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"Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way"

Smithsonian Education
Richard Murray, senior curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, shows how to "read" a history painting as he takes a look at an epic work by German painter Emanuel Leutze. For more information, visit: http://www.smithsoniansource.org/display/topic/viewdetailshis.aspx?TopicId=1000 http://www.SmithsonianEducation.org

"Werewolves of London"

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Where else would a werewolf in DC want to visit besides the Freer|Sackler?! Watch our music video promoting "An American in London," the first U.S. exhibition of Whistler's works in a generation, on view to August 17. http://asia.si.edu/americaninlondon Music: Warren Zevon, "Werewolves of London" (cover) Recorded at DEAD ART STUDIOS by ROBSTOKESBAND featuring vocals by James Waugh

"Well, we love museums, and, as far as this one goes, it was AMAZING!"

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/

"Web of Deceit" - U.S. Postal Inspection Service Video

National Postal Museum
A short video on Internet fraud produced by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Criminals from around the world are using bogus emails and legitimate looking web sites to trick unsuspecting people. It's a type of Internet scam called "phishing." This dramatic video produced by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service tells the story of the international effort to stop "phishing" scams and provides tips on how you can avoid being tricked by these criminals. It's vital information you don't want to be without. Learn more about the U.S. Postal Inspection Service: https://postalmuseum.si.edu/behindthebadge

"We've been coming here every few weeks for a couple of years."

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

"We Were Willing to Risk our Lives to Accomplish Something!" Apollo 7's Walter Cunningham

National Air and Space Museum
STEM in 30 host Marty discusses Apollo 7 with astronaut Walter Cunningham. 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

"We Stole the Technology From Bees." How Honeycomb is Used in Aerospace

National Air and Space Museum
Hexcel Corporation manufactures honeycomb composite material which is often used in airplanes due to its lightweight design. 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

"We Love You Ella!" - Ella Jenkins: A Life of Song

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
For more information, and to purchase the album: http://bit.ly/f5UKYy On February 22nd, 2011 Ella Jenkins' new album, "A Life of Song", will be released by Smithsonian Folkways and the National Museum of African American History and Culture as part of the African American Legacy Series. At a recent education conference, fans discussed Ella's continuing legacy as an influential musician and teacher. /www.ellajenkins.com /www.folkways.si.edu 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.

"We Just Saw a Pile of Goop"

Smithsonian Education
Geologist Liz Cottrell shows how she simulates the conditions of the deep Earth in her lab. She describes the frustrations of failed experiments, which are a necessary part of every success. "When you're surprised by your results," she says, "that's where all the discovery happens." Learn more: http://volcano.si.edu/index.cfm Find more Smithsonian scientists: http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/scientist/

"Wait a Minute" (studio recording from "Long Time... Seldom Scene")

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
"Long Time... Seldom Scene" available here: http://goo.gl/7eFnSf What does it take for a bluegrass band to remain popular for more than four decades? For The Seldom Scene, it's taken not only talented musicians, a signature sound, and a solid repertoire, but also a sheer sense of fun. On April 22, the longtime pillars of the bluegrass world will return with the aptly titled Long Time... Seldom Scene. The newly recorded collection features fresh interpretations of 16 oft-requested tunes and is the band's first studio album since the GRAMMY-nominated album "Scenechronized" in 2007. It's a family reunion in all the best ways, featuring the current—and longest-running—lineup, joined by founding members Tom Gray and John Starling and guests Chris Eldridge, Emmylou Harris, and Rickie Simpkins. 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.

"Tú eres mi sol (You Are My Sunshine)" by Elizabeth Mitchell and Suni Paz [Official Music Video]

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Official music video for "Tú eres mi sol" by Elizabeth Mitchell and Suni Paz, from 'Tú eres mi flor: Songs for Children en Español'' out on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings // https://folkways.si.edu/elizabeth-mitchell-suni-paz/tu-eres-mi-flor/songs-for-children-en-espanol Suni brings her own spirited lilt to our reimagining of this classic, a favorite American popular song. Suni's rhythmic magic on the guitar was the driving force for this arrangement. Animated by Natalie Horberg Lyrics adapted by Suni Paz Elizabeth Mitchell: http://youaremyflower.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elizabethmitchellandyouaremyflower?ref=ts Bandcamp: https://elizabethmitchell.bandcamp.com/ 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.

"Twenty-one years ago I came to the Smithsonian with my grandfather."

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/

"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
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