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"Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture" Lecture - National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery
A lecture by David C. Ward, historian at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. He has curated exhibitions on Walt Whitman and Abraham Lincoln. Ward is the author of Charles Wilson Peale: Art and Selfhood in the Early Republic (University of California Press, 2004) and many other scholarly publications on American culture and art. Recorded on Sept. 16, 2010. Find podcasts on similar topics from the National Portrait Gallery here: http://sn.im/npgpodcasts

"Hindenburg" Disaster Film

National Postal Museum
Herb Morrison, WLS Chicago radio reporter, and engineer Charlie Nehlsen captured the "Hindenburg" disaster on lacquer disc. Visit: http://npm.si.edu/collections/object-spotlight/hindenburg-crash-mail.html Fire & Ice: "Hindenburg" and "Titanic": http://postalmuseum.si.edu/fireandice TRANSCRIPT Herb Morrison, WLS Chicago radio reporter: It’s starting to rain again; it’s… the rain had slacked up a little bit. The back motors of the ship are just holding it just enough to keep it from… It’s burst into flames! … Get this, Charlie; get this, Charlie! It’s fire… and it’s crashing! It’s crashing terrible! Oh, my! Get out of the way, please! It’s burning and bursting into flames and the… and it’s falling on the mooring mast. And all the folks agree that this is terrible; this is the one of the worst catastrophes in the world. … Crashing, oh! Four or five hundred feet into the sky and it… it’s a terrific crash, ladies and gentlemen. It’s smoke, and it’s in flames now; and the frame is crashing to the ground, not quite to the mooring mast. Oh, the humanity! And all the passengers screaming around here. I told you; it — I can’t even talk to people, their friends are out there! Ah! It’s… it… it’s a… ah! I… I can’t talk, ladies and gentlemen. Honest, it’s just laying there, a mass of smoking wreckage, and everybody can hardly breathe and talk… I’m sorry. Honest, I can hardly breathe. I’m going to step inside where I cannot see it. Charlie, that’s terrible. I… Listen folks, I’m going to have to stop for a minute, because I’ve lost my voice… This is the worst thing I’ve ever witnessed.

"Hometown Teams" Exhibition Trailer

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
Exhibition trailer for "Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America" from SITES' Museum on Main Street program and state humanities councils nationwide. Find out more online, /www.museumonmainstreet.org. Museum on Main Street is a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and state humanities councils. Support the humanities.

"I Am a Mexican (feat. Rick Treviño)" by Los Texmaniacs [Official Music Video]

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Official video for "I Am a Mexican" performed by Los Texmaniacs, featuring country star Rick Treviño! Grammy award–winning Texas Mexican country singer-songwriter Rick Treviño interprets his own song. He wrote it in response to public rhetoric in the political arena that denigrated Mexicans. Couched in terms of a disparaging beloved, it points to the strong work ethic of Mexican people and their admiration for the opportunities of the United States. Says Treviño, “The origin [of the song] is from two places. Mainly it’s from being third generation Mexican American. . . . Second, since there’s such a heated conversation about undocumented immigrants, it just seems that the undocumented immigrant does not have a voice in this. The political rhetoric is pretty heated, and it just felt like this is what I wanted to say about undocumented immigration, and the song line that says, ‘A made-in-America man’ is the hook—‘I am a Mexican,’. . . so it’s just giving a voice to the voiceless, from my perspective. "Cruzando Borders" available here: https://folkways.si.edu/los-texmaniac... Los Texmaniacs Twitter: https://twitter.com/texmaniacs74 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/texmaniacs/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/texmaniacs/ Smithsonian Folkways: http://www.folkways.si.edu/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Folkways Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smithsonianf... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smithsonian... 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.

"I grew up coming here since I could walk"

National Museum of Natural History
Recorded onsite at NMNH's Centennial exhibit.

"I imagine that the Museum is going to be ..."

National Museum of Natural History
Recorded onsite at NMNH's Centennial exhibit. Learn more about NMNH and its 100-year history: http://www.mnh.si.edu/onehundredyears/

"I like the part where I saw the coral that is made out of yarn."

National Museum of Natural History
Recorded onsite at NMNH's Centennial exhibit.

"I like working here because you get to meet people from all over the world."

