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National Geographic Museum Photo 2018-11-03 13:00

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with two powerful photographers, Daniella Zalcman of the National Geographic Society and Matika Wilbur of the Swinomish and Tulalip peoples of coastal Washington. They will explore different perspectives on modern Native communities as shown through their b...

National Geographic Museum Photo 2018-10-31 01:00

The National Geographic Society is focused on conservation of all types – including cultural conservation. The buildings and monuments of our past are under enormous pressure; time, neglect, weather conditions, development, and conflict erode these treasures and, along with them, the h...

National Geographic Museum Photo 2018-10-27 16:01

The story of the Titanic resonates with people of all ages! Here National Geographic Society Explorer-at-Large Bob Ballard gives an insider tour of our Titanic: The Untold Story exhibition to visitors including one of his youngest fans! Escape the rain in D.C. this weekend and come learn the s...

Q&A with National Geographic Explorer Kevin Peter Hand

Want even more Q&A with planetary scientist and astrobiologist Kevin Peter Hand? Join us at our Exploring Ocean Worlds event TONIGHT—details below!

National Geographic Museum Photo 2018-10-24 00:00

Did you know that six Christian denominations now share control of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and they all had to agree to renovate the church? Learn more about how these sects work together to maintain this holy site at our Tomb of Christ exhibition, open now through Jan.1 http://on...

Greatest Photographs of the American West

Since its founding, National Geographic Society photographers have documented the wide open spaces, cowboy life, spectacular rock formations, and the Native American culture of the American West. We dove deep into our archives to select the Greatest Photographs of the American West, an exh...

National Geographic Museum Photo 2018-09-29 13:00

Located in southeastern Utah, Bears Ears National Monument contains a wide array of historic, cultural, and natural resources. In 2017, the original size of 1.3 million acres was controversially reduced by 85 percent. On October 10 in D.C., go on a virtual tour of Bears Ears National Monum...

Polar Obsession - National Geographic Museum 2018-09-22 16:00

Visiting Montana this fall? Add Museum of the Rockies to your agenda for an up close and personal look at wildlife in the Arctic and Antarctica! The Polar Obsession exhibition features striking photographs taken by National Geographic Society photographer Paul Nicklen. Open now! http://o...

National Geographic Museum Photo 2018-09-13 13:00

In 1982, Bob Ballard asked the Navy to fund a new unmanned deepwater exploration shed, the Argo. The Navy agreed on one condition: he had to use Argo to explore the wreckage of two nuclear submarines that sank in 1963 and 1968. Escape the rain this weekend and learn more about this expedition ...
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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: