOODEN WAVE Murals & illustrations that merge fantasy & sustainability

Åsa Larson, "Reactive collisions involving ion-pair states"

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Åsa Larson, Stockholm University, during the workshop of "Heavy Rydberg Physics", lecture titled "Reactive collisions involving ion-pair states", at the Institute for Theoretical, Atomic and Molecular and Optical Physics, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts on May 11-12, 2012. © Harvard University and Åsa Larson. The text and images on ITAMP's YouTube channel are intended for public access and educational use. This material is owned or held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is being provided solely for the purpose of teaching or individual research or enrichment. Any other use, including commercial reuse, mounting on other systems, or other forms of redistribution requires permission. ITAMP is supported through grants by the National Science Foundation Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s).

¿Pueden las algas vivir en el bosque?

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Participantes del curso NSF-PASI Advanced Methods in Tropical Phycology del 2009 Ruben Cabrera y Enrique Peña desarrollaron esta presentación como parte de su trabajo durante el curso. Para mayor información: http://striweb.si.edu/taxonomy_training/ This video is a product of the PanAmerican Advanced Studies Institute (PASI) on Advanced Tropical Phycology, supported by the US National Science Foundation.

¡Sí se puede! One Life: Dolores Huerta

Smithsonian Education
¡Sí se puede! Una vida: Dolores Huerta This video explores the contributions to American history and society of Civil Rights activist Dolores Huerta, the “co-architect” of the American Farm Workers Movement. The Portrait Gallery curator Taína Caragol asks us to consider how we might make a difference today. Este video explora la contribución a la sociedad e historia estadounidenses de la activista pro derechos civiles Dolores Huerta, quien fue “co-arquitecta” del movimiento campesino. La curadora de la Galería Nacional de Retratos, Taína Caragol, nos invita a preguntarnos cómo podemos hacer la diferencia hoy en nuestra sociedad. This video has been produced by the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access and the National Portrait Gallery, and received federal support of the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. Este video ha sido producido por el Centro para el Aprendizaje y el Acceso Digital del Smithsonian y la Galería Nacional de Retratos, y recibió apoyo federal del Fondo de Iniciativas Latinas, administrado por el Centro Latino Smithsonian.

¡Pleibol!: One Family’s Story of Latino Baseball

Smithsonian Education
¡Pleibol!: El béisbol latino en la historia de una familia Over the 20th century, baseball has been America’s pastime and close to the hearts of many people in many communities. But for Latinos it has been more than simply a game; it has been a place to advocate for rights and social justice, and a place to find community. The National Museum of American History seeks to document the history of Latino culture through the lens of baseball. A lo largo del siglo XX, el béisbol ha sido el pasatiempo de los Estados Unidos y ha ocupado un lugar especial en el corazón de muchas personas en muchas comunidades. Pero para los latinos es más que un juego; ha sido un espacio para defender y abogar por los derechos y la justicia social, y es un espacio para encontrar una comunidad. El Museo Nacional de Historia Americana está trabajando para documentar la historia de la cultura latina a través del lente del béisbol. Featuring Margaret Salazar-Porzio, Curator of Cultural and Community Life, National Museum of American History Con Margaret Salazar-Porzio, Curadora de historia y cultura latina, Museo Nacional de Historia Americana This video has been produced by the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, and received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. Este video ha sido producido por el Centro para el Aprendizaje y el Acceso Digital del Smithsonian, y recibió apoyo federal del Fondo de Iniciativas Latinas, administrado por el Centro Latino Smithsonian.

¡Pleibol!: One Family’s Story of Latino Baseball

Smithsonian Education
¡Pleibol!: El béisbol latino en la historia de una familia Over the 20th century, baseball has been America’s pastime and close to the hearts of many people in many communities. But for Latinos it has been more than simply a game; it has been a place to advocate for rights and social justice, and a place to find community. The National Museum of American History seeks to document the history of Latino culture through the lens of baseball. A lo largo del siglo XX, el béisbol ha sido el pasatiempo de los Estados Unidos y ha ocupado un lugar especial en el corazón de muchas personas en muchas comunidades. Pero para los latinos es más que un juego; ha sido un espacio para defender y abogar por los derechos y la justicia social, y es un espacio para encontrar una comunidad. El Museo Nacional de Historia Americana está trabajando para documentar la historia de la cultura latina a través del lente del béisbol. Featuring Margaret Salazar-Porzio, Curator of Cultural and Community Life, National Museum of American History Con Margaret Salazar-Porzio, Curadora de historia y cultura latina, Museo Nacional de Historia Americana This video has been produced by the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, and received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. Este video ha sido producido por el Centro para el Aprendizaje y el Acceso Digital del Smithsonian, y recibió apoyo federal del Fondo de Iniciativas Latino, administrado por el Centro Latino Smithsonian.

