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"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.

"The Black List" with Curator Ann Shumard (Gallery Tour)

Smithsonian Education
The National Portrait Gallery’s The Black List, an exhibition of photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, includes 50 portraits of contemporary African Americans. In this video, curator Ann Shumard focuses on portraits of Toni Morrison, Thelma Golden, Tyler Perry, Serena Williams, Majora Carter, Steve Stout, Susanne De Passe, and T. D. Jakes. Smithsonian Black History Month Family Day 2012 February 4, 2012 National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum

"The 39 Clues" online field trip: Decoding History

National Museum of American History
Bestselling "39 Clues" author David Baldacci takes students on a field trip to the National Museum of American History. Through this webcast, students will meet renowned museum curators, go behind the scenes, and investigate some of the most fascinating mysteries of American history. Baldacci is the author of "Day of Doom," the last book in "The 39 Clues" series, Cahills vs. Vespers.

"That was really cool. They were actual mummies."

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/

"Swingin' Six" ZIP Code Video

National Postal Museum
"Swingin' Six" ZIP Code Campaign Public Service Announcement Video produced by the Post Office Department, mid-1960s.

"Steel Pony Blues" by Dom Flemons [Official Music Video]

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Official music video for "Steel Pony Blues" by Dom Flemons, from 'Black Cowboys' out March 23th, 2018 on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings // https://folkways.si.edu/dom-flemons/b... "I wrote this song about the amazing life of Nat Love, known as 'Deadwood Dick.' In 1854, he was born into slavery in Tennessee, and at a young age he made his way out West to work on a ranch in Holbrook, Arizona. By 1890, he retired from the ranch and began to work on the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad as a Pullman Porter. In his 1907 autobiography he wrote: 'I always say to the traveling American, "See America"...I have seen a large part of America, and am still seeing it, but the life of a hundred years would be all too short to see our country...' I feel honored to have followed in the footsteps of Nat Love, in his great admiration for the United States." Dom Flemons: guitar, vocal Written by Dom Flemons (American Songster Music, ASCAP) Dom Flemons: https://theamericansongster.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DomFlemonsMu... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/domflemons/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/domflemons 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.

"Soy de San Luis" by Los Texmaniacs [Official Music Video]

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Official video for "Soy de San Luis" performed by Los Texmaniacs Los Texmaniacs reach back into the repertoire of the Texas Tornados to record this popular bilingual song, written by Flaco Jiménez’s father Santiago. It tells the story of a Mexican immigrant from San Luis Potosí who makes his way to San Antonio, finding both work and a girlfriend. The relationship does not work out, as she takes off for Nuevo León, Mexico, and then calls him for money to travel back home. "Cruzando Borders" available here: https://s.si.edu/2wyI3Cn 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.

"Soledad" – Viento Callejero at the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Viento Callejero ("street breeze") performed at the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival's Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert on June 28, 2015, in Washington, D.C. http://festival.si.edu Filmography: David Barnes, Gabrielle Robinson, Pruitt Allen Editing: Courtney Adkisson [Catalog No. CFV10752; Copyright 2015 Smithsonian Institution]

"Sleep Eye" from "Little Seed: Songs for Children by Woody Guthrie" by Elizabeth Mitchell

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Support the Smithsonian Folkways mission and purchase this album here: http://goo.gl/Jspmq8 Recorded live at the Smithsonian Folkways offices in July, 2012. Elizabeth Mitchell with Daniel Littleton "The rhythm of this song is perfect for bouncing a baby on your shoulder and lulling them to sleep. Thank you, Woody!" - Elizabeth Mitchell In Little Seed, Elizabeth Mitchell embraces the gentle genius of America's musical bard, Woody Guthrie. The simple yet profound songs he wrote for his young children remind us of how the loving bonds between parent and child endure and are strengthened through music. Joined by family and friends, Elizabeth Mitchell offers us re-imagined renditions of classic Guthrie favorites. Her thoughtful versions pay tribute to Guthrie's uncanny ability to inhabit both the perspective of a loving, protective parent and the voice of a freewheeling child. Features eight newly-recorded tracks and five previously-issued favorites. 13 tracks, 29 minutes, 20-page booklet with photos. 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.

