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2013 DC Asian Pacific Islander American Spoken Word & Poetry Summit Artists (Interview)

Smithsonian Education
Three poets discuss the spoken word as a performance art. The video includes clips of their performances. Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Family Day 2012 May 6, 2012 National Portrait Gallery

2013 Black History Month at NMAfA

National Museum of African Art
On February 16, 2013 NMAFA presented in conjunction with Black History Month African Roots Global Reach: In Living Color. Featured performers included Maimouna Youssef, Farafina Kan, and Sound of the City.

2013 Biodiversity: Smithsonian Science Education Academy for Teachers

Smithsonian Science Education Center
In collaboration with other museums and units of the Smithsonian, the Professional Development Center works to create and deliver week-long professional development for teachers of science, these programs, known as the Smithsonian Science Education Academies for Teachers, were started in 2005 to bridge the gap between formal and informal science education by combining training is science content and pedagogy with behind the scenes experiences at a wide variety of Smithsonian units, Smithsonian Affiliate partners, inquiry-based STC/ STCMS curriculum and world-class science research facilities throughout the Washington DC area. Visit us at http://www.ssec.si.edu/

2012 Smithsonian Latino Center's Young Ambassadors Program

Smithsonian Latino Center
Young Ambassadors Program Highlight Reel

2012 National Design Awards Gala: Part 2

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
5:18 Design Patron: Red Burns 9:10 Design Mind: Janine Benyus 17:28 Corporate & Institutional Achievement: Design That Matters 23:38 Architecture Design: Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects 31:28 Communication Design: Rebeca Méndez 40:00 Landscape Architecture: Stoss Landscape Urbanism 46:30 Fashion Design: Thom Browne 52:38 Interaction Design: Evan Roth 54:51 Interior Design: Clive Wilkinson Architects 1:02:41 Product Design: Scott Wilson 1:11:29 Lifetime Achievement: Richard Saul Wurman The National Design Awards are bestowed at a gala benefit dinner and awards ceremony in New York City each fall. This year's festivities will be held at the spectacular Pier Sixty on the Hudson River on the evening of Wednesday, October 17. This year's vice-chairs are Beth Comstock, Aaron Dignan, Paul Herzan, Madeleine Rudin Johnson, Fern Mallis, Todd Oldham, and Judy Francis Zankel. Designed again by David Stark, the gala decor will give a playful nod to the fundamentals of design. As basic, geometric shapes are the building blocks of all design, Pier Sixty will be transformed into a vibrant world of bold shapes and bright colors, creating a strikingly dynamic and festive atmosphere along with adding a contemporary twist on the color wheel.

2012 National Design Awards Gala: Part 1

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The National Design Awards Gala will be webcast live from Pier 60 in New York City. The National Design Awards are bestowed at a gala benefit dinner and awards ceremony in New York City each fall. This year's festivities will be held at the spectacular Pier Sixty on the Hudson River on the evening of Wednesday, October 17. This year's vice-chairs are Beth Comstock, Aaron Dignan, Paul Herzan, Madeleine Rudin Johnson, Fern Mallis, Todd Oldham, and Judy Francis Zankel. Designed again by David Stark, the gala decor will give a playful nod to the fundamentals of design. As basic, geometric shapes are the building blocks of all design, Pier Sixty will be transformed into a vibrant world of bold shapes and bright colors, creating a strikingly dynamic and festive atmosphere along with adding a contemporary twist on the color wheel.

2012 AERC Research Symposium

Smithsonian Institution
The Fifth Annual Meeting will be held in Washington DC 2012-10-17 (Wednesday) and 2012-10-18 (Thursday). The theme of this year's meeting is "Continental-scale ecology: informing our national priorities". This is the first joint annual meeting between the Association for Ecosystem Research Centers (AERC) and NEON, Inc. The theme of AERC's meeting is "The Role of Ecosystem Science in National Security". All AERC and NEON meeting events will be open to registered attendees, providing a rich suite of opportunities to learn about emerging topics and network with scientists from different communities.

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Introduction

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Introduction to the 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival and overview of Festival history. [Catalog No. - CFV10329; Copyright - 2011 Smithsonian Institution]

2011 Rhythm and Blues Program Introduction

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
This video features Mark Puryear, curator of the 2011 Folklife Festival program Rhythm and Blues: Tell It Like It Is. Mark is a Lecturer in the African American Studies Department at the University of Maryland, College Park, and he. has worked in public programming in a range of institutions including the National Endowment for the Arts (National Heritage Fellowships), the National Council for the Traditional Arts, and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. Most recently, he conducted a survey of the Smithsonian Folkways catalog for the African American Legacy Series, a co-production with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Mark holds an M.A. in ethnomusicology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Video produced by Charles Weber and Brandon Callahan, graphic treatment by Aurelie Beatley. [Catalog No. - CFV10330; Copyright - 2011 Smithsonian Institution]

2011 Renwick Craft Invitational with Matthias Pliessnig

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Matthias Pliessnig has reinvigorated contemporary American furniture practice through insatiable curiosity, an unexpected approach to design, and fervent dedication to craftsmanship. As Pliessnig discusses his work in History in the Making: Renwick Craft Invitational 2011, he'll recount how he happily blurs the lines between design, craft, sculpture, and engineering.

