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National Geographic Museum Photo 2019-02-09 14:00

Hey Berkeley! Spend your Valentine’s Day with Sharks at the @BrowerCenter and fall in love with these majestic, yet misunderstood, creatures. This week is your last chance, the exhibition closes on 2/14.

National Geographic Museum Photo 2019-02-08 14:00

In 1907, @InsideNatGeo supported Robert E. Peary and Matthew Henson, along with their team, to trek the remote and frigid expanse of the Arctic. In 1909, they became the first people to successfully traverse the ice. Today, @InsideNatGeo supports grantees such as Erin Pettit (@expl...

National Geographic Museum Photo 2019-02-07 19:15

Have you ever wanted to walk the bustling streets of Tokyo, swim with manta rays, or search for life among the stars? Our spring season of events allows you to do just that all without leaving Washington, D.C. Reserve your front row seat to exploration today!
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National Geographic Museum Video 2019-02-06 23:02

National Geographic Museum Video 2019-02-06 23:02

Linguistic anthropologist and National Geographic Society Explorer Sandhya Narayanan studies how language use and linguistic differences have shaped and continue to influence social and cultural changes in human populations. Hear from Sandhya and other inspiring female Explorers at Expand the Field ...
National Geographic Museum Video 2019-02-06 02:00

National Geographic Museum Video 2019-02-06 02:00

Our Visitor Experience Representatives go out of their way to make your visit to the museum amazing. But that’s not all they do - one of them appeared on @Jeopardy tonight! Check out his interview with #AlexTrebek.

National Geographic Museum Photo 2019-02-05 14:00

In October 1888, the first edition of @NatGeoMag was published in a deep red cover. A far cry from the modern magazine, this edition was full of dense, scientific articles meant to be read by academics. Only one article was indicative of the magazine we all know and love today, Charles H. ...

Q&A with National Geographic Explorer Rae Wynn-Grant

National Geographic Society Explorer Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant is a carnivore ecologist. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, she’s also a proponent for diversity in the field of science. We sat down with Rae to learn why she chose to study some of the world’s most powerful predators like lions and bears...

National Geographic Museum Photo 2019-02-03 14:00

Nefertiti’s beauty is unrivaled. Hatshepsut ruled with divine authority. Nefertari’s tomb boasts some of the most well preserved examples of Egyptian art ever discovered. These are #WomenWhoRule. See them, and more incredible women, in the Queens of Egypt exhibition, opening March 1st.

National Geographic Museum Photo 2019-02-01 21:50

On #serpentday, the infamous crown of Cleopatra VII comes to mind. Her double cobra crown symbolized the union of Upper and Lower Egypt and bestowed the blessing of Wadjyt, the cobra-goddess, on the pharaoh. Learn more about this symbol and other #WomenWhoRule in the Queens of Egypt exhibi...

National Geographic Museum Photo 2018-12-04 22:27

The museum will be open tomorrow, Dec. 5, during its normal hours from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Come visit "Tomb of Christ: The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Experience" or "Titanic: The Untold Story" in their final month before they close on Jan. 1!

National Geographic Museum Photo 2018-11-29 14:00

Today and tomorrow the Nat Geo Store in D.C. will be hosting a trunk show featuring beautiful jewelry handcrafted by Sonja Holleman. Each piece of Archeologico Jewelry has been individually made with the past in mind, and is accompanied with a little "history card" of its own. He...
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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: http://bit.ly/2JsMlxa

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 https://goo.gl/RvZ97V

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: https://gu.gg/2xPE44R … 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: http://bit.ly/2GQArzJ