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National Geographic Museum Photo 2019-04-01 13:01

Great care was taken when transporting these priceless artifacts to our museum in Washington, D.C. Experts were on hand during the installation process, including folks from Museo Egizio, Torino, to ensure that every object was treated with the utmost respect and displayed with care, so vi...
National Geographic Museum Video 2019-03-31 16:01

National Geographic Museum Video 2019-03-31 16:01

Archaeologist and National Geographic Society Explorer Nora Shawki is among the many #WomenWhoRule! She is currently conducting research at Tell Timai on the Nile Delta in Egypt studying the composition of perfume that was worn during the time of Cleopatra. Smell popular perfumes from ancient Eg...

National Geographic Museum Photo 2019-03-31 13:00

This beautiful pomegranate shaped pot was meant to hold oil based perfumes or makeup products. Perfume and makeup were important to the ancient Egyptians as they had powerful magical qualities, such as protection from the harmful rays of the sun. When you visit the #QueensOfEgypt exhibition, t...

National Geographic Museum Photo 2019-03-30 13:00

Tonight is the world premiere of ARCTICA: Securing the Last Wild Places! We are so excited to join contemporary composer LeraAuerbach, National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence Enric Sala, and the National Symphony Orchestra at the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for an im...

National Geographic Museum Photo 2019-03-29 13:00

Celebrated documentary photographer Brent Stirton has spent his career exposing the ongoing threats facing Africa’s wildlife. Join us on May 1 for the rare opportunity to hear the stories behind his photographs and more about his work on his home continent.


National Geographic Museum Photo 2019-03-27 16:00

Revel in the beautiful yet vulnerable Arctic with the world premiere of ARCTICA: Securing the Last Wild Places, composed by Lera Auerbach, and co-commissioned by the National Geographic and the National Symphony Orchestra. Join us at the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Ma...
National Geographic Museum Video 2019-03-27 13:00

National Geographic Museum Video 2019-03-27 13:00

Kara Cooney - Egyptologist studies ancient Egypt to learn about our shared history including how women rule differently. Visit our #QueensOfEgypt exhibition this #WomensHistoryMonth to learn what else ancient Egyptians can teach us.

National Geographic Museum Photo 2019-03-26 13:00

National Geographic and the National Symphony Orchestra presents a co-commissioned symphonic piece that celebrates the Arctic! Composed by Lera Auerbach and inspired by her expedition to Svalbard, organized by Enric Sala, ARCTICA: Securing the Last Wild Places, will leave you inspired to p...

National Geographic Museum Photo 2019-03-25 16:01

The Cherry Blossom Festival is upon us! Celebrate and learn about Japanese culture with noted photojournalist David Guttenfelder and writer Neil Shea at our Through The Lens: Tokyo Transect event this Thursday. Reserve your tickets today.

Credit: David Guttenfelder

National Geographic Museum Photo 2019-03-23 16:00

Tokyo is one of the most densely populated cities in the world and home to a sea of cultures, creating a multi-faceted and colorful city. Photojournalist @DavidGuttenfelderPhotography and @NatGeoMag writer Neil Shea have the scoop on the complexities of this city, hear from them both at Thro...
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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: