Smithsonian Voices

The Smithsonian Institution has hundreds of scholars, researchers and curators, each with an amazing story to tell about their work, their quests and their passions. Here is a sampling of the unique voices that make up the chorus of ideas at the Institution.

Red dresses displayed along the river walk of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., represent the crisis of missing or murdered Indigenous women and girls. Conceived by Canadian artist Jaime Black (Métis),
Past and present female scientists at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History have advanced humankind’s understanding of the natural world and its place in it. L to R: Adrienne Kaeppler, Hannah Wood, Marian Pettibone, Sorena Sorenson and Kay Behrensmeyer. (Smithsonian Institution).
Smithsonian Studio Arts Oil Painting Class (Smithsonian Associates)
Sgaawaay K’uuna is one of more than 20 films celebrating language diversity that will be screened at the Smithsonian's Mother Tongue Film Festival. (Still from Sgaawaay K’uuna (Edge of the Knife))
Tower designed by a team at the 2018 STEM Forum hosted by Dow, Jacobs, and the SSEC in Lake Jackson, TX.
What Makes It Great? With Rob Kapilow (Christian Amonson)
Dorr Bothwell in her studio (detail), 1967 / Bill Foote, photographer. Dorr Bothwell papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Goeffrey Cohrs on Playa. All photos by the author.
Looking at works on paper by Nam June Paik at SAAM.