Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Ariel O’Connor

Ariel O’Connor is an Objects Conservator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She preserves and studies three-dimensional art objects, maintains the outdoor sculpture collection, and researches materials and technology in early bronze casting.

Mysteries of the First Mastodon

Conservator Ariel O'Connor unearths the mysteries behind Charles Willson Peale’s mastodon.