Author: Julia Ross

Julia Ross

Julia Ross is a writer, editor and communications specialist with the Smithsonian’s Office of Advancement.

A prairie warbler greets the spring in New Jersey. PHOTO Cameron Darnell
In June 2020, a protest against racial injustice and police brutality made its way through the streets of Washington, D.C. Photographer Talia Hawley submitted this photo as part of the Anacostia Community Museum’s Moments of Resilience storytelling project. PHOTO Talia Hawley

Healing A Nation

November 23rd, 2020, 10:18AM
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IwamotoScott, Voussoir Cloud, SCIArc Gallery (Los Angeles, California, 2008). PHOTO Judson Terry.

In IwamotoScott Architecture's 2008 installation Voussoir Cloud, heavy wood blocks become translucent petals depending on the changing light of day. The firm won the 2019 National Design Award for Interior Design.

Design Minds

November 13th, 2019, 2:09PM
Thirteen “Because of Her Story” interns spent the summer uncovering stories of remarkable American women and learning museum practice. Pictured: Stella Hendricks, intern, National Portrait Gallery. (Michael Barnes)
Thirteen “Because of Her Story” interns spent the summer uncovering stories of remarkable American women and learning museum practice. Pictured: Stella Hendricks, intern, National Portrait Gallery. (Michael Barnes)
Firooz Zahedi, Ellen DeGeneres, 1997. Gift of Time magazine, National Portrait Gallery (NPG.99.TC23.1) ©Firooz Zahedi

LGBTQ Women Who Made History

June 26th, 2019, 2:10PM
(Dino Morrow Photography)
Effie Kapsalis is the Senior Digital Program Officer for the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.
Participants at a 1971 whale biology conference. Sheila Minor is pictured in the second row, center left. Photo via @mycandacejean

Uncovering Hidden Stories

March 27th, 2019, 3:28PM
Ariana Curtis
Gail Anderson
Constance Stuart Larrabee (left) and friend photographing among Ndebele women, near Pretoria, South Africa, 1936. 

All photos used in this story are courtesy Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.