¡Parranda! Venezuelan Carnival Music by La Sardina de Naiguatá on Smithsonian Folkways

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
For more information, and to purchase the album, visit: http://www.folkways.si.edu/la-sardina-de-naiguata/parranda-venezuelan-carnival-music/latin-world/album/smithsonian Venezuela's Caribbean coastal town of Naiguatá is home to one of that country's most celebrated Carnival musical traditions. In the 1970's, trumpeter Ricardo Díaz augmented the local legacy of Afro-Caribbean drumming traditions with brass, electric bass, keyboard, and women's chorus to create La Sardina de Naiguatá, the musical group that drives the town's annual cycle of public celebrations, including Carnival, Corpus Christi, and St. John the Baptist. ¡Parranda! brings us the contemporary, joyous sounds of the pre-Christian rite of "burying the sardine" to promote an abundant harvest of fish and crops. 20 tracks, 53 minutes, 40-page booklet with extensive bilingual notes. Naiguatá, la ciudad costera caribe de Venezuela, es casa de uno de los mas celebrado tradiciones musicales del país, el Carnaval. En los 1970's, el trompetista Ricardo Díaz aumentó la legecia de las tradiciones de tamboreo afro caribes y incluyo tales instrumentos como el latón, bajo eléctrico, teclado, y el coro femenino para componer La Sardina de Naiguatá, el grupo musical que conduce las celebraciones públicas de la ciudad como el Carnaval, Corpus Christi, y St. John el Bautista cada año. ¡Parranda! nos trae los sonidos contemporaneous del rito precristiano "de sepultar a la sardina" para promover un cultivo abundante de pescado y cosechas. 20 canciones, 53 minutos, librito de 40 páginas con notas bilingües extensas. The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (/www.si.edu/copyright/). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.

¡Conoce al personal de la Estación de Investigación de Bocas del Toro!

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
¡Conoce a las personas quienes trabajan en la Estación de Investigación de Bocas del Toro del Smithsonian! Video por: Rebecca Rissanen Estación de Investigación de Bocas del Toro: http://www.stri.si.edu/bocas En Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BocasResearchStation Twitter: @BocasStation Instituto Smithsonian de Investigaciones Tropicales 2012

wining Cedar (3 of 15): Teachings from Tsimshian Master Weaver Lillian Buchert

Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska
Red cedar bark twined basketry is a distinctive Tsimshian art form. With the passing on of elder master artists and the demands of contemporary lifestyles, it became at risk. A handful of weavers today are working to master and revitalize twined cedarbark basketry, reconnecting with a proud heritage. In 2016, the Arctic Studies Center collaborated with The Haayk Foundation of Metlakatla to document the materials and techniques of cedarbark basketry. The project included a harvesting and processing workshop and a weaving workshop in Metlakatla, and a residency at the Arctic Studies Center in Anchorage where artists studied baskets from museum and private collections, practiced and refined weaving techniques, and taught museum visitors and school children about basketry. Teaching was led by Haida master weaver Delores Churchill, who learned from master Tsimshian weaver Flora Mather, with assistance from her daughter Holly Churchill, an accomplished weaver. In addition to Metlakatla students, three advanced Tsimshian weavers participated in the project, sharing techniques learned in their families and communities and learning new ones: Kandi McGilton (co-founder of The Haayk Foundation), Karla Booth (granddaughter of Tsimshian master weaver Violet Booth) and Annette Topham (niece of master Tsimshian weaver Lillian Buchert). Metlakatla elder Sarah Booth, a fluent speaker of Sm’algyax (Ts’msyen), assisted Kandi McGilton in documenting indigenous basketry terminology for use in language classes. The videos presented here, with footage from the workshops and residency, provide instruction on how to harvest and process materials and on how to weave a basket from start to finish. To learn more about Tsimshian culture, please visit the website Sharing Knowledge at /http://alaska.si.edu, where you will find information about all Alaska Native cultures and educational materials in the Resources section.