National Museum of Natural History
Recorded onsite at NMNH's Centennial exhibit. Learn more about NMNH and its 100-year history: http://www.mnh.si.edu/onehundredyears/

"I think the penny, because it's going to go extinct."

National Museum of Natural History
Recorded onsite at NMNH's Centennial exhibit. Learn more about NMNH and its 100-year history: http://www.mnh.si.edu/onehundredyears/

"I was so excited that I cut the line."

National Museum of Natural History
Recorded onsite at NMNH's Centennial exhibit. Learn more about NMNH and its 100-year history: http://www.mnh.si.edu/onehundredyears/

"I work at the Smithsonian. I love it here."

National Museum of Natural History
Recorded onsite at NMNH's Centennial exhibit. Learn more about NMNH and its 100-year history: http://www.mnh.si.edu/onehundredyears/

"I've enjoyed being a docent here at the Natural History Museum."

National Museum of Natural History
Recorded onsite at NMNH's Centennial exhibit. Learn more about NMNH and its 100-year history: http://www.mnh.si.edu/onehundredyears/

"Identity Crisis" - U.S. Postal Inspection Service Video

National Postal Museum
One day you discover that someone has your number . . . or all your numbers: your Social Security, credit card, even bank account numbers, what will you do? This video produced by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service tells the story of a couple whose credit is ruined and the criminals who defrauded them. It also gives you tips on how to protect yourself against identity theft and what to do if you've been victimized. Learn more about the U.S. Postal Inspection Service: https://postalmuseum.si.edu/behindthebadge

"Imaginaries" by Quetzal

Smithsonian Institution
Inspired by traditional son jarocho music of Veracruz, Mexico, and spiked with urban rhythms, rock and R&B, East LA Chicano group Quetzal will release 'Imaginaries', its 5th album and 1st for Smithsonian Folkways, on Feb. 28, 2012. Quetzal, called "provocative, heartfelt and strikingly original" by the LA Times and founded by guitarist Quetzal Flores, rose from the ashes of uprisings in LA in 1992 as a vehicle for social commentary and activism. More information about the album release can be found here: http://www.folkways.si.edu/about_us/news_press.aspx#12.14.11_quetzal "When we become critical of the discourses that teach an outlook of community assessment through a lens of deficit and instead look to our communities from an asset-based perspective, we stand to create something much more sustainable. In this sense, we imagine. We visualize. We gather our resources. We design and construct. Taking part in communities that have exercised decolonializing methods such as these, as well as dialoguing and learning from communities that survive by adopting the same strategies and principles, inspired this song." --Band member Martha Gonzales, on the title track "Imaginaries" 'Imaginaries' begins with the dark but lively "2+0+1+2=Five," about a barren landscape ruined by environmental abuse; set in 5/4 time, the composition is punctuated by lush strings, organs and eerie vocals. It sets the tone for a fiery, innovative, percussive and bilingual album that fuses many touchstones of the East LA plurality―including the title track, a taut mix of rock and R&B, and the Veracruz-informed "Tragafuegos." Listen to "Imaginaries": http://snd.sc/vITVjX Listen to "Tragafuegos" (Fire Breathers): http://snd.sc/sMDeUs Watch "Todo Lo Que Tengo": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yV8UJa2Kic "Imaginaries" is the 35th release in the Smithsonian Folkways Tradiciones/Traditions series since 2002. The series, a co-production with the Smithsonian Latino Center, showcases the diverse musical heritage of the 50 million Latinos living in the USA. Record release party at Fais Do Do in Los Angeles March 2, 2012 http://quetzaleastla.com/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Quetzal/121358363248 http://shorefire.com/clients/folkways/ The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (http://www.si.edu/copyright/ ). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.

