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Environment Rules

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Vote // Environment

National Museum of American History

Vote Environment

National Museum of American History

Environment 15

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Small scale representations of designs to be printed as large scale murals: overscale weeds, geometricized flowers, building facades, sun face, Oriental carpet, letter forms, linear composition suggesting landscape, eagle, playing cards, trees, 1920s fashion models, antique automobiles. The titles include: "Ode to a Wild Carrot", "Memento of a Summer Past", "Around the Corner on 8th Street", "Hyperion", "Abracadabra", "Writing on the Wall", "A Gentle Pleasure-Roaming in Indiana", "Nighthawk", "Mississippi", "Beyond the Path-You Can See the Sky", "Age of Innocence", and "Memorabilia".

Seeding the Environment

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
The introduction of new material into an environment, or seeding, is important to plants and animals here on Earth, but also plays a role on a much bigger stage -- a cosmic one.

Vote // Environment // 1984

National Museum of American History

Earth Flight Environment

National Air and Space Museum
Earth flight environment, 1976; L-shaped mural; depicts panoramic view of western landscape with a lone airplane on the right, lightning, rain, rainbow and cloud formations rise toward a rocket airplane; at top of the vertical section is the aurora borealis and the stars of space; the border at the bottom is decorated with a variety of weather map symbols.

Eric Sloane, "Earth Flight Environment", 1976, acrylic on canvas, 75’x 58’ 6”

Sloane’s mural is on the west wall of the Independence Ave. Lobby. The L shaped mural stretches 75 feet across the horizontal segment and 58 feel, 6 inches upwards. It was commissioned for the 1976 opening of the Museum.

The mural shows a panoramic view of a wester landscape as a lone commercial airplane streaks across the sky. The left side of the painting changes from realism to symbolic. The lightening, rain, a rainbow, and an assortment of cloud formations rise towards a rocket airplane. Finally, at the top of the vertical segment, there is a depiction of the aurora borealis, and the stars of space. The border at the bottom of the mural is decorated with a variety of weather map symbols.

While painting murals in the Half Moon Hotel near Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, NY in the late 1920’s, Eric Sloane met many of the early transatlantic pilots and lettered their planes. Influenced by his flight with Wiley Post, Mr. Sloane began painting cloud formations. His first “cloudscape” customer was Amelia Earhart. His interest in clouds and weather led him to write his book “Cloud, Air Wind,” which was accepted by the Air Force as a weather manual. He also built the first “Hall of Atmosphere” for the Museum of Natural History in New York. Mr. Sloane was the first T.V. weather man, and has written a number of books on weather, including the first sky book for art students, Skies of the Artist.”

The mural is painted in acrylic paints on Belgian Linen.

Environment No. 2

National Museum of the American Indian

The Environment President

National Portrait Gallery

10c Preserve the Environment single

National Postal Museum
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Earth Flight Environment Mural

National Air and Space Museum
Earth Flight Environment is artist Eric Sloane’s tribute to America’s spacious skies. Known for his remarkable renditions of clouds, Sloane captured the essence and variety of weather above the panoramic landscape of the American Southwest. It is Sloane’s largest and most well-known cloud painting.

It'S Yours // Alberta'S Environment

National Museum of American History

Japanese Architecture and Environment

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Expo '70 color environment

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The Museum Environment and Preservation

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Lesson plan using discussion and brainstorming to discover the destructive impact of environmental factors on manmade artifacts and structures. Offers a concrete understanding of the complex science of preservation. Part of the online exhibit The Star Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem. Targets grades 6-8.

Power of Giving 2016 | Sustainability & the Environment: Impact Investing and the Environment

National Museum of American History
On November 29, 2016, the National Museum of American History hosted its second Philanthropy Initiative symposium, The Power of Giving: Philanthropy’s Impact on American Life. Programming focused on the annual theme—philanthropy’s historic and contemporary role in addressing issues of sustainability and the environment. Featured speakers included Erin Barnes, Austin Blackmon, Jean Case, Brian Clark Howard, Katherine Lorenz, Gifford Pinchot III, Nancy Pinchot, Philip Rigdon, David M. Rubenstein, Michael Scott, Sonal Shah, Lisa Pike Sheehy, Ted Steinberg, Mark Tercek, and Darryl Young.

Power of Giving 2016 | Sustainability & the Environment: Next Gen Environment Philanthropy

National Museum of American History
On November 29, 2016, the National Museum of American History hosted its second Philanthropy Initiative symposium, The Power of Giving: Philanthropy’s Impact on American Life. Programming focused on the annual theme—philanthropy’s historic and contemporary role in addressing issues of sustainability and the environment. Featured speakers included Erin Barnes, Austin Blackmon, Jean Case, Brian Clark Howard, Katherine Lorenz, Gifford Pinchot III, Nancy Pinchot, Philip Rigdon, David M. Rubenstein, Michael Scott, Sonal Shah, Lisa Pike Sheehy, Ted Steinberg, Mark Tercek, and Darryl Young.

Photograph of "Environment IV: Corridors" scale model

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w

Photograph shows scale model of installation "Environment IV: Corridors" at the Architectural League of New York by Michael Steiner and John Lobell.

Environment V: Vibrations exhibition poster

Archives of American Art
1 poster ; 72 x 52 cm. Exhibit of light artists Jackie Cassen and Rudi Stern at the Architectural League, 1967 Dec. 14 - 1968 Jan. 13.
Poster features a kaleidoscopic image of a woman and a man's faces (possibly Cassen and Stern) repeated in many different colors.

Human Origins: Survivors of Changing Environment

National Museum of Natural History
Dr. Rick Potts talks about his research on early human adaptability to climate change in Africa and China. For more on human evolution, visit humanorigins.si.edu!
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