"Sleep Eye" from "Little Seed: Songs for Children by Woody Guthrie" by Elizabeth Mitchell

Smithsonian Institution
Support the Smithsonian Folkways mission and purchase this album here: http://www.folkways.si.edu/elizabeth-mitchell/little-seed-songs-for-children-... Recorded live at the Smithsonian Folkways offices in July, 2012. Elizabeth Mitchell with Daniel Littleton "The rhythm of this song is perfect for bouncing a baby on your shoulder and lulling them to sleep. Thank you, Woody!" - Elizabeth Mitchell In Little Seed, Elizabeth Mitchell embraces the gentle genius of America's musical bard, Woody Guthrie. The simple yet profound songs he wrote for his young children remind us of how the loving bonds between parent and child endure and are strengthened through music. Joined by family and friends, Elizabeth Mitchell offers us re-imagined renditions of classic Guthrie favorites. Her thoughtful versions pay tribute to Guthrie's uncanny ability to inhabit both the perspective of a loving, protective parent and the voice of a freewheeling child. Features eight newly-recorded tracks and five previously-issued favorites. 13 tracks, 29 minutes, 20-page booklet with photos.

"Sleep Eye" by Elizabeth Mitchell from Smithsonian Folkways

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Support the Smithsonian Folkways mission and purchase this children's GRAMMY-nominated album here: http://goo.gl/Jspmq8 "The rhythm of this song is perfect for bouncing a baby on your shoulder and lulling them to sleep. Thank you, Woody!" - Elizabeth Mitchell In Little Seed, Elizabeth Mitchell embraces the gentle genius of America's musical bard, Woody Guthrie. The simple yet profound songs he wrote for his young children remind us of how the loving bonds between parent and child endure and are strengthened through music. Joined by family and friends, Elizabeth Mitchell offers us re-imagined renditions of classic Guthrie favorites. Her thoughtful versions pay tribute to Guthrie's uncanny ability to inhabit both the perspective of a loving, protective parent and the voice of a freewheeling child. Features eight newly-recorded tracks and five previously-issued favorites. 13 tracks, 29 minutes, 20-page booklet with photos. 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.

"Sleep Eye" by Elizabeth Mitchell from Smithsonian Folkways

Smithsonian Institution
Support the Smithsonian Folkways mission and purchase this GRAMMY-nominated album here: http://www.folkways.si.edu/elizabeth-mitchell/little-seed-songs-for-children-by-woody-guthrie/music/album/smithsonian "The rhythm of this song is perfect for bouncing a baby on your shoulder and lulling them to sleep. Thank you, Woody!" - Elizabeth Mitchell In Little Seed, Elizabeth Mitchell embraces the gentle genius of America's musical bard, Woody Guthrie. The simple yet profound songs he wrote for his young children remind us of how the loving bonds between parent and child endure and are strengthened through music. Joined by family and friends, Elizabeth Mitchell offers us re-imagined renditions of classic Guthrie favorites. Her thoughtful versions pay tribute to Guthrie's uncanny ability to inhabit both the perspective of a loving, protective parent and the voice of a freewheeling child. Features eight newly-recorded tracks and five previously-issued favorites. 13 tracks, 29 minutes, 20-page booklet with photos. 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.

"Sing Hallelu" by Elizabeth Mitchell and Friends (from The Sounding Joy)

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 thought the chords in this arrangement would sound beautiful on the harp. I have always loved the harp arrangements that Zeena Parkins did for Bjork, and I think that Ruth Crawford Seeger's arrangements would sound right at home in such a modern, experimental music context." Performed and recorded live at the The Pewter Shop at The Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY. Performers: Elizabeth Clark-Jerez Daniel LIttleton Elizabeth Mitchell Director: Kale Kaposhilin Assistant Director: John Butters Director of Photography: Chris Rahm Camera Operator: Ben Fundis Key Grip / Gaffer: John Butters Production Designer: Veronica Fannin Production Assistants: Mike Sandler, Joe Stevens Recording Engineers: Guthrie Lord, Chris Andersen, Alex Storm Editor: Chris Rahm Mixing Engineer: Guthrie Lord Special Thanks: Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Jennifer Donovan, Maggie J. Salesman, Jill Freiburg, Everyone at The Ashokan Center A Production of Evolving Media Network for Smithsonian Folkways Recordings 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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