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"Truth or Consequences" - U.S. Postal Inspection Service Video

National Postal Museum
Imagine you receive a check in the mail and you're told to deposit it into your bank account . . . and the money is yours to keep. Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? This film reveals the type of scams known as "419 fraud" and provides tips on how you can avoid being tricked. Learn more about the U.S. Postal Inspection Service: https://postalmuseum.si.edu/behindthebadge

"Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen" at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Trevor Paglen blurs the lines between art, science, and investigative journalism to construct unfamiliar and at times unsettling ways to see and interpret the world around us. Inspired by the landscape tradition, he captures the same horizon seen by American photographers Timothy O’Sullivan in the nineteenth century and Ansel Adams in the twentieth.

"Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen" at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Trevor Paglen blurs the lines between art, science, and investigative journalism to construct unfamiliar and at times unsettling ways to see and interpret the world around us. Inspired by the landscape tradition, he captures the same horizon seen by American photographers Timothy O’Sullivan in the nineteenth century and Ansel Adams in the twentieth.

"Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen" Exhibition Panel Discussion

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Artist Trevor Paglen is joined by artificial intelligence experts Kate Crawford and Wendy Hui Kyong Chun and Georgetown law professor Alvaro Bedoya for a discussion of the role of surveillance in our lives. They explore how artists and institutions fit into the age of AI, focusing on the ethical and legal issues presented by its use.

"Toro zacamandú (The Zacamandú Bull)" by Grupo Mono Blanco [Official Music Video]

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Official music video for "Toro zacamandú (The Zacamandú Bull)" by Grupo Mono Blanco, from '¡Fandango! Sones Jarochos from Veracruz'' out on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings // https://folkways.si.edu/grupo-mono-blanco/fandango-sones-jarochos-from-veracruz This hard-driving son features Gisela Farías's clarion voice and rural, declamatory singing style and the percussive sounds of zapateado footwork by Iván Fernández and his sister Lucero Fernández. "Hey, hey, let's herd all the cattle,/for the rains are coming. Hey, hey, the lowlands are flooding,/and the highlands are going away." Directed and filmed by Charlie Weber and edited by Matthew Archibald 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.

"Todo Lo Que Tengo (All That I Have)" by Quetzal from "Imaginaries"

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Purchase the album at folkways.si.edu: 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 '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 "Imaginaries": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sxz-Pj_tlu4 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.

"Todo Lo Que Tengo (All That I Have)" by Quetzal from "Imaginaries"

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. '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 "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.

"This Museum means so much to me."

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/

"The good things, the bad things, they're all going to be here in these museums."

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/

"The Yanks Are Coming:" The Songs of World War I

National Air and Space Museum
Explore the cultural impact of World War I through the music of the time. American attitudes changed dramatically during World War I, a shift reflected in popular music of the time, from 1915's anti-war “I Didn’t Raise My Boy To Be a Soldier” to 1918's patriotic “Over There.” We invited a three-piece ensemble to perform popular songs of World War I to trace this change in American attitudes. Peabody Award-winning radio personality Michael Lasser discusses how the nation changed during this time.

"The Sun Throws Temper Tantrums" Learn About the Sun with Solar Physicist Dr. Kelly Korreck

National Air and Space Museum
Solar Physicist Dr. Kelly Korreck provides an in depth look of her exploration of the Sun and its effects on space weather. For more FREE teacher resources from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum visit STEM in 30, the museum's Emmy nominated TV show for middle school students: https://airandspace.si.edu/stem-30

"The Small Citadel": Reconstructing the Ruined Buddhist Complex of Banteay Chhmar

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Buildings archaeologist Olivier Cunin demonstrates how to use three-dimensional computer graphics to reconstruct the ruins of a major Angkorian site. Aspects of Angkor Lecture Series Freer and Sackler Galleries Smithsonian Institution

"The Secret Garden Project" | Scholten & Baijings: Lessons from the Studio

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Scholten & Baijings were commissioned by the Textielmuseum to design a new piece of furniture and a new fabric. The designers and their team seized this assignment with both hands and ultimately designed a 3D printed piece of furniture and as many as eight fabrics based on flora and fauna. This video is described by JJ Hunt, and is part of the exhibition "Scholten & Baijings: Lessons from the Studio" on view at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum through Nov. 2019.

