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The Interiors of Charles Rohlfs - Joseph Cunningham

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Charles Rohlfs (1853-1936) ranks as among the most innovative furniture makers from the period around 1900. Praised by the international press and exhibited in the United States and Europe, his exquisite designs reflect a unique mix of styles, including the Aesthetic Movement, Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and proto-modernism. Despite the fame of his work and his prominence in nearly all American museum collections of decorative arts, Rohlfs’s interiors and commissions have never before been explored. Please join author of The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs (Yale U Press October 2008) for a survey and analysis of the hitherto unknown interiors created by Rohlfs during the period 1904 to 1909. During this period, despite winding down the core of his furniture shop, the designer still endeavored to develop and proselytize his own particular vision of beauty. Speaker: Joseph Cunningham is the curator of American Decorative Art 1900 Foundation. His publications include Design Is Not Art: Functional Objects from Donald Judd to Rachel Whiteread (2004) and The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs (Yale U Press October 2008) which will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

Design [R]evolutions: False Bottoms and Secret Compartments

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
In the second of the Enid and Lester Morse Historic Design lecture series, Dr. Carolyn Sargentson will be lecturing on the theme of secrecy in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Paris, looking at the role of locksmiths in protecting the affairs of the heart, the home, and of politics, and revealing some of their strategies for developing the perfect high-performance lock. Our use of keys, whether unlocking a building or a computer, is second nature, yet we rarely think about the technical challenges involved in concealing the best-kept secrets of the past.

Design for the Other 90% Panel - Martin Fisher

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Martin Fisher, co-founder/CEO, KickStart

City Data Analytics: Modes of Travel & Commuter Walking Times | The Road Ahead: Reimagining Mobility

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Produced by Zaha Hadid Architects (London, UK) with data analysis by Habidatum (London, UK) Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects for Walkable London exhibition at the Building Centre (London, UK) Audio description provided by JJ Hunt, Prime Access Consulting On view through March 31, 2019 at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Sonia Delaunay and the "New Woman"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Dr. Sherry Buckberrough, associate professor at the University of Hartford and author of Sonia Delaunay: A Retrospective, will discuss Sonia Delaunay's role in 1920s Paris and the remarkable effect her designs had on shaping the modern woman. Placing her work in the context of Paris fashion of the time, Dr. Buckberrough will illuminate Delaunay's impact on the fashion capital of the world.

SN 1006 in 60 Seconds (HIGH DEFINITION)

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
The brightest supernova ever recorded on Earth, this spectacular light show was documented in China, Japan, Europe, and the Arab world. It was brighter than Venus, and visible during the day for weeks.

Chapter 7: Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) (in AUDIO ONLY)

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
A supernova is the dramatic end of a supergiant star's life. The Crab Nebula is the remnant of a powerful supernova which was visible from Earth in the year 1054. This supernova was so bright that it could be seen in the daytime sky for 23 days, and it was documented by astronomers throughout the Far East. The Crab Nebula is found in the constellation of Taurus and got its name because its outer shape roughly resembles a Crab's pincer.

M101 in 60 Seconds (HIGH DEFINITION)

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
This image of the spiral galaxy Messier 101 is a composite of observations from NASA's three Great Observatories.

A Tour of PSR B1259-63/LS 2883

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
A fast-moving pulsar appears to have punched a hole in a disk of gas around its companion star and launched a fragment of the disk outward at a speed of about 4 million miles per hour.

Aesthetics and Astronomy (Standard Definition)

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Every year, hundreds of astronomical images are released to the general public by the many telescopes on the ground and in space.

Native Sports with Olympic Gold Medalist Billy Mills

National Museum of the American Indian
In conjunction with the museum's exhibition Best in the World: Native Athletes in the Olympics, Billy Mills (Oglala Lakota) shares his experience and knowledge with visitors in an informative discussion and presentation. Mills became the second Native American in history to win an Olympic gold medal when he finished first in the 10,000-meter run at the 1964 Games. He is now the national spokesperson for Running Strong for Native American Youth.

Simposio sobre el Camino Inka –05 El Poder del Qhapaq Ñan ...

