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National Geographic Museum Photo 2019-07-13 13:00

There are so many things to discover in our free, permanent exhibition Exploration Starts Here - Dian Fossey and her fight for the Rwanda Silverback Gorillas, Jane Goodall and her groundbreaking research with Chimpanzees, and the first American summit of Mount Everest. Stop by today!


National Geographic Museum Photo 2019-07-12 15:00

Hey D.C.! If you work in the Golden Triangle or are headed to the food trucks at Farragut Square, stop by the National Geographic Museum table today from 12:00–2:00 p.m. to grab some fun swag and learn about our Family Day event on 7/20 and our #QueensOfEgypt exhibition open through Sept...

National Geographic Museum Photo 2019-07-12 13:00

July 20 is Family Day! Explore Ancient Egypt at the National Geographic Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Hear from Explorers in the field, play ancient games like senet, and enjoy Egyptian music and dance from the #HabibaStudio! You’ll also get to meet Nat Geo Kids #DoggyDefenders and ...

National Geographic Museum Photo 2019-07-11 13:00

Article 22 is a women-owned sustainable jewelry brand that turns aluminum bomb shrapnel, finished with precious metals and crafted by Laotian artists, into powerful symbols of peace and beauty. Every purchase contributes to the safe clearance of the 80 million unexploded bombs contaminating land...

National Geographic Museum Photo 2019-07-10 13:00

We have a mummy in our museum! His name is Petament and he worked in the temple complex of Amun in Thebes. His remains were X-rayed to better understand who he was in life and how he was buried; it was determined that he was between the ages of 55 and 75 when he died, making him quite old by A...

National Geographic Museum Photo 2019-07-09 13:00

Matthew Henson, pictured here during one of the first expeditions into the frozen tundra of the Arctic, was an incredible explorer and scientist, traveling the world over with Robert Peary, including the first successful attempt to reach the North Pole. He was known for his kindness, his e...

National Geographic Museum Photo 2019-07-06 13:01

Hey Ontario! Our special traveling exhibition, Climate Change is Here, will be closing at Kingston City Hall today. This striking outdoor display takes an in-depth look at the effects of climate change and the technologies being developed to combat this very real threat. Learn more at Kingston...

National Geographic Museum Photo 2019-07-06 13:01

This is the head of Queen Tiye, the incredibly powerful queen who acted as chief adviser and diplomatic contact for her husband the Pharaoh. She is seen here wearing the crowns associated with her rule, but two of these statues are replicas. Can you guess which one is the original artifact?

National Geographic Museum Photo 2019-07-05 16:01

Hey Wyoming! The breathtaking photography exhibition Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes has opened at the National Museum of Wildlife Art! Check out larger than life images of bird migrations around the world and learn more about the process behind Stephen Wilkes incredible shots.

National Geographic Museum Photo 2019-07-05 13:00

If you’re in the D.C. area and looking for something to do with your family, check out National Geographic Ancient Egypt themed Family Day on July 20. Hear from Explorers like Sanaa E. El-Sayed, an Egyptian paleontologist studying how climate affected ancient species, and Sarah Parcak, a pio...

National Geographic Museum Photo 2019-07-04 16:01

Sekhmet, the lioness, is the daughter of Ra and goddess of war. She was worshipped extensively by the pharaohs of the New Kingdom and more than 700 statues were built in her honor. Four of those huge, stone statues are in our #QueensOfEgypt exhibition. Come learn more about Sekhmet and the o...
National Geographic Museum Video 2019-07-03 13:00

National Geographic Museum Video 2019-07-03 13:00

Our Nat Geo Nights: Stories From the World event is sold out, but you can still learn all about Fulbright Scholar, ecologist, photographer and National Geographic fellow Jen Guyton who encourages women to be fearless. Keep your eyes open for the upcoming season of Live Events!

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National Gallery Photo 2018-06-08 13:15

In Turner's beautifully epic portrayal of Homer's Odyssey, we see Ulysses standing aloft on his ship deriding the Cyclops, whom he and his companions have just left blinded, and invoking the vengeance of Neptune. One of the flags is painted with the scene of the Trojan Horse. The horses of the Sun are rising above the horizon ('Odyssey', Book 9). Opening on Monday, visit 'Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire' and see Turner's influence on this American artist:

Tate Photo 2018-06-07 18:20

This Volunteers' Week we are celebrating the extraordinary contribution of over 500 volunteers at Tate who give their time, passion & expertise to visitors from all over the globe, across our four galleries. 'I didn’t know anything about contemporary art until I started volunteering at Tate in 2016. I’ve learnt a lot! I love passing on this knowledge to visitors. It keeps my brain active! My favourite room in Tate Britain is the 1840s room and my favourite painting is The Lady of Shalott. I like all the Pre-Raphaelites in Tate Britain. This is my favourite room and my favourite place to be.’ - Steve Daszko, volunteer visitor host with John William Waterhouse’s The Lady of Shalott 1888

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2018-06-07 15:58

On view tomorrow, June 8—"Giacometti” fills the ramps of our rotunda, featuring nearly 200 sculptures, paintings, and drawings by the preeminent artist Alberto Giacometti, whose intensive focus on the human condition continues to provoke and inspire new generations. A collaboration with the Fondation Giacometti in Paris (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti), this comprehensive exhibition examines anew the artist’s practice and his unmistakable vocabulary. Learn more: … Photo: David Heald

Gun of the Day - NRA Museums 2018-06-07 13:01

GUN OF THE DAY - A Ranger 1911A1? The Robert E. Petersen Gallery holds many unusual handguns and this Colt 1911A1 is right in there swinging. While some might be captivated by the fine set of stag grips on this GOTD, the oddly truncated trigger guard sets this pistol apart. There are a number of similar handguns in existence that were modified by Texas Ranger Captain Manuel T. Gonzaullas, who spent considerable time in later life in Hollywood, not far from where Robert E. Petersen lived. Is this one of that Ranger's handguns? We just don't know. Caliber: .45 ACP Production Date: 1943 #NRAmuseums #GunOfTheDay #guns #history

National Gallery Photo 2018-06-07 12:43

Gauguin was born #OnThisDay in 1848. 'Bowl of Fruit and Tankard before a Window' by Gauguin is a tribute to a Cézanne painting Gauguin had acquired around 10 years earlier, 'Still Life with Compotier, Glass and Apples'. It repeats many of the elements of this painting, such as the fruit, pottery, rumpled tablecloth and the knife at the lower right. On a wider level it is also indicative of Gauguin moving away from Impressionism to a more structurally rigorous art exemplified by Cézanne's work. View this homage to still life in Room 43: