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    John F. Kennedy's Life in Photos

    Lawrence Schiller talked about the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection of dozens of images that chronicle the life of President John F. Kennedy. President Kennedy was born on May…

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    American Myth and Memory Photography Exhibit

    Photographer David Levinthal was joined by Joanna Marsh, curator of the Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibit: “American Myth and Memory: David Levinthal Photographs,” for a conversation…

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    JFK's Legacy on Centennial of His Birth

    Edward Widmer and Fredrik Logevall reflected on President Kennedy’s legacy as the nation marked the centennial of his 1917 birth. John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Executive Director…

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    Columbus in the Americas

    William Least Heat-Moon discussed his latest book, Columbus in the Americas, published by John Wiley and Sons. In it, the author makes the case that Columbus' interaction with the indigenous…

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    Patent Models

    Alan Rothschild showed images of his collection of patent models and talked about the book he and his wife co-authored, Inventing a Better Mousetrap: 200 Years of American History in the…

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    The Great American Hall of Wonders, Preview

    Using works of art, mechanical inventions and scientific discoveries, “The Great American Hall of Wonders” exhibit examines innovation in 19th century America. American History TV attended…

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    Japanese-American Internment Camp Art

    Delphine Hirasuna talked about her book The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946 and the exhibit based on it held at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery March 5,…

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    The Great American Hall of Wonders

    Using works of art, mechanical inventions, and scientific discoveries, “The Great American Hall of Wonders” exhibit examined innovation in 19th century America. The Smithsonian American Art Museum…

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    White House Decorative Arts Exhibit, Part 2

    White House Curator William Allman gave a tour of the “'Something of Splendor': Decorative Arts from the White House” exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery,…

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    White House Decorative Arts Exhibit, Part 1

    White House Curator William Allman gave a tour of the “'Something of Splendor': Decorative Arts from the White House” exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery, marking the…

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    Early Female Inventor

    Using works of art, mechanical inventions, and scientific discoveries, “The Great American Hall of Wonders” exhibit examines innovation in 19th century America. “The Great American…

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    Art Center Dedication Ceremony

    A dedication ceremony was held for the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, home to the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum. The ribbon was…

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