National Museum of the American Indian
El simposio de dos días se realizó para celebrar la histórica inauguración de la exhibición titulada El Gran Camino Inka: Construcción de un Imperio, en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano. Esta exhibición ofrece una mirada fascinante a la cultura material, las estructuras políticas, económicas y religiosas que integraron más de cien naciones nativas y millones de personas en el poderoso Imperio andino conocido como el Tawantinsuyu. En este segmento, Donato Amado, de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, y José Pino, del Programa de Estudios Andinos de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, hablaron sobre "El Poder del Qhapaq Ñan para la integración, el transporte y la comunicación". Donato Amado es candidato doctoral en Estudios Andinos en la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú y es miembro de la Academia Nacional de Historia. Obtuvo una licenciatura en historia en la Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco y una Maestría en Historia de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Amado es especialista en la historia andina rural del siglo XVI hasta el siglo XIX. Su investigación se centra en el sistema de caminos andinos, el Proyecto Qhapaq Ñan – Cusco, el Sistema de Ceques, y el tema tenencia de tierras en el Valle del Cusco y Machu Picchu. José Pino tiene una licenciatura en Arqueología de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, y obtuvo una Maestría en el Programa de Estudios Andinos de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, en Lima; universidad en donde actualmente es candidato doctoral. Su especialización es Inka Arqueo-Astronomía y las Rutas Memoriales, con enfoque en antiguos caminos y sitios ceremoniales en Cusco, Tamburco, Curamba, Huánuco Pampa, Pumpu, Huarochirí y Tarmatambo. Pino también sirvió como uno de los coordinadores y secretarios técnicos de la Comisión Nacional del Proyecto Qhapaq Ñan – Perú a través del Ministerio de Cultura.

Hawaiian Sovereignty Symposium 5: Mahealani Wendt

National Museum of the American Indian
The symposium, "I Ka Pono: The Future of Hawaiian Sovereignty," examines the resurgence of Native Hawaiian nationalism today and offers a variety of perspectives on what the future of Hawaiian sovereignty might best look like. In this segment, Mahealani Wendt, community advocate and poet, speaks on "Sovereignty Lives in the Resilience of Kua`āina, the People of the Land." Mahealani Wendt was the executive director of Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation (NHLC) for 32 years before retiring in December 2009. She was the first Native Hawaiian board member of the Native American Rights Fund. Wendt has been recognized with numerous awards including Outstanding Hawaiian Woman for Community Service; Liberty Bell Award from the Hawai’i State Bar Association; Kalanianaole Award from the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs; Native Hawaiian Advocate Award from the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement; and Hawai‘i Women Lawyers Lifetime Achievement Award. She has published poetry and stories in more than a dozen literary journals and anthologies. The symposium is presented in conjunction with the museum's exhibition, "E Mau Ke Ea: The Sovereign Hawaiian Nation," on view through January, 2017. For more information, see the exhibit web site: http://www.nmai.si.edu/explore/exhibitions/item/?id=952. The symposium was webcast and recorded in the Rasmuson Theater of the National Museum of the American Indian on January 30, 2016.

Nation to Nation: 05 Richard W. Hill, Sr.

National Museum of the American Indian
This special symposium celebrates the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian’s landmark exhibition, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, and the notable book of the same title that accompanies the exhibition. In this segment, Richard W. Hill, Sr. speaks on "Linking Arms and Brightening the Chain: Building Relations through Treaties." Richard W. Hill, Sr. (Tuscarora), an artist, writer, curator, and professor, is Senior Project Coordinator at the Deyohahá:ge: Indigenous Knowledge Centre at Six Nations Polytechnic in Ohsweken, Ontario. From 1992 to 1995, Hill served as the assistant director for Public Programs and as the special assistant to the director at the National Museum of the American Indian. He has lectured and written extensively on placing Native American art history, history, and culture in its proper context, as well as on museum-history issues such as tribal consultation, repatriation, stereotyping, and cross-cultural education. This symposium was webcast and recorded in the Rasmuson Theater of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. on September 18. 2014.

Simposio sobre el Camino Inka – 08 Qhapaq Ñan en Chile ...

National Museum of the American Indian
El simposio de dos días se realizó para celebrar la histórica inauguración de la exhibición titulada El Gran Camino Inka: Construcción de un Imperio, en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano. Esta exhibición ofrece una mirada fascinante a la cultura material, las estructuras políticas, económicas y religiosas que integraron más de cien naciones nativas y millones de personas en el poderoso Imperio andino conocido como el Tawantinsuyu. En este segmento, Solange Díaz de la Universidad Andrés Bello de Chile, habla sobre "Qhapaq Ñan en Chile: Manejo y conservación de los caminos del desierto de Atacama". Solange Díaz es arquitecta de la Universidad Andrés Bello. Tiene una Maestría en Restauración de Sitios y Monumentos del Patrimonio de la Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museografía Manuel del Castillo Negrete. Trabajó para el Consejo Nacional de Monumentos en Chile entre septiembre de 2006 y enero de 2015, donde estuvo a cargo de la Secretaría Técnica del Qhapaq Ñan. Durante su administración, se nominó la parte chilena de la red de Camino Inka para ser incluido en la lista de Patrimonio de la Humanidad. Ahora ejerce como consultora privada y planea continuar su trabajo en el Qhapaq Ñan a través de su colaboración con el gobierno, con instituciones nacionales y locales, y con asociaciones privadas y comunidades indígenas. El simposio fue grabado en el Teatro Rasmuson del Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano, los días 25 y 26 de junio, 2015.