"Imaginaries" by Quetzal from the Smithsonian Folkways album "Imaginaries"

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
For more information, and to purchase the album: http://www.folkways.si.edu/albumdetails.aspx?itemid=3365 Inspired by traditional son jarocho music of Veracruz, Mexico, and spiked with urban rhythms, rock and R&B, East LA Chicano group Quetzal will release 'Imaginaries', its 5th album and 1st for Smithsonian Folkways, on Feb. 28, 2012. Quetzal, a GRAMMY winning ensemble, called "provocative, heartfelt and strikingly original" by the LA Times and founded by guitarist Quetzal Flores, rose from the ashes of uprisings in LA in 1992 as a vehicle for social commentary and activism. More information about the album release can be found here: http://www.folkways.si.edu/about_us/news_press.aspx#12.14.11_quetzal "When we become critical of the discourses that teach an outlook of community assessment through a lens of deficit and instead look to our communities from an asset-based perspective, we stand to create something much more sustainable. In this sense, we imagine. We visualize. We gather our resources. We design and construct. Taking part in communities that have exercised decolonializing methods such as these, as well as dialoguing and learning from communities that survive by adopting the same strategies and principles, inspired this song." --Band member Martha Gonzales, on the title track "Imaginaries" 'Imaginaries' begins with the dark but lively "2+0+1+2=Five," about a barren landscape ruined by environmental abuse; set in 5/4 time, the composition is punctuated by lush strings, organs and eerie vocals. It sets the tone for a fiery, innovative, percussive and bilingual album that fuses many touchstones of the East LA plurality―including the title track, a taut mix of rock and R&B, and the Veracruz-informed "Tragafuegos." Listen to "Imaginaries": http://snd.sc/vITVjX Listen to "Tragafuegos" (Fire Breathers): http://snd.sc/sMDeUs Watch "Todo Lo Que Tengo": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yV8UJa2Kic Watch "Estoy Aqui" (I Am Here): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PQ9QNV4U6g "Imaginaries" is the 35th release in the Smithsonian Folkways Tradiciones/Traditions series since 2002. The series, a co-production with the Smithsonian Latino Center, showcases the diverse musical heritage of the 50 million Latinos living in the USA. Record release party at Fais Do Do in Los Angeles March 2, 2012 http://quetzaleastla.com/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Quetzal/121358363248 http://shorefire.com/clients/folkways/ The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (http://www.si.edu/copyright/ ). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.

"Information Age" exhibition video, National Museum of American History

Smithsonian Institution Archives
video that was used in the exhibition, "Information Age: People, Information and Technology," which was at the National Museum of American History from 1990-2006. This permanent exhibition chronicled the birth and growth of the electronic information age with a special focus on how information technology has changed the way people live and work.

"Inventions" - Women's History Month Family Day 2012 Video Interviews

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
During the 2012 Women's History Month Family Day: A Celebration of Innovation and Invention, held at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, a team of ARTLAB+ teens filmed video interviews, asking festival goers about what they would like to invent. To learn more about ARTLAB+ Production Teams and other programs, visit artlabplus.si.edu.

"It's Your Story" - National Museum of American Jewish History

Smithsonian Education
The new National Museum of American Jewish History (/www.nmajh.org), opening in November 2010, is dedicated to telling the still-unfolding story of Jews in America, who embraced freedom with its choices and challenges as they shaped and were shaped by our nation. The Museum envisions its new home as a place that welcomes all people, inviting them to discover what they have in common with the Jewish experience in America, as well as to explore the features that make this history distinctive. Rising five stories above Independence Mall, in the heart of historic Philadelphia, the National Museum of American Jewish History will join Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center, the Liberty Bell and other landmarks at the hallowed site of America's birth. There could not be a more fitting place for a museum that will explore the promise and challenges of liberty through the lends of the American Jewish experience.

"It's just a great place to have fun and learn."

National Museum of Natural History
Recorded onsite at NMNH's Centennial exhibit. Learn more about NMNH and its 100-year history: http://www.mnh.si.edu/onehundredyears/

"January, February (Last Month of the Year)" by Elizabeth Mitchell and Friends

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
"The Sounding Joy" available here: http://goo.gl/hcoMOt The Sounding Joy is a spirited collection of folk carols drawn from Ruth Crawford Seeger's 1953 songbook American Folk Songs for Christmas. Featuring Elizabeth Mitchell and a luminary list of her musical family, friends, and neighbors, this album celebrates the spirit of community and homespun traditions that existed in times before the commercialization of Christmas. Natalie Merchant, Aoife O'Donovan, Amy Helm, John Sebastian, Dan Zanes, Happy Traum, and many others including special guest Peggy Seeger all add their voices to pay tribute to a collection revered in the canon of American Music. From the liner notes: Daniel and I play in a band called the Silver Hollers with our friends Amy Helm, Chris Wood, and Ruthy Ungar, who join us here. We have been friends and neighbors for many years and get together and play when we are all home at the same time, which does not happen often enough. Performed and recorded live at the The Pewter Shop at The Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY. Performers: Amy Helm (lead vocals) Byron Isaacs Daniel Littleton Elizabeth Mitchell Simi Stone Ruthy Ungar Directed by Kale Kaposhilin Assistant Director: John Butters Director of Photography: Chris Rahm Camera Operator: Ben Fundis Assistant Director / Gaffer: John Butters Recording Engineer: Guthrie Lord Editor: Chris Rahm Mixing Engineer: Guthrie Lord A Production of Evolving Media Network 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.

