Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Nikki Rosato

Nikki Rosato is the Advancement Events Associate in the Smithsonian’s Office of Advancement. She began working at the Smithsonian in 2016, and has been on the Advancement teams at the National Zoo and the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery before coming to Office of Advancement in 2019. When she is not planning events for Smithsonian volunteer leadership groups, she can often be found in the Smithsonian Institution Archives looking through every box of Crimilda Pontes’ personal files. Nikki holds an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University and a BA in both Studio Art and Art History from the University of Pittsburgh.

The Surprising Story of the Smithsonian Sunburst

Crimilda Pontes was the Smithsonian’s first official graphic designer and the designer of the Smithsonian’s iconic sunburst symbol.