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Airplane Anatomy

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Online activity in which students help Wilbur and Orville Wright design the 1903 Flyer. They learn that this first airplane had most of the same essential parts as a modern plane.

Alaska Native Collections: Sharing Knowledge

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Virtual exhibit allowing visitors to explore Smithsonian collections from these Northern Natives. Digital reproductions of artifacts can be browsed by culture, community, ceremony, or environment. An interactive map tells you about the different Natives of Alaska and where they can be found.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Artwork Search Tool

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Smithsonian American Art Museum Artwork Search Tool

Restoration of an Artwork

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Watch a video of paintings conservator Ann Creager in which she describes restoring William H. Johnson's Portrait of a Man.

Meet Me at Midnight: An Art Game for Kids

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Interactive online children's adventure that takes place in an animated Smithsonian American Art Museum. Includes a parent and educators guide and a lesson plan based on the activity.

Speaking of Pictures: Charles Burchfield?s Orion in December

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Using your mouse, discover details about the watercolor Orion in December. Includes background information on the artist.

Speaking of Pictures: Thomas LeClear?s Interior with Portraits

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Find this image's "hot spots" to gain insight and background on the artist and the artwork.

Speaking of Pictures: John Quidor's The Headless Horseman

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Roll over this artwork to read excerpts from the famous Halloween tale "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."

Speaking of Pictures: John Singer Sargent's Elizabeth Winthrop Chanler (Mrs. John Jay Chapman)

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Roll over parts of this painted portrait to reveal interesting facts and background information about the artist and the artwork.

Speaking of Pictures: My Children by Abbot Handerson Thayer

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Roll over this heroic painting to reveal meaning and insight. Provides information on the life and work of Abbot Handerson Thayer.

Hemphill Folk Art Collection

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Guide using the Smithsonian American Art Museum's collection of folk art as a springboard to activities and questions about art and community history.

American Photographs: The First Century

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Online exhibition presenting a wide-ranging selection of both familiar and lesser-known early American photographers' work. Includes images from such photographers as Mathew Brady and Timothy O'Sullivan.

Secrets of the Dark Chamber: The Art of the American Daguerreotype

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Exhibition and image gallery on the American daguerreotype art form. Includes audio clips on the history of daguerreotypes.

Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: American Impressionism

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Book commemorates exhibition presenting canvases full of light and color by such artists as Childe Hassam, James McNeill Whistler, Mary Cassatt, John Twatchman, and Thomas Wilmer Dewing.

Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: Contemporary Folk Art

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Online exhibition showcasing self-taught artists of the past 40 years whose styles were often developed in isolation or in small communities across the country.

Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: The Gilded Age

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Online exhibition highlighting John Singer Sargent, Abbott Thayer, and others who brought a new sophistication and elegance to American art in the decades before World War I.

Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: Arte Latino

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Online exhibition celebrating the vitality of Latino art traditions and innovations, from the 18th through the 20th centuries, represented by Carlos Alfonzo, Amalia Mesa-Bains, and Jesus Bautista Moroles.

Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: Lure of the West

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Online exhibition including portraits of Native Americans by George Catlin, western subjects by Frederic Remington and Albert Bierstadt, and works from the Taos School.

Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: Scenes of American Life

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Online exhibition exploring the 20th century, from the Roaring Twenties to the Depression to the postwar period, through the works of Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, and Paul Cadmus.

Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: Young America

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Online exhibition tracing our nation's transformation from colonies to nationhood through great portraits, landscapes, and scenes of early America.

Lunder Conservation Center

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This website explores the science and technique of art conservation. Includes videos of Smithsonian conservators treating frames, paintings, paper, and objects.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Docent Outreach: House Calls

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Listing of Smithsonian American Art Museum "House Calls," free sessions in which knowledgeable speakers share with your group outstanding images and broad themes in American art and craft.

The 1896 Washington Salon & Art Photographic Exhibition

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Online exhibit telling the story of how the 1896 Washington Salon and Art Photographic Exhibition led to the creation of the Smithsonian's 'Section of Photography,' the role three prestigious Washington, D.C., organizations played in its creation, and how amateur photography came to be viewed as art. Designed to make viewers feel as if they were visiting the Salon, by browsing through photographs and text panels, the exhibit provides a unique view into the history of photography in America and the Smithsonian.

Behind the Designs

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Online exhibit considers what makes a good magazine cover design. The cover designs behind popular magazines published during World War II invite comparison of the artistic and design philosophies behind the magazines and how they were the 'United We Stand' campaign to generate support for the war effort.
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