"John the Rabbit" by Elizabeth Mitchell from "Sunny Day"

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Free Song Download from "Sunny Day", the new album by Elizabeth Mitchell: http://www.folkways.si.edu/albumdetails.aspx?itemid=3289 In 2010, Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower released "Sunny Day", their second Smithsonian Folkways album of "handmade" music of the finest kind, for folks of all ages. "I used to sing this with my students at the Roosevelt Island Day Nursery every day. Every day! They never got tired of it, especially the part where we would do a little switcheroo and they would sing the lead and I would sing "yes ma'am!" back to them. Now it's Storey's turn!" — Elizabeth Mitchell, from the liner notes to Sunny Day A true family affair, Sunny Day features performances with Mitchell's husband and musical partner, Daniel Littleton, their nine-year-old daughter Storey, and Storey's cousins and friends. Guest performers include: - Levon Helm - Dan Zanes - Jon Langford (Mekons) - The Children of Agape Choir of South Africa Join the Smithsonian Folkways monthly newsletter to stay informed on tour dates and other announcements for Sunny Day. http://www.folkways.si.edu/explore_folkways/sunny_day.aspx 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.

"John the Rabbit" by Elizabeth Mitchell from "Sunny Day"

Smithsonian Institution
Free Song Download from "Sunny Day", the new album by Elizabeth Mitchell: http://www.folkways.si.edu/albumdetails.aspx?itemid=3289 On October 5th, Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower will release "Sunny Day", their second Smithsonian Folkways album of "handmade" music of the finest kind, for folks of all ages. "I used to sing this with my students at the Roosevelt Island Day Nursery every day. Every day! They never got tired of it, especially the part where we would do a little switcheroo and they would sing the lead and I would sing "yes ma'am!" back to them. Now it's Storey's turn!" — Elizabeth Mitchell, from the liner notes to Sunny Day A true family affair, Sunny Day features performances with Mitchell's husband and musical partner, Daniel Littleton, their nine-year-old daughter Storey, and Storey's cousins and friends. Guest performers include: - Levon Helm - Dan Zanes - Jon Langford (Mekons) - The Children of Agape Choir of South Africa Join the Smithsonian Folkways monthly newsletter to stay informed on tour dates and other announcements for Sunny Day. http://www.folkways.si.edu/explore_folkways/sunny_day.aspx

"José Antonio" – Julie Freundt and Marinera Viva!!! at the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
During an evening concert at the 2015 Folklife Festival, Peruvian singer Julie Freundt dedicated this tondero song to José Antonio, the first breeder of the Peruvian Paso horse. She was joined by guitarist Santiago “Coco” Linares, percussionist Guillermo Javier Martínez, and Marinera Viva!!! dancer Giancarlo Bozzo. http://festival.si.edu Filmography: Claudia Romano, LaQuinda Grimes, Angela Calonder, Gabrielle Robinson-Tillenburg, Marisol Medina-Cadena Editing: Courtney Adkisson [Catalog No. CFV10748; Copyright 2015 Smithsonian Institution]

"Jubilee" by the McIntosh County Shouters

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Read more about "Spirituals and Shout Songs from the Georgia Coast" by The McIntosh County Shouters on the Smithsonian Folkways website: https://goo.gl/ZY3vyi Acclaimed upholders of the African American ring shout, the McIntosh County Shouters keep the faith, form, and fervor of the generations-old tradition rooted in their small community of coastal Georgia. Companion songs to the shuffle-step devotional movement called “shouting” have resisted slavery, strengthened spirit, and left us a cultural keystone for the future. Through their classic shout songs and spirituals, the Shouters beckon us to remember the past while envisioning the future of the African American cultural legacy. 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.
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