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.

Michele Felice Corné (1752–1845),
John Quincy Adams / Philip Haas / 1843
Caption: Zendaya and Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017); credit: Sony
Sarah Weston Seaton with Her Children Augstine and Julia / Charles Bird King / c. 1815 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution / Bequest of Armida B. Colt
John Ashbery (Argyle Socks) by Fairfield Porter/ Oil on canvas, 1952/ Collection The Flow Chart Foundation. Courtesy Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
The First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation before the Cabinet / Alexander Hay Ritchie, after Francis B. Carpenter / 1866 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution / Gift of Mrs. Chester E. King
On mid-tour leave from Operation Iraqi Freedom, Sergeant First Class Chuck Boers carries in the eagle staff at the Shenandoah Powwow, 2004. (Courtesy of Chuck Boers)
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Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

November 8th, 2017, 1:54PM
Four views of a Shee aan. SI Catalog #E7899. (Brittany M. Hance, Smithsonian)
John Richard Edwards (Onondaga) takes part in the installation of the mile-marker post from the Dakota Access Pipeline in the exhibition