"The Married Couple: the Man Whose Wife Was Wooed By a Bear

National Museum of Natural History
http://www.mnh.si.edu/ Read by Dr. Ives Goddard - curator and senior linguist in the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. A specialist in Algonquian languages, he serves as the linguistic editor and technical editor of the Handbook of North American Indians. Translation of "The Married Couple: the Man Whose Wife Was Wooed By a Bear," by Alfred Kiyana (Meskwaki), presented at our department's Noon Lecture Series (January 29, 2004).

"The Great Inka Road" Family Day 6 - Peruvian Music & Dance

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 cultural group Club Libertad de Washington DC performs traditional dances pf Peru. Peru is one of the six South American countries that had been included the Inka Empire's expanse, Peru and Ecuador. This is the second of two performances given by this organization. This performance was webcast live and recorded in the Potomac Atrium of the National Museum of the American Indian on September 13, 2015.

"The Great Inka Road" Family Day 5 - 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 second 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.

"The Great Inka Road" Family Day 3 - Peruvian Music & Dance

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 cultural group Club Libertad de Washington DC performs traditional dances pf Peru. Peru is one 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 this organization. This performance was webcast live and recorded in the Potomac Atrium of the National Museum of the American Indian on September 13, 2015.

"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.

"The Great Inka Road" Family Day - 4 Bolivian Music & Dance

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, Tinkus Llajtamanta and Tradiciones Bolivianas, Washington DC area cultural organizations, demonstrate the traditional dances and dress of Bolivia, one of the six South American countries that had been included the Inka Empire's expanse. This is the second 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.

"The Great Inka Road" Family Day - 1 Bolivian Music & Dance

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, Tinkus Llajtamanta and Tradiciones Bolivianas, Washington DC area cultural organizations, demonstrate the traditional dances and dress of Bolivia, one of the six South American countries that had been included the Inka Empire's expanse. 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.

"The Firmament" Performance Featuring Apollo 8 Audio

National Air and Space Museum
The Washington National Cathedral choir performs a dramatic musical arrangement featuring archival audio from the Apollo 8 mission, including the astronaut's Christmas Eve broadcast of the first verses of Genesis.

"The Death of Ellsworth" Exhibition with Historian James Barber - National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery
Discussion by James Barber, historian at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. He is Interviewed by Warren Perry, also of the National Portrait Gallery. "The Death of Ellsworth" recounts the death of Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth in Alexandria, Virginia. The exhibition is open from April 29, 2011 through March 18, 2012 Elmer Ellsworth was the first Union officer to be killed in the four-year-long struggle. A friend of President Abraham Lincoln, Ellsworth commanded a regiment of New York Fire Zouaves—regiments raised for volunteer service—which participated in the invasion of Northern Virginia on May 24, 1861. Ellsworth's death at the hands of a local innkeeper made headlines throughout the country and he became a martyr in the North and an inspirational figure for legions of Yankees marching off to war. His funeral services were held in the White House, where thousands of mourners viewed his corpse lying in state in the East Room. Throughout the Civil War his name, face and heroism was recalled in stationery, sheet music and memorial lithographs. Francis E. Brownell, the soldier who mortally avenged Ellsworth's assailant, bequeathed several artifacts to the Smithsonian Institution, including the weapons used in the incident and Brownell's Congressional Medal of Honor. The exhibition will bring together a select grouping of once-prized mementoes, including portraits of Ellsworth and Lincoln, as well as Alonzo Chappel's historic painting, The Death of Ellsworth. James Barber, National Portrait Gallery Historian, is the curator of this exhibition.

"The Death of Ellsworth" Civil War exhibition

National Portrait Gallery
Jim Barber, historian at NPG discusses the exhibiton "The Death of Ellsworth." He is interviewed by the NPG's Warren Perry. "The Death of Ellsworth" recounts the death of Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth in Alexandria, Virginia. Ellsworth was the first Union officer to be killed in the four-year-long struggle. His death at the hands of a local innkeeper made headlines throughout the country and he became a martyr in the North and an inspirational figure for legions of Yankees marching off to war. The exhibition is on view from April 29, 2011 through March 18, 2012; it brings together a select grouping of once-prized mementoes, including portraits of Ellsworth and Lincoln, as well as Alonzo Chappel's historic painting, "The Death of Ellsworth." Recorded at NPG, May 19, 2011.

"The Color World of S&B" | Scholten & Baijings: Lessons from the Studio

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Scholten & Baijings are acutely sensitive to color. They put color at the beginning of the design process. This video is described by JJ Hunt, and is part of the exhibition "Scholten & Baijings: Lessons from the Studio" on view at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum through Nov. 2019.
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