tornaria larvae

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
These larvae were collected from the plankton in the Bay of Panama. Adult acorn worms are quite different from the larvae. They are long slimy worms that live buried in mud. Surprisingly, they are close relatives of vertebrates.

threeASFOUR Cooper Hewitt Gala 2015 Intro Video

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Featuring designs by threeASFOUR. Courtesy of Radical Media.

the story of mr sparklepants and the evil ugly monster

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Teens created this stop motion animation in an ARTLAB+ workshop.

tbr_media.mov

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

pixilation

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Teens experiment with pixilation in ARTLAB+ animation!

orchids: A MOMENT (Cymbidium Chen’s Ruby ‘Gold Tiger’)

Smithsonian Gardens
Our annual orchid show is back and it's mesmerizing! More than 100 stunning blooms are featured at the 2017 Orchid Exhibition presented by Smithsonian Gardens and the United States Botanic Garden. This is the first time the annual show is at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, where orchids act as colorful, time-based installations that constantly change over the course of the exhibition. See more: http://s.si.edu/2lhJLkZ Images and video courtesy of Cathy Carver and Tex Andrews; produced by Drew Doucette, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

orchids: A MOMENT (Cattleya jenmanii)

Smithsonian Gardens
Our annual orchid show is back and it's mesmerizing! More than 100 stunning blooms are featured at the 2017 Orchid Exhibition presented by Smithsonian Gardens and the United States Botanic Garden. This is the first time the annual show is at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, where orchids act as colorful, time-based installations that constantly change over the course of the exhibition. See more: http://s.si.edu/2lhJLkZ Images and video courtesy of Cathy Carver and Tex Andrews; produced by Drew Doucette, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

mit citycar

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

lincoln

3D Smithsonian
Clark Mills Life Cast - Lincoln

larvae of Sponges, Cnidaria, and Ctenophores from Bocas del Toro

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
This video shows some of the larvae participants in the Larval Biology workshop collected from the waters around Bocas del Toro. This focuses on larvae of sponges, sea anemones and zooanthids, with some other cnidaria and ctenophores. Most marine invertebrates have a planktonic larval stage that is very different from the familiar adult form. For some species we still do not know what the larval form looks like. We are trying to use DNA data to match adults to their larvae.

large brachiopod larvae

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
These mature languid larvae were collected in the Bay of Panama. These look ready to settle and begin their life in the muddy seafloor.

ironman

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Experimenting with collage style animation.

indiVISIBLE: African-Native American Lives in the Americas

National Museum of the American Indian
Held on the occasion of the groundbreaking exhibition IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas, this symposium aimed to bring visibility to African-Native American lives and initiate a healing dialogue on African-Native American experiences for people of all backgrounds. The program took place before a lively, standing-room-only audience on November 13, 2009, in the National Museum of the American Indian’s Rasmuson Theater in Washington, D.C. The scholarly forum expanded and enhanced the exhibition’s compelling themes of race and policy, creative resistance, blended communities, and African-Native lifeways. In illuminating the relationships between African Americans and Native Americans that developed over centuries, the symposium offered a vital new understanding of how these life experiences have become an essential part of our American identity.

indiVISIBLE: African-Native American Lives in the Americas

National Museum of the American Indian
Held on the occasion of the groundbreaking exhibition IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas, this symposium aimed to bring visibility to African-Native American lives and initiate a healing dialogue on African-Native American experiences for people of all backgrounds. The program took place before a lively, standing-room-only audience on November 13, 2009, in the National Museum of the American Indian’s Rasmuson Theater in Washington, D.C. The scholarly forum expanded and enhanced the exhibition’s compelling themes of race and policy, creative resistance, blended communities, and African-Native lifeways. In illuminating the relationships between African Americans and Native Americans that developed over centuries, the symposium offered a vital new understanding of how these life experiences have become an essential part of our American identity.
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