Cherokee Days 2017 - Flute and Storytelling by John Toineeta 1

National Museum of the American Indian
The museum's fourth annual Cherokee Days Festival brings together members from the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes (Cherokee Nation, United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians) to celebrate and share their culture, history, and arts with the public. In this segment, John Toineeta of the Eastern Band of Cherokee plays flute and tells traditional stories, including the 'possum story and a story about a young bear waking up early from hibernation. This is the first of two performances by him that were webcast and recorded that day. The performance was webcast live and recorded on April 1, 2017 in the Potomac Atrium of the National Museum of the American Indian.

"The Great Inka Road" Family Day 2 - Music & Dance of Peru & Ecuador

National Museum of the American Indian
The National Museum of the American Indian celebrates its newest exhibit, "The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire," and National Hispanic Heritage Month with a day-long program of family activities and performances. In this video, the musical group Inca Wayra provides music for performances by the Washington, DC cultural groups, Asociacion Clutural "Samay" and Tradiciones Huamanange. These groups represent two of the six South American countries that had been included the Inka Empire's expanse, Peru and Ecuador. This is the first of two performances given by these organizations. This performance was webcast live and recorded in the Potomac Atrium of the National Museum of the American Indian on September 13, 2015.

Assassin Flies- Predators of the Insect World

National Museum of Natural History
Meet Dr. Torsten Dikow, an entomologist at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. In this episode of Smithsonian Science How, learn how predatory assassin flies are able to catch other insects, even larger ones, during flight. Learn about the incredible biodiversity of these flies, with more than 7,500 species distributed around the globe. See how Torsten has been able to describe almost 70 new species of assassin and related flies by examining their body features and DNA. This program originally aired on April 6, 2017, as part of the Smithsonian Science How webcast series. Smithsonian Science How brings natural history science and research to middle-school students nationwide. For standards alignment and free teaching resources, visit: https://qrius.si.edu/teachers/online/science-teaching-resources/flies-robbers-and-relatives

Galactic Center in 60 Seconds (High Definition)

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
This image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory reveals a wealth of exotic objects and high-energy features at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

Here's How You Can Get Started Stargazing - STEM in 30

National Air and Space Museum
Interested in stargazing, but don't know where to begin? Check out this video for some simple tips on beginning to identify what's in the night sky. More info: airandspace.si.edu/stemin30

Heated Re-Entry

National Air and Space Museum
Friendship 7’s re-entry was a precarious situation. Ground Control thought the heat shield was loose, which later proved untrue. Because of this, Ground Control was undecided as to what course of action to take, namely whether or not the retro package should be jettisoned.

Sputnik

National Air and Space Museum
On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union sent into orbit Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite in history. Then a month later, an even larger and heavier satellite, Sputnik 2, carried the dog Laika into orbit. A replica of Sputnik 1 and the original arming key are on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

The Psychology of Long-Term Space Flight: Music, Art, and Creature Comforts - STEM in 30

National Air and Space Museum
If you've ever taken a long trip, you know that bringing your favorite things along will help get you through the journey. The same goes for astronauts in space. Music and the arts entertain them and give them a chance to break away from their demanding schedules. In this episode of STEM in 30, we'll dive into how music, art, and creature comforts helps astronauts cope with long-term space travel. This program is made possible through the generous support of NASA. More: airandspace.si.edu/stem-30

Astronaut Training - STEM in 30

National Air and Space Museum
Did you know that training for a spacewalk requires a 6.5 million gallon swimming pool, a team of divers, and a mock-up of the International Space Station? Astronauts have to train for a variety of different jobs they have to do in low Earth orbit. Once on the station, astronauts run science experiments (sometimes on themselves), fix toilets, and run the robotic arm. Do you think you have what takes to complete astronaut training? Find out on STEM in 30. This program is made possible through the generous support of the Gertrude E. Skelly Charitable Foundation. More info: airandspace.si.edu/stemin30
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