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.

Foraminifera from Ernst Haeckel's Kunstformen der Natur. (Ernst Haeckel)
Lonnie Holley with artwork, ca. 1995 / unidentified photographer.Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2015, bulk 1991-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
World Water Day is March 22.
George Catlin (1796–1872).
Kevin Gover, director of the National Museum of the American Indian, and Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation representative and CEO of Oneida Indian Nation Enterprises, at the dedication of the new interpretive sound, light, and imagery around the sculpture “Allies in War, Partners in Peace.” (Katherine Fogden [Mohawk], National Museum of the American Indian)
Photograph of Loren Madsen with sculpture Inverted Pyramid, Floating at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1979 / unidentified photographer. Loren Madsen papers, 1969-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Middle school students learning with educational resources on American Indian removal produced by the National Museum of the American Indian. (Alex Jamison)
Betty Parsons standing in the doorway of her gallery, 196-? / unidentified photographer. Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
With more disciplines working together, better use of big data, and more computer simulations and other quantitative approaches, archaeologists may be able to make meaningful predictions of the future. (Photo courtesy of Wendy Cegielski and Jay Etchings)