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.

Harper's Bazaar celebrated the centennial of George Washington's 1789 inauguration with a cover featuring the first president dancing the minuet at his inaugural ball.
Trumpet owned by Louis Armstrong, 1946, Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Photograph of the dedication of Friendship Fountain at McGill University, 1931 May 29 / unidentified photographer. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers, 1851-1975, bulk 1888-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Ernest Fiene,
Smithsonian paleontologist, Hans Sues, answers your questions in the National Museum of Natural History’s YouTube series, “The Doctor Is In.” (Smithsonian Institution)
George Inness,
The artist Louise Jones, known as Ouizi, working on Adaptation Nocturne.
Norma Baker–Flying Horse (third from left) with models wearing her Red Berry Woman designs. Paris Fashion Week, March 2019. (Ulla Couture Photography)
Cat-loving paleontologist Hans Sues answers your questions about dinosaurs, humans, and cats in the Smithsonian's new YouTube series,
Still from Julie Dash's