2011 Peace Corps Program Introduction

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
This video features James I. Deutsch, the curator of the 2011 Folklife Festival program The Peace Corps: Fifty Years of Promoting World Peace and Friendship. He has curated several previous Festival programs including National World War II Reunion (2004), Forest Service (2005), (as co-curator) Mekong River (2007), and NASA (2008). At other times, Deutsch has worked overseas (including three stints as a Fulbright Scholar), teaching classes on American folklore, film, history, and literature at universities in Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Norway, Poland, and Turkey. He is currently adjunct faculty in George Washington University's American Studies Department (where he received his Ph.D. in 1991). Video produced by Charles Weber, graphic treatment by Brandon Callahan. [Catalog No. - CFV10327; Copyright - 2011 Smithsonian Institution]

2011 National Design Awards: Product Design Award - Continuum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
This year's winner for Product Design is Continuum. Founded in 1983 by Gianfranco Zaccai, Continuum is a global design and innovation consultancy that strives to improve people's everyday lives. The studio has designed products including the Reebok Pump athletic shoe and Procter & Gamble's Swiffer floor cleaners. The Product Design Award is given to an individual or firm for exceptional work in the design of consumer goods, technology, or home and office furnishings.

2011 National Design Awards: People's Design Award - Design Matters on Design Observer

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The 2011 People's Design Award goes to Design Matters on Design Observer. Created by Debbie Millman, Design Matters is a free podcast about design and culture. Featuring interviews with designers, artists, and cultural leaders, the show offers incredible insight into the lives and careers of some of the greatest design minds. The show is now exclusively published on Design Observer and all broadcasts can be downloaded for free on iTunes. The People's Design Award is part of a wide range of Cooper-Hewitt programs and events that engage all audiences with design.

2011 National Design Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award - Matthew Carter

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award honors Matthew Carter. Over the last fifty years, Matthew has designed some of the most recognizable typefaces used today, including Bell Centennial, which reduced paper use in telephone books, and the screen fonts Verdana, Tahoma, and Georgia, designed for Microsoft. As a Principal of Carter & Cone Type, he now focuses on developing highly legible fonts for small screen devices—essential in our world today. The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a distinguished individual who has made lasting contributions to design practice.

2011 National Design Awards: Landscape Architecture Award - Gustafson Guthrie Nichol

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Gustafson Guthrie Nichol is the winner of the 2011 Landscape Architecture Award. Founded by partners Kathryn Gustafson, Jennifer Guthrie, and Shannon Nichol, the firm designs high-use landscapes in complex, urban contexts throughout the Americas and Asia. One of their projects includes the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. The Landscape Architecture category recognizes excellence in urban planning and the design of parks and gardens.

2011 National Design Awards: Interior Design Award - Shelton, Mindel & Associates

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Shelton, Mindel & Associates is this year's recipient of the Interior Design Award. Established in 1978, the firm is a leader in architectural, interior, and product solutions. Peter Shelton and Lee Mindel have applied their passion for building unified environments to the firm's portfolio of projects, which includes the design of the Polo/Ralph Lauren headquarters and the private homes of Sting and Trudie Styler. The Interior Design Award is given to an individual or firm for exceptional and exemplary work in domestic, corporate, or cultural interior design.

2011 National Design Awards: Interaction Design Award - Ben Fry

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The winner of the 2011 Interaction Design Award is Ben Fry. Ben pursues a long-held fascination with visualizing data and creating tools for interaction design, most notably Processing, co-developed with Casey Reas. Ben has developed software, printed works, installations, and books that depict and explain topics from the human genome to the evolution of text documents. The Interaction Design Award is given to an individual or firm for the innovative design of digital technology.

2011 National Design Awards: Fashion Design Award - J. Mendel

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The 2011 Fashion Design Award goes to J. Mendel. Under the creative direction of Gilles Mendel since 1981, the fifth-generation luxury brand was established on the principles of high quality, timeless style, and craftsmanship. Using only the finest materials, Mendel is a true innovator who is renowned for manipulating fabrics in unexpected ways. The Fashion Design Award celebrates one of the most personal—and most public—forms of design expression: the clothes we wear.

2011 National Design Awards: Design Mind Award - Steven Heller

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The recipient of the 2011 Design Mind Award is Steven Heller. Steven is the author and editor of more than 130 books on graphic design, satiric art, and popular culture. He was an art director for 33 years at the New York Times, where he continues to contribute as a columnist for the Book Review. A dedicated educator, Steve has co-founded six graduate programs at the School of Visual Arts including the MFA Designer as Author program, which he also co-chairs. The Design Mind Award recognizes individuals who have changed design thinking or practice through their writing, research, and scholarship.

2011 National Design Awards: Corporate and Institutional Achievement - Knoll

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Hans and Florence Knoll founded their company in 1938 on the belief that good design enriches our lives. That belief thrives today at Knoll through their pioneering analysis of work patterns, reimagining furniture for the ever-changing workplace, and setting standards for sustainable design. Throughout its history, Knoll has fostered the most innovative designers of our time—many here in this room tonight—with one constant goal: a genuine balance of art and industry. The National Design Award for Corporate and Institutional Achievement recognizes a company that places design at the center of its business strategy. To see the entirety of the footage from this category, use this URL: http://cooperhewitt.org/nda/knoll

2011 National Design Awards: Communication Design Award - Rick Valicenti

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The 2011 winner for Communication Design is Rick Valicenti. Rick's graphics bristle with innovation, imagination, curiosity, and craft. He has been a leading presence in design as a practitioner, an educator, and a mentor. In 1988, he founded Thirst, a Chicago-based design collaborative devoted to art, function, and authentic human presence. The Communication Design Award is given to an individual or firm for exceptional and exemplary work in graphic or multimedia design.
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